Tag archives: labour standards

Disparité salariale et statut d’emploi : les tâches doivent être « identiques » pour que le mécanisme de protection prévu à la Loi sur les normes du travail s’enclenche

L’art. 41.1 de la Loi sur les normes du travail (LNT) prévoit qu’un employeur ne peut accorder à un salarié un taux de salaire inférieur à celui consenti à ses autres salariés qui effectuent les mêmes tâches dans le même établissement uniquement en raison de son statut d’emploi, notamment parce qu’il travaille habituellement moins d’heures … Continue reading

Employés qui s’absentent en raison de la pandémie : le gouvernement du Québec adopte des protections additionnelles

Le 9 septembre dernier, le gouvernement du Québec a adopté le nouveau décret 943-2020 (le Décret), lequel, comme l’a confirmé le ministre du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale dans une annonce gouvernementale communiquée à cet égard le même jour, vise notamment à protéger le lien d’emploi des employés devant s’absenter du travail … Continue reading

On allegations of sexual harassment made on social media in Quebec: what employers need to know

Over the last few weeks, several cases of sexual harassment allegations have been posted both openly and anonymously on social media in Quebec. One issue that will surface for employers is how these public allegations should be handled when the actions, comments or gestures stem from one of their own employees. First, provincially regulated employers … Continue reading

Bill 6 looks to broaden leave entitlements in British Columbia

On April 9, 2018, BC’s Minister of Labour introduced Bill 6, the Employment Standards Amendment Act, to the BC Legislature.  Bill 6 includes proposed amendments to the Employment Standards Act (“ESA”) to bring certain types of leave into line with the Federal government’s recent changes to the Employment Insurance Act so that employees are entitled to job protection under the … Continue reading

The proposed bill to amend Québec’s labour standards: what are the effects on placement agencies?

The Act to amend the Act respecting labour standards and other legislative provisions (the bill) was tabled by the liberal government at the National Assembly at the end of March. Several provisions of this bill will have an impact on the businesses of personnel placement agencies. Here is our take on these issues. In a … Continue reading

Key employment law developments expected during 2017 in Québec

In the course of the year, it will be interesting to see how the Government of Québec will deal with pay equity matters. In an important decision issued last October, the Québec Court of Appeal declared that several sections of the Pay Equity Act were unconstitutional. More specifically, it struck down the ’09 provisions dealing … Continue reading
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