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Erin R. Kuzz

Erin R. Kuzz

Direct: 416.603.6242
Cell: 416.459.2899
24 Hour: 416.420.0738

erkuzz@sherrardkuzz.com

Osgoode Hall Law School,
Bachelor of Laws
York University, Bachelor of Arts

Assistant:
Carolin Jewczyk 416.217.2225 cjewczyk@sherrardkuzz.com

Erin R. Kuzz

Recognized by Lexpert®, Chambers Global®, Who’s Who Legal® and Best Lawyers® as one of Canada’s leading employment and labour lawyers, and a Fellow of the prestigious College of Labor and Employment Lawyers®, Erin is also Past Chair of the Labour and Employment Section of the Ontario Bar Association.

Erin is regularly asked to chair and speak at national conferences on a variety of labour and employment law topics and has taught at Canada’s leading law schools. She was a member of the Human Resources Committee of the Toronto 2015 PanAm/ParaPanAm Games.

Erin is a member of the following organizations:

  • Advocates’ Society
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters
  • Council of Ontario Construction Associations
  • Human Resources Professionals Association
  • International Municipal Lawyers Association
  • Ontario Bar Association (Alternative Dispute Resolution, Construction Law, Civil Litigation, Constitutional, Civil Liberties, Human Rights, Labour & Employment)
  • Homecare Ontario
  • Ontario Long Term Care Association
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Retail Council of Canada


Areas of Focus:

Publications & Media


Speaking Engagements

  • Beyond the Construction Act: Other Legal Updates for Construction Lawyers

    March 26, 2019

  • Out With The Old, In With The New: 2018 Year in Review & What to Expect in 2019…

    December 5, 2018

  • Bill 47 Overview

    November 28, 2018

  • Bill 148 – What it means for the dental professional

    May 12, 2018

  • Flexible workplaces, hours and lifestyles – what happened to the office?

    March 3, 2018

  • Risks and Issues Relating to Joint Employer

    November 17, 2017

  • Balancing empathy with risk mitigation: Mental health and the disciplinary process

    September 25, 2017

  • Workplace Updates

    September 25, 2017

  • Attendance Management and Accessing Medical Information

    September 25, 2017

  • Must-Know Cases for Canadian Employers

    September 25, 2017

  • Workforce Planning to Enable Better Home Care in Ontario

    May 25, 2017

  • A critical analysis of employment and labour issues in the global tourism industry from hotels, local tour operators to travel agencies

    April 27, 2017

  • Group Insurance Benefits – Avoid Employer Liability

    April 5, 2017

  • Social Media Harassment and Abuses

    March 22, 2017

  • Medical Assistance in Dying – Accommodating and Protecting Patients and Staff

    March 8, 2017

  • Balancing the Needs of Patients and Staff

    February 22, 2017

  • Navigate Difficult Conversations with Employees

    February 8, 2017

  • Off Duty Conduct – When Can Activity Outside The Workplace End The Employment Relationship?

    February 1, 2017

  • Return to Work

    January 26, 2017

  • Emerging Trends

    December 15, 2016

  • Family Status

    December 7, 2016

  • What a Difference a Year Makes! Lessons from 2016 & Tips for 2017!

    December 6, 2016

  • Addictions in the Workplace

    November 24, 2016

  • Attendance Management- What to Do When Employees are Not Coming to Work

    November 16, 2016

  • Managing Employee/Employer Relationships

    October 27, 2016

  • Fitness For Work Policies

    October 24, 2016

  • A Refresher Session About Hospital Policies and Procedures For Employees

    October 12, 2016

  • Hiring and firing employees – and addressing turnover issues

    May 12, 2016

  • Maybe That Is My Employee: The New Definition of Joint Employer and What It Means for Your Company

    March 30, 2016

  • Breakfast Bar Plenary: Franchising in the Changing Workplace

    January 28, 2016

  • Off Duty Conduct “When is it an Employer’s Business?”

    January 20, 2016

  • Disclosure of Medical and Personal Information: Rights of Employees and Employers

    November 24, 2015

  • International Wage and Hour Laws: A Comparative Look

    November 4, 2015

  • Disability Insurance Claims: Untangling the issues

    October 8, 2015

  • Breakfast Near Tiffany’s V – The Client: Pearls of Wisdom for Successful Relationships & Representation

    May 22, 2015

  • Current Issues in Human Rights Law

    April 30, 2015

  • Human Rights and the Construction Industry Employer

    April 29, 2015

  • Background Checks and the Fair Credit Reporting Act: Key Issues for North America Employers

    April 8, 2015

  • Who’s Running the Shop? Balancing employer rules against employee privacy

    March 5, 2015

  • All In The Family: Recent Developments in Family Status Accommodation

    January 23, 2015

  • Third Annual Human Rights Summit

    December 10, 2014

  • Construction Industry Labour Law Conference

    October 22, 2014

  • Managing the Difficult Employee

    September 16, 2014

  • Cross Canada Labour Law Update

    September 12, 2014

  • Workplace Safety and Health: What Companies Doing Business in Bangladesh, China, and India Need to Know

    July 22, 2014

  • What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You: Accommodating Mental Illness, Addiction and Other Hidden Disabilities

    July 10, 2014

  • Recruitment, Selection & Onboarding of New Employees

    June 17, 2014

  • Employee Conflict Resolution: Looking At an Old Problem a New Way

    April 11, 2014

  • Privacy, Surveillance and the Granny Cam

    April 2, 2014

  • Making Your Employment Agreements Work for You

    January 24, 2014

  • Remaining Union Free: How to Plan, Prepare and Win

    January 24, 2014

  • Current Decisions, Upcoming Issues: Major Case Law and Legislative Roundup

    December 11, 2013

  • 2nd Annual Human Rights Summit

    December 10, 2013

  • Keys to Addressing Healthcare’s Most Critical Workplace Issues

    November 26, 2013

  • Privacy, Law and the Contemporary Workplace: New Challenges and Directions

    November 22, 2013

  • Festivus for the Rest of Us? Celebrating the Holidays in a Multicultural Workplace

    November 21, 2013

  • Best Practices for Hiring and Firing

    November 13, 2013

  • Latin America on the Rise: The Impact of Legal Reforms and Labor Market Developments in China and Latin America

    November 7, 2013

  • Inspiring a Motivated Workforce

    November 4, 2013

  • 2013 Annual HR Law Conference

    October 24, 2013

  • Construction Industry Labour Law

    October 23, 2013

  • Employee and Workplace Privacy Compliance

    October 10, 2013

  • Domestic Violence and the Workplace: A New Frontier in Workplace Protection

    June 13, 2013

  • Privacy and Surveillance: Understanding an Employer’s Rights and Obligations

    March 20, 2013

  • Employment Law Issues and Canadian Franchising

    January 31, 2013

  • Labour Law Foundations – The Osgoode Certificate in Labour Law

    January 24, 2013

  • Global Union Organizing Strategies – What Your Organization Needs to Know

    January 23, 2013

  • Dramatic Changes to Ontario’s Human Rights Legislation

    December 4, 2012

  • Correcting Absenteeism While Respecting Employee Rights: Recent Cases on Attendance Management Programs and Last Chance Agreements

    November 22, 2012

  • Major Case Law and Legislative Review: An Expert Update on Recent DevelopmentsLancaster House, Canadian Labour Board Law Conference

    October 17, 2012

  • Government Regulation and Intervention – Recent Developments and the Impact on Employee and Labour Relations

    October 1, 2012

  • Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace

    September 18, 2012

  • Disability Accommodation and Return to Work

    May 30, 2012

  • Elect-to-Work & Bill 139

    April 26, 2012

  • Primer on Critical Employment Law Issues on Both Sides of the Border: What Every Employer (and Their Counsel) Need to Know

    March 29, 2012

  • Will You Be Ready If Your Union Decides to Strike?

    March 27, 2012

  • Employer Mistreatment and Abuse: What Are The Consequences? What Are The Remedies?

    February 16, 2012

  • Social Media and the Workplace: A Constantly Shifting Landscape

    February 2, 2012

  • Disciplinary Investigations : What Questions Can Employers Ask? What Questions Must Employees Answer?

    January 19, 2012

  • Bargaining in the Broader Public Sector Conference

    December 7, 2011

  • My First Service Canada Compliance Review Under the Temporary Foreign Worker Regulations: What Is It?

    November 23, 2011

  • Latest Developments in Human Rights in Canada: A Coast-to-Coast Overview

    November 10, 2011

  • Senior Practitioners’ Panel

    October 27, 2011

  • Human Rights Trends – Update

    October 6, 2011

  • The Anatomy of a Labour Law Judicial Review: Practical Lessons

    September 22, 2011

  • Labour Arbitration as Access to Justice – What’s Working and What Isn’t?

    April 29, 2011

  • Union Organizing – Tips, Traps and Proactive Employer Strategies

    April 28, 2011

  • Discipline Discharge and Layoffs: When is a Layoff a Real Layoff?

    April 7, 2011

  • Management Rights: Defining the Scope and Limits

    April 7, 2011

  • MOL Inspections: Know Your Rights Before the Knock on the Door

    February 3, 2011

  • Bill 168: Workplace Violence and Harassment – The Experience So Far

    February 2, 2011

  • Organizing Issues: Protecting Rights, Resolving Conflict

    September 19, 2010

  • Legalities on the Hiring Process

    June 10, 2010

  • Violence and Harassment in the Workplace: A Practical Guide to Managing the New La

    May 13, 2010

  • Bill 168: Violence and Harassment in the Workplace

    May 11, 2010

  • Bill 168: Violence and Harassment in the Workplace – A Practical Guide to Managing the New Law

    March 25, 2010

  • Family Status Discrimination Under the Human Rights Code

    March 1, 2010

  • The Changing Face of Labour & Employment Law

    February 24, 2010

  • The Changing Face of Labour and Employment Law: Major Case Law Developments in 2009

    February 16, 2010

  • The Economics of Ergonomics – New Ontario Workplace Violence and Harassment Legislation

    February 12, 2010

  • Mental Health in the Workplace: A New Challenge, A Different Approach

    January 27, 2010

  • The Year in Review: Analysing Key Decisions and Legislation That Impact on Labour Arbitration

    December 17, 2009

  • Getting Sued by Your Employee: A How Not to Be Session

    December 10, 2009

  • A Wide Net: Freedom of Association after B.C. Health Services

    November 20, 2009

  • Managing Terminations

    November 10, 2009

  • Workplace Violence and Harassment: Preparing for Ontario’s New Legislation (Bill 168)

    November 9, 2009

  • How to Win Interim Applications at the Ontario Labour Relations Board

    July 17, 2009

  • Fundamentals of the Duty to Accommodate

    May 22, 2009

  • Managing Employees in Uncertain Economic Times

    March 26, 2009

  • Working with the Mentally Ill Member – Police Employment in 2009

    March 2, 2009

  • Surveillance and Monitoring: Crossing the Minefield Moderator

    February 26, 2009

  • International Employment Law: What Every North American Employer Should Know About Doing Business in Europe

    February 24, 2009

  • Workplace Audits: Preparation and Best Practices

    January 29, 2009

  • Whose Computer Is It Anyway? Preventing and Addressing I.T. Related Misconduct

    January 29, 2009

  • Bargaining in the Broader Public Sector

    October 29, 2008

  • Bargaining in the Broader Public Sector – Major Case Law and Legislation Update

    October 29, 2008

  • Hiring & Firing Employees: Must Know Strategies to Protect Your Organization

    August 27, 2008

  • Small Business Challenges – Staying Competitive in Canada

    June 24, 2008

  • Family Day – Update

    June 19, 2008

  • Addressing the Human Rights Pitfalls in Your Employment Policies and Collective Agreements: Pre-Conference Workshop

    June 12, 2008

  • Successful Collective Bargaining: Preparation, Strategies and Resolving an Impasse

    February 1, 2008

  • The Art of the Deal: Developing and Refining Your Bargaining Skills

    December 4, 2007

  • Employer Strategies to Improve Employee Attendance and Manage Medical Information

    November 12, 2007

  • Hiring and Firing Do’s and Don’ts

    November 12, 2007

  • The Do’s and Don’ts of Discipline

    July 1, 2007

  • Advance Issues in Duty to Accommodate – Hidden Disabilities and Mental Health Illnesses: How to Avoid Common Accommodation Failures with Employees Who Are in Denial

    June 13, 2007

  • Focus on Representation Rights, Exclusions, Employee Status, Bargaining Unit Determination

    May 10, 2007

  • Construction Labour Law: Building a Firm Foundation – Commercial Aspects of Collective Agreement Enforcement

    March 29, 2007

  • Human Rights and Labour Law: New Challenges and New Directions in 2007

    February 5, 2007

  • Good News for a Change: Employment Cases That Help Employers

    February 2, 2007

  • Labour Relations Act Changes: Navigating the Minefield

    February 2, 2007

  • The Do’s and Don’ts of Discipline

    February 01, 2007

  • Winning Strategies for Collective Bargaining – Effective Strategies for Resolving an Impasse

    December 13, 2006

  • Labour Arbitration Conference 2006 – Major Case Law Update

    November 23, 2006

  • Workplace Challenges & Opportunities – Bill 211: Mandatory Retirement Ends – Implications & Proactive Solutions

    November 22, 2006

  • Workplace Challenges & Opportunities – Tackling Attendance Issues

    November 2, 2006

  • Workplace Challenges & Opportunities – How Companies Successfully Remain Union Free

    October 27, 2006

  • Meeting the Employer’s Duty to Accommodate

    October 19, 2006

  • On Employment Law – Essential Information for Managing Non-Unionized Workforces

    October 18, 2006

  • Workplace Challenges & Opportunities – Terminations and Wrongful Dismissal Claims

    October 4, 2006

  • Managing the Return to Work Process: If This Doesn’t Work, What Next?

    June 15, 2006

  • Advanced Issues in Duty to Accommodate: Proactive Management of Employees with Disabilities

    June 14, 2006

  • Labour Law – Latest Issues Affecting Contractors

    April 28, 2006

  • Don’t Throw in the Towel – Recent Decisions that Assist Employers

    April 27, 2006

  • Labour & Employment Law for the Construction Industry: Best Practices for Non-Union Employers Under Bill 144

    March 2, 2006

  • Just Say No: Knowing When to Accommodate and When Enough is Enough

    February 1, 2006

  • Money, Money, Money: The Latest Word on Damages

    November 23, 2005

  • Labour Arbitration Conference (2005)

    November 3, 2005

  • What You Need to Know About the Amendments to the Labour Relations Act

    October 27, 2005

  • Red Hot Construction Law, What’s New in Construction Labour Relations – Bill 144

    October 24, 2005

  • Six-Minute Labour Lawyer

    June 2, 2005

  • Employee Screening and Background Checks

    May 10, 2005

  • The Outside Limits to Accommodation

    May 4, 2005

  • Labour Arbitration Conference 2004: The Standards for Non-Disciplinary Terminations

    November 25, 2004

  • Pension Liability: Capital Accumulation Plans, The Future of CAPS

    May 6, 2004

  • Privacy/Bill C-45 Update (Corporate Responsibility Under the Criminal Code)

    April 1, 2004

  • The Unaccommodateable Employee and Employer Obligations

    February 27, 2004

  • Privacy in the Workplace

    February 1, 2004

  • Integrating Privacy Compliance with Collective Bargaining Agreement: What You Need to Know in 2004

    January 19, 2004

  • Labour and Employment Law Update

    December 7, 2003

  • Privacy Update

    November 27, 2003

  • Putting in Your Case: Evidence in the Arbitration Process

    November 22, 2003

  • Shocked and Appalled: The Faces of Workplace Criminal Misconduct and Dishonesty

    November 18, 2003

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