To help you develop an appropriate strategy in any situation, we need to understand what makes your organization tick – where you are, where you want to go, and what stands in your way. That is why boilerplate contracts and policies don’t work; they are not tailored to your needs.
The employment relationship is a legal relationship
While you may see yourself as hiring a new employee, we see you creating a new legal relationship, with all sorts of rights and obligations arising. And while you may tell all staff that they must be at work from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, we see a potential human rights claim and a possible breach of employment standards legislation.
The employment relationship is governed by a complex combination of laws, including:
- Employment Standards legislation,
- Human Rights laws,
- Occupational Health and Safety laws,
- Privacy laws,
- The Common Law,
- Contract Law,
- Labour laws, and more.
These laws do not operate in a vacuum. Workplace rules and decisions impact, and are impacted, by all of them. Everything that you do can have an impact on the organization’s legal position.
Organizations often end up paying inordinate amounts of money because of entirely avoidable mistakes. In addition to extensive damages awards, legal costs and lost time associated with defending claims, companies also risk seeing their name publicly associated with poor HR practices and, in some cases, gaining notoriety as a “bad” employer.
As if the wide array of duties that fall under “HR” wasn’t enough, HR Professionals are expected to navigate all of these laws despite the fact that most of you do not have legal training. That is where Rudner Law comes in.
How we can help
While the laws are designed to protect employees, not employers, we can help you to level the playing field by strategically using contracts, policies and procedures to increase your flexibility, reduce your risk and costs, and maximize your rights.
We know how to put your organization in a strong legal position and can help you to understand the laws that govern your workplace. As your trusted advisors, we are always available to answer your questions and develop a strategic plan to address any situation.
We want to be your Trusted Advisor, your Chief HR Law Officer, your business partner. Let us be part of your team, so that we can look after your employment law issues, and you can focus on your business.