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Labour Relations and Human Resources

Harmonious employer-employee relations are essential to the effective operation of any enterprise. That is why effective human-resources management and the establishment of laws and regulations are important to provide a framework for the different aspects of work life, such as:

  • the minimum wage;
  • pay equity;
  • occupational health and safety;
  • psychological harassment.

Since its creation in 2002, the Commission des relations du travail has been responsible for the settlement of disputes arising from the application of the Labour Code. It also ensures the diligent and efficient application of some thirty laws under its jurisdiction, including the Act respecting labour standards. The Commission des normes du travail, for its part, is responsible for the application of the Act respecting labour standards.

The Labour Code is the principal law dealing with relations between a group of employees and an employer, while the Act respecting labour standards determines minimum conditions of employment in the absence of a collective agreement, a contract of employment or a decree.

ith the support of its Human Resources Committee, the CQCD represents the interests of the retail sector in legislative and regulatory matters related to labour relations. In this context,

  • it intervenes when new policies or proposed legislative or regulatory modifications are introduced;
  • it makes government authorities aware of the realities of the sector;
  • it organizes information meetings for its members;
  • it supports retailers and provides them with the necessary tools for the sound management of their human resources.

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