Diplomas

  • Called to the Quebec Bar (2002)

  • LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School – York University York (2001)

  • LL.B., Université de Montréal (2000)

Profile

French version is available here.

Geneviève Beaudin is a member of BCF’s Labour and Employment Law team.

As part of her practice, Ms. Beaudin advises and represents companies at the provincial and federal levels, namely in their individual and collective working relationships. In this role, she handles cases involving grievance arbitration, human rights, labour standards, the protection of personal information, occupational health and safety, and access to information.

Ms. Beaudin has gained considerable experience in group benefits and retirement plans, as well as in judicial reviews.

She also has sound experience in the drafting of opinions, arguments, and memoranda in the context of labour and employment disputes.

Ms. Beaudin represents companies before various tribunals including arbitration panels, administrative tribunals, and the courts. She also acts for them in mediation proceedings.

She has also co-authored the École du Barreau publication, Droit du travail (Collection de droit) for several years.

Professional affiliations

  • Barreau du Québec

Conferences

  • Ms. Beaudin regularly speaks at various conferences on labour and employment law, especially regarding labour standards, non-competition and non-solicitation clauses, the impact of cannabis legalization, the use of technology in the context of employment, etc.

Representative work

  • Advising companies on labour law and employment matters;

  • Representing companies in grievance arbitrations;

  • Representing companies in judicial reviews or appeals;

  • Advising companies regarding the implementation of disciplinary and non-disciplinary measures;

  • Advising companies regarding issues of psychological harassment;

  • Advising companies regarding group benefits and retirement plans;

  • Advising companies regarding human rights and freedoms;

  • Advising companies regarding the protection of personal information and access to information;

  • Drafting legal opinions and memoranda;

  • Representing companies in connection with processes of mediation, conciliation, and amicable settlement conferences (CRA).

Involvement

  • Ms. Beaudin will be teaching Labour Law at l’École du Barreau as of the fall.

  • Ms. Beaudin is involved with children’s development organizations. She is currently a board member of the Camp Mariste summer camp.

Publications

Books - Co-author of the École du Barreau book, Droit du travail – Collection de droit. Coordinator of the annual update since 2009 (Les Éditions Yvon Blais)

Other publications - 2013 – “Les frontières entre la vie privée et la vie professionnelle : revue jurisprudentielle,” co-authored with Stéphane Fillion, Les Cahiers de droit, Les transformations du travail et la protection du salarié, Université Laval Faculty of Law, volume 54, issues 2-3, June-September 2013, p. 255-275;

  • 2018 – Amendments to the Labour Standards Act: overview of the bill;

  • 2017 – Federal employers – introduction of a bill in an effort to prevent harassment;

  • 2017 – Merry Christmas #MeToo;

  • 2017 – St. John the Baptist Day – a Primer on Employers’ Obligations;

  • 2016 – Christmas Presents and Bonuses for Your Employees: Can the Employer Be Less Generous Than Santa?;

  • 2016 – Suspension of Arbitration Hearing Pending a Court Decision on the Constitutionality of Bill 15: Two Contradictory Decisions;

  • 2016 – Different Pension and Benefit Plans Depending on Employees’ Hiring Date;

  • 2016 – The Quebec Superior Court Stresses the Importance of Communications with Employees Concerning Their Pension Plan in a Class Action Against IBM;

  • 2016 – Quebec’s Bid to Reform Municipal Pension Plans Will Have to Wait for the Superior Court to Determine the Validity of Bill 15;

  • 2015 – The Company Christmas Party – What Are the Employer’s Obligations?;

  • 2015 – Introduction of the Administrative Labour Tribunal and of the Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail;

  • 2015 – Quebec Court of Appeal Decision on Pension and Benefits Plans;

  • 2015 –10 HR Resolutions for a Successful 2015;

  • 2014 – Office Christmas Parties and Social Media: When the Friends of my Friends … Are Not my Friends!;

  • 2014 – Human Resources Management in the Era of Social Media;

  • 2014 – Is Absenteeism Making you Ill?;

  • 2014 – St. John the Baptist Day – a Primer on Employers’ Obligations.

Contact

514 397-6941
genevieve.beaudin@bcf.ca

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Maria Miranda Papadakis

514 397-6699 #3617
mariamiranda.papadakis@bcf.ca

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