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Canadian product stewardship and epr: a review of 2021 and beyond

Provincial governments (and non-governmental agencies) have been busy implementing various innovative waste management programs to divert waste away from landfills. In 2021, important changes were implemented across all product categories, including tires, batteries, electronic products, packaging and printed paper, beverage containers, and hazardous and special products. Key changes include: i) new programs in jurisdictions that formerly did not have programs, ii) expanded product lists for existing programs, iii) shifts from product stewardship models to extended producer responsibility (“EPR”) models, and iv) expanded regulatory enforcement mechanisms and activity.

Future of work: Future of flexibility

Without doubt, the traditional employment relationship has changed. Whilst the coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact, the changing nature of the employment relationship has been taking place for several years. But what does this mean for employers?

Domestic CCTV: are you compliant?

The use of smart security devices and domestic CCTV systems is becoming increasingly common. If you use security cameras and similar devices in your home, data protection law may apply and it’s important to know your legal obligations.

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One Essex Court and 39 Essex Street prepare for Singapore launches

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Field Fisher and Lawrence Graham abandon plans for £150m merger

Merger talks between Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) and Lawrence Graham (LG) have been called off. Discussions to create a £150m firm out of the two City rivals have ended before any plans were formally put to partners. FFW managing partner Matthew Lohn said: “In May we confirmed that Field Fisher Waterhouse had been in talks […]

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