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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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The Lawyer Awards 2021: Shortlist revealed

The Lawyer Awards takes place in November this year, with scores of firms, in-house teams and chambers making the shortlist. The winners will be announced in our virtual awards ceremony, taking place on Tuesday 2 November. Last year saw Keystone win the top prize, as the coronavirus pandemic vindicated the firm’s non-traditional and remote working model in spades. […]

Back to the office: what firms are doing

Far from being a complete return to normal, law firms across the country opened their doors a little more this month. How have they been preparing and what can staff expect from their old offices? Slaughter and May Slaughters has been less touchy-feely and more prescriptive than most other firms, telling staff to be in […]

Irwin Mitchell scraps chargeable hours

Irwin Mitchell has dropped chargeable hours across the whole firm to accommodate people’s different working needs. The firm carried out a review of its time recording approach at the end of the last financial year, introducing a new model. Irwin Mitchell has traditionally had targets of around 1,500 hours, with discounts in place for various […]

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