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New French Language Requirements for Employers: Are You Ready?

New French Language Requirements for Employers: Are You Ready?
September 8, 2022 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Please note that this webinar will take place in English and will have the same content as the webinar given in French on June 14, 2022.

On May 24, 2022, Bill 96, An Act respecting French, the official and common language of Québec (Bill 96), which amends the Charter of the French Language (Charter), was adopted by Quebec’s National Assembly. Bill 96 aims to promote the French language and affirm its status as Quebec’s only official language.

In this presentation, our speakers will address the main amendments to the Charter that pertain to employers’ obligations in Quebec. They will also discuss the significant changes employers may need to make to their existing practices and policies to ensure their compliance with these new legal obligations.
 
Speakers:

When
Thursday, September 8, 2022

Webinar:
12 – 1 p.m. (ET)

Mandatory Continuing Education

Quebec
Please note that pursuant to the amendments to the Règlement sur la formation continue obligatoire des avocats (Regulation respecting mandatory continuing education for lawyers – available in French only) of the Barreau du Québec, which came into force on April 1, 2019, the status of “recognized provider” and the mandatory “recognition” of activities have been abolished.

Blakes will continue to provide you with a confirmation of participation for your records. As stipulated in the above-mentioned regulation, members must preserve supporting documents attesting their completion of training activities for a period of seven years beginning on April 30 following the end of the reference period during which such activities were completed.

Ontario
This program is eligible for up to 1 Substantive hour.

British Columbia
This program has been accredited for 1 CPD Credit Hour with The Law Society of British Columbia.

New York
Blake, Cassels & Graydon (U.S.) LLP has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education (CLE) in the State of New York. This seminar is appropriate for newly admitted and/or experienced attorneys and has been accredited for 1 hour of CLE credit.