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Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Employment & Labour

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What the team is known for

Borden Ladner Gervais has a market-leading labour and employment practice in Montréal that is noted for its impressive dispute resolution capabilities. The team assists clients with the full suite of employment and labour issues, with noted capabilities in workplace human rights claims, wrongful dismissal disputes, collective bargaining and occupational health and safety matters. It acts on behalf of both public and private entities from a range of industries, including retail, construction, healthcare and education. The group is also recommended for its expertise in immigration, pensions and benefits. It remains highly distinguished for acting as employment counsel for indigenous communities across Québec, and is further highlighted for its deep understanding of federally regulated industries.

Strengths

One client said: "They have a good mastery of the law and they work well together as a team."

Work highlights

A BLG team led by Maryse Tremblay successfully represented Canadian Pacific Railway before the Superior Court of Québec in a judicial review of an arbitration decision relating to the use of US crews on its trains.

Notable practitioners

Corrado De Stefano is skilled in collective bargaining matters as well as advising clients on the labour and employment aspects of corporate restructurings. He is based in Montréal and is also well-versed in labour arbitrations and certifications.

Danny Kaufer Ad E is based in Montréal and is considered to be a market leader in the field of collective bargaining agreements. He also regularly advises on employment arbitrations and negotiations and is regarded as a mentor in the wider field.
"He is extremely responsive and really helpful in getting us what we need."

Frédéric Massé excels in collective labour matters, with a practice emphasis on the policing and entertainment sectors. He regularly represents Montréal-based clients in contentious labour relation disputes.

Maryse Tremblay is a Montréal-based lawyer who is well versed in workers' compensation issues as well as advising national and provincial clients on employment disputes before courts and administrative tribunals. She is especially respected by market sources for her representation of federally regulated employers.
"She is extremely competent, cost-efficient, delivers great results and is a delight to work with."

Robert Bonhomme is based in Montréal and commands a formidable reputation for executive dismissal cases. He is also experienced in collective bargaining agreements and is well versed in compensation and benefits issues.
"Robert has a wealth of experience and is a practical problem solver."

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Overview

Our L&E Group offers a full range of services to our clients in employment matters, labour relations, human rights, occupational health and safety, privacy, pensions and benefits, and immigration.

We have extensive expertise in:

  • Human resources, including drafting and litigating employment contracts, restrictive covenants, compensation, severance and stock option agreements, human rights/accommodation, attendance management, employment policy manuals, health and safety standards, health and welfare plans, pension and benefits and business immigration.​
  • Conducting training and investigations, including in the areas of harassment, human rights or fraud allegations.
  • Labour relations advice and litigation services, including defending unionization claims, collective bargaining representation, unfair labour practice and bad-faith bargaining complaints, strikes, lockouts and picketing injunctions, successorships, common employer applications, grievances and arbitration.
  • Litigating cases at all levels of court in the areas of wrongful dismissal, constructive dismissal, just cause dismissal and other civil litigation, as well as litigating before administrative tribunals such as human rights tribunals, labour relations boards, employment standards adjudicators, workers compensation boards, pay equity tribunals and occupational health and safety adjudicators.
  • Advising on and litigating cases resulting from mergers, acquisitions, outsourcing transactions, relocations and closures.

Employment & Labour

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

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Location

1000 rue de La Gauchetière Street West

Suite 900

Montréal

Québec

Canada

QC H3B 5H4

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Québec

Employment & Labour


Corrado De Stefano
Band 4
Danny Kaufer, Ad.E
Band 1
Frédéric Massé
Band 4
Maryse Tremblay
Band 3
Robert Bonhomme
Band 1