LL.B, Université de Montréal, 1995
LL.M, Université de Sherbrooke (Master’s Degree in Health Law)
Éric graduated from the University of Montreal and holds a master’s degree in health law from the University of Sherbrooke. He joined Monette Barakett early in his legal career. He has been a partner of the firm since 2004 and is a member of its management committee.
He practices mainly in labor relations as an employer attorney as well as in employment law, civil litigation, health law, access to information and the protection of personal information.
He was named by his peers in 2021 and 2022 editions of The Best Lawyers in Canada in labor and employment law.
With more than twenty-five years of experience in labor relations, Éric has developed cutting-edge expertise allowing him to advise his clients on all matters relating to union certification and the arbitration of grievances or disputes. He has been co-author for more than twenty years of Disciplinary and non-disciplinary measures in collective labor relations.
He acts as employer spokesperson for the negotiation of collective agreements, representing employers from different sectors of activity, in particular the health network and the university network.
Éric serves several sectors of economic activity, including public and parapublic organizations, health and social services establishments, small, medium and large businesses, financial institutions, universities and non-profit organizations.
His clients appreciate his ease in managing large and complex cases, his efficiency and thoroughness, the creativity he demonstrates in finding innovative solutions adapted to their reality, as well as his disposition for humor.
A seasoned litigator, he regularly represents his clients before common law courts, including the Quebec Court of Appeal, as well as before labor law bodies and other administrative tribunals.
Éric is a great sportsman and passionate about tennis and the arts in all its forms.
Among his significant mandates, Éric recently acted as spokesperson for the CPNSSS with seven (7) different union associations during the negotiation of several national agreements in the health and social services network in terms of essential services. He handled this large-scale case which led, for some cases, to the first decisions coming from the TAT after the latest modifications to the Labor Code.
During his career, Éric has been involved with various organizations and associations. He is the founding president of the health law section of the Canadian Bar Association, Quebec division. He has also been teaching civil liability, labor law and negotiation in Quebec Bar School since 2007.
Éric has been nominated by his peers in the 2021 and 2022 editions of The Best Lawyers in Canada in labor and employment law.