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Apple employees have filed a class action lawsuit seeking compensation for the time they spend waiting for their bags to be searched at the end of their shifts. Natalie weighs in.
A group of retail employees are suing Apple for mandatory bag searches. Could the same happen in Canada?
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Join Natalie and Stuart for a Q & A on accommodation of disability. Register for free to receive participation instructions.
Join Natalie and Stuart for a LinkedIn Q & A on accommodation of disability, including the rights of employees, and the responsibilities of employers. The session will run for approximately 30 minutes on the Rudner MacDonald LinkedIn page, and gives participants the opportunity to pose any question they like related to Canadian employment law.
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In 2014, the Ontario government passed the Stronger Workplace for a Stronger Economy Act, 2014. 
Last year, the Ontario government passed the Stronger Workplace for a Stronger Economy Act, 2014, which is designed to provide greater protection for workers.
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Natalie and Stuart are quoted in the Globe and Mail on employee vacation rights.
Employees lose out and employers can run afoul of the law when they don’t understand their rights and obligations
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Stuart appears on BNN's The Close to discuss vacation time.
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Miss our Google Hangout on just cause dismissal last week?
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Rudner MacDonald offers several professional development opportunities. Visit our events page for upcoming webinars, courses, and speaking engagements.
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Our courts and tribunals are becoming braver when it comes to compensating those who have been mistreated.
Historically, damages in Canada for mental distress, human rights breaches, punitive damages and the like have nominal, but they are rising.
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What you do if your employer suddenly slashes your compensation package by 40 per cent?
Employers have the right to make changes in the workplace, but cannot unilaterally make a substantial change to a fundamental term of the employment contract
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If your fixed-term contract doesn't have a termination clause, you could expose yourself to liability by ending the contract early.
In previous blog posts, I have discussed the dangers of Fixed-term Contracts, The Hidden Risks of Fixed-Term Contracts of Employment ,... Read more »
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Join Natalie and Stuart for this unique 4-day advanced course developed specifically for senior HR professionals, building on their original Osgoode HR Law for HR Professionals Certificate course.
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Congratulations to our newest Associate, Cody Yorke, on being called to the Ontario Bar last week! Proud parents, proud employers.
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Downtown Office Two Bloor West 2 Bloor Street West, Suite 1005 Toronto, ON M4W 3E2
York Region Office Trillium Executive Centre 675 Cochrane Drive, East Tower, Suite 600 Markham, ON L3R 0B8
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When long-time friends and colleagues Stuart Rudner and Natalie MacDonald decided to formally collaborate and join forces in the creation of a boutique employment law firm, they immediately became the go-to experts for anyone facing challenges in the workplace.

Rudner MacDonald works with employers to achieve a legally strategic approach to HR designed not only to ensure compliance and minimize liability, but also to maximize use of our clients’ most valuable resources: their employees. We are your HR partner.

Rudner MacDonald works with clients at all stages and on all aspects of the employment relationship. Stuart and Natalie have extensive experience addressing contracts, policy manuals, discipline, dismissal, harassment, bullying, investigations, non-competition and non-solicitation clauses, downsizing, the sale of a business, social media usage, and much more.

Their commitment is to deliver top quality service, in a cost-effective manner, utilizing technology and alternatives to the billable hour where appropriate, to provide prompt, responsive legal solutions and cost certainty.

With a combined 27 years of experience filled with accomplishments and success stories, both Stuart and Natalie have been repeatedly named among Canada’s Top Employment Law Practitioners.

Natalie MacDonald is the author of ‘Extraordinary Damages in Canadian Employment Law’, the only text of its kind.  Stuart Rudner has contributed to several books, and is the author of ‘You’re Fired! Just Cause for Dismissal in Canada.’ 

Rudner MacDonald LLP   -  The Next Chapter in Employment Law