Rights and labour standards

Rights and labour standards

Has the #MeToo movement really changed anything at the office?

One in four women say they have experienced inappropriate sexual behaviour at work, according to Statistics Canada’s Survey of Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace. The study, released in early August 2021, reveals that harassment is still very much in the workplace, even in the age of the # MeToo movement. Inappropriate comments, dirty jokes, unwanted […]


Rights and labour standards

True or false: 4 things to know about the hybrid model

Will hybrid work make a breakthrough when the epidemiological curve of COVID-19 flattens, like the craze for teleworking during the pandemic? When it’s time to get back to the office, a third of workers may have to show up two or three days a week, according to a cross-Canada survey conducted by ADP and Maru […]


Rights and labour standards

Four tips for resigning with style

 Since March 2020, very few employees have dared to leave their jobs due to the uncertain times linked to the pandemic. With the recovery, we could witness what Professor Anthony Klotz of A&M University in Texas recently dubbed the “Great Resignation”.  Closer to home, nearly 35% of Quebecers are thinking of changing their jobs or […]


Rights and labour standards

Can an employer require a COVID-19 vaccination?

While the number of COVID-19 vaccinations increases daily, the issue of mandatory vaccination in the workplace is increasingly pressing. Could an employer require his employees to be vaccinated against this disease in order to return to the workplace? Current situation. Legally, the Civil Code of Quebec and the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms protect […]


Rights and labour standards

Recruiting: What every good candidate should know.

According to a survey conducted during the second wave of the pandemic, more than half of Quebecers were considering quitting their current job. Before looking elsewhere, test your knowledge about being a well-informed candidate. True or false: do I get a passing grade? We’re in 2021, it’s a yes for emoticons in CV’s and emails. […]


Rights and labour standards

Have You Compared Your Current Salary With the Market?

After the expenses of the holiday season, now is the time to start off the New Year on the right foot. Why not compare your salary with the market? Who knows? You might be able to get the increase you’ve been hoping for for a long time.   There are many tools to find out […]


Rights and labour standards

Law and the Ageing of the Population: New Challenges

Lawyers will be having to deal more and more with an elderly clientele. What impacts will the ageing of the population have on their practice? How can they best serve this population segment that is gaining in importance? We discuss it with an expert. “All subjects are likely to apply in a somewhat special way […]


Rights and labour standards

Investigating Psychological Harassment in the Workplace – Best Practices

More and more lawyers will be asked to investigate cases of psychological harassment at the workplace. What are the best practices in this area? “The norm is changing, and expectations in human relationships are also changing: behaviours may be better identified, recognized and reported more than before,” explains Élise Corriveau, CHRP and accredited mediator for […]


Rights and labour standards

Overhaul of the Canada Labour Code: Towards Better Protection of Part-Time Workers

The Canada Labour Code, dating from the 1960s, needs to be modernized. This is the finding of an extensive consultation carried out by the federal government with groups of workers, unions and private sector employers subject to federal regulation. An overhaul is therefore being prepared to adapt to the new realities of the world of […]


Rights and labour standards

Under What Circumstances Can an Employer Hire a Private Detective?

If he suspects an employee of cheating on salary insurance, can an employer hire a private detective to conduct shadowing? What are the limits of the worker’s right to privacy? Some explanations. Employee fraud costs companies 5% of their revenue, according to the 2018 report from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. The use of […]


Pay and benefits, Rights and labour standards

Gender Pay Gap Remains in Canada

At a time when the government is announcing a bill on pay equity to reduce the gaps between the genders, what is clear is that in fact equality in this area is still far from being achieved. 35% to 44% less for women on hourly wages and bonuses 64% to 72% lower at the Royal […]


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 […]


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