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Employment & Labour

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What the team is known for

Fasken is a distinguished national law firm with a significant profile for employment and labour law in Québec. The team offers depth and breadth of expertise in a broad array of labour, employment and human rights matters, including collective bargaining, union grievances, termination disputes and labour standards issues. Its lawyers act for a range of national and international companies operating in both provincially and federally regulated settings, as well as advising on international labour law. The firm also represents significant Québec-based employers, including the provincial government, and offers notable expertise in construction labour relations. It offers services out of both Montréal and Québec City.

Strengths

One satisfied client remarked: "They give us the right information rather than saying what we want to hear. They give us advice that is not limited to the legal aspect of the case; they have a global vision so they are excellent partners."

Another client noted: "I only use them for complex files."

Work highlights

A Fasken team led by Stéphane Fillion advised SwissPort Canada in connection with a strike by employees at the Montréal-Trudeau airport.

Notable practitioners

Dominique L'Heureux is based in Montréal and is widely recognised for his work on high-volume and complex collective bargaining agreements. He is also experienced in acting for both provincial and national clients in a range of industries during the arbitration of disputes.
"He is a reliable attorney." "He is very appreciated by our internal team. He is good to work with."

Magali Cournoyer-Proulx is a prominent employment lawyer based in Montréal who is especially skilled in disputes involving executive terminations and negotiations. In these matters, she advises on both litigation and alternative dispute resolution. Notably, she recently represented Canadian Pacific Railway in an employment dispute with Canadian National Railway relating to a non-compete covenant made by a former CN employee who joined CP Rail.
"Magali is very calm and always takes the time to explain all the aspects of a case. She has a very business-like approach that goes beyond the strictly legal impacts."

Rhéaume Perreault is a skilled labour lawyer with extensive experience in employment legislation matters out of Montréal. He also handles collective agreement negotiations, with further strength in grievance arbitrations. He recently represented the City of Blainville in a case brought by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) following temporary layoffs carried out as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ronald McRobie is a seasoned lawyer with a wealth of expertise in high-profile collective agreement disputes. Based in Montréal, he has a strong track record of representing clients before civil courts, arbitration tribunals and labour relations boards.
"He has an incredible in-depth knowledge on a broad spectrum of labour relations issues. He is always able to provide a quick response to just about any question."

Stéphane Fillion is based in Montréal from where he co-chairs Fasken's Québec labour, employment and human rights group. He is esteemed for acting on high-profile collective agreements, and  also regularly represents federal clients in disputes involving a range of issues from health and safety matters to pensions and benefits.
"Stéphane is extremely efficient, doesn’t waste time with administration and quickly grasps the legal issues. He is a fine strategist and imposes respect in negotiations." "He has very good experience, he is pragmatic and adapts his practice to the reality of the client."

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Overview

Part of your reputation depends on having a motivated workforce to implement your strategies and proactively manage risk. Our advice is proactive, pragmatic and cost-effective. We’ll help you conclude innovative collective agreements or create risk management and compliance programs. If disputes arise, we’ll help you defuse tension among stakeholders and skillfully represent your interests in court, before tribunals or at arbitration.

Employment & Labour

Fasken

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Location

The Stock Exchange Tower

PO Box 242, Suite 3700

800 Victoria Square

Montréal

Québec

Canada

QC H4Z 1E9

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Québec

Employment & Labour


Dominique L'Heureux
Band 4
Magali Cournoyer-Proulx
Band 2
Rhéaume Perreault
Band 3
Ronald McRobie
Band 4
Stéphane Fillion
Band 1