Employment & Labour Law



Quebec’s employment law says what is legally acceptable with regards to salaries, the length of the workweek, holidays, termination, etc. An employer can go beyond the protections given under the Act respecting labour standards and offer better working conditions, but they can never offer less. Employers must respect the employment law standards set out in the Act. If they do not, they can be fined or sued. Thus, employment law and labour law is particularly relevant to most professionals and businesses. As the Canadian economy continues to be affected by globalization and technological advancements, employers are increasingly cutting back on their workforce while employees are seeking greater job security.

Allen Madelin employment lawyers have experience serving the needs of employees and employers across Quebec and beyond. Our firm counsels clients on a wide range of labour law matters within the context of Quebec employment and labour laws. We regularly help clients understand their workplace rights, review employment and termination contracts, handle harassment in the workplace, and a variety of other employer-employee relations for both actors.


Your employment in the workplace comes with rights and responsibilities. Understanding of how employment law applies in your workplace is important. Being aware of your rights and responsibilities as an employee can make the difference between keeping your job or being a victim of unfair termination of employment. As an employer, is it important to be proactive and ensure you are not violating the requirements set out by the Act. Our law firm can help ensure you are informed of your rights and acting accordingly.


Are you a victim of a wrongful dismissal? Do you believe you have been fired without just cause?

Depending on the circumstances, legal recourse may be available. Our firm can help protect and advocate for your rights. Although situations can be complex, the law is often on your side. Below we have provided an online resource for more general information on your rights as both an employer or employee.


The employment lawyers at Allen Madelin will help you reach a fair settlement on either side of a case. Contact our law firm today to speak with a lawyer who specializes in labour & employment law.

Areas of Practice:

  • Wrongful Dismissal
  • Constructive Dismissal
  • Employment Contract Law
  • Employment Standards Compliance
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Claims
  • Psychological Harassment in the Workplace
  • Employer-Employee Relations