Une définition qui ne fait pas l’unanimité – La Cour supérieure annule la définition d’ « agence de placement de personnel » contenue au nouveau règlement

Le contexte Le 26 octobre 2022, la Cour supérieure du Québec, sous la plus de l’honorable Marc Saint-Pierre, a accueilli en partie une demande de diverses associations d’employeurs visant à obtenir l’annulation de certaines dispositions du Règlement sur les agences de placement de personnel et les agences de recrutement de travailleurs étrangers temporaires[1] (le « Règlement »). … Continue reading

CORPORATE TRANSACTIONS: DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE THE FRENCH WORKS COUNCIL

One of the main employment aspects to be taken into consideration in corporate transactions, in particular in multijurisdictional ones, is the potential role of the works councils.  This is a particularly hot topic when it comes to France where the social and economic committee (known as the CSE) has important powers and its involvement can … Continue reading

Surveillance électronique par l’employeur : le test applicable

Plusieurs employeurs se questionnent quant à la surveillance électronique qu’ils peuvent effectuer auprès de leurs employés, notamment dans un contexte de télétravail en hausse. Le 7 février 2022, la Cour supérieure du Québec, appliquant la norme de la décision raisonnable, a confirmé[1] une sentence arbitrale rendue le 3 août 2020[2] concluant à la légalité de … Continue reading

New WHS legal duties to manage psychosocial hazards in the workplace

Legal obligations requiring persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) to manage psychosocial hazards in accordance with work health and safety (WHS) laws are continuing to come into effect across the country. Psychosocial hazards are hazards that may cause psychological and/or physical harm arising from, or in relation to, the design or management of work, … Continue reading

“Quiet quitting” has been included in Collins Dictionary’s top 10 words of the year for 2022 – but what is it?

For most, a contract of employment (or similar written terms of employment) and job description will set out the terms and conditions of the working relationship with their employer.  Among other things, it will include the individual’s contractual hours of work and may include the scope of their duties.  So what is the issue if … Continue reading

Implementing the Respect@Work report recommendations

This article is co-authored by Jessica Kamleh and Artemis Sfendourakis Embarking on fulfilment of its election promise to implement all 55 recommendations made by Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins in the Respect@Work report (Report), the Federal Labor government introduced the Anti-Discrimination and Human Rights Legislation Amendment (Respect at Work) Bill 2022 (Respect@Work Bill) on 27 … Continue reading

Proposed Revision to Independent Contractor Classification Rules under the FLSA

Global Workplace Insider - A Norton Rose Fulbright BlogThe U.S. Department of Labor has recently unveiled proposed revisions to Wage and Hour Division regulations regarding employee and independent contractor classification under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The stated intention of this change is to be more consistent with judicial precedent and practical implementation. The proposed change was announced on October 13, 2022 … Continue reading

Commentaire sur la décision Gélinas c. Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST) : Un recours collectif autorisé contre la CNESST

Résumé La Cour supérieure (la « Cour ») a autorisé l’exercice d’une action collective entreprise au nom de tout bénéficiaire, y compris ses ayants droit, ses successeurs et ses héritiers, ayant été indemnisé en vertu de la Loi sur les accidents du travail et les maladies professionnelles[1] (« LATMP ») pour une maladie associée aux produits de l’amiante et ayant été … Continue reading

Monitoring and Management Tech is on the NLRB’s Radar

On October 31, 2022 the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board released a memo urging the Board to adopt a “new framework” for protecting employees from “intrusive or abusive” forms of electronic monitoring and automated management technologies that interfere with employee rights to self-organize and to engage in collective bargaining under Section 7 … Continue reading

We explore the Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Secure Jobs, Better Pay) Bill 2022

This article was co-authored with Jessica Kamleh, Sarah Katz, and Lachlan Crosbie. The highly anticipated Federal Government’s Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Secure Jobs, Better Pay) Bill 2022 (Bill) has been introduced to Parliament.  This Bill proposes ambitious changes to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act) and mirrors many of the proposals which emerged … Continue reading
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