July 3, 2018 Employers are entitled to be confused about Ontario’s new personal emergency leave (PEL) rules, Toronto employment lawyer and mediator Stuart Rudner tells AdvocateDaily.com.
June 22, 2018 Employers across Ontario should review their benefit plans in case they have to change them following a recent Ontario Human Rights Tribunal (HRTO) decision impacting workers age 65 and older.
June 5, 2018 Choosing the right mediator enhances the chance of settlement for both sides of a dispute, Toronto employment lawyer and mediator Stuart Rudner tells AdvocateDaily.com. Even when counsel are involved, Rudner, founder of Rudner Law, says it’s easy for employees and employers to get bogged down in negotiations.
May 22, 2018 There is no good reason for an employer to have a policy against providing references, and in fact, it will usually be in an organization’s best interests to help a former employee find a job, Toronto employment lawyer and mediator Stuart Rudner writes in The Lawyer’s Daily.
May 16, 2018 Observing Ramadan in the workplace can throw up some issues in regards to lost productivity, breaks and exhaustion. Stuart shares his insight with Human Resources Director Canada in this article on how employers and HR can support Muslim employees during Ramadan.
May 14, 2018 One of Stuart’s pet peeves is employers who want references to help them in their candidate selection, but who refuse to provide references for their own former employees. They may do so out of fear of liability. A fear that Stuart says is irrational and unfounded.
May 8, 2018 Employers should consider a workplace policy calling for employees to report a co-worker's suspected impairment, even though there is no legislative requirement to do so, says Toronto employment lawyer and mediator Stuart Rudner.
February 28, 2018 A proposed amendment that would require companies to set internal targets to increase under-represented groups on boards of directors raises a much bigger issue around how to promote diversity in the workplace, Toronto employment lawyer and mediator Stuart Rudner writes in The Lawyer’s Daily.
February 22, 2018 So should workplace romance be banned? Even in the #MeToo era, bans on office romance are a no go, says Toronto employment lawyer and mediator Stuart Rudner. There is little purpose served in having a non-fraternization policy. This article was also published in the following papers: Kingston Whig-Standard Northern Daily News (Kirkland Lake) The Chatham Daily News Woodstock Sentinel-Review Daily Observer (Pembroke) Niagara Falls Feview Daily Herald-Tribune (Grande Prairie) Welland Tribune St. Catharines Standard The Brockville Recorder & Times Sarnia Observer Owen Sound Sun Times Peterborough Examiner The Belleville Intelligencer Brantford Expositor London Free Press Winnipeg Sun
February 20, 2018 "Rudner warn[s] against using more than one annotation tool in a law department. Annotations created by one application can’t necessarily be read or edited using another."