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Canada - January 31 2014 The Québec Charter of Values triggered an ongoing and vigorous national debate when it was unveiled by the Minister responsible for Democratic…

Miriane Bouthillier.

The establishment of a new retirement savings regime : the introduction of Voluntary Retirement Savings Plans Act

Canada - October 21 2013 The Voluntary Retirement Savings Plans Act was introduced by the Ministry of Employment and Social Solidarity on May 9, 2013. The Bill provides that…

Miriane Bouthillier.

Anti-replacement worker provisions: the Appeal Court of Quebec decides that new technologies do not redefine the notion of establishment

Canada - March 26 2012 With the recent expansion of internet and technological devices, more and more workers may now perform much of their work outside the actual physical premises of their employer’s establishment.

Marie-Pier Côté.

Will a company in Québec still be allowed to close without having to pay damages to its employees after the Supreme Court’s decision in Wal-Mart?

Canada - January 20 2010 On November 27, 2009, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld the Québec Court of Appeal’s decision holding that sections 15 to 17 of the Labour Code of Québec ("Code") were not applicable where a company decided to close down permanently.

Marie-Pier Côté.

The vicissitudes of family life under joint custody and the employer’s duty of reasonable accommodation

Canada - May 25 2009 Is an employer required to accommodate the work schedule of a father who has sole custody of his young child every other week?