David
Lecours

Title : Lawyer, partner Year of call : 2014

Expertise : labor and employment law | health law | administrative law

Hotline: 873 379-2047

Me David Lecours, lawyer and partner, practices labour and employment law as well as health law. Me Lecours advises and represents a varied clientele composed of small and medium-sized businesses, public institutions, and large corporations.

In labour and employment law, Me Lecours daily advises organizations in their human resources management. As a litigator and strategic advisor, he is also called upon to make representations before arbitration tribunals, the Administrative Labour Tribunal, and civil courts. He also intervenes in matters of occupational health and safety. A trainer and lecturer who likes to share his knowledge, Me Lecours is always on the lookout for new developments. He also acts as a lawyer-investigator in matters of psychological harassment, accredited by the Quebec Bar.

In 2021, LEXPERT LEGAL CANADA magazine recognized Me Lecours as a “leading lawyer to watch” in labour and employment law, areas in which he is highly sought after, just as in health law.

Indeed, in the field of health law, Me Lecours acts as legal counsel and attorney for health care institutions. He has developed a particular practice in human integrity, which leads him to plead regularly before the Court of Quebec and the Superior Court. Involved in many complex cases, there is no doubt that Me Lecours is an experienced and influential consultant.

Assistant: Maryse Lacroix

Expertise

  • Labor and employment law (competition and duty of loyalty, human rights, occupational health and safety funding, collective bargaining, collective labor relations, individual labor relations, occupational health and safety)
  • Health law
  • Administrative law

Education

  • LL.L., Université d'Ottawa (2013)
  • Intensive certificate in negotiation, London School of Economics and Political Science (2013)
  • University of Ottawa delegate for the Harvard Model United Nations (2012)

Professional experience

  • Cain Lamarre, Rouyn-Noranda (2014 to present)
  • Bélanger Barrette Avocats, Rouyn-Noranda
  • Canada Research Chair in Occupational Health and Safety Law, Ottawa

Lecturing, conferences, publications

  • Reform of the OHS system: Are you ready to change how you manage cases? Private training for firm clients (2022)
  • Introduction to the new Act to ensure the protection of trainees in the workplace. At the invitation of the Labor Law Association of the University of Ottawa (2022)Bill 59: Modernizing Quebec’s Occupational Health and Safety Regime, training session at the Table régionale de concertation en santé et sécurité du travail, UQAT (2021)
  • "Mandatory Vaccination and Vaccine Passport – A Headache For Employers”, training given to a regional development corporation (2021)
  • "Harassment in the workplace – legal aspects. Program to combat psychological or sexual harassment in the workplace (CNESST)", training provided to the members of the Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Rouyn-Noranda (2021)
  • "Covid-19 and the workplace: no, not everything has been said yet!" Training presented to chambers of commerce (2021)
  • "Aspects légaux de la santé musculosquelettique en contexte de télétravail" Training given at the invitation of the Table en santé et sécurité du travail de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue (2021)
  • Disciplinary measures in a non-unionized environment, training given to students in Human Resources Management at the Université de Quebec in Abitibi-Témiscamingue (2021)
  • Duty to accommodate - can an employee with a disability validly claim a job with comparable pay as the original? article published on the portal of the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés (2020)
  • Freedom of expression and loyalty: risk management and crisis prevention, keynote address at the Cain Lamarre Symposium on Labor and Employment Law (2019)
  • Rediscovering the Act respecting labour standards, training given at the Association des Avocats et Avocates de Province Conference (2019)
  • Reform of the Act respecting labour standards, presented to a company in the manufacturing sector (2019)
  • Rules to Follow when Lobbying in Quebec, presented to a large company in the mining sector (2019)
  • Managing absenteeism: What municipal employers need to know, presented at the Cain Lamarre Municipal and Environmental Symposium (2019)
  • "La diligence raisonnable en milieu de travail et les risques de négligence criminelle" ("Due diligence in the workplace and the risks of criminal negligence") training session presented to a large company in the forestry industry (2019)
  • “Managing social media in the workplace", lecture given at Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue;
  • Various lectures and training sessions on labor law and occupational Heath an safety law
  • Be prepared to deal with the impact of the legalization of cannabis (2018)
  • "Managing Mental Health in the Workplace: A Toolkit for Interventions", lecture presented at the Cain Lamarre seminar on labor and employment Symposium (2018)
  • Infractions pénales en vertu de la Loi sur la santé et la sécurité du travail : que faire de la décision Jordan?, article published on the web portal of the order of certified human resources professionals (2017)
  • "Vivre avec un syndicat : dualité, collaboration et limites à ne pas franchir", a presentation for the Cain Lamarre seminar on labor and employment Symposium (2017)
  • Training session on reasonable accommodation in the workplace at the Cain Lamarre Labor and Employment Symposium (2016)
  • Training session on discrimination in hiring at Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (2016)
  • Various training courses about board of director governance

Associations, committees, boards

  • Member, Ordre des CRHA et CRIA du Québec
  • President, Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Rouyn-Noranda
  • Member, board of directors, Regroupement des jeunes chambres de commerce du Québec
  • Member, Human Resources Advisory Committee, Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec (FCCQ)

Distinctions

  • “Leading lawyer to watch” in labor law according to LEXPERT legal Canadian Directory (2021)
  • Finalist / Lexpert Rising Stars 2020: Leading Lawyers Under 40 Awards
  • Recipient of Prix Jeune Barreau - Barreau de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue
  • Recipient of Prix Marcel-Baril
  • Recipient of Prix Implication, MRC de Rouyn-Noranda
  • Recipient of Bourse de la francophonie
  • Recipient of a fellowship in administrative law from the University of Ottawa