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Guy Lavoie

Guy Lavoie

Partner

Lavery Lawyers
Quebec, Canada

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Profile

Partner

Guy Lavoie is a partner with the Labour and employment law group. His clients? business concerns are always a priority when he proposes strategies and alternatives designed to resolve their problems. With over 30 years? experience in labour relations, employment law, and occupational health and safety, he appears regularly before various administrative tribunals. He also works with the firm?s Business law group on the labour and employment law aspects of mergers and acquisitions.

A journalist before embarking on his legal career, Mr. Lavoie also helped found a company dedicated to transporting people with restricted mobility and an adapted work centre for adults with disabilities. His strong communication skills were honed during his years as a journalist and through his business ventures.

Publications

  • Guy Lavoie and Élodie Brunet, « Conclusion of the Supervac 2000 saga: Dismissal is part of the inherent risks of a workplace », August 2019
  • Guy Lavoie, Véronique Morin and Jean-Sébastien Massol, "Agences de placement et de recrutement: quelles seront vos nouvelles contraintes?", Need to Know, - April 2019
  • Guy Lavoie and Jean-Sébastien Massol, ?The award of moral damages following a collective dismissal?, Need to Know, July 2017
  • Élodie Brunet and Guy Lavoie, ?Put that perimeter in your pipe and smoke it: the imminent broadening of the prohibition on smoking within a nine-meter radius?, Need to Know - November 2016
  • Élodie Brunet, Nicolas Joubert and Guy Lavoie, ?The Canadelle case and the importance of contesting certain CNESST decisions promptly?, Need to Know ? August 2016
  • Nicolas Joubert, Guy Lavoie and Cloé Potvin, ?The lack of conclusive scientific evidence is not necessarily a fatal bar to proving causation in relation to an occupational disease, according to the Supreme Court of Canada , Need to Know, July 2016
  • Guy Lavoie and Rhonda Grintuch, ?Hiring in the New Year? What to do when a new recruit overpromises and underdelivers ??, Need to Know - February 2015
  • Guy Lavoie, Brittany Carson, and Elodie Brunet, New Perspectives on Canadian Employment Law, under the direction of Malcolm MacKillop and Christine Thomlison LexisNexis, 2014 (Chapter 16: Employment Law and Practice: Current Issues)
  • Élodie Brunet and Guy Lavoie, ? Ditomene c. Boulanger, the next round: the Court of Appeal holds that procedural fairness rules need not be followed in the context of an employer?s investigation into alleged harassment?, Need to Know Express - December 2014
  • Élodie Brunet and Guy Lavoie, ?The Asphalte Desjardins matter: the Supreme Court of Canada overturns the decision of the Québec Court of Appeal?, Need to Know Express - December 2014
  • Valérie Korozs , Guy Lavoie, and Martin Bédard, ?Employee or Self-employed Worker? The Court of Appeal of Québec? Need to Know Express - July 2014
  • Élodie Brunet, Guy Lavoie, and Luc Pariseau, Quarterly legal newsletter intended for accounting, management, and finance professionals, Number 20, Ratio ? June 2013
  • Élodie Brunet and Guy Lavoie, ? An analysis of constructive dismissal in the context of a business acquisition?, Need to Know ? February 2013
  • Josée Dumoulin , François Parent , Loïc Berdnikoff and Guy Lavoie, Bulletin d?information juridique à l?intention des entrepreneurs et des décideurs, Number 3, Lavery Business ? December 2009

Education

  • Member of the Barreau du Québec since 1986
  • Quebec Bar School, 1986
  • LL.B., Université de Sherbrooke, 1985
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Professional Associations

Certified Industrial Relations Counsellor (CIRC)
Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE)
Canadian Bar Association (CBA)
Since 2002, Mr. Lavoie has been listed as a "recommended" lawyer in the Labour and Employee Benefits Handbook published by the Practical Law Company, London, UK


Professional Activities and Experience

Accolades
  • Best Lawyer 2016
  • Lexpert 2016
  • Best Lawyer 2017
  • Best Lawyer 2018
  • Chambers Canada 2018
  • The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • Martindale
  • Best Lawyers 2019
  • Best Lawyers 2020

Articles

  • Legal newsletter for business entrepreneurs and executives, Number 3
  • An analysis of constructive dismissal in the context of a business acquisition
  • Quarterly legal newsletter intended for accounting, management, and finance professionals, Number 20
  • Employee or Self-employed Worker? The Court of Appeal of Québec Rules
  • The Asphalte Desjardins matter: the Supreme Court of Canada overturns the decision of the Québec Court of Appeal
  • Ditomene c. Boulanger, the next round: the Court of Appeal holds that procedural fairness rules need not be followed in the context of an employer’s investigation into alleged harassment
  • An employer can file a counter claim against an employee in the context of proceedings instituted by the Commission des normes du travail in order to enforce the right of set-off
  • Hiring in the New Year? What to do when a new recruit overpromises and underdelivers?
  • The lack of conclusive scientific evidence is not necessarily a fatal bar to proving causation in relation to an occupational disease, according to the Supreme Court of Canada
  • The Canadelle case and the importance of contesting certain CNESST decisions promptly
  • Put that perimeter in your pipe and smoke it: the imminent broadening of the prohibition on smoking within a nine-meter radius
  • The award of moral damages following a collective dismissal
  • Personnel placement and recruitment agencies : what are the constraints of the new regulation?

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