June 18, 2020

As the current global situation continues to change, the return to work has become top of mind – a radical shift from a few weeks ago. Fortunately, there is more time for organizations to put a plan in place for this phase of the pandemic and focus on making informed decisions as their employees return to work. As your organization begins the return to work process, our friends at Rudner Law have prepared some of their own and external resources for you to utilize.

After a break, the Carnival of HR returns to provide you with the best in timely blogs covering a variety of topics in the human resources and organizational development world.

June 15, 2020

HRD spoke to Stuart Rudner, founder of employment law firm Rudner Law. Rudner recently co-authored a report with Ultimate Software, COVID Q&A for Canadian Employers, which serves as an essential guide during these uncertain times.

Rudner helped us debunk some common misconceptions around COVID-19 and employer obligations.

June 11, 2020

In the recent case of Sosnowsk v. MacEwen Petroleum Inc., the Ontario Court of Appeal confirmed that there must be exceptional factual circumstances in order to extend the deadline for commencing a wrongful dismissal claim.

June 3, 2020

Stuart Rudner, Employment Lawyer and Mediator of Rudner Law, answers your pressing questions about returning to work. Visit www.cdha.ca/SafetyAlerts for a link to the accompanying COVID-19 Employment FAQ document and other updates and information for dental hygienists.

June 1, 2020

We’ll take you through some of your legally defined choices that may arise due to COVID-19 if you’re subjected to temporary layoff, or you’re unable to work, or your employer is restarting operations and calls you back to work.

And we’ll draw on the advice of two employment lawyers: Stuart Rudner, with Rudner Law based in Markham, who represents both employees and employers, and Louis Century, with Goldblatt Partners in Toronto, who represents employees.

I have heard stories of mediations devolving into scenarios where everyone is signing in a different way, including some where counsel are signing on behalf of their clients.

However, there are solutions that will make this process far more efficient.

May 22, 2020

While the technology has been around for a while, the need for virtual mediation was never as great as it is now. Previously, most litigators scoffed at the notion that a virtual mediation would be a worthwhile endeavour, but at the moment it is the only option and, more importantly, it has proven to be extremely effective. So, is virtual mediation just a temporary solution during these unprecedented times, or a viable alternative to the traditional in-person format?

May 15, 2020

Employment lawyers Muneeza Sheikh and Stuart Rudner join CTV News to answer the most common questions about labour practices amid COVID-19.

With the business world slowly emerging from isolation it is important to prepare for what lies ahead and heed the lessons learned from the pandemic, says Toronto-area employment lawyer and mediator Stuart Rudner.

Rudner, founder and principal at Rudner Law, says employers can now turn their attention toward facing the new working reality brought about by COVID-19.