What are the employers’ obligations?
On October 1st, 2018, provincial elections will be held in Québec. The Election Act sets out certain specific obligations for employers during a provincial election.More
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Bill 176, which was adopted by the National Assemblye on June 12 2018, has introduced some major changes to the labour standards, in particular several amendments with respect to leaves and authorized absences.More
Nicola Di Iorio, Geneviève Beaudin and Mélanie Sauriol join our team of partners.More
Bill 176, as adopted by the National Assembly, henceforth hinders the application of so-called "orphan" clauses which cause employees hired after a given date to be entitled to a pension plan and/or other employee benefits that are less advantageous compared to that to which employees hired before said date are entitled.More
Bill 176 adopted on 12 June 2018 notably reinforced the obligations for personnel placement agencies, recruitment agencies for temporary foreign workers as well as for employers who are retaining their services.More
Among the provisions of Bill 176 is Section 42 which modifies the deadline for filing a complaint of psychological harassment. Applicable since June 12, 2018, the deadline is extended from 90 days to 2 years from the last incidence of the offending behaviour.More
Students hired for the summer period could be entitled to the same hourly rate as the employees they replace, if their work is equivalent. Last month, the Human Rights Tribunal of Quebec ruled in favour of this request. An overview of the serious consequences for employers.More
Since the federal government has announced its bill on cannabis legalization, many employers are concerned, rightly so, by the impending impacts in the workplace. Here are important things to keep in mind as you manoeuver with the new legislation.More
An analysis of our labor and employment law team of the impacts of the draft law on employers following its tabling in the National Assembly on March 20, 2018.More
Are you ready for Europe?
Our Legal Counsel, Didier Culat is featured in the September 4th edition of the business section of La Presse.More
Over the years, the global market growth and prominence of sectors such as high technology, e-commerce, and the Internet, which flout borders, have led the courts to consider the territorial scope of such clauses in a different light.More
Having brilliantly completed their Barreau du Québec internship amid the BCF team, Vincent Chaurette, Érika Bernard, Marc Étienne Boucher and David Siméon have agreed to launch their careers as lawyers with our firm.More
Make sure you use the right approach
The signature of such restrictive clauses in the course of employment is subject to a rigorous exercise. Our lawyer Claudia Parent explains what you need to know on this issue.More
To fully comply with the law, remember the following important rules
This year, the National Holiday and Canada Day both fall on a Friday. This could be a real headache for employers.More
Important changes regarding employment injuries to consider by businesses.
A decision of the Quebec Court of Appeal will force both commissions and employers to review how they handle employment injuries cases.More