Quebec administrative justice paralysed by strike

March 20, 2017

The longest Canadian strike by public civil servants came to an abrupt end after the Quebec government passed a special law that compelled striking government lawyers and notaries back-to-work following a labour conflict that paralyzed […]

Appeal court provides guidance on workplace investigations

January 19, 2015

A controversial lower-court ruling that ordered a Montreal lawyer to pay moral damages to a college teacher for pain and suffering after an investigation she had headed into psychological harassment complaints breached the duty of procedural fairness was overturned by the Quebec Court of Appeal in a precedent-setting ruling that provides guidance on workplace investigations. […]

Montreal tax lawyer fights federal whistleblower watchdog

July 31, 2014

Yacine Agnaou is one of a handful of Canadian lawyers who took on Quebec tax authorities and plead a case so successfully that now others are trying to follow suit. Now Agnaou is immersed in another legal battle against another government department, and once again the odds of winning are stacked against him. […]

Pension battle brewing

July 21, 2014

Municipalities faced with soaring pension deficits consider sharing the risk, and reneging on promises to employees. […]

Tug of war – Canadian labour under seige

June 29, 2013

When the final tally was counted, the labour movement could be forgiven for heaving a sigh of relief. The Senate this week amended, some say eviscerated, legislation passed by the House of Commons that would have given organized labour another sound reason to believe it is under siege. What follows is a look at legal developments that could shape the Canadian labour landscape for years to come. […]

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