Reminder to Employers: New Labour Standards Came into Force on January 1, 2019

On June 12, 2018 Quebec’s Labour Standards Act was updated by the coming into force of an initial phase of the provisions of Bill 176, entitled An act to amend the act respecting labour standards and other legislative provisions mainly to facilitate family-work balance. The second phase of this update was implemented on January 1, 2019 with the coming into force of some important provisions, particularly regarding the right to refuse to work, annual vacations, leave for family or health reasons, and psychological harassment.

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The Additional Hypothec – Purpose and Scope

For several years now, in both commercial and personal financings, financial institutions and private lenders have added a clause to their loan agreements providing for an additional hypothec over and above the principal hypothec provided for in the agreement. This is now a well-established practice in Quebec.

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Press Releases

William D. Hart Named Chairman of the Board of Directors of CIC Capital Canada Inc. and CIC Capital Ventures Inc.

The management of CM-CIC Investissement has announce the nomination of attorney William D. Hart as director and chairman of the board of directors of its two Canadian subsidiaries, CIC Capital Canada Inc. and CIC Capital de risque Inc. He joinds Julien Saulgrain, an attoeny at the firm Blue-HF, as a second independent director of these two companies.

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Representative Work

Domestic and Foreign Bank Financing

Jean-Simon Deschênes represented a consortium of two banks in connection with a $75 million financing. His mandate included drafting the credit agreement, structuring the security granted in Canada, and supervising the taking of security in five foreign jurisdictions.

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Langlois’ Legal Tips

Langlois’ Legal Tips : The Shareholder Agreement

You are an entrepreneur and a shareholder of a start-up corporation that you and your partners have created. You would like to have access to the minutes of meetings of the corporation’s board of directors and to the resolutions it has adopted, but you are not a member of the board.

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A guided tour of Langlois lawyers!

Accompanied by Michel Farrah, Executive Director of the firm, and Bernard Jolin, Partner in charge of the Montreal office, discover our new office premises in Montreal in this video report by a crew from Droit-inc. Available in French only.

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