Labor and employment law

  • Individual labor relations
  • Collective labor relations
  • Collective bargaining
  • Competition and duty of loyalty
  • Federal labor law
  • Human rights
  • Pay equity
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Occupational health and safety funding 

Cain Lamarre is one of the leading firms in Quebec in the area of labor and employment law, not only for the number and size of cases we handle, but also for the number of professionals we have dedicated to this area of expertise. Our labor and employment law clientele is highly diverse, ranging from public and broader public institutions to medium and big business.

The labor and employment law team includes more than 60 lawyers spread throughout our 18 offices. These professionals devote the lion’s share of their practice to this area of expertise, as collective agreement advisors and negotiators for employers or as attorneys before administrative authorities in cases of certification, arbitration, and challenges.

Like human resource management, labor and employment law is in constant flux. You can count on our legal advisors to guide and assist you, taking into account the latest developments in the field.

Our expertise covers various facets:

  • Employer representation throughout Quebec and the rest of Canada, notably with regard to grievances and complaints
  • Consultation and support for the negotiation, interpretation, and application of collective agreements
  • Vast experience in the following areas for employers:
    • Problems dealing with union certification and the scope of intent
    • Employment termination contracts and dismissal cases
    • Application of the Act respecting labour standards, the Labour Code, and the Canada Labour Code
    • Workplace harassment
    • Protection of personal information and access to information
    • Pay equity
    • Human rights and the duty to accommodate
    • Screening for workplace drug or alcohol use
    • Problems relating to absenteeism management and disability
    • CNESST financing
    • Cases of occupational accidents before administrative courts
    • Representation during labor conflicts

Occupational health and safety

Cain Lamarre includes a number of legal professionals dedicated to occupational health and safety law.

We can represent you before all the organizations specializing in occupational health and safety, as well as before the courts in such matters as occupational accidents, occupational diseases, apportionment, classification, preventive leave, the right to refuse work, notices of correction, civil remedies, and penal complaints.