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Pivot, pivot, PIVOT! How to make changes without risking constructive dismissal claims.

Pivot, pivot, PIVOT! How to make changes without risking constructive dismissal claims.

November 22, 2022

Remember that episode of Friends where Ross tries to move a couch up the stairs, and ends up screaming "pivot, pivot, pivot!" at Chandler and Rachel? That's become a frequently quoted scene. The HR world has become a big supporter of pivoting, and in this video, Nadia talks about how employers can pivot through changes, like the pandemic, without risking constructive dismissal claims.


What are the latest employment law legislation updates? Brittany and Stuart join forces for Fire Away Season 5 Episode 10.

What are the latest employment law legislation updates? Brittany and Stuart join forces for Fire Away Season 5 Episode 10.

November 22, 2022

Stuart Rudner and Brittany Taylor join forces to bring you an employment law legislative update. From Bill 27 to Bill 88 and beyond, this is what employers and employees need to be mindful of now and in the coming months.


Trying to bankrupt a company rather than pay a plaintiff the severance they seek.

Trying to bankrupt a company rather than pay a plaintiff the severance they seek.

November 15, 2022

Stuart has heard people say they'd rather bankrupt a company than pay a plaintiff the severance they're seeking - but he usually takes this with a big grain of salt. However, in one Alberta case, this is exactly what the company tried to do.


What are an employee’s responsibilities under the duty to accommodate?

What are an employee’s responsibilities under the duty to accommodate?

November 7, 2022

Whether you’re an employee or an employer, you’ve probably encountered an accommodation situation. Perhaps as an employee, you need some form of accommodation but are unsure as to how to proceed. In this video, Nadia outlines the concept of “duty to accommodate” and talks about an employee’s responsibilities under this duty. 


Should you lie to your boss about how ”remote” you really are?

Should you lie to your boss about how ”remote” you really are?

November 7, 2022

If you’re a remote worker, is it okay to lie to your employer about being at home when you’re really working from an exotic location? It might sound pretty harmless, especially if you get your work done. But Stuart has some concerns that you should be aware of before you make a big move.


Top 12 Tips to WIN at Mediation!

Top 12 Tips to WIN at Mediation!

November 7, 2022

Stuart Rudner with an employment law update of a different kind. He's here with his top tips for winning at mediation - a growing part of his practice.

Watch Fire Away Season 2 Episode 1, Employment Mediation Tips & Strategies:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bU9zuMA2fic

https://www.rudnerlaw.ca/alternative-dispute-resolution/


Did Bell Media handle the termination of Lisa LaFlamme correctly? Eric Yaverbaum joins Fire Away Season 5 Episode 9.

Did Bell Media handle the termination of Lisa LaFlamme correctly? Eric Yaverbaum joins Fire Away Season 5 Episode 9.

October 19, 2022

Did Bell Media handle the termination of Lisa LaFlamme correctly? In this episode of Fire Away, Stuart is joined by Eric Yaverbaum, CEO of Ericho Communications, for a discussion on handling terminations, especially when they're high profile, and how not to fire an employee.


Were you ever really taught how to listen? Christine Miles joins Fire Away Season 5 episode 8.

Were you ever really taught how to listen? Christine Miles joins Fire Away Season 5 episode 8.

October 19, 2022

What is it costing you not to listen? We’re joined by Christine Miles, CEO and founder of EQuipt, for a discussion on workplace communication and connection.


What happens when an employer is found to have acted in bad faith? Stuart looks at a recent example.

What happens when an employer is found to have acted in bad faith? Stuart looks at a recent example.

October 5, 2022

We all know there is a duty on the part of an employer to act in good faith in the course of a dismissal. In this video update, Stuart talks about what happens when an employer is found to have acted in bad faith.


Nadia talks about how and when to conduct workplace investigations.

Nadia talks about how and when to conduct workplace investigations.

September 19, 2022

Workplace investigations have taken on tremendous importance in the world of HR. Failing to investigate, or failing to investigate properly, can result in significant liability. Nadia explains how and when to conduct them, as well as some best practices for employers.


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