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Events Featuring Rudner MacDonald LLP

UPCOMING EVENTS

March 2, 2017

Hangout with Rudner MacDonald: 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 between being “fired”, “let go”, “dismissed”, etc.?

When employers get it wrong, they expose themselves to liability. And when employees do, they often fail to enforce their rights and receive what they are entitled to. Employment Standards legislation is only one small aspect of employment law. Abiding by the terms of the legislation does not mean that all rights and obligations have been fulfilled. Furthermore, the Ministry of Labour will only advise you on the legislation, which means that their advice does not cover the common law, Human Rights, and all other laws which may apply and impact their rights and obligations of the parties substantially.

Join Rudner MacDonald LLP in our next Google Hangout to discuss the nuts and bolts of dismissal, including how to calculate notice and severance obligations, what “just cause” means, and what happens when you get it wrong.

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March 23, 2017

Osgoode Certificate: HR Law for HR Professionals

More than ever before, HR professionals need a solid understanding of the many laws and procedures governing the employment relationship and the legal risks that can arise in the workplace. Failure to follow the rules and to anticipate and properly manage risk can result in serious financial and reputational damage for an organization, its board, managers, supervisors and others. You need to know what to do and when.

Natalie and Stuart direct this Osgoode professional development course this March and April.

View the full program

Register here

April 23, 2017

Natalie Speaking at O’CannaBiz Conference & Expo

On Sunday, April 23rd, Natalie will be speaking at the O’CannaBiz Conference & Expo. See the program details here.

May 4, 2017

PEI Occupational Health and Safety Conference: Medical Marijuana in the Workplace

On May 4, 2017, Stuart will be speaking at the PEI Occupational Health and Safety Conference at Charlottetown Convention Centre on medical marijuana in the workplace.

May 17, 2017

Workforce Synergies: Barrie HR Chapter

Join Stuart for Workforce Synergies’ Barrie HR Chapter Meeting on May 17, 2017. Topic TBD.

For information, please contact Rod Cotton at rcotton@workforcesynergies.com.

June 8, 2017

LSUC Solo & Small Firm Conference

On June 8th, 2017, Stuart will be speaking at the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Solo and Small Firm Conference on Building your Team: the Employee Relationship from Hiring to Firing.

Topics Include:

  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Hiring students, staff, associates
  • Social media policies
  • How to interview
  • How to progressively discipline-best practices
  • Importance of keeping employee records
  • Human rights and complaints

See additional details and register here.

June 15, 2017

Employment Law Seminar: Newmarket Public Library

Employment Law Seminar led by Stuart Rudner

Date: Thursday, June 15
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Fee: $250 + HST

Location:
Aurora Public Library, Magna Room
15145 Yonge Street,
Aurora, ON L4G 1M1

PREVIOUS EVENTS

January 14, 2014

HRPA York Region Employment Law Update

Stuart Rudner will be part of the presentations panel at the HRPA York Region Conference on January 14, 2014. He will be speaking to recent, crucial updates in Employment Law relevant for HR managers and employers.

Topics will include human rights, reasonable notice, just case, extraordinary damages, the duty to investigate, and case law updates on temporary layoffs.

To register, or for more information, please click here.

January 29, 2014

January 29: Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

Stuart Rudner will be speaking at the Staff Room on January 29, 2015.

His presentation will provide expert guidance and advice on how to implement the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act 2005 (AODA) in the workplace, including understanding HR obligations and the rules that come with the act.

For more information, please visit the Staff Room website here.

March 25, 2014

March 25: Managing the Discontented Employee – Strategies to Protect Your Organisation

On March 25, 2014, Stuart will be part of a panel discussion for the Ontario Bar Association’s joint lunch program between the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association (CCCA) and the Labour & Employment Section. The discussion will focus on preventative strategies in the unfortunate event of a disgruntled employee.

Stuart’s presentation in particular will focus on preventing “blowups” and further escalation of conflict through social media, and will also also touch on best practices for social media use policies at work.

For more information please visit www.oba.org/pd.

April 24, 2014

April 24: Canadian Mining HR Leadership & Professionals Conference

Stuart Rudner will be speaking on April 24, 2014 at the Canadian Mining HR Leadership & Professionals Conference. His presentation will provide an update on recent major human rights and recent employment law developments in the workplaces. Topics will include accommodating family status, wrongful dismissal, and obligations under the Access to Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

To register or for more information, please click here.

May 23, 2014

May 23rd: Ultimate Software’s Toronto HR Workshop

Stuart will be speaking at the InterContinental Hotel for Ultimate Software’s Toronto HR Workshop.

His topic will cover tips for successful mediation, an alternative that more and more companies are turning to for employee dispute resolution.

Find the complete details of the workshop and register here.

June 1, 2014

IHIRM Conference – Anaheim, California

Stuart Rudner will be speaking at the International Association for Human Resources Management Conference (IHRIM) in Anaheim, taking place between June 1 and 4, 2014. His presentation, “Social Media in the Modern Workplace – How HR Can Protect the Organization and Use Social Media Strategically,” will be of particular interest to employers learning what the appropriate balance and applicable laws are for social media use in the office.

For more information on the conference, please visit http://ihrim.org.

September 19, 2014

Stuart Speaking at Employer Leadership Councils of York Region Employer Summit

Stuart will be speaking at the Employer Leadership Councils of York Region Employer Summit, which will include the many members of the business community, some 200+ attendees, and feature topics such as ‘millennials in the workplace’, skills gap, and other current issues.

October 23, 2014

Stuart Speaking at OBA TECHxpo

Stuart Rudner will be speaking at the Ontario Bar Association’s TECHxpo.

11:40 am Track 1 – A Day in the Life of an iPad Lawyer
· Follow an iPad lawyer from dawn to dusk (and later) to see everything an iPad can do
· iPad cases, keyboards and other gear
· Keeping your data safe
· Using an iPad in court
· Tips and tricks for getting your work done

October 29, 2014

Oct. 29, 2014: AODA and H&S Mandatory Training Interactive Workshop

Stuart will be one of the presenters at the AODA and H&S Mandatory Training Interactive Workshop.

This workshop will give you professional advice on:

  • How to write a proper policy on AODA
  • Training all employees on AODA and Health and Safety
  • The mandatory H&S booklets
  • Certificates mailed to you enforcing you were here
  • AODA mandatory Plan as of January 2015
  • CD’s with all templates, documentation and how to’s for the binder you need for the above

Get more details here.

December 3, 2014

HRPA West Toronto Chapter Conference

Stuart Rudner will be providing a comprehensive presentation on the law of terminations in employment on December 3, 2014 at the Human Resources Professionals Association West Toronto Chapter Conference. Entitled “You’re Fired! Dismissals in Canada,” Stuart will provide an excellent overview for any employer to deal with a termination situation effectively.

For more information, please visit http://www.hrpa.ca/hrpachaptersites/westtoronto/pages/default.aspx.

January 27, 2015

HRPA York Regional Chapter Conference

Stuart Rudner will be presenting “The Ghomeshi Scenario – Responding to Allegations of Harassment” at the Human Resources Professionals Association York Chapter Conference on January 27, 2015. The discussion will cover best practices for employers in dealing with and expeditiously investigating allegations of harassment in the workplace.

For more information, please visit http://www.hrpa.ca/HRPAChapterSites/york/Pages/Default.aspx

February 11, 2015

February 11, 2015: Next-Steps Employment Centre – Avoid Legal Battles!

Next Steps Employment Centre Vaughan cordially invites you to an exciting interactive information session to provide effective tools to manage and minimize employment risk.

Wednesday February 11, 2015 @ 10:00am-12:00pm

Guest speaker Stuart Rudner (Employment Lawyer) will address the following topics:

  • € Work Place Harassment
  • € Dismissal and Layoffs
  • € Company Policies and
  •  Procedures
  • Monitoring Employee Behaviour
  • €Manager’s Duties and Liabilities
  • Compensation and Benefits

 

SEATING IS LIMITED! 

Call 905.851.6783 and Register today for this FREE Workshop!

March 27, 2015

Optimum Talent Inc: The Ghomeshi Scenario – Responding to Allegations of Harassment

On Friday March 27th, Stuart will be presenting The Ghomeshi Scenario – Responding to Allegations of Harassment at Optimum Talent Inc.

April 8, 2015

Osgoode Certificate in HR Law for HR Professionals

Catch Stuart Rudner speaking alongside Lisa Stam of Koldorf Stam LLP on April 8 as part of the Osgoode Certificate in HR Law for HR Professionals program. Attendees to their presentation, “The Workplace in the Social Media Age: Confronting the Challenges (and Opportunities),” will receive a useful comprehensive overview of modern use of technology in the workplace. The discussion will cover issues of privacy, use of social media in recruitment, trends of employees using their own technology devices, the law on termination for social media misuse, intellectual property scenarios, and policy issues.

To learn more or register for the program, visit http://www.osgoodepd.ca/upcoming_programs/the-osgoode-certificate-in-hr-law-for-hr-professionals-3/.