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Human Resources PolicyPro® – Quebec Edition

The all-in-one bilingual policy and procedure building resource

  • Designed to meet the needs of HR professionals, policy managers and business owners
  • Includes 160+ sample policies, forms and checklists in print and digital formats for employment, pay and performance, benefits, employee relations, health and safety, and all your other HR needs
  • Prepared and updated by subject-matter experts
  • Saves you time researching, drafting and updating since each policy meets current legislative requirements for Quebec (where applicable)
  • Expert commentary outlines why each policy is needed, the compliance requirements and options to consider when customizing the templates
  • Includes English and French versions of all documents to save you even more time and the expense of creating a bilingual HR manual
  • Regularly updated so your HR manual is never out of date
  • Ask the Editor service for custom answers to your unique HR questions
  • Inside Policies™ e-newsletter highlights new and revised policies and explains why the changes are important
Meet your employment, payroll, and health and safety obligations with downloadable model polices

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About Human Resources PolicyPro—Quebec Edition

Loose-leaf Format

publication consists of two loose-leaf print binders. Volume I includes easy-to-understand commentaries written by the employment and labour law group at Therrien Couture. These commentaries explain your duties and obligations under labour and employment law and help you quickly find solutions, when needed, with regard to personnel management. Information in Volume I will:

  • Outline the need for each policy
  • Provide basic background information essential to updating an existing policy or drafting a new one
  • Review the legislative requirements for each policy
  • Provide the elements to consider when drafting and implementing each policy

Volume II includes over 160 ready-to-use model policies, forms and checklists, all of which can be easily customized. These policies all share the following characteristics

  • Have a uniform structure: Policy, Purpose, Scope, Responsibility, Definitions, Related Policies and Procedures
  • Are based on the minimum legislative requirements of Quebec (where applicable) regarding labour and employment law
  • Include useful forms and checklists for their implementation (when applicable)
  • Are cross-referenced to other related policies (when applicable)

Digital Format

You can access and download all the policies, forms and other documents included with your subscription from your First Reference account:

  • Ready-to-use Microsoft Word® versions of sample policies, forms and checklists
  • Easily customize each document using familiar desktop software, like Microsoft Word and compatible applications
  • English and French versions of all commentaries and sample policies, forms and checklists

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Human Resources PolicyPro model policies

About Policies and Procedures

  • Why policies and procedures are needed
  • Developing a policy manual
  • Scope of a Policy Manual
  • Design
  • Contents
  • Drafting policies and procedures
  • Approval
  • Publishing
  • Distribution List Policy
  • Procedure Document Format

Employment Policies

  • Employment Principles
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Terms and Conditions of Employment
  • Probationary Period
  • Employment Classifications
  • Hours of Work
  • Employee Orientation and Training
  • Confidentiality and Inventions
  • Termination of Employment
  • Third-Party Reference Requests
  • Employment of Relatives
  • Gifts, Favours and Entertainment
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Job Posting
  • Employment References
  • Exit Interviews
  • Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Volunteering
  • Moving and Relocation Expenses
  • Drug and Alcohol Testing
  • Business Travel Expenses
  • Independent Contractors

Pay and Performance Policies

  • Pay Principles
  • Job Evaluation
  • Pay Administration
  • Job Performance Review
  • Pay Range Structure
  • Overtime
  • Reporting Pay
  • Call-in Pay
  • Shift Premium
  • Wage Garnishments and Deductions of Support Payments
  • Absenteeism
  • Pay Advances

Benefits Policies

  • Benefits Principles
  • Vacation and Vacation Pay
  • Holidays
  • Personal Leave of Absence
  • Maternity Leave
  • Parental and/or Adoption Leave
  • Bereavement or Family Event Leave
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Seminars and Conferences
  • Professional Association Membership
  • Part-time Employment Benefits
  • Family Responsibility Leave
  • Short-Term Disability/Sickness Benefits
  • Retirement
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Jury or Court Witness Leave
  • Reservist Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paternity Leave

Employee Relations Policies

  • Employee Relations Principles
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Workplace Harassment
  • Workplace Accommodation on the Basis of Disability
  • Conduct and Behaviour
  • Disciplinary Actions
  • Personal Information Protection
  • Email and Internet Use
  • Religious Accommodation
  • Dress Code
  • Whistleblower Protection
  • Community Service
  • Instant Messaging
  • Web Logs (Blogs)
  • Searches and Surveillance

Health and Safety Policies

  • Health and Safety Principles
  • Accident and Injury Reporting
  • Accident Investigation
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Joint Health and Safety Committee
  • Alcohol in the Workplace
  • Working Alone
  • Cellphone Use
  • Workplace Violence
  • Emergencies and Business Interruptions
  • Smoking in the Workplace
  • Scented Products in the Workplace
  • Return to Work Program
  • Pandemic Planning Overview
  • Fitness to Work
  • Restricted Access
  • Work From Home
  • Contact Control and Monitoring During a Pandemic
  • Healthy Workplace During a Pandemic
  • Pandemic Crisis Support
  • Hazardous Duty Incentive During a Pandemic

Print ISSN 2291-0166  |  Online ISSN 2291-0174

Authors and Editors


Claudia Dubé, LL.B., B.A., partner, is head of the labour and employment law department at Therrien Couture. She practises in all areas related to labour and employment law, whether in collective reporting or individual employment contracts, including human rights, labour standards and occupational health and safety.

Claudia is the employer spokesperson for collective bargaining negotiations and represents employers in matters of certification, grievance arbitration, dismissal, psychological harassment, human rights and labour standards before administrative or common law tribunals.

She sits on various administrative and advisory boards and offers training and conferences in her field of expertise.

Marianne Bessette, LL.B., J.D., lawyer, practices labour and employment law. She advises and represents private and public companies on matters of labour standards, dismissal, harassment, labour relations, employment contracts and restrictive clauses as well as health and safety. In addition, she has developed an expertise relating to the legalization of cannabis and the management of drugs, alcohol and other substances in the workplace.

Before joining Therrien Couture, Marianne gained experience workin in law firms located in Vancouver as well as in the legal department of a large multinational corporation. She also studied Common Law at Queen's University.

Isabelle Martin, B.Ed., M.Sc., CHRP, Director of HR Services, assists the firm's management team and various companies and organizations by delivering HR consulting. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education, a Masters in Organizational Management, and a membership in the Order of Certified Human Resources Advisors.

Over the course of her career, Isabelle has supported many managers of SMEs and large companies to meet the challenges of their growth or transformation, in addition to supporting their teams in the acquisition of skills, the implementation of policies and change management. Coaching, performance management and team mobilization are among the areas of expertise that make up her practice.

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Legal Editor

Therrien Couture LLP labour and employment law and consulting firm is the legal editor of Human Resources PolicyPro QuebecTherrien Couture LLP, a consulting firm in labour and employment law, is the legal editor of Human Resources PolicyPro—Quebec Edition. Founded 25 years ago, Therrien Couture relies on a team of more than 185 people, comprised of a multidisciplinary team of experienced professionals including lawyers, notaries, tax specialists and human resources specialists. With five offices located in Saint-Hyacinthe, Brossard, Sherbrooke, Laval and Montreal, Therrien Couture is positioning itself as a major player in the Quebec market.

The Labour and Employment Law Group of Therrien Couture advises employers in all matters of labour, employment, occupational health and safety law, human rights and matters of certification and represents them at all court levels. Their labour and employment professionals will intervene by adopting a practical approach which is effective and in line with your corporate values.

They advise employers on matters of daily management of human resources, namely with regard to hiring practices, disciplinary actions, dismissals, labour standards, psychological harassment, pay equity, management issues, mediation and conciliation, negotiation, administrative and criminal complaints, human rights and personal information protection.

The Labour and Employment Law Group represents employers during collective agreement negotiations and arbitration of grievances.

Furthermore, the group applies a strategic approach to helping employers manage issues relating to workplace health and safety legislation as well as to workplace accidents by, for example, considering the financial repercussions of various responses (eligibility, rehabilitation, return to work, coordination of skills). It also represents employers during the conciliation process for workplace injuries, sharing or transferring of allocated costs, classification or contribution, complaints made to the CNESST or criminal complaints.

Managing Editor

Marie-Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., was called to the Quebec bar in 1988 where she practised business, employment and labour law until 1999. She is still a member in good standing of the Quebec Bar Association. Marie-Yosie has been a managing editor with First Reference Inc. since 1999 and is one of Canada’s best-known and most-respected HR authors, with an extensive background in employment and labour law across the country.

Marie-Yosie is the Managing Editor for all editions of Human Resources PolicyPro, the Human Resources Advisor (Ontario, Western and Atlantic editions), HRinfodesk, and Accessibility Standards PolicyPro published by First Reference. She is also responsible for the high-quality, up-to-date content for employment law services and the Internal Controls Library. She is currently enrolled in the Osgoode Professional LLM degree program.