Publications

My duties have changed: demotion or constructive dismissal?

8 February 2019

When labour relations between an employer and his employee become strained or even impossible, the solution that a number of employers are considering, is to find a way of getting rid of said employee by forcing a dismissal. However, an employee who has accumulated more than two years of continuous service with that employer, may…

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Shareholders’ agreement: Are you vulnerable to unforeseen events?

24 January 2019

Generally, a shareholders’ agreement is based on three pillars: clauses relating to the purchase and sale of shares, clauses aimed at regulating behaviour between shareholders and finally clauses pertaining to the company’s administration. Purchase and sale of shares – When a shareholder withdraws himself from a company, whether voluntarily, or not, regardless of the reason,…

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Cannabis at work: what to do and how to organize

18 January 2019

With the legalization of recreational cannabis this past October, several questions remain regarding the challenges this legalization brings to the workplace. Indeed, concerns remain on how to reconcile one’s rights and freedoms, with the employer’s obligation to ensure everyone’s health and safety in the workplace. While federal law provides little to no framework for the…

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Federal or provincial incorporation

17 January 2019

Once you have decided to incorporate your future business, you will have to choose between incorporating it under the federal CBCA (Canada Business Corporations Act) or the provincial BCA (Business Corporations Act). Before the adoption of the BCA in 2011, this choice was of greater importance, because the former applicable provincial law (1A of the…

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New website

20 March 2018

It is with great pleasure that we’d like to officially announce the availability of our new website, following the recent launch of our legal practice named Ponce Avocats.

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