Don J. Alberga  

Partner

Executive Summary

Don Alberga practices in the area of labour and employment law, focusing particularly on issues of compensation for work accident victims and occupational health and safety matters. He is highly regarded as a leading occupational health and safety lawyer.

Since 2003, Mr. Alberga acts as legal counsel to several safety groups in Québec in the manufacturing sector, the food industry and the retail trade. He defends management interests in matters of occupational injuries, financing and prevention-inspection. He also represents employers in cases under the jurisdiction of the Tribunal administratif du travail (TAT) as well as in hearings of CNESST penal offence prosecutions in the criminal and penal Division of the Court of Québec. Mr. Alberga is also regularly called upon to act in employment disputes before labour arbitration tribunals. He has often been invited to speak on occupational health and safety topics and to write articles on that subject. He also lectured on that area of the law at the École du Barreau du Québec.

Mr. Alberga speaks French, English and Italian fluently.

Representative Work

  • ​During his career, Mr. Alberga has acted in more than 500 cases, right up to judgment, before the Commission des lésions professionnelles (CLP) and the Administrative Labour Tribunal (ALT).

Publications & Presentations

  • Author, "La filature : Quand la CLP rappelle les balises," Travail et Santé magazine, June 2014.
  • Co-author,  "Fausse réclamation à la CSST : quelle sanction peut-on imposer à l'employé fautif?," October 2012.
  • Co-author,  "Avertissement aux employeurs : La Commission des lésions professionnelles reconnaît la survenance d'une lésion professionnelle chez un télétravailleur," May 2012.
  • Co-author, "Agir tardivement, coûteux pour l'employeur," Travail et Santé magazine, May 2015.

Rankings & Recognitions

  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (2013-2017) — constantly recommended as a pre-eminent lawyer in occupational health and safety and workers' compensation.