Francis Laperrière Racine
Associate | Montréal
Montréal: 514-982-4149

Francis’ practice covers various fields of employment and labour law, including contractual negotiations, statutory and regulatory compliance, and employment and labour dispute resolution and litigation.

Francis regularly advises clients with respect to employment matters and directors’ liability in the context of national and transnational mergers and acquisitions, financing transactions and projects, as well as in arrangements and restructurings. He regularly intervenes in the different steps of business transactions.

He also regularly advises clients on employment and labour relations, employment termination, benefits, human rights and accommodations, occupational health and safety, pay equity and privacy law. In this context, he advises clients in responding to employment-related investigations and audits by governmental authorities.

Francis is fluent in French and English.

SELECT EXPERIENCE

Recent representative matters include:

  • Actively participated in the employment aspects of a restructuration under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act for a major company in the retail industry

  • Advised clients on risk management in transitory periods (mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcy, insolvency, CCAA, etc.) regarding employees and directors’ liability

  • Successfully represented employers before regulatory bodies in the course of administrative inquiries

  • Undertook several audits regarding some of the compliance of major employers with Quebec applicable laws, especially with respect to employment laws

PUBLICATIONS
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Blakes Bulletin on Pensions, Benefits & Executive Compensation, November 21, 2017.
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