Béatrice Arronis is a labour and employment lawyer and Partner in the Montréal office of Miller Thomson. She is also the Chair of the Labour and Employment Group of the Montréal office. Her main fields of practice are labour relations, employment law and human resources. She has extensive experience working with employers in a wide range of industries, including public-sector establishments, and on workplace issues such as day-to-day personnel decisions, disciplinary matters, negotiation and interpretation of collective agreements, grievances, arbitration, certification, de-certification, intra-company transfer of employees and work permits, unfair labour practice applications, economic lay-offs, employment standards, wrongful, administrative or disciplinary dismissals, employment contracts, harassment complaints, human rights, occupational health and safety, as well as confidentiality and non competition covenants.
She represents clients before all administrative tribunals and Courts at all levels.
Her practice frequently involves counselling manufacturing businesses on employment law considerations involved in establishing a new business in Québec, or restructuring an existing workforce. She works with corporate counsel on employment issues arising in the course of mergers and acquisitions, and is a frequent lecturer on current issues in her areas of expertise. Ms. Arronis also works with clients in developing corporate employment policies and manuals. She participates in the training of clients' human resources personnel and is invited frequently to speak to groups of employees on issues such as workplace harassment.
Ms. Arronis regularly organizes and animates lectures on employment law, more specifically with respect to self-employment, dismissals, individual and mass lay-offs, work-related psychological illness, application of Section 45 of the Labour Code in the context of bankruptcy and application of Section 2097 of the Civil Code of Quebec in franchise agreements, reasonable accommodations for freedom of religion, non-solicitation clauses, etc.Ms. Arronis is a practical, client-oriented practitioner who listens carefully and seeks to provide practical and efficient solutions.
- LL.B., Université de Montréal, 1986
- Bachelor of Law, University of Montpellier (France), 1982
- Bachelor in Socio-Economics, Lycée Jean Durant de Castelnaudary (France), 1979
- Travailleurs et Travailleuses unis de l’alimentation et du Commerce, section locale 503 v. Marchands Unis inc. and Groupe Sodisco Howden inc., (2005) QCCRT 0367 (re : business transfer according to Section 45 of the Labour Code)
- Les Éditions CEC inc. v. Hough and Éditions du Renouveau pédagogique inc., (2008) QCCS 4526 (re : inevitable disclosure)
- French chamber of commerce of Canada
- Quebec Employers’ Council
- Canadian Manufacturers' Association
- Canadian Bar Association
- Anti-replacement Worker Provisions: The Appeal Court of Quebec Decides that New Technologies Do Not Redefine the Notion of Establishment, Labour and Employment Communiqué, March 26, 2012
- Will a Company in Québec Still be Allowed to Close Without Paying Damages to its Employees After the Supreme Court's Decision in Wal-Mart?, Labour and Employment Communiqué, January 20, 2010
- The Vicissitudes of Family Life Under Joint Custody and the Employer's Duty of Reasonable Accomodation, Labour and Employment Communiqué, May 25, 2009
- Protecting Confidential Business Information & The Doctrine of Inevitable Disclosure, Labour and Employment Communiqué, October 10, 2007
- Termination of employment terms and severance pay, Volume 18, No. 5, April/May 1996, 1996