On February 3, Éric Latulippe, partner at Langlois Kronström Desjardins, won an important ruling for his client, Société de coopérative agricole des Appalaches, in front of CLP. The ruling was a landmark decision involving large sums of money for Québec employers in a test case on the financing policy adopted by CSST in May 2007.
This policy essentially forced employers to cover virtually the entire cost of benefits paid to disabled employees for a maximal period of injury consolidation and considerably curbed the amounts chargeable to the CSST General Fund.
The CLP ruling was found completely in our favour. It considers CSST’s policy inapplicable and declares that CSST should revert to a normal consolidation period, which will allow employers to recover significant amounts of money