Philippe Bélisle

Lawyer - Montréal

Québec Bar 2010
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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).

Representative Work

  • 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.




Other Publications

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


Langlois Knowledge

External Conferences


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)

Professional Associations

Since 2010 – Young Bar of Montréal

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