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Through the Canadian Labour and Employment Law blog, our lawyers provide legal updates and practical insights to help clients understand, prepare for and respond to the latest domestic and cross-border Labour and Employment issues affecting Canadian and multinational employers.

Our team of Employment & Compensation lawyers based in Baker McKenzie’s Toronto office work with small to large domestic and multinational businesses to navigate all of their labour and employment needs, from day-to-day human resources requirements to critical global business change projects.

As strategic business partners, we help clients manage their primary asset – their people. Our reputable practitioners leverage the Firm’s global footprint to provide solutions across jurisdictions and cultures, all while being uncompromising in quality. We focus on the key streams of complex, bet-the-company Disputes and Investigations; bespoke, actionable Advice and Counsel; and the “people” aspect of successful corporate Transactions.

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George practices trial and appellate litigation. He has been lead counsel before various administrative tribunals and the courts throughout the country, including the Supreme Court of Canada. He represents defendants in high-profile and reputation threatening cases, such as large-stakes labour litigation, fraud and trade secrets litigation, partnership disputes, multimillion dollar employment class-actions, large-issue employment litigation, and prominent administrative and public law issues, including those involving the Charter. George also advises Boards on business critical issues, including financial, regulatory, and executive level sensitive matters.

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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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Jennifer Bernardo is a partner in the Employment & Compensation Law Practice Group in Baker McKenzie's Toronto office. As a litigator, Jennifer represents clients in labour, employment, and corporate/commercial law matters before a variety of administrative tribunals, labour arbitrators, and all levels of court in Ontario. Jennifer has been recognized as a "Rising Star" by Legal 500 and "One to Watch" by Best Lawyers in Canada. Jennifer is a frequent contributor to Baker McKenzie's Canadian Labour and Employment Law blog, and co-author of the Employment Contracts Handbook (4th ed.). She co-chairs the Toronto office's Pro Bono Committee, is a member of the Toronto office’s Inclusion & Diversity Committee, and is the Toronto office chair of the North America Baker Asian Lawyers Network.

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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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Jeremy is a partner in the Employment & Compensation Law Practice Group. Jeremy's practice is focused on providing strategic labour and employment law advice and assistance to clients of all sizes across a variety of industries and sectors.

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Liliana Hernandez-Salgado is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Mexico City office. Named a Rising Star in The Legal 500 2019 review, she counsels clients on matters related to labor and employment law. Liliana has 12 years' experience in providing domestic and cross-border strategic consulting as well as advice on employment and compensation matters. She has vast knowledge in areas of employment law associated with corporate reorganizations and mergers and acquisitions.

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Ben Ho advises clients on domestic and cross-border employment matters arising throughout the employment relationship. Mr. Ho also frequently counsels clients on employment law matters arising from domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and global corporate reorganizations.

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Rono Khan is a member of Baker McKenzie's Employment & Compensation Law Practice Group in Toronto. Rono advises employers on a full range of labour, employment, and human rights matters, providing practical legal and business advice to both domestic and international private and public sector clients. Prior to joining the Firm, Rono summered and articled at a leading labour and employment law firm in Toronto and interned in the civil litigation department of a public interest organization in New York City. After completing his articles, Rono pursued a Master of Laws (L.L.M.) in mediation and dispute resolution at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. During law school, Rono served as the co-president of the South Asian Law Students’ Association. Rono continued his involvement with the South Asian legal community by volunteering with the South Asian Bar Association of Toronto (“SABA”), and received the Student Recognition Award from SABA for academic excellence and community involvement.

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Stephanie MacIntosh is a member of the Employment & Compensation Law Practice Group. She focuses on Canadian immigration law, regulatory compliance and global mobility and workforce management, and manages the Toronto office’s Global Immigration & Mobility Practice. Stephanie co-chairs Toronto's Student Committee and was former co-chair of Toronto's Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. MacIntosh completed articles at a leading boutique immigration law firm, worked in refugee assistance in Europe and the Middle East, and was an editor and national student coordinator for the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers.

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Juliette Mestre is a an associate within Baker McKenzie's Employment and Compensation Law Practice Group in Toronto. Juliette joined the Firm in 2020 as a summer student before completing her Ontario articles of clerkship. Juliette advises employers on a broad range of labour, employment and human rights matters, providing practical legal and business advice to both domestic and international private and public sector clients. Prior to joining the Firm, Juliette earned a Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Civil Law from McGill University. While attending law school, Juliette was an editor at the McGill Law Journal and a Student Advocate at the McGill Legal Information Clinic. She also interned at national law firms in both France and Colombia.

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Brendan O'Grady is a senior associate advising on complex commercial litigation and arbitration matters. He is a member of Baker McKenzie's North American Litigation & Government Enforcement Practice Group in Toronto.

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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.

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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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Bill Watson’s practice focuses on large issue litigation and the conduct of complex negotiations, domestically and internationally, in the following fields: collective bargaining; government relations; health law; human rights; international labour standards; inquests; labour relations; occupational health and safety and privacy law.

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Julia Webster is a disputes and international trade lawyer. She advises companies on trade remedies, free trade agreements, blocking measures, customs compliance, anti-corruption laws, economic sanctions, AML compliance, supply chain ethics, and cross-border M&A.

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Jing is an associate in Baker McKenzie's International Commercial Practice Group and the Global Antitrust & Competition Group in Toronto. Prior to joining the Firm, Jing was an associate in the Toronto office of a leading Canadian law firm.

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