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 stuart@rudnerlaw.ca, (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.

Work is not optional

Many employers are having difficulty finding workers to restart their operations because people are reluctant to return to work

Work is not optional

Can employers ask workers if they attended a protest?

Employers have an obligation and a vested interest in providing a safe and healthy work environment

Can employers ask workers if they attended a protest?

Be sure to check your contracts

Court of Appeal rules that one invalid part voids the entire termination clause

Be sure to check your contracts

The value of contracts in a pandemic

Beware of claims for constructive dismissal after temporary layoffs

The value of contracts in a pandemic

Understanding Ontario's new layoff rules

Regulation 228/20: The impact on claims of constructive dismissal

Understanding Ontario's new layoff rules

Understanding sick day entitlement

Once it becomes an established practice to provide paid sick days, it is difficult to remove that benefit

Understanding sick day entitlement

You can't work here anymore

Justifying the discipline of an employee for non-work-related conduct that's criminal

You can't work here anymore

Just cause for quitting

Employers should be careful about unilaterally imposing changes to the terms of employment

Just cause for quitting

Temporary layoffs and constructive dismissals in a pandemic

Even if employers have a temporary layoff clause, they need to be sure that the agreement as a whole is enforceable

Temporary layoffs and constructive dismissals in a pandemic

Controlling overtime pay

While it may seem counter-productive to penalize an employee for working overtime, that may need to be done to avoid unanticipated overtime costs in the future

Controlling overtime pay