Founding partner of Toronto employment law firm Rudner Law, Stuart Rudner focuses his practice on all aspects of the employment relationship including policies and procedures, hiring, employment agreements, human rights issues, reducing labour costs, restrictive covenants, discipline, and termination.
Mr. Rudner also provides Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services including mediation, arbitration, and med-arb. For more information on this aspect of his practice, click here.
He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1999 after receiving his Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Industrial Relations from McGill University.
Among his cases, Mr. Rudner represented the Human Resources Professionals Association at the Supreme Court of Canada in what is widely regarded as a landmark employment law case - Keays v. Honda Canada Inc.
He has authored You’re Fired! Just Cause for Dismissal in Canada and contributed to four employment law texts.
Mr. Rudner chairs and speaks at conferences frequently and is the founding program director of the HR Law for HR Professionals course and the new Advanced HR Law for HR Professionals course. He has been on the Editorial Advisory Boards for both HR Professional Magazine and Consult Carswell.
In addition, Mr. Rudner serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Lawyers International Food Enterprise (LIFE); and the Advisory Committee for the Family Education Centre.
He spent years on the board of directors and council of the Ontario Bar Association and the executive committee of several sections, including the labour and employment law section. Mr. Rudner is also a member of the HRPA Registration Committee, as well as the Ontario Bar Association’s Audit Committee and Task Force on Alternative Business Structures.
He has donated time and energy to organizations including United Way of York Region, the Volunteer Lawyers Service, the annual Walk to Cure Diabetes, and the One Voice Network, a York Region organization supporting agencies providing employment services to job seekers with disabilities and employers who wish to become equal opportunity employers.