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Advocatus Emeritus 2016
Danielle Ferron honoured by the Quebec Bar

19 July 2016

The Quebec Bar yesterday acknowledged the exemplary career of Danielle Ferron by naming her one of the recipients of the Advocatus Emeritus (Ad. E.) title for 2016. Langlois lawyers is extremely proud of this recognition given to this principal partner in the firm’s litigation department for her remarkable achievements.

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Labour Law Seminar 2016

09 February 2016 - Québec 16 February 2016 - Montréal

This seminar is only available in French.

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The Quebec Superior Court Stresses the Importance of Communications with Employees Concerning Their Pension Plan in a Class Action Against IBM

06 July 2016

The decision rendered by the Quebec Superior Court on June 13, 2016 in Samoisette v. IBM Canada Ltd., 2016 QCCS 2675 has not dramatically altered the state of the law applicable to pension plans. However, Justice Duprat reminds us in his decision that brochures and other information provided to employees can have the effect of modifying their employment contract. In order to reduce litigation risks, employers should be very careful what they say when communicating with members of the company pension plan, particularly when members are called upon to make important choices, such as when there is a change or conversion from a DB to a DC plan.

The 2016 Multi-Jurisdictional Pension Plans Agreement Comes into Force on July 1, 2016

28 June 2016

In mid-May representatives of the governments of British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia signed the 2016 Agreement Respecting Multi-Jurisdictional Pension Plans (the “2016 Agreement”). The agreement will come into force for these jurisdictions on July 1, 2016.

Depending on which province across Canada one looks at, this is more or less significant, but it is definitely a step in the right direction.

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