Rights and labour standards

Rights and labour standards

Have You Compared Your Current Salary With the Market?

After the expenses of the holiday season, now is the time to start off the New Year on the right foot. Why not compare your salary with the market? Who knows? You might be able to get the increase you’ve been hoping for for a long time.   There are many tools to find out […]


Rights and labour standards

A permit to be required for recruitment agencies?

To prevent “delinquent” agencies from exploiting vulnerable workers, the Couillard government wants to impose, in its bill on revising labour standards, the requirement for all recruitment agencies to obtain a permit. Some explanations. At this stage of the bill, its difficult to know what the concrete provisions will be. Without giving much detail, the Couillard […]


Rights and labour standards

Working without contract : Questions from all angles

Working without contract – What is a work contract? Are there risks related to working without an established contract? Does the law on labour standards protect all types of work? Let’s examine these questions from all angles. Working without contract “I understood that,” “It seemed to me,” “I ignored that,” are phrases, Jocelyne Cotnoir often […]


Rights and labour standards

Fired in an cavalier way? What happens next?

There are tons of stories of getting fired offhandedly. When this situation happens to us, we can ask ourselves what is our recourse and how far can businesses go. Exploring the issue. Regardless of individual or massive layoffs, it is always possible to do it by the book. But what are these concrete rules? Golden […]


Rights and labour standards

Unpaid internships : A bad practice which is gaining ground

Is Canada becoming a champion of unpaid internships? Hundreds of thousands of people currently work for free in companies across the country. The figure originates in the consequences of the 2008 crisis. Organizations estimate that nearly 300,000 people are currently working without pay within large Canadian companies. The number of these volunteer interns has skyrocketed since the […]


Rights and labour standards

Temporary foreign workers : New rules in Canada

Canadian companies are confronted with restrictions related to hiring of temporary foreign workers. The procedure could be relaxed: Ottawa has announced a series of changes to the federal temporary foreign workers program. Federal Minister for Employment Jason Kenney recently said that amendments would be made to the Federal Temporary Workers Program (TFW). This second series […]


Rights and labour standards

Temporary foreign workers: stricter rules

The federal government recently announced a strengthening of the conditions for hiring foreign temporary workers. A reform to counter a series of abuses recently denounced in a number of companies across the country. The dismissal of 45 employees of the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), replaced by workers from India hired under the Temporary Foreign […]


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