Quebec employers should know that significant changes to the Regulation respecting the report on pay equity (RPE) came into effect on October 24, 2019.
The real estate promoter plays a key role in the various construction projects seeing the light of day, namely because of its knowledge of the demand, means of financing, interesting land areas and regulatory aspects. Often the driving force of new real estate offers, the real estate promoter is as a natural or legal person that not only creates a concept or develops a real estate project, but also ensures its marketing and completion
The Civil Code of Quebec provides that only the work requested by the owner of the immovable may give rise to the legal construction hypothec. But what happens in a commercial leasing context where the work performed on the immovable is requested by the lessee of the leased premises? Can the lessee’s contractors benefit from the legal construction hypothec and, if so, under what conditions?
The amendment of the Act respecting labour standards, which requires employers to adopt and make available to their employees “a psychological harassment prevention and complaint processing policy that includes, in particular, a section on behaviour that manifests itself in the form of verbal comments, actions or gestures of a sexual nature” came into force on January 1, 2019. However, we recently learned that the CNESST decided to grant a grace period of one year before imposing sanctions on employers that did not comply with this obligation.
While Election Day is behind us, the work of the Commissioner of Canada Elections (the “Commissioner”), who is responsible for ensuring that the Canada Elections Act (the “Act”) is complied with and enforced, is ongoing.
Recently, the Court of Appeal rendered a decision with respect to the complex relationship between the freedom of religion of certain workers and the health and safety obligations of employers. In some cases, it turns out that the freedom of one will have to give way to the obligations of others.