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Rights and labour standards

The right to disconnect: Quebec’s turn soon?

About five years after France adopted a law on the right to disconnect, a first Canadian province has legislated on it. Since June 2nd, Ontario businesses with 25 or more employees are required to have a written disconnection policy – a first in North America. Effectively, the Ontario law defines disconnection as follows: “Not transmitting […]


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Hybrid Work Charter: a compass for companies

Hybrid working has become more popular since the pandemic. To better regulate and optimize this practice, businesses can adopt a charter or code that clearly outlines expectations.   In order to regulate hybrid work, a form of organization that allows time to be shared between the office and home, many human resources experts recommend drafting […]


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Workplace harassment: should it be reported?

Are you a victim of psychological or sexual harassment at work but hesitate to report it for fear of alienating your colleagues? Or do you worry that this will not be enough to stop the harassment? Here is a small process to deal with these situations. Perhaps you believe that it is not legitimate to act against […]


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Has the #MeToo movement really changed anything at the office?

One in four women say they have experienced inappropriate sexual behaviour at work, according to Statistics Canada’s Survey of Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace. The study, released in early August 2021, reveals that harassment is still very much in the workplace, even in the age of the # MeToo movement. Inappropriate comments, dirty jokes, unwanted […]


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True or false: 4 things to know about the hybrid model

Will hybrid work make a breakthrough when the epidemiological curve of COVID-19 flattens, like the craze for teleworking during the pandemic? When it’s time to get back to the office, a third of workers may have to show up two or three days a week, according to a cross-Canada survey conducted by ADP and Maru […]


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Four tips for resigning with style

 Since March 2020, very few employees have dared to leave their jobs due to the uncertain times linked to the pandemic. With the recovery, we could witness what Professor Anthony Klotz of A&M University in Texas recently dubbed the “Great Resignation”.  Closer to home, nearly 35% of Quebecers are thinking of changing their jobs or […]


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Remote working does not prevent harassment

Remote working doesn’t necessarily put the brakes on harassment. On the contrary. Even with remote work, certain co-workers may be disrespectful, if not harassing. A recent survey by l’Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés (CRHA) reveals that 29% of Quebec workers were either victims or witnesses of cyber harassment in 2020. That number was […]


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Can an employer require a COVID-19 vaccination?

While the number of COVID-19 vaccinations increases daily, the issue of mandatory vaccination in the workplace is increasingly pressing. Could an employer require his employees to be vaccinated against this disease in order to return to the workplace? Current situation. Legally, the Civil Code of Quebec and the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms protect […]


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Recruiting: What every good candidate should know.

According to a survey conducted during the second wave of the pandemic, more than half of Quebecers were considering quitting their current job. Before looking elsewhere, test your knowledge about being a well-informed candidate. True or false: do I get a passing grade? We’re in 2021, it’s a yes for emoticons in CV’s and emails. […]


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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 […]


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Reducing the Wage Gap Between Men and Women

On average, the wage gap between men and women has diminished over the past twenty years in Canada, although there are still disparities, according to Statistics Canada.  In 1998, women earned an average of $22.34 per hour, compared to $27.51 for men, a gap of 18.8%. In 2018, the gap shrank by 5.5 points, to […]


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What’s Changing in the New Labour Code?

Canada’s new Labour Code came into force on September 1, 2019. It guarantees more unpaid leave and breaks for 900,000 federal employees. More breaks One of the changes made by the Canada’s new Labour Code since early September is 30 minutes of unpaid break after each period of five consecutive hours of work. Note, however, that […]


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