Lexology Navigator: Québec Labour & Employment

Apr 4, 2017 1 MIN READ
Sven Poysa

Partner, Employment and Labour, Toronto

Julien Ranger

Partner, Pensions and Benefits, Montréal

In this article, which originally appeared in Lexology Navigator: Employment & Labour 2017, Osler’s employment law experts outline the key provincial and federal legal considerations for employers in Québec including:

  • Canada’s no at-will employment
  • length of termination notice and termination of employment
  • non-competition and non-solicitation provisions in employment agreements
  • French language legislation
  • general advice in labour and employment
  • emerging trends in employment and labour law including privacy, constitutional protection of union activities and workplace investigations
  • proposals for reform in Québec including whistleblower protections, Canada/Québec pension plans and voluntary retirement savings plans
  • Québec employment-related statues including the Act Respecting Labour Standards
  • employment/contractor misclassification
  • employment contracts
  • hiring process including job advertisements and background checks
  • pay issues including minimum wage, overtime and record keeping
  • discrimination and harassment
  • family and medical leave
  • privacy in the workplace
  • trade secrets and restrictive covenants
  • labour relations including unions and layoffs
  • discipline and termination

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