Jacques L. Archambault, LL.L. CRHA
(514) 736-0707 ext.2
Admitted to the Quebec Bar in 1975, Mr. Archambault advises small, large and medium size businesses on all matters relating to Quebec Workers’ Compensation claims, assessments, prosecutions and every aspect of Occupational Health and Safety ( « OHS » ) management.
Since, 1989, when he was appointed to represent all of Quebec’s employers in the negotiation of the Province’s Workers’ Compensation (then « CSST ») Personalized Rate and Retrospective Adjustment Rating Plans, Mr. Archambault’s practice focuses mainly on the strategic optimization of employers’ CNESST assessments, CNESST financial recovery and cost reduction strategies, also optimizing employers’ workplace injury Prevention and Claims Management efforts as a means to achieving same.
A member of the Quebec Order of Certified human resource professionals (CHRP) since 1983, former President of the Comité Inter-Entreprises du Montréal Métropolitain (CIEMM) and a member of the Quebec Bar’s Continuing education committee in Health and Safety matters, he also sits the Health and Safety Legislation Committee of the Conseil du patronat du Québec (CPQ, the Quebec Employers’ Council, representing the employers of 65 % of Quebec’s labour force) having also served on its Board of Directors, Board of Governors and Executive Committee for many years before founding his firm.
During his 30+ years of experience in the fields of Labour Law and Occupational Health and Safety, Mr. Archambault has greatly contributed to the evolution of Quebec’s Health and Safety legislation, as expert and negotiator for all of Quebec’s employers, so mandated by the CPQ. His achievements include the negotiation and implementation of Phases 1 and 2 of the CNESST’s reform of its Personalized Rate and Retrospective Adjustment Rating Plans from 1989 to 1999, the reform of the health and safety appeals tribunals (leading to the creation of the CLP, now the TAT), as well as in the negotiation of the regulatory framework for the creation of « Mutuelles de prevention » (Quebec’s Safety Groups) and the Regulation respecting experience utilization. This important regulation determines the financial impact of corporate transactions on employers’ CNESST assessments and rating plans.
Since 2003, he has ranked among Lexpert Magazine’s « Leading Practitioners » while Lexis Nexis – Martindale Hubbell’s peer review process has consistently awarded him a « Very High rating in both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards ».
Since 2006, the peer review conducted annually by Best Canadian Lawyers has consistently included him among its « Best Lawyers in Canada » and most recently selected him as Best Lawyers’ « 2012 Montréal Workers’ Compensation Lawyer of the Year ».
In 2013, Acquisition International named our firm « Health and Safety Law Firm of the year » and, in 2016, we were awarded Global Law Experts’ « Workers’ Compensation Law Firm of the Year – Canada ».