Individual labour law

Are you in a non-unionized environment? Your labour law lawyers from DS Décarie Lawyers, in Gatineau and Ottawa, can help you apply and interpret minimum labour standards applied in Quebec, whether it’s during the hiring process, during employment, or at the end of it.

An ally in keeping your employees

On the threshold of labour shortage, private employers’ wage offers and benefits are one of the most important factors considered by potential employees when they choose an employer, second to work-family balance. It isn’t surprising that more and more employers look for ways to offer interesting and creative wage offers to their employees, which are an interesting salary, benefits, a bonus system, and a flexible way of working.

Managing a business

Even though it’s ideal, most SMEs can’t manage a business without taking into account the financial considerations and operational challenges that this kind of ideal involves. Lawyers in charge of labour law from DS Décarie Lawyers can help employers who not only want to establish competitive benefits, but also clear internal policies relative to maintaining minimal performance, telecommuting, and respect of confidentiality protection.

Labour law Lawyers from DS Décarie Lawyers can ensure that working conditions are compliant to today’s human resources’ standards and trends, either by writing or reviewing an employment contract, including non-competition or non-solicitation agreements, wage scales, or health policies.


Settlement of individual work conflicts

A human, objective, and careful approach is always required to avoid mistakes. Labour law Lawyers from DS Décarie Lawyers accompany employers and employees in the steps towards solving individual work conflicts.

  • Employment contract
  • Labour standards
  • Non-competition agreement
  • Confidentiality agreement
  • Termination of employment agreement
  • Dismissal, suspension, escalating punishment scale
  • Unfair competition dispute
  • Unjustified dismissal complaint
  • Financial claims
  • Notice of departure
  • Pay equity
  • Labour court
  • The Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST)
  • Internal policies, Employee handbooks, Guidebooks, Templates
  • Covid-19 measures and implementation of health standards

The employer’s management right

Furthermore, what is the extent of the employer’s management right? To what extent can an employer modify certain operational parameters in his business? What can he do in case of an employee’s misconduct or incivility, insubordination, violation of trust, or failure to perform at work? What happens in a case where an employee violates his duty of loyalty or confidentiality, or starts to compete against his employer? What about his seniority? Are there exceptions that can justify overriding the escalating punishment scale? What happens with an employee’s sick or pregnancy leave?

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Is your employee doing unfair competition? Do you want to dismiss an employee? We’re here for you.
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