Saxe became just the sixth person to receive the honorary award from the Human Resources Professional Association in its 75-year history, after he was nominated last summer.
“Stewart’s accomplishments and contributions are many and we are thankful to him for all that he does for our association and our profession,” said Antoinette Blunt, the chairwoman of HRPA’s board of directors. Her organization regulates human resources professionals in Ontario and is the largest human resources association in Canada.
The award promotes best practices in the human resources profession and is reserved for those that have made an “exemplary contribution to the human resources management profession.”
Saxe has authored more than 50 papers and articles, plus at least 60 more publications on labour and employment issues, which have become standard texts in the industry for disseminating human resources knowledge.
He was also involved in amendments to the Human Rights Code, The Employment Standards Act, the Labour and Relations Act, Bill 168 and, most recently, Bill 14: The Access to Justice Act.
“We congratulate Stewart on this prestigious award,” said Charlie Dodds, chairman of Baker & McKenzie’s global employment practice group. “To have received such a rare commendation is truly an honour and is reflective of the firm’s commitment to providing clients with high-quality service.”