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Labour and employment law, for employers and employees

In the cold light of the reality that is wholescale globalization, shifting labour laws and stiffer business competition than ever before, effectively managing the employer-employee relationship is a key element in achieving a company’s objectives. Decisions judiciously taken in regard to hiring, firing, collective relations and disciplinary and administrative measures are the building blocks of maintaining a healthy power balance with your workers. When its labour-related decisions are correct from the start, a company can focus on its economic and growth objectives.

Our team, made up of experienced lawyers in the field, are attentive to your needs and dedicated to finding effective solutions to the litigious situations that are worrying you. Whether it’s fully understanding how the new cannabis legalization rules apply in the workplace, negotiating severance pay, preparing an individual employment contract or negotiating a collective agreement, we have the expertise to help you.

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Here are just a few of the subjects our expertise in labour law covers:

  • Employee, freelancer and consultant employment contracts
  • Negotiating severance pay
  • Negotiating and preparing an individual employment contract or collective agreement
  • Cases involving dismissal or prohibited practices
  • Non-compete and non-solicitation clauses
  • Representation before the Tribunal administratif du travail (TAT) for unionized companies

Did you know

The preventive measures we’ll develop with you are aimed at avoiding conflict situations. By entrusting your labour contracts’ writing and analysis to us, we’ll give you the protection you need.

An employee who has been in an employer’s service continuously for at least two years can usually be reintegrated, with compensation equivalent to salary lost since their dismissal, if the Tribunal administratif du travail considers that they have been dismissed without just and sufficient cause.

Using standard contracts with your employees and executives minimizes the risks of unfairness and the number of employment-related disputes.

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