Articles

The challenges of remote work after the pandemic

June 16, 2021

This article first appeared in French in the June 2021 issue of the Journal des Parcs industriels of the Corporation des parcs industriels du Québec.

At the current vaccination rate, the imminent lifting of restrictions, including those requiring remote work, is a real possibility. Several legitimate questions will then arise for employers. Here are some legal and strategic considerations on this topic that may shape the world of work going forward.

Privacy rights at the frontier of the burden of proof of injury

June 15, 2021

On March 26, 2021, the Superior Court ruled on Lamoureux c. Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), 2021 QCCS 1093, a landmark loss of personal information decision in which the Court dismissed the class action brought by plaintiff Danny Lamoureux. This decision is the first judgment in Canada on the merits of a class action concerning a loss of personal information. The action focuses on the right to privacy and the duty of companies and public bodies to take appropriate security measures to ensure the protection of personal information.

CUSMA: A wind of change in copyright

May 31, 2021

Following the official signing of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) during the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Buenos Aires in November 2018, the new agreement came into force on July 1, 2020. The CUSMA now replaces the North American Free Trade Agreement, which had been in place since 1994. At the time, NAFTA created the largest free-trade region in the world and shaped commercial activities on the continent. The far-reaching impact of the CUSMA will be felt in numerous fields of commercial activity and its implementation will take time. In terms of intellectual property, its effects are already noticeable.

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News

Langlois successfully represents the Celik family in their action against the independent investigation bureau (BEI)

June 15, 2021

On June 7, 2021, the Court of Quebec, with the Honourable Louis Riverin, J.C.Q., presiding, handed down a judgment ordering the Attorney General of Quebec and the Bureau des enquêtes indépendantes (BEI) to pay damages to the Celik family, whose son, Koray Kevin, was killed during a police operation in March 2017 at their Île-Bizard residence. François Mainguy, partner, with the support of Anna Villani, member of the litigation group at Langlois Lawyers, successfully represented this family.

Five new talents choose Langlois

May 20, 2021

Langlois continues its growth in Montréal. Marie-Claude de Grandpré, Frédérique Duchesne, Aurélie Figuet and Élise Théorêt have joined the litigation group while lawyer and trademark agent Yann Canneva has joined the business law group.

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Events

Marianne Plamondon to discuss the challenges of ending mandatory teleworking

June 10, 2021

On June 18, Langlois labour and employment lawyer and partner, Marianne Plamondon, CHRP, will take part in a discussion organised by Québec’s Employers’ Council (Conseil du patronat du Québec, CPQ). The panel will focus on employers’ readiness to end mandatory teleworking protocols.

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