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Business continuity and maintaining services to clients

March 27, 2020

Langlois continues to operate in this global pandemic context. However, due to concerns related to COVID-19, we have had to take the necessary measures to protect our team. The firm is now working remotely. Therefore, our Montréal and Quebec City offices are closed until further notice.

COVID-19: Quebec businesses offering non-essential services to close down

March 23, 2020

Contingency measures: during his last press conference, Premier François Legault announced that Quebec would be taking a break until April 13. All businesses, except for those providing essential services, have been asked to close down. In spite of this, the professionals at Langlois are working hard to provide services to business managers who are dealing with this unprecedented situation. We are available and can help.

COVID-19 | Our response

March 16, 2020

Langlois lawyers would like to provide our own update to the information circulating about the pandemic crisis we are all experiencing at this time. We understand the challenges involved, especially if you, your colleagues or people around you have been affected. Our hearts go out to you and your loved ones, as we pay particular attention to the health and safety of the members of our firm and their families.

In recent weeks, the firm has adopted a strategy that not only takes into account measures to ensure the health and safety of its teams and business partners, but also the near-term priority of maintaining business and service continuity.

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Articles

Crisis management and the heightened risk of insider trading and tipping

March 31, 2020

The circumstances arising from the COVID-19 pandemic is giving rise to unprecedented consequences in global securities markets. The unfolding crisis will likely give rise to material impacts to the business operations of many public issuers. Since most public issuers have deployed rapidly evolving internal crisis management operations, this dynamic situation may lead to greater dissemination of and greater access to material non-public information by internal and external employees and advisors. This makes it all the more important to establish and implement robust internal corporate controls and procedures.

“Quebec on hold for several weeks1”: five considerations for long-term crisis management

March 27, 2020

Many businesses in Quebec are currently feeling a series of shocks as a result of the emergency measures implemented by governments to counter the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Some are closed by government order or have had to lay off staff, while others are unable to meet their contractual commitments.

In this context, how can businesses navigate the COVID-19 crisis while formulating long-term strategies to ensure a prosperous post-crisis period and equip themselves with better tools to face the next crisis?

Relief for employers as payment of dues to CNESST is deferred

March 26, 2020

In a press release, which has remained altogether quiet, Quebec’s labour standards, equity and occupational health and safety agency (CNESST) has announced it will offer employers relief measures, to help them face the COVID-19 crisis.

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Events

André Sasseville to take part in a webinar on teleworking and human resources

March 20, 2020

On March 24th at 12:30 p.m., Langlois lawyers labour and employment lawyer and partner, André Sasseville will take part in a webinar entitled “Teleworking and human resources: everything you need to know”. He has been invited to join by Onit – knowledge in motion, a management consultancy firm.

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