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McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Employment & Labour

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What the team is known for

McCarthy Tétrault operates an esteemed labour and employment practice that leverages its significant national network to assist with a diverse array of matters in Québec, such as collective agreements, dismissals and grievance cases. The team also advises on occupational health and safety and on employment issues arising from reorganisations, acquisitions and outsourcing transactions. It often represents federal clients in provincial matters, most significantly in high-profile collective bargaining negotiations. The firm is noted for its experience in employment arbitration and its stalwart litigation practice. It offers services out of Montréal and Québec City.

Strengths

Interviewees say that the lawyers "are all extremely knowledgeable and competent in their respective fields of expertise."

Work highlights

A McCarthy team led by André Baril acted for Corporation des pilotes du Saint-Laurent Central on the renewal of its contract with the public administration.

Notable practitioners

Alexandre Buswell is a Montréal-based lawyer who is well regarded for representing both provincial and national clients in trade union disputes. He also provides strategic advice on labour relations and regularly acts for clients before civil and appellate courts and labour tribunals. Notably, his recent experience includes acting for Cirque du Soleil in relation to the labour and employment aspects of its global restructuring.

André Baril is based in Montréal and garners a stellar reputation for his expansive practice in collective bargaining negotiations, where he notably acts for national and federally regulated clients. He also has a prolific practice across the employment spectrum, ranging from arbitrations concerning health and safety to union certifications and human rights tribunals.
"It is easy to build confidence in André because you feel he fully understands your position." "He is an experienced lawyer who offers very good customer service."

Jacques Rousse is a highly experienced employment lawyer whose experience ranges from occupational health and safety to human rights and administrative law matters. He is based in Montréal and is also seasoned in labour relations and collective agreements.

Myriane Le François is an increasingly prominent lawyer based in Montréal who excels in providing employment advice on major corporate transactions and restructurings. She also regularly assists clients with employment litigation, including unfair dismissals.
"Myriane's strengths are being strategic and rigorous, and attention to detail. She measures the impact of a decision well." "She is very practical and does a good job of cutting through all of the details to get to the real issues."

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Overview

With the proliferation of federal, provincial and common laws affecting employment issues, you need expert legal advice to avoid costly missteps

McCarthy Tétrault helps you address employment issues before they become problems. We have some of the country’s top legal talents who are at the forefront of new developments in employment practices, policies and laws.

We represent clients in a broad spectrum of economic activity, including manufacturing, technology, energy and utilities, mining, construction, gaming and hospitality, transportation and warehousing, as well as public sector entities including government ministries and agencies, municipalities and universities.

We assemble the right team for your specific needs from our large roster of senior and junior lawyers. And with offices across the country, we combine local know-how with the resources of a leading national firm. Our labour lawyers have a reputation for strategic, timely and practical advice in all areas of labour relations and labour law, at both the provincial and federal levels.

Employment & Labour

McCarthy Tétrault LLP

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Location

Suite 2500

1000 de La Gauchetière Street West

Montréal

Québec

Canada

H3B 0A2

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Québec

Employment & Labour


Alexandre Buswell
Band 3
André Baril
Band 1
Jacques Rousse
Band 4
Myriane Le François
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