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.
This article first appeared in French in the Autumn 2019 edition of the Copropriété Plus magazine.
The regime of undivided co-ownership under the Civil Code of Québec (the “CCQ”) has given rise to several legitimate questions in cases involving partition and the end of indivision, and to extensive case law. This article provides a brief overview of the issues inherent in this type of property ownership.
In the matter of Bourbonnière v. Yahoo! Inc., the Quebec Superior Court applied the principles laid down by the Quebec Court of Appeal in the Sofio decision and confirmed that being a victim of an IT security incident does not in and of itself give rise to a claim for damages by the victim.
On September 3, 2019 Quebec’s Superior Court ruled in Murray Hall v. Procureure générale du Québec that Quebec’s prohibition on home cultivation of cannabis is unconstitutional.