Alexis Renaud

Alexis Renaud  

Senior Associate

Executive Summary

Alexis Renaud is a senior associate in our Montréal office. He practices in French and English, assisting both unionized and non-unionized employers in Québec and in New Brunswick.

Before beginning his studies in law, Alexis Renaud managed a company in Montréal, exercising responsibility for hiring and training of staff, the development of company policies, disciplinary cases, occupational health and safety issues and terminations of employment. In those years, he developed a keen interest in labour relations, which grew deeper during his studies, leading him to focus on a career in labour law. In general, his on-the-job managerial experience has proven to be an asset in his legal practice, enabling Alexis to grasp the major organizational and economic factors of importance to employers in the field of employment and labour relations.

Alexis joined the Employment and Labour Law Group in our Montréal office in 2012 after completing his articling. From his first years in practice, he has advised and represented clients in courtroom litigation and before specialized tribunals and administrative tribunals, particularly the Court of Québec, the Superior Court, the Tribunal des droits de la personne, the Administrative Labour Tribunal as well as before grievance arbitration panels and the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux. In addition, he has also advised and represented clients in negotiating several first collective labour agreements and renewals thereof.

Alexis also acts as an advisor on various matters, including hiring, staff discipline, employee performance, dismissals, individual or collective layoffs, disability, human rights issues and workplace investigations.

During his studies, Alexis articled with the Honourable Justice Sophie Bourque of the Superior Court. In 2009, he participated in the interuniversity Gale Moot competition in criminal and constitutional law. In 2010, he took part in the Pierre-Basile Mignault Civil Law Moot, where he won several prizes, including third-best pleader, best team of pleaders and prizes for the second best factum and the best (winning) team.

Representative Work

Publications & Presentations

  • ​Speaker, "Gestion de bris de sécurité informationnel : comment les employés peuvent assister et jouer un rôle clé?," BLG's Annual Labour and Employment Law Symposium, Montréal, October 2, 2015.
  • Speaker, "Alcohol and Drug Testing in the Workplace," BLG's Annual Labour and Employment Law Symposium, October 16, 2014.
  • Speaker, "Les droits et recours d'un employé en probation dans un contexte syndiqué et non syndiqué," BLG's Labour and Employment Law luncheon-talk, Montréal, May 3, 2013.
  • Researcher and draftsman for Parts I and II of the looseleaf reference work by Georges AUDET, Robert BONHOMME, Clément GASCON and Myriane LE FRANÇOIS, Le congédiement en droit Québécois en matière de contrat individuel de travail, 3rd Ed., Cowansville (Qc), Éditions Yvon Blais, 1991 (updated three times a year).

Rankings & Recognitions

  • Prize for the third best pleader in the Pierre-Basile Mignault Moot, 2010.
  • Prize for the best team of pleaders in the Pierre-Basile Mignault Moot, 2010.
  • Prize for the second best factum in the Pierre-Basile Mignault Moot, 2010.
  • Prize for the best team in the Pierre-Basile Mignault Moot, 2010.
  • Prize for the best French-speaking university among the semi-finalists in the Gale Moot Competition, 2009.