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Employment & Labour

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What the team is known for

Norton Rose Fulbright possesses a top-notch labour and employment practice that combines the firm's strength in Montréal and Québec City with a robust global offering. It combines broad expertise in both contentious and non-contentious employment and labour law, routinely assisting clients with employment litigation and labour arbitration, as well as collective bargaining, non-unionised mandates and workplace health and safety issues. The firm also advises employers on the management of cannabis impairment. It represents provincial, national and international employers in both the public and private sectors in a wide variety of high-profile matters, including advising on the employment and labour law aspects of multi-jurisdictional corporate reorganisations, mergers and acquisitions. It has an especially noteworthy practice in the aviation sector. The department's broad industry expertise also spans manufacturing, financial services, defence and natural resources.

Strengths

A client praised the team for "always being on top of things, proactive and resourceful."

Work highlights

A Norton Rose team led by Daniel Leduc represented PSP Investments before the Superior Court of Québec in relation to the applicability of Article 2092 Civil Code of Québec to long-term incentive plans.

Notable practitioners

François Côté is a Montréal-based lawyer who excels in acting for employers on grievances and occupational health and safety matters. More recently, he has advised on employment matters related to the cannabis sector.
"François is always available and very versatile. He has very fair judgement and is able to guide us in the management of risk."

Gilles Rancourt is a Québec City-based lawyer who is well versed in labour arbitrations and grievances, particularly in sectors ranging from health to education and insurance. He is also skilled in collective bargaining agreements.

Patrick Galizia is skilled at representing both provincial and federal clients in human rights complaints, employment tribunals and executive terminations. He is based in Montréal and is also well-versed in handling matters related to strikes.
"Patrick is flawless, from strategy to execution to managing the relations with the labour board." "He is the most creative person that I know. He is capable of navigating all situations, he is calm, strategic and he always has a positive impact."

Luc Beaulieu is widely applauded by sources as a leading practitioner in employment litigation and collective bargaining matters in Montréal. He is especially prolific in the aviation sector where he has acted on a number of grievance arbitrations.

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Overview

Our Employment and Labour team represents employers in both private and public sectors across Canada. The team is based in six key Canadian markets including Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal and Québec City.

The team regularly advises on both provincial matters as well as leading cases at the federal level. We also act for major players in the federal sphere, large energy companies, universities, infrastructure organizations and pharma companies.

Members

Cloutier, Jean-Sebastien (Head of Department)

Leduc, Daniel (Head of Department)

Beaulieu, R. Luc

Côté, François

Galizia, Patrick

Rancourt, Gilles

Employment & Labour

Norton Rose Fulbright

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Suite 2500

1 Place Ville Marie

Montréal

Québec

Canada

QC H3B 1R1

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Québec

Employment & Labour


François Côté
Band 2
Gilles Rancourt
Band 4
Patrick Galizia
Band 4
R. Luc Beaulieu
Band 1