La Presse Affaires quotes Montréal lawyer, Yves Turgeon, in an article about the new regulation on placement agencies.
The obligation to have fair wages seems legitimate. However, it makes the administration of companies in the industrial sector more complex, according to Yves Turgeon, a partner of the labour and construction law groups at Fasken and co-founder of the AESPIQ. He says that companies that provide industrial maintenance services at various client locations are facing significant wage disparity.
“Employees say they want to go to Canadian Malartic, Resolute Forest Products or Domtar, because conditions are much better than at the small clients where the pay is lower,” he explained. Employees are going to want to choose their jobs. It will be difficult to avoid frustration and unfairness in the company, and the small SMEs will be at a disadvantage.”