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Category Archives: Social Media & Technology

Automating HR

As discussed in my recent Canadian HR Law Blog post, I spent most of the week of March 27 at the 2017 IHRIM conference. For those unfamiliar with the event, IHRIM stands for the International HR Information Management Association. I became a member of this organization about a decade ago, and am now a proud member of the board of […]


Substituted Service and Social Media

Over the last 10 years, social media has woven itself into the fabric of society and its effect on employment law cannot be ignored. Within the world of HR, social media usually arises in contexts including: the interview process; off-duty conduct and termination, as images can be shared in real-time and go viral (a topic which has been written about […]


Google Hangout: Assessing Notice Periods and Severance Obligations

When it comes to dismissals, there is no shortage of questions. How much “severance” are you entitled to? Can the employer provide working notice? Is the employee entitled to anything more than the applicable employment standards legislation? What is “just cause” for dismissal? What is the difference between “termination pay”, “severance pay”, “reasonable notice”, and “severance”? Is there a difference […]


Conference Board of Canada: Medical marijuana in the workplace

Stuart’s presentation for a Conference Board of Canada webinar on medical marijuana in the workplace – managing challenges without going up in smoke. 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)


HRPA Hamilton: Managing Off-duty Conduct

Rudner MacDonald Associate Cody Yorke presents to HRPA Hamilton on managing off-duty conduct.   HRPA Hamilton: Managing Off-duty Conduct from RudnerMacDonaldLLP 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)


Global Morning Show: Strategies for Dealing with Bully Bosses

Natalie appears on the Global Morning Show Toronto to discuss strategies employees can use to resolve harassment and bullying issues in the workplace. 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)


What to do When Your CEO Goes Rogue: Hangout with Rudner MacDonald

Stuart and Cody on what to do when your CEO goes off the rails, creates mayhem, and nothing you do stops the downward spiral.   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)


High Times in HR: Duty to Accommodate Marijuana, Gender Identity & Day Care

Stuart presents at HRPA York Region on the duty to accommodate marijuana, gender identity and day care. 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)


Top 10 Employment Law Developments of 2016

One might think that by the year 2017, employment law would be settled and there would be few, if any, issues that are unpredictable or where the law is “open to interpretation”. That would be wishful thinking; 2016 included its share of new developments, surprising court decisions, and significant legislative developments. The reality is that as social attitudes evolve, the […]


Responding to Allegations of Harassment

Stuart presents “The Ghomeshi Scenario: Responding to allegations of harassment in the workplace” at HRPA North Bay. 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)


Managing Attendance & Absenteeism: Hangout with Rudner MacDonald

Stuart takes questions on managing attendance and absenteeism in the workplace. Most employers want to flexible, but it can be hard to run a business when you don’t know who will show up for work. Do you have to give employees paid sick days? Can you require doctor’s notes? This and more, in this session. Click to share on Twitter […]



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