The Rudner Law Podcast
Nadia talks about how and when to conduct workplace investigations.

Nadia talks about how and when to conduct workplace investigations.

September 19, 2022

Workplace investigations have taken on tremendous importance in the world of HR. Failing to investigate, or failing to investigate properly, can result in significant liability. Nadia explains how and when to conduct them, as well as some best practices for employers.


Will Smith & Chris Rock; Lessons About Workplace Violence

Will Smith & Chris Rock; Lessons About Workplace Violence

April 28, 2022

Stuart is joined by Brittany Taylor for a discussion on the Will Smith/Chris Rock incident at this year's Oscars Awards and the lessons about workplace violence it brought up.


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.


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.

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