Me Archambault's firm helps clients manage every aspect of Quebec Workers’ Compensation claims management and prevention, including assessment optimization and representation before all relevant Tribunals.
Since 1989, when he was appointed to represent all of Quebec’s employers in the negotiation of the Province's Workers’ Compensation (« CNESST ») Rating Plans and assessment systems, Mr. Archambault’s practice has focused mainly on the strategic planning of employers’ CNESST assessments, CNESST financial recovery and cost reduction strategies, while optimizing the workplace injury prevention and claims management efforts of the firm’s clients.
Since 2003, Me Archambault has ranked among Lexpert Magazine’s « Leading Practitioners » while Lexis Nexis - Martindale Hubbell’s peer review process awards him the « 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 Montreal Workers' Compensation Lawyer of the Year ».
Peer reviews also earned Me Archambault's firm the titles of « H&S Law Firm of the Year » from Acquisition International in 2013 as well as Global Law Experts' "Workers' Compensation Law Firm of the Year - Canada » in 2016.
Admitted to the Quebec Bar in 1975, Mr. Archambault advises small, large and medium size businesses on all matters relating to Quebec Workers’ compensation assessments and Occupational health and safety management (« OHS »).
Since 1989, when he was appointed to represent all of Quebec’s employers in the negotiation of the Province's Workers Compensation («CNESST») Rating Plans and assessment systems, Mr. Archambault’s practice has focused mainly on the strategic planning of employers’ CNESST assessments, CNESST financial recovery and cost reduction strategies, while optimizing the workplace injury prevention and claims management efforts of the firm’s clients.
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 on 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 Workplace 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 systems from 1989 to 1999, the reform of the health and safety appeals tribunals (leading to the creation of the CLP), 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.
He also chaired the CPQ Committee on sub-contracting, outsourcing and independent workers, created to unite the efforts of the main employer associations to research and suggest optimal solutions with respect to the Quebec Labour Minister’s proposed reform of Quebec legislation on those “freedom to outsource” issues vital to Quebec’s competitive potential.