André Sasseville has practised labour and employment law since the beginning of his career. During his many years of practice, he has acted as strategic advisor and spokesperson for a wide variety of employers in negotiating collective agreements and resolving labour disputes. He is an acknowledged expert in crisis management.
He represents clients on a regular basis before specialized labour tribunals and civil law courts, including in class action matters.
André routinely advises businesses on the interpretation of collective agreements and on how to implement change in human-resources management, including collective layoffs and technological changes. He has extensive experience representing employers before provincial and federal labour relations boards in unionization and union raiding matters, among others.
In cooperation with his network of Quebec, Canadian and North American law practitioners, André is often called upon to advise foreign businesses on transfers, acquisitions and sales of businesses with large numbers of employees. In this regard, he has developed special expertise in the negotiation of facilitating conditions for executives (golden parachutes, bonus plans, etc.) and in designing prevention strategies.
Businesses regularly consult André regarding the negotiation and drafting of employment agreements for their executives, including the development of incentive programs, bonus plans, stock option programs, and supplementary pension plans.
Last updated: Feb 2019