Charles Wagner is a lawyer with the Labour, Employment and Human Rights practice group in the Montreal office. Charles’ areas of specialization include injunctions, non-competition and non-solicitation, unfair competition and protection of confidential information.
In his practice, Charles advises and represents clients in labour relations and labour standards cases notably regarding the drafting of employment contracts, non-competition and loyalty agreements, dismissals, discipline and overall human rights subjects in the workplace. In that capacity, he advises a variety of clients on managing their human resources and is retained to represent clients before most labour and employment law administrative tribunals and in various courts such as the Court of Québec and the Superior Court.
Charles has built a particular reputation for his work on the issue of the legalization of cannabis in Canada and its impact on workplaces. In that regard, Charles was one of the representatives of the Barreau du Québec at the parliamentary committee hearings on Bill 157 concerning the legalization of cannabis.
Charles also appears regularly as a speaker. He is invited to provide training on a variety of subjects based on his audience’s needs: labour standards, the impact of cannabis legalization, the duty to accommodate, workforce management, hiring, termination of employment, harassment, cyberfraud, and so on.