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View one of our many Employment & Compensation focused blogs below to find out the latest news and developments impacting employers nationally and globally.

Canadian Labour and Employment Law – Informing Canadian Employers about key developments in labor and employment law.
HR eSource – Keeping Australian and Asia Pacific HR Professionals up to date on legislative change, case law developments, and HR news from across the globe.
The Compensation Connection – Sharing legal and tax developments, emerging trends and other interesting tidbits in the world of executive compensation and employee benefits.
The Employer Report – Providing legal updates and practical insights on the latest labor and employment issues affecting US multinationals, at both a domestic and global level.
The Global Equity Equation – The latest global news and trends in equity services.

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George Avraam practices trial and appellate litigation. The Law Society of Ontario has designated George as a specialist in civil litigation. He is a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, has been ranked in Chambers Global and Chambers Canada and Ontario (Band 2), has been recommended as a leading lawyer in Legal 500 for Labour and Employment, and has been recommended as a leading employment lawyer in Lexpert. George is also the Chair of the North America Employment and Compensation Law Practice Group and a member of the Global Employment and Compensation Law Practice Group’s Steering Committee.

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Ajanthana Anandarajah is a member of Baker McKenzie’s Employment & Compensation Law Practice Group in Toronto. She joined Baker McKenzie in 2019, after completing her summer and articling term with the Ministry of the Attorney General, Ministry of Labour. Ajanthana advises employers in a wide range of labour and employment law matters, providing practical legal and business advice to both domestic and international private and public sector clients. Ajanthana has appeared before administrative tribunals and the Ontario Court of Justice in Ontario.

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Jordan Kirkness is a partner in our North America Employment & Compensation Law Practice Group. Advising and representing employers in all areas of employment, labour and compensation law, Jordan has a broad range of experience in both public and private sectors, including union and non-union workplaces. In every matter, Jordan works hard to understand each client’s individual needs, and provides tailored, strategic and pragmatic advice to assist clients in identifying the best legal solution.

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Matthew De Lio is a member of Baker McKenzie's Employment & Compensation Law Practice Group in Toronto. Before joining the Firm, Matthew represented clients of the University of Toronto student legal clinic's criminal law division. He frequently appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice, including at contested trials. Matthew spent a summer and articled at the Ontario Ministry of Labour - Legal Services Branch, where he prosecuted Occupational Health and Safety and Employment Standards Act offences at the Ontario Court or Justice. He also represented the Director of Employment Standards at contested hearings at the Ontario Labour Relations Board. Matthew is a frequent contributor to Baker McKenzie's Canadian Labour and Employment Law blog.

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Andrew Shaw is a partner in the Firm’s Employment & Compensation Law Group. He joined Baker McKenzie LLP as an associate in 2010 and was admitted to the partnership in 2017. Prior to attending law school, Andrew held labour relations/human resources positions at both private and public sector companies. In these roles, he managed the processing of grievances to an appropriate resolution, assisted internal clients with the interpretation of employment-related legislation, and provided counsel to senior management as required. Andrew assists clients with all aspects of the employment relationship, both unionized and non-unionized, in the province of Ontario and throughout Canada. He advises and represents employers in matters regarding employment standards, labour arbitration, collective bargaining, human rights, wrongful dismissals and occupational health and safety.

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Jeremy Hann, of counsel in the Toronto Labour, Employment and Regulatory Law Practice Group, joined Baker McKenzie in 2004. Jeremy received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Ontario in 2000 and his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Ontario Law School in June 2003.

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Stephanie's practice focuses on the Canadian tax aspects of corporate mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, reorganizations, financings and other tax planning in both the international and domestic contexts. Stephanie has particular experience advising on Canadian tax issues affecting multinationals with operations in Canada, including inbound structuring, cross-border employee mobility, withholding tax, and tax treaty issues, and on matters relating to executive compensation. Stephanie has industry specific experience in sectors including technology, media and telecommunications, energy, mining and infrastructure, and consumer goods and retail.

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Susan Eandi is the head of Baker McKenzie's Global Employment and Labor Law practice group for North America, and chair of the California Labor & Employment practice group. She speaks regularly for organizations including ACC, Bloomberg, and M&A Counsel. Susan has been published extensively in various external legal publications in addition to handbooks/magazines published by the Firm. Susan has been recognized as a leader in employment law by The Daily Journal, Legal 500, PLC and is a Chambers ranked attorney.

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Robin Samuel is a partner in the Employment Practice Group of Baker McKenzie's Los Angeles office. Robin helps clients manage and resolve local and cross-border employment issues, whether through counseling or litigation. He advises clients on virtually all aspects of the employment relationship, including hiring and firing, wage and hour, discrimination, harassment, contract disputes, restrictive covenants, employee raiding, and trade secret matters. Clients trust Robin to handle their most sensitive and complex employment issues.

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Billie’s practice includes all aspects of employment compliance and litigation under federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Before specializing in employment law, Billie focused on complex business litigation and class action defense. She also has extensive experience in a variety of substantive areas, including business disputes, white collar criminal defense, consumer protection, intellectual property, and products liability. Prior to entering private practice, Billie served as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard C. Tallman, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, and to the Honorable Alicemarie H. Stotler, U.S. District Judge, Central District of California.

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Caroline Burnett is a Professional Support Lawyer in Baker McKenzie's San Francisco office.

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Emily Harbison practices mainly in the area of labor and employment law. Ms. Harbison represents management in all aspects of labor and employment law, including counseling and traditional labor law. She is actively involved in various pro bono efforts.

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Virginia Mohr is an associate in Baker McKenzie's Chicago office and a member of the Employment & Compensation Group. She has experience advising employers on various aspects of transactional and litigation matters.