Philippe Bélisle, CHRP, is a lawyer in the labour and employment law group in Langlois Lawyers’ Montréal office.
In the course of his practice, Philippe assists clients and colleagues with all aspects of labour and employment law, in matters involving both individual employment and collective labour relations. He is particularly interested in issues inherent in the interpretation and application of collective agreements and employment contracts, the imposition of disciplinary measures and questions regarding labour standards, termination of employment, and human rights and freedoms.
In addition, he is responsible for responding to the group’s needs in terms of drafting precedents, information sharing, publications and the development of tools facilitating the practice of law.
Before joining Langlois Lawyers, Philippe practised at an international firm after completing his articles in the legal department of a major international organization in Europe (UN FAO).
LL.B., Civil Law, Université Laval, 2007
Langlois Acts for Victoriaville & Co. in an Important Acquisition
Langlois Lawyers acted as lead counsel for Victoriaville & Co., one of the largest wood casket manufacturer in North America, in its acquisition of all the shares of Alliance St-Laurent Casket Corporation, a subsidiary of Matthews International Corporation (NASDAQ: MATW), based in Edmundston, New Brunswick.
- 2021 – COVID-19: the government is tightening restrictions; how will this impact employers?
- 2020 – Is mandatory COVID-19 vaccination an option for employers in Quebec?
- 2020 – Office spaces closing for the holiday season
- 2020 – Partial reopening of office spaces: What to expect
- 2020 – Supreme Court confirms that workplace safety can supersede freedom of religion
- 2020 – COVID-19: Quebec government offers financial assistance to certain workers affected by the pandemic
- 2020 – Coronavirus: an important update
- 2020 – The coronavirus case: preparing for the worst while hoping for the best
- 2019 – Office holiday parties without a hitch: suggestions to celebrate in a responsible manner
- 2019 – Good to know – pay equity obligations for employers
- 2019 – Difficulty in Conciliating Freedom of Religion and the Protection of Workers
- 2019 – Workplace Impairment: A Matter Worth Considering
- 2019 – Do Employers Really Have an Obligation to “Accommodate” an Incompetent Worker? Must the Worker Be Offered Another Position Within the Enterprise?
- 2019 – Untoward Habit or Addiction
- 2019 – Did You Know That Anxiety Could Soon Be Recognized as an Occupational Illness?
2018 ‒ A comforting decision for employers reorganizing their workplace
2018 ‒ USMCA – Impact on labour principles and rights
2018 ‒ The National Assembly unanimously passes a bill amending Quebec’s Act respecting labour standards (ALS)
2018 ‒ An employer convicted of manslaughter following the death of his employee on the job
2018 ‒ The Quebec government tables its bill to reform Quebec’s labour standards legislation
2018 ‒ Harassment and violence in the workplace: changes expected for federally regulated employers
2017 ‒ Conviction of an employer for being at fault: limitations of “no fault” for industrial accidents in Quebec
2017 ‒ “Congédiement administratif pour incompétence : ajout au test classique?” (Administrative dismissal for incompetence: an addition to the classic test?)
2017 ‒ “Le processus d’évaluation du caractère représentatif d’une association de salariés au Québec tient-il toujours la route?” (Does the evaluation process for the representativeness of an association of employees in Quebec still pass muster?)
2017 ‒ “Recours fondé sur l’art. 124 LNT : une invitation du TAT à choisir son propre procureur?” (Recourse based on s. 124 of the ALS: an invitation to the Administrative Labour Tribunal to choose its own lawyer?)
2017 ‒ Bill C-44 – What federally regulated employers must know
2017 ‒ Are paternity, maternity and adoption part of the same battle?
2016 ‒ A further tightening of the screws for smokers in Quebec
2016 ‒ Maintaining pay equity: the Government of Quebec must go back to the drawing board
2016 ‒ Renewing fixed-term employment contracts: Spoken words fly away, written words remain
2016 ‒ Is the balance of power about to shift? New anti-scab provisions proposed for federal unionized employers
2016 ‒ Quebec Court of Appeal: a short lesson on last chance agreements
2015 ‒ The right to return to work after an occupational injury: time to reread your collective agreements
- 2019 – Workshop II – Cannabis Week | What Are the Challenges of the Legalization of Cannabis in the Workplace?
- 2020 – Raphaëlle Alimi-Lacroix and Philippe Bélisle to take part in a webinar on labour law in a pandemic period
2019 – “2e mardi : Rétrospective de l’année 2018 et développements récents en droit du travail” (2nd Tuesday: Retrospective on the year 2018 and recent developments in labour law)
2018 – “2e mardi : Rétrospective de l’année 2017 et développements récents en droit du travail” (2nd Tuesday: Retrospective on the year 2017 and recent developments in labour law)
2016 – “Droit de l’emploi et du travail : Rétrospective de l’année 2016” (Employment and labour law – Retrospective on the year 2016)
Since 2010 – Young Bar of Montréal