The Rudner Law Podcast
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. 


Fire Away Rant - Don’t Terminate Without Investigating

Fire Away Rant - Don’t Terminate Without Investigating

December 13, 2019

In his latest Fire Away segment, Stuart discusses employers' failure to investigate, or failure to investigate properly, which exposes them to substantial liability.


Fire Away - Conducting Investigations in the Workplace

Fire Away - Conducting Investigations in the Workplace

December 13, 2019

In this episode of the Rudner Law Q&A series Fire Away, Stuart and Eric Poirier of Argus Research Group, talk about conducting investigations in the workplace.

Original air-date: November 19 2019.

Fire Away Q&A Series, Question 5: Investigation Results

Fire Away Q&A Series, Question 5: Investigation Results

October 21, 2019

In August's episode of Fire Away, Stuart tackled some of our viewers' top HR and Employment Law questions.

Question 5: who is entitled to see the results of a workplace investigation?


Audio: Fire Away - Dealing with Controversial Employees

Audio: Fire Away - Dealing with Controversial Employees

June 25, 2019

In this episode of the Rudner Law Q&A series Fire Away, Stuart and Dan McGarry, HR Director at Global Wood Group, discuss how employers should handle an employee who gets caught doing or saying something controversial. They also talk about social media, including whether it's appropriate for you to be online friends with your employees. In Stuart's rant, he's begging you to stop treating employment contracts as formalities.

Original air-date: June 18 2019.

Video: Fire Away - Dealing with Controversial Employees

Video: Fire Away - Dealing with Controversial Employees

June 25, 2019

In this episode of the Rudner Law Q&A series Fire Away, Stuart and Dan McGarry, HR Director at Global Wood Group, discuss how employers should handle an employee who gets caught doing or saying something controversial. They also talk about social media, including whether it's appropriate for you to be online friends with your employees. In Stuart's rant, he's begging you to stop treating employment contracts as formalities.

Original air-date: June 18 2019.


Audio: Fire Away - Technological Risks in the Workplace

Audio: Fire Away - Technological Risks in the Workplace

January 18, 2019

In this episode of the Rudner Law Q&A series Fire Away, Stuart and Ryan Duquette of Hexigent Consulting discuss the issue of cybersecurity in the workplace and the digital activity of employees.

Original air-date: January 15th 2019.

Video: Fire Away - Technological Risks in the Workplace

Video: Fire Away - Technological Risks in the Workplace

January 18, 2019

In this episode of the Rudner Law Q&A series Fire Away, Stuart and Ryan Duquette of Hexigent Consulting discuss the issue of cybersecurity in the workplace and the digital activity of employees.

Original air-date: January 15th 2019.


Audio: Workplace Investigations and Suspensions

Audio: Workplace Investigations and Suspensions

November 29, 2018

We are dealing with investigations more and more often in the context of employment or HR law, and the reality is, as we often tell our employer clients, you cannot impose discipline, especially dismissal, until you investigate. You can’t act based upon allegations, or innuendo; you need to know the facts. Stuart discusses whether you can suspend employees who are the subject of an investigation, whether these suspensions are disciplinary or administrative, and whether suspensions should be with or without pay.

Video: Workplace Investigations and Suspensions

Video: Workplace Investigations and Suspensions

November 29, 2018

We are dealing with investigations more and more often in the context of employment or HR law, and the reality is, as we often tell our employer clients, you cannot impose discipline, especially dismissal, until you investigate. You can’t act based upon allegations, or innuendo; you need to know the facts. Stuart discusses whether you can suspend employees who are the subject of an investigation, whether these suspensions are disciplinary or administrative, and whether suspensions should be with or without pay.


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