Recent Work
  • Tattersall Sound & Picture, in its defense against Local certification, assisting in the development of a communication strategy for employees and strategy to address the count and exclusions which resulted in the union withdrawing their certification for application.
  • Blinds To Go Inc., in having successfully obtained before the Court of Appeal a decision on what it means to be a “senior manager” in Quebec.
  • Electrolux Canada Corp in the negotiation and conclusion of collective agreements covering more than 1,200 employees, including a salary freeze and the termination of the defined benefits pension plan.
  • Vance Street Capital in its acquisition of R.S.T. Instruments Ltd., a world leader in the design, manufacturing and sale of innovative geotechnical, environmental and structural monitoring instruments.
  • A U.S. based multinational technology company in the supervision of an in-depth investigation with respect to an alleged scheme involving sales of goods to an embargoed country and negotiation of settlement arrangements with several departing management employees.
  • TNT Express in connection with the renewal of a collective agreement which had a duration of three years and provided a salary freeze for the first year, followed by annual increases of 2%.
  • Henry Schein Canada Inc. in obtaining the rejection of a complaint for dismissal without just and sufficient cause against before the Commission des relations du travail made by former high technology department director, as well as the subsequent abandon of related Quebec Court proceedings.
  • The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation against the Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail and Quebec’s General Attorney in a constitutional debate regarding the applicability of the Act Respecting Occupational Health and Safety to a federal undertaking.
  • Essar Steel Algoma Inc., Essar Tech Algoma Inc., Algoma Holdings B.V., Essar Steel Algoma ULC, Cannelton Iron Ore Company and Essar Steel Algoma Inc. USA, in the negotiations of the Grievance Claims Procedures.
  • A major national company in advising on employment and labor matters in the course of its ongoing digital transformation, including analyzing the applicable Severance and Change-of-Control Agreements, drafting letters of termination and release & discharge documents and providing legal advice on the short term incentive plan, the Option Plan, the Restricted Share Unit and Performance Share Unit Plan and the Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan.
  • Dr. Oetker, in providing strategic day to day human resource advice and assisting in the acquisition of McCain Foods’ North American frozen pizza business, in addition to representing Dr. Oetker in a status hearing in the context of a certification application which resulted in the union withdrawing its application for certification.
  • Dollarama in a dispute before the Commission des lésions professionnelles (an administrative tribunal with jurisdiction on health and safety disputes) on the duty and procedural powers in connection with the principles of natural justice of a Quebec’s workers’ health and safety board inspector, as well as defending Dollarama in various human rights tribunal proceedings.
  • Les Immeubles Roussin Ltée, as well as the interests of several private seniors’ residence owners and operators, in a dispute against the Parity Committee for the Building Services in the Quebec Region regarding the application of the Decree respecting building service employees in the Quebec region to a private seniors’ residence.
  • BWX Technologies, Inc. in its acquisition of the GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy Canada Inc. This transaction involved the transition of both unionized and non-unionized employees and required an analysis of the value of benefits and compensation in order to ensure that terms and conditions remained substantially similar.
  • Consortium of leading Chinese private equity firms and Shanghai Giant Network Technology Co., Ltd., on Canadian employment and labour aspects of the acquisition of Playtika for C$4.4B. Matters included the pre-closing restructuring and the issues arising from post-closing integration.
  • Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan assisting on all employment & labour aspects of its C$1B acquisition of Constellation Brands Canada. The transaction involved both union and non-unionized employees, different business sectors and executive compensation elements.
  • AppDirect Inc. with respect to its Canadian human resources integration project, such as the alignement of the employment policies, bonus plans and benefits plans of Canadian subsidiaries and divisions located in the Provinces of Alberta, Ontario and Quebec with those of the Canadian parent company.
  • Scholle IPN Canada Ltd. in its collective bargaining process pertaining to several plants.
  • Great Lakes Pilotage Authority as the employer’s spokesperson in its bargaining process with its various unions.
  • Limited Brands, as trusted counsel, in providing day to day advice on all aspects of their human resources operations including with respect to legislative compliance, employment policies, practices and programs, hiring (including drafting employment agreements), performance management and discipline, and termination of employment (including drafting termination documentation and providing advice on severance obligations and liabilities in relation to mass terminations and reductions in force).
  • ConAgra Foods Canada Inc. in its collective bargaining process.