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Successful Lawyers are more Likely to Suffer from Depression?

Recent studies reveal that highly successful lawyers are more likely to suffer from depression. Why? The higher the status of a lawyer in a large firm, the more likely he is to suffer from depression. If a lawyer is based in the United States, he is also more likely to risk suffering from a health […]


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How to Preserve your Professional Image on Social Media

Your online presence is now almost as important as your physical presence. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn… How do you protect and preserve your professional image on social media? According to studies, the figure varies but it is estimated that the percentage of employers who take the time to inspect the social media presence of their candidates […]


Jobs search

7 Awesome Job Search Resolutions for 2018

Whether you have been seeking a new job for several months or whether changing company is part of your good resolutions for 2018, you will have to take some initiatives to find an offer that suits you and convinces employers. Here are 7 awesome job search resolutions for 2018. 1. I will review my CV Whether […]


Rights and labour standards

How to Prevent and Manage Long-Term Absenteeism

An increase in disability cases, ageing workforce, multiplication of absences for mental health reasons… How to prevent and manage long-term absenteeism? Expert advice. The costs related to absenteeism and long-term absenteeism represent 20% of a company’s payroll, estimates Daniel Leduc, CRIA and lawyer in employment and labour law at Norton Rose Fulbright. “When a company […]


Entrepreneurship

How to Successfully Open a Law Firm

After serving for several years in a large firm, many lawyers consider creating their own office. What is the best time to launch on your own without taking too many risks, how to successfully open a law firm? Advice from Maude Fréchette, partner lawyer and co-founder of Yulex. Setting out on your own is the […]


Entrepreneurship

Is the Incorporated Company Always the Best Choice?

In 2004, with the coming into force of the Regulation respecting the practice of the profession of advocate within a partnership or company and in a multidisciplinary firm, lawyers now had the option of choosing whether or not to incorporate their firm. Incorporation was accompanied by undeniable benefits, including transferring to the company excess income […]


Career management

What to do with Difficult Clients in the Legal Field?

Having difficult people among your clients is commonplace for a lawyer, considering the context of the practice. What to do with Difficult clients in the legal field and what attitude is to be adopted with them? “At one time, law firms had the luxury of refusing a client, on a matter of principle… I would […]


Rights and labour standards

Five little-known labour standards

Can my employer ask me to work on public holidays? Can I choose my own vacation weeks? Here are five little-known facts concerning labour standards. In what cases must an employer pay for work clothes? Jocelyne Cotnoir—lawyer and Assistant Director of Legal Affairs at the Commision des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de […]


Rights and labour standards

Sexual harassment at work: the many faces of abuse

Sexual harassment at work: the many faces of abuse Under the Act respecting labour standards in Quebec, sexual harassment is considered psychological harassment at work. This is defined as “[…] vexatious behaviour in the form of repeated conduct, verbal comments, actions or gestures that are hostile or unwanted, that affect the employee’s dignity or psychological or physical […]


Rights and labour standards

Personal e-mails at work : Employers rights

Personal e-mails at work : Employers rights In Canada, case law considers office computers a production tool under the responsibility of employers, who therefore have the right of control over all employee files and e-mails. Other countries are still debating the issue, however. All Canadian companies can determine their own standards as regards privacy at work. In particular, management can forbid the use of computers […]


Rights and labour standards

Management rights or abusive management ?

There’s a very thin line between management rights and psychological harassment when it comes to leading a team effectively. How to be a good manager without stepping over the line? Many policies and laws require organizations to protect the victims of abuse. Employees who feel violated must have access to several forums that allow them to […]


Rights and labour standards

Labour standards : Five little-known facts

Can my employer ask me to work on public holidays? Can I choose my own vacation weeks? Here are five little-known facts concerning labour standards. In What Cases Must an Employer Pay for Work Clothes? Jocelyne Cotnoir—lawyer and Assistant Director of Legal Affairs at the Commision des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de […]


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