Éric Thibaudeau Partner, Lawyer

Bureau

  • Montréal

Phone number

514 878-5436

Bar Admission

  • Québec, 1999

Languages

  • English
  • French

Profile

Partner

Éric Thibaudeau is a partner and a member of the Labour and Employment Group. He has special expertise in the area of occupational health and safety, regarding issues within the jurisdiction of the Administrative Labour Tribunal (ALT) as well as penal infractions prosecuted by the CNESST that are heard in the Court of Québec’s Criminal and Penal Division. He also acts for employers in grievance arbitrations, labour-relations matters and collective agreement decrees. In addition, he advises construction contractors and project owners on all matters within the jurisdiction of the construction industry regulatory authorities, such as the Commission de la construction du Québec and the Régie du bâtiment du Québec.

A highly regarded practitioner within the construction industry, Éric also advises various corporate entities in the private sector as well as organizations in the public sector.

Since 2015, Éric has been listed in The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory in Occupational Health & Safety / Workers’ Compensation. Since 2019, he has been on The Best Lawyers in Canada. In 2014, he was designated as one of Leading Lawyers Under 40 at the Rising Stars gala of Lexpert® magazine. In addition, Mr. Thibaudeau was named in 2020 a Fellow (Associate Member) of the prestigious Construction Lawyers Society of America (CLSA). Since 2021, Me Thibaudeau is named 5-Star Safety Lawyer by the Canadian Occupational Safety Magazine. He also received in 2022 the Litigation Star nomination by the Benchmark Litigation - Labor and employment.

Publications

  • "Commentaire sur la décision Commission de la construction du Québec c. Av-Tech inc. – Examen de la portée de l’exception prévue à l’article 19(2) de la Loi R-20" (Comment on the decision Commission de la construction du Québec v. Av-Tech inc. – Review of the scope of the exception provided for in section 19(2) of Act R-20), coauteure Aude Berger, Repères, EYB2020REP3157 - September 2020
  • COVID-19: sound OHS practices key to continued operations - 2020
  • Relief for employers as payment of dues to CNESST is deferred - 2020
  • Introduction of Bill 59, "Loi modernisant le régime de santé et de sécurité du travail : changements majeurs à prévoir " (Act to modernize the occupational health and safety system: major changes expected) - 2020
  • Covid-19 : "une bonne organisation SST essentielle au maintien des activités de l’entreprise" (Good occupational health and safety organisation essential to the maintenance of the company’s activities) - 2020
  • Employer relief: deferral of CNESST contributions - 2020
  • “Widespread strike among crane operators in Quebec: A backlash to new regulation”, co-authored with Xavier Berwald-Grégoire, The Lawyer’s Daily - July 2018.
  • The Reinforced Building Act: Obtaining and Retaining a Contractor’s Licence Has Become More Difficult - 2018
  • Construction Contractor Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for the Death of an Employee! - 2018
  • Crane Operators’ Strike: The Administrative Labour Tribunal Orders Crane Operators to Return to Work on a Regular Basis as of Today - 2018
  • Worker Safety on Construction Sites: a Contractor Found Guilty of Manslaughter - 2018
  • Employer Ordered by Ontario Superior Court to Pay $2.6 Million for OHS-Related Criminal Negligence - 2018
  • Penal Offences: a Minimum Fine Deemed Unconstitutional - 2017
  • Offences Under the Occupational Health and Safety Act: a Lot More Than a Fine Is at Stake! - 2017
  • Unreasonable Delays in Criminal and Penal Matters: the Supreme Court Toughens the Rules! - 2016
  • The Supreme Court of Canada Con rms the Primacy of the Professional Secrecy of Lawyers and Notaries Over Government Audits - 2016
  • CCQ offences For Failing to File Notices of Hiring Online: Two Employers Acquitted - 2016
  • Inherent Financing Costs - 2016
  • Fatal Work Accident: an Ontario Court Sentences a Project Manager to 3 ½ Years in Prison - 2016
  • Obligation to Accommodate and the Act Respecting Industrial Accidents and Occupational Diseases: the CSST and the CLP Now Have to Take Them into Account - 2015
  • Workplace Safety: a Contractor Loses his Construction Licence and is charged With Manslaughter - 2015
  • Suitable Employment and the Duty to Accommodate: the Superior court Turns the Case Law on its Ear - 2015
  • Costs Due to Treatment or Failure to Provide Treatment: the Workers’ Compensation Tribunal Puts an End to a Debate - 2014
  • Checking the “No” Box: Will You Be Charged by the RBQ for Making a False Statement? - 2014
  • An Employer Can File a Counterclaim Against an Employee in an Action Brought by the Labour Standards Commission on the Employee’s Behalf - 2014
  • Primer on Due Diligence in Occupational Health and Safety Matters - 2014
  • Pay Registers: the Construction Commission Tightens the Screws! - 2014
  • Employers’ Penal Liability in Respect of Occupational Health and Safety - 2014
  • The Firm Welcomes a New Partner to Its Labour and Employment Law Team - 2013

Conferences

  • Lecturer at the CEGQ Conference, "Votre licence RBQ est à risque : le saviez-vous?" - 2020
  • Lecturer at the CEGQ Conference, "Non-Compliance of the Act Respecting Occupational Health and Safety: Much More Than Fines!" - 2019
  • Fourth Continuing Legal Education Symposium on Labour and Employment Law 2018 | Developments in Occupational Health and Safety - 2018
  • Managing the Risks of Penal and Criminal Prosecutions in the Area of Occupational Health and Safety - 2017
  • Proactive management of a Health and Safety file - 2016
  • Health and Safety training, "Les constats d’infraction CSST et leurs impacts collatéraux" - 2015
  • Lexpert Rising Stars 2014, interview with Éric Thibaudeau - 2014

Distinctions

  • Benchmark Litigation - Labor and employment (2022)
  • The Canadian Legal LEXPERT® Directory in the field of worker’s compensation, 2022
  • The Canadian Occupational Safety - 5-Star Safety Lawyer in the areas of health and safety at work, since 2021
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada since 2019
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory in the field of Worker's Compensation and Occupational Health & Safety, since 2015
  • Lexpert® Rising Star 2014 – Leading Lawyers Under 40
Best Lawyers 2022 Lexpert 2022

Education

  • LL.B., Université de Montréal, 1997

Boards and Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow, Construction Lawyers Society of America (CLSA), since 2020
  1. The Best Lawyers in Canada 2023 recognize 67 lawyers of Lavery

    Lavery is pleased to announce that 67 of its lawyers have been recognized as leaders in their respective fields of expertise by The Best Lawyers in Canada 2023. The following lawyers also received the Lawyer of the Year award in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada: René Branchaud : Natural Resources Law Chantal Desjardins : Intellectual Property Law Bernard Larocque : Legal Malpractice Law Patrick A. Molinari : Health Care Law   Consult the complete list of Lavery's lawyers and their fields of expertise: Josianne Beaudry : Mergers and Acquisitions Law / Mining Law Laurence Bich-Carrière : Class Action Litigation / Corporate and Commercial Litigation / Product Liability Law Dominic Boivert : Insurance Law (Ones To Watch) Luc R. Borduas : Corporate Law / Mergers and Acquisitions Law Daniel Bouchard : Environmental Law Laurence Bourgeois-Hatto : Workers' Compensation Law René Branchaud : Mining Law / Natural Resources Law / Securities Law Étienne Brassard : Equipment Finance Law / Mergers and Acquisitions Law / Real Estate Law Jules Brière : Aboriginal Law / Indigenous Practice / Administrative and Public Law / Health Care Law Myriam Brixi : Class Action Litigation Benoit Brouillette : Labour and Employment Law Richard Burgos : Mergers and Acquisitions Law / Corporate Law Marie-Claude Cantin : Insurance Law / Construction Law Brittany Carson : Labour and Employment Law Eugene Czolij : Corporate and Commercial Litigation France Camille De Mers : Mergers and Acquisitions Law (Ones To Watch) Chantal Desjardins : Intellectual Property Law Jean-Sébastien Desroches : Corporate Law / Mergers and Acquisitions Law Raymond Doray : Privacy and Data Security Law / Administrative and Public Law / Defamation and Media Law Christian Dumoulin : Mergers and Acquisitions Law Alain Y. Dussault : Intellectual Property Law Isabelle Duval : Family Law Chloé Fauchon : Municipal Law (Ones To Watch) Philippe Frère : Administrative and Public Law Simon Gagné : Labour and Employment Law Nicolas Gagnon : Construction Law Richard Gaudreault : Labour and Employment Law Danielle Gauthier : Labour and Employment Law Julie Gauvreau : Intellectual Property Law Michel Gélinas : Labour and Employment Law Caroline Harnois : Family Law / Family Law Mediation / Trusts and Estates Marie-Josée Hétu : Labour and Employment Law Alain Heyne : Banking and Finance Law Édith Jacques : Energy Law / Corporate Law Pierre Marc Johnson, Ad. E.  : International Arbitration Marie-Hélène Jolicoeur : Labour and Employment Law Isabelle Jomphe : Intellectual Property Law Guillaume Laberge : Administrative and Public Law Jonathan Lacoste-Jobin : Insurance Law Awatif Lakhdar : Family Law Bernard Larocque : Professional Malpractice Law / Class Action Litigation / Insurance Law / Legal Malpractice Law Myriam Lavallée : Labour and Employment Law Guy Lavoie : Labour and Employment Law / Workers' Compensation Law Jean Legault : Banking and Finance Law / Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law Carl Lessard : Workers' Compensation Law / Labour and Employment Law Josiane L'Heureux : Labour and Employment Law Despina Mandilaras : Construction Law / Corporate and Commercial Litigation (Ones To Watch) Hugh Mansfield : Intellectual Property Law Zeïneb Mellouli : Labour and Employment Law Patrick A. Molinari : Health Care Law André Paquette : Mergers and Acquisitions Law Luc Pariseau : Tax Law Ariane Pasquier : Labour and Employment Law Jacques Paul-Hus : Mergers and Acquisitions Law Hubert Pepin : Labour and Employment Law Martin Pichette : Insurance Law / Professional Malpractice Law Élisabeth Pinard : Family Law François Renaud : Banking and Finance Law / Structured Finance Law Judith Rochette : Insurance Law / Professional Malpractice Law Ian Rose FCIArb : Director and Officer Liability Practice / Insurance Law Chantal Saint-Onge : Corporate and Commercial Litigation (Ones To Watch) Éric Thibaudeau : Workers' Compensation Law André Vautour : Corporate Governance Practice / Corporate Law / Information Technology Law / Intellectual Property Law / Technology Law Bruno Verdon : Corporate and Commercial Litigation Sébastien Vézina : Mergers and Acquisitions Law Yanick Vlasak : Corporate and Commercial Litigation Jonathan Warin : Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law These recognitions are further demonstration of the expertise and quality of legal services that characterize Lavery’s professionals.

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  2. Catherine Deslauriers, Guy Lavoie, Éric Thibaudeau and Lavery named as a reference by the 2022 Canadian Occupational Safety – 5-Star Safety Lawyers & Law Firms

    July 12, 2022 – Catherine Deslauriers, Guy Lavoie, Eric Thibaudeau and Lavery have been named as a reference in Occupational Health and Safety by Canadian Occupational Safety – 5-Star Safety Lawyers & Law Firms. To determine the best lawyers and law firms catering to the safety industry, Canadian Occupational Safety sourced feedback from safety leaders over a period of 15 weeks. COS’s research team began by conducting a survey with a wide range of safety officers to determine what companies value in the law firms they collaborate with.

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  3. Eric Thibaudeau and Lavery named as a reference by Canadian Occupational Safety – 5-Star Safety Lawyers & Law Firms

    October 18, 2021 – Eric Thibaudeau and Lavery have been named as a reference in Occupational Health and Safety by Canadian Occupational Safety – 5-Star Safety Lawyers & Law Firms. To determine the best lawyers and law firms catering to the safety industry, Canadian Occupational Safety sourced feedback from safety leaders over a period of 15 weeks. COS’s research team began by conducting a survey with a wide range of safety officers to determine what companies value in the law firms they collaborate with.

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  4. The Best Lawyers in Canada 2022 recognize 68 lawyers of Lavery

    Lavery is pleased to announce that 68 of its lawyers have been recognized as leaders in their respective fields of expertise by The Best Lawyers in Canada 2022. Lawyer of the Year   The following lawyers also received the Lawyer of the Year award in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada: Caroline Harnois: Family Law Mediation Bernard Larocque: Professional Malpractice Law   Consult the complete list of Lavery's lawyers and their fields of expertise: Josianne Beaudry : Mining Law / Mergers and Acquisitions Law Dominique Bélisle : Energy Law Laurence Bich-Carrière : Class Action Litigation René Branchaud : Mining Law / Natural Resources Law / Securities Law Étienne Brassard : Mergers and Acquisitions Law / Real Estate Law / Equipment Finance Law Dominic Boisvert: Insurance Law (Ones To Watch) Luc R. Borduas : Corporate Law Daniel Bouchard : Environmental Law Jules Brière : Administrative and Public Law / Health Care Law Myriam Brixi : Class Action Litigation Benoit Brouillette : Labour and Employment Law Richard Burgos : Corporate Law / Mergers and Acquisitions Law Marie-Claude Cantin : Construction Law / Insurance Law Charles Ceelen-Brasseur : Corporate Law (Ones To Watch) Eugène Czolij : Corporate and Commercial Litigation / Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law Chantal Desjardins : Intellectual Property Law Jean-Sébastien Desroches : Corporate Law / Mergers and Acquisitions Law Michel Desrosiers : Labour and Employment Law Raymond Doray, Ad. E : Administrative and Public Law / Defamation and Media Law / Privacy and Data Security Law Christian Dumoulin : Mergers and Acquisitions Law Alain Y. Dussault : Intellectual Property Law Isabelle Duval : Family Law Chloé Fauchon: Municipal Law (Ones To Watch) Philippe Frère : Administrative and Public Law Simon Gagné : Labour and Employment Law Nicolas Gagnon : Construction Law Richard Gaudreault : Labour and Employment Law Danielle Gauthier : Labour and Employment Law Julie Gauvreau : Intellectual Property Law Michel Gélinas : Labour and Employment Law Caroline Harnois : Family Law / Family Law Mediation / Trusts and Estates Marie-Josée Hétu : Labour and Employment Law Alain Heyne : Banking and Finance Law Édith Jacques : Corporate Law / Energy Law Pierre Marc Johnson, Ad. E., G.O.Q., MSRC : International Arbitration Marie-Hélène Jolicoeur : Labour and Employment Law Isabelle Jomphe : Intellectual Property Law Guillaume Laberge: Administrative and Public Law Jonathan Lacoste-Jobin: Insurance Law Awatif Lakhdar: Family Law Bernard Larocque: Class Action Litigation / Insurance Law / Professional Malpractice Law Myriam Lavallée: Labour and Employment Law Guy Lavoie: Labour and Employment Law / Workers’ Compensation Law Jean Legault: Banking and Finance Law / Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law Carl Lessard: Labour and Employment Law / Workers' Compensation Law Josiane L'Heureux: Labour and Employment Law Hugh Mansfield : Intellectual Property Law Zeïneb Mellouli : Labour and Employment Law Patrick A. Molinari, Ad.E., MSRC : Health Care Law André Paquette: Mergers and Acquisitions Law Luc Pariseau : Tax Law Jacques Paul-Hus : Mergers & Acquisitions Law Ariane Pasquier : Labour and Employment Law Hubert Pepin : Labour and Employment Law Martin Pichette : Insurance Law / Professional Malpractice Law Élisabeth Pinard : Family Law François Renaud : Banking and Finance Law Marc Rochefort : Securities Law Judith Rochette : Professional Malpractice Law Ian Rose : Director and Officer Liability Practice / Insurance Law Éric Thibaudeau: Workers' Compensation Law Philippe Tremblay : Construction Law / Corporate and Commercial Litigation Jean-Philippe Turgeon : Franchise Law André Vautour : Corporate Law / Energy Law / Information Technology Law / Intellectual Property Law / Private Funds Law / Technology Law Bruno Verdon : Corporate and Commercial Litigation Sébastien Vézina : Mergers and Acquisitions Law Yanick Vlasak : Corporate and Commercial Litigation Jonathan Warin : Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law

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