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Record amount since 2012

16 September 2019

In its mission to support young people and future entrepreneurs, Ponce Avocats is proud to have contributed to raising $65 365 during the Montmorency College Fundation’s golf tournament for the benefit of the Nomads. A record amount since 2012! Thank you all for your support.

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Appointment of Me Jean-Philippe Ponce to the Board of Directors of Montmorency College Fundation

16 September 2019

We are proud to announce the appointment of Me Jean-Philippe Ponce to the Board of Directors of the Montmorency College Fundation. Mr. Ponce joins the cause of education to train the next generation. The Montmorency College Fundation takes concrete actions in this direction, in particular by awarding scholarships to encourage academic perseverance, and helps to…

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7 August 2019

The Civil Code of Québec (“C.C.Q.”) defines the contract as being ” an agreement of wills by which one or several persons obligate themselves to one or several other persons to perform a prestation “[1]. A contract is formed by the mere exchange of consents between persons capable of entering into a contract[2] (“the parties“),…

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The non-competition clause: not just for the employment contract

1 May 2019

The non-competition clause: not just for the employment contract A non-competition clause is a versatile and indispensable tool, which is found more particularly in two situations: (i) in employment contracts and (ii) in commercial transactions. However, although such clause bares the same name in both cases, the rules governing its drafting will be different depending…

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Our team is growing!

21 March 2019

We want to congratulate Me Valentin Tanasescu for being called to the bar on March 13th at the Palais de Justice de Montréal. He will contribute to expanding and solidifying our team at Ponce Avocats! Mr. Tanasescu decided to continue with the firm after completing articling under the supervision of Me Jean-Philippe Ponce. We wish…

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Self-employed, why incorporate?

25 February 2019

You are self-employed, and are thinking about incorporating your activities? Then this article is for you. We will outline the major benefits and some of the responsibilities that come with incorporation. The Benefits  Limited liability As a self-employed worker, your assets are the ones that guarantee the execution of your professional engagements. By incorporating your…

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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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