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Employment agreements avoid awkward hiring situations

With every new hire comes the “offer letter” and “employment agreement” but do we need both? The awkward situation arises when the employee reads the employment agreement and refuses to sign it, and the employer cannot “cancel” the hire because there is an existing contract already. Additionally, if the employee does sign the subsequent employment agreement, it is unlikely to […]


Natalie is speaking at The Six Minute Employment Lawyer 2013

Natalie MacDonald will be speaking on Strategies for Avoiding the Risks Associated with Litigation as part of the Litigation Update presentation during The Six Minute Employment Lawyer. Event Details Thursday, June 13, 2013 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Donald Lamont Learning Centre The Law Society of Upper Canada 130 Queen Street West For more information, please visit the event and […]


Stuart is speaking at the Solo and Small Firm Conference 2013

Stuart Rudner will be speaking on the panel for the “Social Media: Are You There Yet?” breakout session on the second day of the Solo and Small Firm Conference 2013. Event Details: Thursday, May 23 (9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) & Friday, May 24, 2013 (8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building 255 Front Street West […]


How dusty are your employment contracts?

Laws are always changing. Employers who have been using an employment contract over the years should have it reviewed every so often by an employment lawyer. In the past year, there were two rulings where employment contractual clauses were interpreted contrary to the employer’s initial interests. Keeping your employment contracts up-to-date with changes in law and regulations can help you […]


Presentation – Natalie on workplace harassment left unchecked

This is a preview of Natalie MacDonald’s HR Reporter webinar on workplace harassment, and the potential for extraordinary damages if left unchecked. Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)


Can you package someone out instead of investigating misconduct?

A recent decision of the Superior Court of Ontario may signal a fundamental change in employment law. In cases where an employee is alleged to have engaged in misconduct, the employer typically will follow a lengthy investigative procedure before deciding upon a form of discipline if the employee is found at fault. Sometimes, the employer may decide that it is […]


Courts continue to award punitive damages for bad faith conduct

Since the case decision in Keays v. Honda Canada Inc., “The Damages Formerly Known as Wallace” have dramatically changed to be awarded only where the employee can prove loss or damage. However, in recent case law have seen extraordinary damages of six or seven figures awarded on punitive damages in wrongful dismissal claims.  Read the full article here at the […]


NewsTalk 1010: Stuart on childcare provisions for shift-workers.

Stuart was recently a guest on Steven Skurka’s NewsTalk 1010 show, Closing Arguments, presenting an expert’s opinion on a recent decision by the Human Rights Tribunal concerning childcare provisions for shift-workers. Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to email this to […]


Keays vs Honda: Stuart at the Supreme Court of Canada

Stuart represented the Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario (HRPAO) at the Supreme Court of Canada landmark case Keays vs. Honda Canada Inc. Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)



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