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In this Quick Chat video, Baker McKenzie’s Labour and Employment, Global Immigration and Mobility, and Tax lawyers review the wide variety of legal issues for Canadian employers to consider regarding a temporary or permanent remote work opportunity outside of the province of the employment agreement and provide tips on how employers can offer employees flexibility while remaining compliant with employment, immigration and tax requirements. 

Speakers: Andrew ShawShyama TalukdarStephanie DeweyNell Slochowski

The Canadian Labour and Employment Law blog complements our In Focus video series, providing written legal updates on COVID-19 reopening developments and other hot topics.


Andrew Shaw is a partner in the Firm's Employment & Compensation Law Group. Prior to attending law school, Andrew held labour relations/human resources positions at both private and public sector companies. In these roles, he managed workplace disputes and 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, wrongful dismissals, human rights, labour relations/arbitration, union organizing, collective bargaining, occupational health and safety, pay equity, and workplace investigations.


Shyama Talukdar is a member of Baker McKenzie's Employment & Compensation Law Practice Group in Toronto. In her practice, Shyama regularly advises employers on a full range of labour, employment, and human rights matters. Whether it’s representation in the context of litigation, guidance through an alternative dispute resolution process, or the provision of day-to-day advice, Shyama provides clients with timely and effective support. Before joining Baker McKenzie as an associate, Shyama earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto. During this time, Shyama was involved in the International Human Rights Program and represented clients before the Superior Court of Justice as a member of the student legal aid clinic.


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.


Nell Slochowski is an associate in the Employment and Compensation Practice Group in Baker McKenzie's Toronto office. Nell focuses her practice on Canadian Immigration law, with extensive experience in the area of permanent residence and citizenship applications. She also has experience with temporary residence applications, as well as more complex inadmissibility matters. Prior to joining the Firm, Nell gained experience as a Manager Lawyer at a leading global immigration law firm in Toronto. Immigration law has been Nell's passion since she graduated from law school at Queen's University.

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