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Events Featuring Rudner MacDonald LLP


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 4, 2017

Google Hangout: Weed in the Workplace – Helping You Avoid “Pot” Holes

After months of speculation and consultations, the Federal government announced last week their firm intention and legislation plan to legalize recreational marijuana use by July 1, 2018. While medical use of marijuana has been legal for a few years now, this additional category of marijuana users means that employers will likely have to learn more about the drug, the different types of users, and whether each type of user needs to be accommodated under human rights legislation.

Join Rudner MacDonald on Thursday, May 4th for a Google Hangout session to have your questions answered regarding medical marijuana and the legalization of it, and how it will impact your workplace. Learn what employers are entitled to ask from an employee in the event of accommodation requests, how medical marijuana and addictions may need to be accommodated, whether self-prescribed and recreational users should be accommodated, and how to adapt your workplace to these fast-changing times.

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Submit your questions during the session, or in advance by emailing

Read more about this topic on our blog, here.

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

May 25, 2017

HRPA Peel HR Law Update: Off-Duty Conduct

Join Rudner MacDonald Associate Cody Yorke for HRPA Peel Chapter’s HR Law Update: Off-Duty Conduct. Register Online.

Peel: 05.25.17 ABM and HR Law Update: Off-Duty Conduct

Date and Time

Starts:05/25/2017 5:30 PM
Ends:05/25/2017 8:30 PM

Event Type

Meeting – Dinner


BraeBen Golf Course
5700 Terry Fox Way
Mississauga, ON


Members: Complimentary | Non-Member: $60

Peel: 05.25.17 ABM and HR Law Update: Off-Duty Conduct

Please join us for a brief overview of our year and an update from HRPA. We will also have a fantastic dinner and HR Law presentation on Off-Duty Conduct with Cody Yorke, Associate at Rudner MacDonald.

Overview of Session:
– What is off-duty conduct
– Concerns associated with off-duty conduct
– Employer rights to manage off-duty conduct and limits on those rights
– How to address potential off-duty conduct before it arises and for to deal with it when it does

Learning outcomes:
– What rights employers have to control of monitor employees; off-duty conduct
– How employers can set expectations and guidelines for employees regarding off-duty conduct
– When off-duty conduct can warrant discipline
– What types of discipline can be appropriate in regard to off-duty conduct

May 29, 2017

Interuniversity (ISI) Employee Benefits Committee: Terminations 101: What Employers Need to Know

Stuart will be presenting in Fredericton, New Brunswick on May 29th, 2017 at the Interuniversity (ISI) Employee Benefits Committee on Terminations 101: What Employers Need to Know.

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 13, 2017

HRPA Toronto LegalEase: Family Status Accommodation

On June 13th, Stuart will be presenting at HRPA Toronto’s LegalEase event on Family Status Accommodation.

The presentation is scheduled for 8-10am (sign in beginning at 7:30am) on June 13, 2017 and will be held at 25 York St, Toronto, ON.

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

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


South Asian Heritage Association: Gender Equality & Women’s Rights

On Friday, March 3rd, Rudner MacDonald Associate Richa Sandill will be presenting on gender equality and women’s rights at the South Asian Heritage Association’s International Women’s Day event.

Where: Narula’s Banquet Hall, 1162 Barton St East, Hamilton
Members: $10, Non-members $20

Tickets available from: Rukshani Fernando 905-308-9062, Jesmin Haq 905-541-7099, Indu Singh 905-807-4638, or e-mail:

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

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

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

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

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



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.