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Erin Kuzz Awarded ELA’s “Sheldon N. Sandler Award”

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Award Recognizes Commitment to the Global Law Firm Network

The Employment Law Alliance (ELA), the world’s largest network of labor, employment and immigration attorneys, recently honored Erin R. Kuzz of Toronto-based Sherrard Kuzz LLP as its “Sheldon N. Sandler Award” recipient.

The “Sheldon N. Sandler Award” recognizes members of the ELA who have made “extraordinary and lasting contributions to the organization.” It is named in honor of attorney and long-time contributor Sheldon (“Shel”) N. Sandler, of Delaware member firm Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP and is bestowed annually.

“Erin has consistently demonstrated leadership and has helped build the ELA into the dominant law firm network it has become,” said Stephen J. Hirschfeld, Founder and CEO of the Employment Law Alliance. “Whether lending her expertise to a member-facing webinar, charting the group’s direction with fellow senior leaders or innovating via social media adoption, Erin embodies the passion, knowledge and drive at the heart of the ELA.”

Erin R. Kuzz is a founding member of Sherrard Kuzz. She works with a diverse array of clients, advising on issues including collective bargaining, employee relations, human rights and accommodation, management training, Ontario Labour Relations Board Proceedings, privacy and workplace audits.

Active in the community, Kuzz is past chair of the Labour and Employment Section of the Ontario Bar Association and lectures frequently on issues such as progressive discipline, attendance management, positive employee relations, remaining union-free and workplace harassment. She has as taught at Osgoode Hall Law School and the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and was asked by the Law Society of Upper Canada to write the Bar Admission Licensing Examination Study Materials for Labour Law.

A graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School (LLB., 1997) and York University (B.A., 1992), Kuzz has been recognized by Chambers Global, Who’s Who Legal and Best Lawyers as one of Canada’s leading employment and labour lawyers.

“The Employment Law Alliance is core to my practice and to the firm. It’s easy to be excited and passionate about being a part of a group of best-in-class attorneys building on an integrated, global vision of success that is redefining law firm networks and client service. Needless to say, I am honored by the award and proud that our firm flies the ELA flag,” said Kuzz.

About Sherrard Kuzz LLP:

Sherrard Kuzz LLP is a Toronto-based 22 attorney employment and labour law firm, exclusively representing the interests of management. Clients include unionized and non-unionized companies, domestic and foreign, operating in both the public and private sectors, and range in size and complexity of operations from small, single-location, single-business enterprises to large, multi-site, diverse, multinational entities. Recognized nationally and internationally, the firm has been named among Canada’s “Top 10 Employment and Labour Boutiques” (Canadian Lawyer), Canada’s “Leading Employment & Labour Law Firms” (Chambers Global) and as “Repeatedly Recommended” (Lexpert).

About The Employment Law Alliance:
The Employment Law Alliance is the world's largest network of labor and employment lawyers. With specialists in more than 135 countries, all 50 states and each Canadian province, the ELA provides multi-state and multi-national companies with seamless and cost-effective services worldwide. On the web at:

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