François Côté practises management-side employment and labour law. In particular, he advises employers on grievance arbitration, labour standards, administrative law, occupational health and safety law, and labour relations in the construction industry. He regularly acts as spokesperson at the negotiation table.
Mr. Côté regularly represents employers before the Commission des relations du travail, the conciliator-adjudicators of the Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CSST) and grievance arbitrators. In addition, he frequently represents employers before the Commission des lésions professionnelles, on appeal from or on review of decisions of the administrative review branch of the CSST or of the CSST itself.
He also represents employers before administrative tribunals and the courts of civil jurisdiction, regarding provisional, interlocutory and permanent injunctions in the context of labour disputes or in connection with the judicial review of decisions of administrative tribunals.
Over the years Mr. Côté has gained particular expertise in the area of drug and alcohol policies and the management of problems arising from drug and alcohol use.
Mr. Côté is currently Montréal Chair of our employment and labour law group.
Our Employment and labour year in review assembles a number of important cases, recent developments in legislation and cases to watch for in 2014..
February 11, 2014
As an incentive to encourage employee loyalty, many employers offer deferred compensation to employees: stock options, restricted share units and the like..
January 27, 2014
In Quebec, nothing prevents a person from having two or three jobs, in the condition that there isn't a conflict of interest, explains François Côté in Les Affaires.
January 21, 2012
François Côté talks about lawyers' dress code in a report airing on Dimanche Magazine on Radio-Canada..
August 15, 2010