Changes in ownership or administration of the company

According to Art. 2097 of the Civil Code of Québec, the sale of a company does not terminate a contract of employment. The new employer (purchaser) is bound by the contract in the same function as the previous employer (seller)

For Art. 2097 of the Civil Code of Québec to apply, there must be a change in ownership, or in other words, a legal link between the two employers. In addition, the new employer must continue the same business operated by the former employer.

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