HRPA: 'Ask Me Anything' (AMA), COVID-19 & the workplace, considerations from a legal perspective

Date and Time

Starts:05/20/2020 12:00 PM

Ends:05/20/2020 1:00 PM

Event Type: Webcast




Members only: Complimentary


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Event Sponsor

Ask a lawyer your questions about COVID-19 and its impacts on the workplace.

In response to the many questions being asked on our All User Forum, the HRPA will be hosting a ‘Ask Me Anything’ session in partnership with Rudner Law for members of this community. We will be answering your questions and addressing a variety of topics related to COVID-19 and the workplace challenges you might be facing, whether you continue to operate as an essential business or have temporarily ceased operations voluntarily or according to a government-mandated shutdown.

Speaker bio(s)
Main Speaker Stuart Rudner

Stuart Rudner, Founder

Stuart Rudner is a leading Employment Lawyer and Mediator, and founder of Rudner Law . For five consecutive years he has been selected by his peers for inclusion in ‘The Best Lawyers in Canada’ in the area of Employment Law, and he has been repeatedly named in Canadian HR Reporter’s Employment Lawyers Directory (a comprehensive directory of the top employment law and immigration law practitioners in Canada). He was also named one of Canada’s top Legal Social Media Influencers and recognized as the only Legal Influencer in Canadian HR Law in the first Lexology Awards. Rudner Law was chosen as the winner of the 2019 International Advisory Experts Award - Employment Law within Canada and the winner of the Canadian Employment Law Firm of the Year for 2019 in the Global Law Experts Annual Awards. Rudner Law was also selected as one of the Top Three Employment & Labour Boutiques in Canadian HR Reporter Readers’ Choice Awards for 2019. Stuart is the author of You’re Fired! Just Cause for Dismissal in Canada and has contributed to several other texts. He also comments frequently in the media on Employment Law matters. He also enjoys spending time with his family, often in hockey rinks and dance studios. Stuart can be reached at 416-864-8501 or .

Speaker Nadia Zaman

Nadia Zaman

Employment law is the perfect nexus between business, law, and people – and that is why I am so drawn to it. It is an exciting area of practice given its breadth and given that the law is constantly evolving. As an Employment Lawyer, I can be proactive by providing strategic advice to employers on minimizing liability as well as advocate on behalf of employees and directly impact their working lives. There is a real human component and often there are complex relationships to navigate. I am thrilled to be a part of the employment bar and have been elected to the executive committee of the Ontario Bar Association’s Labour and Employment Law Section. I was called to the Ontario bar in June 2016.

Prior to joining Rudner Law, I articled at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, a leading national full-service Toronto law firm. I obtained my Juris Doctor degree from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. As a law student, I developed written accommodation policies to promote mental health awareness as Equity Officer; guided prospective students as Student Ambassador; acted as Senior Editor of the Journal of Law & Equality; and actively managed files for low-income clients at the Downtown Legal Services Clinic. Prior to law school, I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Trinity College, University of Toronto with a double major in Criminology and Ethics, Society & Law. I served as the President of the Ethics, Society & Law Students’ Association, and received the Brian Morgan Scholarship in Law and the Magdalena Gryc Award.

Advocacy began for me at the age of 14. I was the youngest speaker invited to a conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka to advocate on environmental stewardship. A few years later, I assisted in establishing the Child Abuse Network at the Police Hospital in Accra, Ghana. I continued my passion for advocacy through my heavy involvement with UNICEF at the University of Toronto where I was the Co-Director of the Youth Engagement Program.

In my spare time, I enjoy drawing, exploring food and culture, and spending time with family and friends.