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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.

With COVID-19 vaccinations finally here, organizations looking to protect their workforces and promote business continuity must navigate a fast-evolving framework of national protocols and regulatory regimes. An increasing number of jurisdictions across the globe are publishing guidelines and legislation governing the legal and practical aspects of workplace vaccination programs.

Baker McKenzie’s North America Trade Secrets Practice is a true cross-disciplinary team of industry ranked and recognized intellectual property, employment, tech transaction, litigation and trial attorneys exclusively dedicated to helping clients identify, protect, prosecute and defend their most valuable, complex and market-differentiating trade secrets throughout the US, Canada, Mexico and…

Baker McKenzie’s North America Trade Secrets Practice is a true cross-disciplinary team of industry ranked and recognized intellectual property, employment, tech transaction, litigation and trial attorneys exclusively dedicated to helping clients identify, protect, prosecute and defend their most valuable, complex and market-differentiating trade secrets throughout the US, Canada, Mexico and…

In brief Closing the Gap: The EU Pay Transparency Directive  As more companies embrace inclusion and diversity as a board level priority and take progressive steps to build a more inclusive workforce we are seeing an evolution in equal pay laws across the globe as  lawmakers respond to the need…

Closing the Gap: The EU Pay Transparency Directive 

As more companies embrace inclusion and diversity as a board level priority and take progressive steps to build a more inclusive workforce we are seeing an evolution in equal pay laws across the globe as  lawmakers respond to the need to close the diversity gap.

Most recently, the European Commission has proposed a directive aimed at requiring pay transparency, which, if passed, would affect each of its 27 member states. We outline the key proposals and their impact on European employers below and highlight additional recent global developments in equal pay. 

In brief There is no question that the pandemic has changed the future of work. From an increased focus on health and safety to transitioning to permanent (or indefinite) remote work, or preparing for business transformation, companies are facing critical business challenges in regard to their most important asset —…

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the need to reshape employment models, and more companies are examining extended remote work policies to provide flexibility for the benefit of both people and organizations. CEOs of the 2020 Fortune 500 list reported one of the most important things the crisis has taught them…

The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing companies to re-examine their work from home or remote work policies. Many companies moved rapidly to a remote workforce during the pandemic, and for some, remote work has been so successful that they are contemplating making the change permanent. There is no one size fits…

We are pleased to announce the release of the Global Oil & Gas Survey: Response to the Oil Price Crisis.

This multijurisdictional survey current to Q4 2020 summarizes the response of 24 key oil producing jurisdictions to the 2020 oil price crisis and the drop in demand resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. For each of these jurisdictions our Baker McKenzie oil & gas experts have outlined the government’s response to the crisis, the ensuing sector vulnerabilities, as well as certain critical issues to watch out for — including the implications for the energy transition for each country. An interactive map enables clients to easily access jurisdictions of particular interest.

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…