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Érik Sabbatini and Dominique L'Heureux join the Labour, Employment and Human Rights Practice Group

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March 1, 2007

Montréal, March 1st, 2007 - Claude Auger, Managing Partner of the Québec City and Montréal offices of the law firm Fasken Martineau, is pleased to welcome Érik Sabbatini and Dominique L'Heureux as partners.

Érik Sabbatini and Dominique L'Heureux have practiced labour law for a major Montréal law firm for 13 and 11 years respectively. Fasken Martineau clients will now be able to benefit from their extensive expertise in the field.

"The addition of Érik Sabbatini and Dominique L'Heureux to the labour law practice group reinforces the firm's already well-established reputation in this area of law, and they are a major asset," noted Claude Auger.

Called to the Bar in 1993, Érik Sabbatini has honed his expertise in all matters relating to labour law, notably grievance adjudications, remedies for unlawful and wrongful dismissals, certification and the negotiation of collective agreements, human rights, labour standards, and employment contracts. He provides strategic advice and represents clients before the administrative tribunals and higher courts.

He regularly advises corporate managers as part of corporate reorganizations and transactions involving various labour law issues. He has also acquired leading-edge expertise in occupational health and safety, as well as in the management of workplace attendance.

Mr. Sabbatini teaches classes in occupational health and safety at the École Polytechnique de Montréal. A seasoned lecturer, he also provides corporate managers with various types of training. Érik Sabbatini is a member of the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines et en relations industrielles agréés du Québec.

Dominique L'Heureux, for his part, was called to the Bar in 1995. He also has extensive experience in labour and employment law, notably in matters involving the negotiation of collective agreements, grievance adjudication, dispute resolution and strategic planning. In addition, he has particular expertise in mandates involving medico-legal issues, whether in the context of occupational health and safety, the management of absenteeism, or psychological harassment in the workplace.

Recognized for his apt and fair counsel, Mr. L'Heureux proposes practical and creative solutions to employers in the private, public and parapublic sectors. He also provides customized training to corporate managers and is a popular lecturer.

Always up-to-date in matters relating to labour law, Messrs. Sabbatini and L'Heureux are well equipped to offer realistic approaches to the often complex issues put before them.

Anne-Julie Maltais
Fasken Martineau
Advisor, Public Relations
Tel.: 514 397 4349