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March 2022

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Page 20 of 51 19 and contractual barriers to equity, diversity and inclusion." Focus on immigration and diversity Immigration has become an integral part of employment law, says Halifax-based Nancy Barteaux of Barteaux Labour and Employ- ment Lawyers, especially as employers look beyond national borders to meet the need for skilled workers. That's why Barteaux has added an immigration practice to her already-thriving employment law practice. "The immigration we do is to assist employers," says Barteaux. "It's not the personal immigration and refugee-type work that other immigration boutiques do. We focus on the business immigration side." She notes that among members of the international organization Employment Law Alliance, "most firms have immigration as part of their employment law practice." In addition to the issue of inclusion based on race and discrimination, Susan Ursel of Ursel Phillips Fellows Hopkinson LLP in Toronto says that, as a union-side lawyer, she sees employers having to deal with the various needs of different genera- tions of workers. "Millennials, Gen X, Gen Y, Boomers — employers are dealing with these different groups — who all have different needs. Younger employees might have issues of onboarding and training; those closer to retirement are looking at things like pensions." She adds: "Not only are there more Connect with us: Rae Christen Jeffries LLP Our team is proud to be one of Canadian Lawyer's Top Labour & Employment Boutiques for the second consecutive time since we launched. We're grateful to our clients and colleagues in law for their continued trust, respect and camaraderie. Fresh perspectives. Decades of experience.

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