Stuart Rudner

Stuart Rudner

Stuart Rudner is the founder of Rudner Law (RudnerLaw.ca). He is a senior lawyer, mediator and arbitrator.

He can be reached at [email protected], (416) 864-8500 or (905) 209-6999, and you can follow him on Twitter @RudnerLaw.

At Rudner Law, we are passionate about helping our clients. We work with employers and individuals at all stages of the employment relationship, from the “courtship” to the marriage to the breakup, including all the bumps along the road.

Our approach is simple. We want to understand people’s circumstances, concerns and goals. We can explain how the law applies to their situation, discuss the options and strategies available, and the pros and cons of each. They can then take all of that into account, along with the business and other factors, and decide what makes sense for their organization.

We work with clients to ensure they understand the legal implications of any issue, as well as their rights and obligations, to minimize the risk of a claim. If, however, a company is faced with a lawsuit, human rights complaint or health and safety claim, Rudner Law will take the lead in preparing a strategy to respond.

Q&A on severance pay

What it is, what it's not, and how it’s 'calculated'

Q&A on severance pay

The latest on termination clauses: Good news for employers?

Recent Ontario decision likely to be overturned on appeal

The latest on termination clauses: Good news for employers?

4 myths of severance pay

Many issues can be avoided with strong employment contract

4 myths of severance pay

Checking out a candidate’s social media

Recent controversy with Toronto Marlies hockey team highlights importance of consistent protocol

Checking out a candidate’s social media

Fraudulent sick leaves gets worker fired

Ultimately, a court or arbitrator is trying to determine whether the relationship has been irreparably harmed or whether the employee should be given another opportunity

Fraudulent sick leaves gets worker fired

How to increase your severance costs

B.C. case highlights importance of treating employees right in a dismissal

How to increase your severance costs

Seeking repayment when dismissed employee ignores release

If a terminated employee signs a release in exchange for an additional severance payment and then begins legal action against the employer anyway, can the employer try to get that payment back?

Seeking repayment when dismissed employee ignores release

A second opinion on IMEs

If an employee on medical leave undergoes an independent medical examination and is cleared for work, can the employer seek a second opinion?

A second opinion on IMEs

Employee privacy and vaccination disclosure

Do employers have a right to reveal which workers have been vaccinated?

Employee privacy and vaccination disclosure

Are COVID-related layoffs constructive dismissals?

Third decision delivers worse news for employers: risk of punitive damages

Are COVID-related layoffs constructive dismissals?