January 10, 2020

I have often commented on the widespread misclassification of workers and, more specifically, the common practice of treating a worker as an Independent Contractor when they are really an employee in all but name. After all, if someone has a title on the organizational chart, a corporate email address, an office, and an assistant, and is expected to be at work every day, can they really be “independent”?

January 8, 2020

Stuart Rudner, an employment lawyer based in Toronto, explained that in Canada, employers are forbidden under the Human Rights Act to discriminate against applicants based on race, sex and disability, among other provisions.

December 12, 2019

Employment lawyer Stuart Rudner from Rudner Law speaks to Alan about BlackRock.

We often hear sentiments such as “peace on earth and goodwill to all” at this time of year. And yet we cannot even discuss whether it is “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays” without controversy. Efforts to promote inclusiveness are often derided as “political correctness gone overboard” as some lament the fact that are “not allowed” to have a Christmas party anymore while those who celebrate other holidays are often frustrated that unlike their Christian colleagues, their holiday is not statutorily protected.

December 10, 2019

The McDonald’s incident serves as example of the broader confusion surrounding workplace romance, says Stuart Rudner, an employment lawyer and mediator with Rudner Law in Markham, Ont.

The Divisional Court’s decision in Bombardier doesn’t reflect a change in law, but it is important in that it’s “a great reminder,” says Stuart Rudner of employment and labour firm Rudner Law in Toronto. “Just because something’s not signed and in writing, it’s still a binding agreement.”

December 9, 2019

Stuart Rudner, an employment lawyer and mediator in Toronto, says he advises corporate clients against imposing blanket bans on workplace relationships.

December 6, 2019

Earlier this year, the Ontario Divisional Court upheld a decision which confirmed that an employer’s occasional flexibility with regard to an employee’s hours of work did not displace the employer’s right to enforce the agreed upon hours at a later time.

December 4, 2019

HRD spoke to Stuart Rudner, author of “Workplace Harassment: It’s Never Okay” in conjunction with Ultimate Software, who explained HR’s responsibility when it comes to workplace abuse.

In this episode, we'll consider the legal rights and obligations of employers, how to stay compliant and ways to minimize the risk of claims. Stuart Rudner is a senior lawyer, mediator, arbitrator, and founder of Rudner Law.