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LOUIS-CHARLES
Bélanger

Title: lawyer, equity partner Year of call: 1986

Expertise: labor and employment law  |  health law  |  administrative law

Partner Louis-Charles Bélanger counts 31 years in the profession. He began his career in Montréal but relocated permanently to Rouyn-Noranda in 1991 to practice mainly in labor and employment law. He also works in administrative law. In addition to his career as a lawyer, for many years he also taught workplace health and safety at Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue.

Louis-Charles is a member of Quebec’s professional order of certified human resource advisors. A much-respected labor law professional, he is frequently invited to speak or provide training on labor relations and workplace health and safety by a broad selection of employers.

His fields of specialization include:

  • Public Administration (municipal, provincial, federal)
  • Trade
  • Construction
  • Energy and Natural Resources
  • Health and Social Services

Assistant: Angélique T.-Bergeron

Expertise

  • Labor and employment law (competition and duty of loyalty, human rights, occupational health and safety funding, collective bargaining, collective labor relations, individual labor relations, occupational health and safety)
  • Health law (ethics, care, and institutional care, medical and hospital liability)
  • Administrative law (professional conduct, ethics, and governance, administrative remedies)

Education

  • LL.B., Université du Québec à Montréal (1985)

Professional experience

  • Cain Lamarre (Rouyn-Noranda) (2014 to present)
  • Bélanger Barrette (Rouyn-Noranda)

Lecturing, conferences, publications

  • Workplace health and safety instructor at Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue
  • "Embauche vs Charte des droits et libertés," training session (November 2016)
  • "Améliorez vos performances en négociation," training session (September 2016)
  • Lecture: "Développements récents en droit du travail" (September 2016)
  • “Work/life balance,” a presentation at the 3rd Abitibi-Témiscamingue OHT panel (November 2016)
  • “Screening for drugs and alcohol,” a presentation at the 2nd Abitibi-Témiscamingue OHT panel (June 2016)
  • “Changing worker behavior,” a presentation at the 1st Abitibi-Témiscamingue OHT panel (March 2016)
  • Lecture: "Utilisation des médias sociaux en milieu de travail" (October 2015)
  • Lecture: "Développements récents en droit du travail" (April 2015)
  • "Salarié vs Travailleur autonome," training session (March 2015)
  • "La responsabilité de l'employeur découlant de la faute de son préposé," training session (September 2011)
  • "La négligence en santé sécurité au travail... peut parfois devenir un acte criminel," training session (May 2010)
  • "La gestion des employés difficiles," training session (September 2009)

Associations, committees, boards

  • Member of Québec’s professional order of certified human resource advisors (CRHA)
  • Vice-president, board of directors, Fondation de l’Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue
  • Member, board of directors, Centre communautaire juridique de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue
  • Member, board of directors, Fondation Martin-Bradley
  • Former member, board of directors, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada
  • Former member, Quebec Bar’s advisory committee on workplace health and safety