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Remembering our late friend and colleague Barnet Kussner

It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden and tragic passing of our Partner, friend and colleague, Barnet Kussner (“Barney”). Barney passed away on the evening of February 14, 2021. In 1989, Barney joined the firm as an articling student. Following his Call to the Ontario Bar in 1991, he became a foundational member of our Municipal Law Group and went on to become regarded as one of the top municipal lawyers in Canada. Barney appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada in several important municipal law cases, and frequently appeared before all levels of court …

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An Ounce of Prevention: Ten Questions for Employers to Help Assess their Compliance with Employment Laws

Employers have faced no shortage of challenges and obstacles in complying with employment and workplace laws and regulations, particularly given the rapidly shifting employment landscape and ever-changing health and safety requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, while COVID-19 has been the focus of many employers’ recent compliance efforts, that does not excuse businesses from complying with all other applicable employment laws and health and safety requirements.