Definition : Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST)

Government agency who promotes labour rights and obligations. It ensures that Québec workers and employers respect it.

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Financial management

The administration of a syndicate of co-owners requires financial expertise, which is vital for the proper functioning of the co-ownership (condominium). In collaboration with the board of directors, the condo manager ensures budgetary balance and financial management which includes budget preparation, account management, and the distribution of common expenses (condo fees); he also…...

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03/09/2023

The "statutory" liability of a director

The duties and obligations of directors are at the heart of the good governance of a co-ownership. As part of their duties, directors are required to ensure that the syndicate of co-owners complies with the laws. This is why, in addition to the duties of diligence and loyalty of directors…...

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14/08/2022

Parlons de harcèlement psychologique (2/2)

14 août 2022 - Le phénomène du harcèlement psychologique en milieu travail est de plus en plus rapporté et médiatisé. Il se manifeste sous plusieurs formes et ce par des comportements intimidants, vexants et inopportuns. Ce fléau de la société est combattu, partout où il sévit. Nul ne peut se…...

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09/08/2022

Awarding a construction contract : be careful!

May 3, 2022- The duty of maintenance and conservation of the building that falls to the administrators of a co-ownership involves one day doing business with construction contractors. Whether it is to replace the roof, renovate the entrance hall or repair brick siding and masonry, it is important to be vigilant…...

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20/04/2022

Volunteer participation of co-owners or occupants in the maintenance of the building

Questions  : Can co-owners or occupants of the building be authorized by the board of directors to carry out voluntary work (such as painting the corridors, washing the windows, laying out a small gravel path, etc.), in short, limiting the number of contractors for the maintenance of the building, and…...

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17/11/2021

The janitor of your co-ownership: employee or self-employed?

November 18, 2021- When it comes to hiring labour in a co-ownership, many directors think that it would be simpler and less expensive if it were provided by contract that the janitor, for example, would be considered a "self-employed". By doing so, it would not be appropriate to deduct deductions…...

Management

05/09/2020

Webradio du 5 août 2020: Le harcèlement des employés d'une copropriété

Harassment of co-ownership employees can be committed by a manager, directors and even co-owners. This web radio covers the subject, exposing, in particular, the critical situations that could put a syndicate of co-owners in trouble....

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02/11/2018

Harcèlement au travail: encore des obligations pour les syndicats

2 novembre 2018 - Encore de nouvelles obligations pour les syndicats de copropriétaires, dites-vous? Eh bien, oui!, si vous avez des employés. Mais si ça peut vous rassurer, ces nouvelles obligations s’adressent aussi à tous les employeurs québécois, sans exception…...

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22/08/2018

Cannabis et droit du travail: obligations des syndicats de copropriétaires

22 août 2018 - La décriminalisation de la marijuana, en octobre 2018, est encore un sujet de controverse dans nombre de copropriétés québécoises. Elle oppose les copropriétaires favorables à cette mesure à ceux qui s’y objectent farouchement, notamment en raison de la propagation d’odeurs et des dangers inhérents à la fumée…...

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08/04/2013

Santé et sécurité au travail: ça concerne aussi les syndicats!

8 avril 2013 - Pour remplir sa mission d’entretien de l’immeuble, un syndicat de copropriété va parfois procéder à l’embauche de concierges, surveillants, commis à l’administration. Ces employés disposent des mêmes droits que tout autre salarié, dont le droit à des conditions de travail ne mettant pas en danger leur santé,…...

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