Josiane L’Heureux and Élodie Brunet, respectively Partner and Associate at Lavery, have co-authored an article entitled “La responsabilité accrue des administrateurs à l’égard des cotisations impayées à la Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail”, published in the Industrie et Commerce magazine. In this article, Mss. L’Heureux and Brunet explain that since January 1st, 2011, if a body corporate fails to pay its premiums to the Quebec worker's compensation, health and safety board (CSST), any member of the Board could be personally held responsible for the unpaid premiums, including penalties and interests. However, the authors specify that the bill makes provisions for the exemption of administrators who can prove that they have exerted a reasonable degree of care, diligence and skill in the circumstances.
To read the article (available in French only), click here.