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Cain Lamarre LLP

Firm Profile

Address:

Cain Lamarre LLP
630 boul. René-Lévesque Ouest, Suite 2780
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3B 1S6

Phone: (514) 393-4580
Alt Phone: 1-833-795-4580
Fax: (514) 393-9590

Firm Size:

239 Lawyers

Primary Contact:

Robert E. Boyd
robert.boyd@cainlamarre.ca

Firm Description

Cain Lamarre boasts a large, well-established legal team guided by solid principles and a commitment to serving clients and their needs. We were founded on an original model that ensures our experts are there for you when and where you need them.  We take pride in the close relationships we build with our clients and the role we play as advisors in helping them achieve—and even exceed—their most ambitious goals.

Cain Lamarre is one of the leading firms in Quebec in the area of labor and employment law, not only for the number and size of cases we handle, but also for the number of professionals we have dedicated to this area of expertise. Our labor and employment law clientele is highly diverse, ranging from public and broader public institutions to medium and big business.

The labor and employment law team includes more than 60 lawyers spread throughout our 18 offices. These professionals devote the lion’s share of their practice to this area of expertise, as collective agreement advisors and negotiators for employers or as attorneys before administrative authorities in cases of certification, arbitration, and challenges.

Like human resource management, labor and employment law is in constant flux. You can count on our legal advisors to guide and assist you, taking into account the latest developments in the field.

In addition to our Montreal office, our other Quebec locations are in: Alma, Drummondville, Lac-Megantic, Quebec City, Rimouski, Riviere-Du-Loup, Roberval, Rouyn-Noranda, Saint-Felicien, Saint-Raymond, Saguenay, Sept-Iles, Sherbrooke, and Val-D'or.

To learn more, visit https://cainlamarre.ca/en.

Firm Representatives

Robert E. Boyd specializes in labor and employment law, helping employers from various fields of business implement best practices, avoid litigation, and make strategic decisions when disputes inevitably arise. As a lawyer and certified industrial relations advisor, he takes a pragmatic approach to labor relations, seeking concrete solutions to complex issues to avoid litigation whenever possible. He advises and assists clients in all aspects of labor and employment law, including hiring practices, earned value management, pension funds, occupational health and safety, labor standards, human rights, employment termination, and workplace harassment. He also defends employer interests in matters of union certification, wrongful dismissal suits, complaints of harassment, compensation for workplace injury, and grievance arbitration. In so doing, he argues cases before both administrative tribunals and the courts.

Practice Specialties

  • Employment Litigation Defense
  • Discrimination/Human rights
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wrongful discharge/Wrongful dismissal
  • Internal complaint investigations
  • Employment Counseling and Advice
  • Supervisor and harassment/violence training
  • Handbook Review
  • Compliance/Compliance audits
  • Leave laws
  • Personnel policies
  • Labor Unions/Labor Relations
  • Collective bargaining
  • Supervisor training
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Unfair labor practices
  • Strikes and lockouts (planning and related court and board litigation)
  • Employment Contracts and Litigation
  • Non-compete/non-solicit agreements
  • Confidentiality and trade secret agreements
  • Trade secrets and non-compete agreements
  • Executive employment agreements (including change of control)
  • Pension, benefit and bonus provisions
  • Termination provisions (statutory requirements and reasonable notice)
  • OSHA (Canada)
  • Employee Benefits and Compensation
  • Employee benefits
  • Executive compensation
  • Workplace Privacy
  • Human Rights
  • Workers Compensation
  • Immigration

Silvia Ortan assists a wide range of clients in the management of labour relations. She advises small, mid-sized and large corporations regarding labour standards, pay equity, French language requirements in the workplace, hiring, disciplinary measures and terminations, as well as occupational health and safety. Silvia frequently pleads before the Court of Quebec and the Superior Court, and also represents clients before the CNESST. She is regularly involved in injunctions aiming to enforce confidentiality, non-competition and non-solicitation clauses, and acts in complaints for dismissal without cause, unpaid wages, prohibited practices and psychological harassment.

Practice Specialties

  • Employment Litigation Defense
  • Discrimination/Human rights
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wrongful discharge/Wrongful dismissal
  • Wage and hour/FLSA defense/Employment standards
  • Employment Counseling and Advice
  • Supervisor and harassment/violence training
  • Handbook Review
  • Compliance/Compliance audits
  • Leave laws
  • Personnel policies
  • Wage and hour audits
  • Employment Contracts and Litigation
  • Non-compete/non-solicit agreements
  • Confidentiality and trade secret agreements
  • Trade secrets and non-compete agreements
  • Executive employment agreements (including change of control)
  • Pension, benefit and bonus provisions
  • Termination provisions (statutory requirements and reasonable notice)
  • Defamation
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • OSHA (Canada)
  • Employee Benefits and Compensation
  • Employee benefits
  • Executive compensation
  • Pay equity
  • Workplace Privacy
  • Human Rights