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Paralegal Job: Between a Secretary and a Specialist

Paralegals perform both administrative and legal duties. However, recognition does not often come for these super assistants. In 2016, the British website Lawyer 2B conducted a survey of paralegals to better understand their situation. Although 67% of them rated their experience as “positive”, their role was not always clear to the lawyers they work for. […]


Company life

Organize Your Work to Be More Productive

As a legal secretary, it is essential to develop tactics to save time and gain efficiency. Our advice on how to organize your work. Responding to clients, setting up meetings, making appointments, filing legal documents, opening and distributing the mail, attending court hearings, writing minutes…  As a legal secretary, you have to do everything at […]


Company life

Top 10 steps to improve your office organization

Improve your office organization and avoid piles and files! Improve your office organization – There are recurring themes that I have seen as a small office consultant for over the years. I will outline how to best approach a common challenge – too much visible paper! It can be overwhelming and interfere with productivity. When I’m invited […]


Rights and labour standards

Labour standards : Five little-known facts

Can my employer ask me to work on public holidays? Can I choose my own vacation weeks? Here are five little-known facts concerning labour standards. In What Cases Must an Employer Pay for Work Clothes? Jocelyne Cotnoir—lawyer and Assistant Director of Legal Affairs at the Commision des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de […]


Rights and labour standards

Disrespect at work : A nuisance to consider

What is disrespect at work ? Does it happen in businesses? What are the consequences of disrespectful behaviour? These are the questions which a CROP poll, undertaken for the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréées du Québec, wanted to answer. Respect, collaboration, politeness, good manners and courtesy are some rules of conduct which ensure well-being […]


Rights and labour standards

Discriminatory practices : Are French employers guilty ?

French employers guilty of discriminatory practices ? The results of the first hiring discrimination benchmark study reveal that France is affected by profound inequalities in the job market, as measured by the following: → Age: Age is the first form of discrimination, with a candidate 48 to 50 years old getting three times as few positive […]


Rights and labour standards

Minimum legal age of employment in Canada

Minimum legal age of employment in Canada : Distinct regulations across provinces Saskatchewan has just implemented a legal minimum age of employment, i.e. 16 years of age. Such a provision does not exist everywhere in Canada, as applicable policies differ substantially from one province or territory to another. Here’s an overview. It is now necessary to […]


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