The Rudner Law Podcast
Kyle Beach and the Chicago Blackhawks: Lessons for HR/Employers

Kyle Beach and the Chicago Blackhawks: Lessons for HR/Employers

February 7, 2022

Stuart is joined by John Curtis and Larissa Donovan. John is a lawyer, mediator, investigator, and former Olympic athlete in the sport of sailing whose practice is focused on resolving workplace conflict. Larissa is an articling student currently working with John; she is a Board Member of the Dandelion Initiative, which focuses on survivors of sexual violence. This episode looks at the Kyle Beach sexual assault lawsuit against the Chicago Blackhawks organization, and how this case translates into lessons for HR professionals and employers.


Goodbye 2021, Hello 2022: A Look Back, A Look Forward

Goodbye 2021, Hello 2022: A Look Back, A Look Forward

December 31, 2021

Stuart Rudner, Brittany Taylor, and Nadia Zaman review the past year and look ahead at the employment law issues to come in 2022.


Legal Implications of Having Employees Outside of the Province or Country

Legal Implications of Having Employees Outside of the Province or Country

November 23, 2021

Brittany is joined by Jacqueline Bart and Serge Boudreau to discuss the implications of having employees working outside of Ontario or outside of Canada.


Potential Liabilities of Employee Benefit and Insurance Plans

Potential Liabilities of Employee Benefit and Insurance Plans

October 27, 2021

Stuart is joined by Les Freeman, an associate at Creative Planning Financial Group, and together they look at employee benefit and insurance plans to discuss the potential liabilities that employers may not be thinking about.


The New Normal? COVID-19, Workplace Harassment, and Mental Health

The New Normal? COVID-19, Workplace Harassment, and Mental Health

September 27, 2021

Denise Koster returns to Fire Away to talk about how COVID and remote work have changed how we see and deal with workplace harassment and mental health.

Hosted by Brittany Taylor, Partner at Rudner Law.


Getting Back to Business… Again?

Getting Back to Business… Again?

July 22, 2021

Stuart and Brittany talk about Ontario's current reopening plan and what employers and employees need to know about getting back to work (again).


Headhunting: The Practical Considerations and Risks

Headhunting: The Practical Considerations and Risks

June 18, 2021

Stuart is joined by Mike King of Recruit King, and Marc Belaiche of Toronto Jobs.


The Push for Paid Sick Days

The Push for Paid Sick Days

May 31, 2021

Stuart is joined by Dave Wakely of Wakely Mediation and Ryan Mallough with the CFIB.

Stuart, Dave and Ryan get into the discussion of paid sick days. Should they be provided? Who funds them? How does this discussion change beyond COVID-19? 


Social Media: A Useful HR Tool or a Liability?

Social Media: A Useful HR Tool or a Liability?

May 5, 2021

Stuart is joined by Matt Richardson. Matt has specialized training in open source intelligence, and expertise in high technologies. His work includes internet and social media safety and security training, open source intelligence training and investigative research.

Stuart and Matt talk about the role that social media can play in HR processes. From background checks on job applicants and active recruitment, to workplace investigations. 


COVID-19, Privacy, and Workplace Safety

COVID-19, Privacy, and Workplace Safety

March 29, 2021

Stuart is joined by Evert Akkerman, HR Director and Principal Advisor with XNL HR & Communications, and Michael Hartley, Founder and CEO of Minetell. Stuart, Evert, and Michael, discuss matters of privacy and workplace safety when it comes to COVID-19 and what responsibilities or obligations employers and employees have when it comes to reporting, testing, vaccinating, etc.


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