Shari Munk-Manel practises employment and labour relations law, providing counsel to employers, and representing them in litigation and the resolution of disputes. She works frequently with startups and emerging companies in the communications, entertainment and media industry, as well as the retail sector

Assisting management with respect to all areas of employment and labour law, Shari advises on hiring, performance management, employment standards, employment policies, human rights issues, compensation plans, employee termination and severance packages. She also counsels vendors and purchasers on the employment aspects of corporate transactions.

Having appeared at all levels of court in Québec, Shari also advances the interests of employers in labour arbitrations, and before administrative boards and tribunals.

Shari’s broad commercial litigation practice encompasses shareholder, director and corporate control disputes, succession matters and construction law matters.

Representative Matters

  • Acted for Fortress in the sale of Central Maine & Quebec Railway to Canadian Pacific
  • Acted for Novacap in the acquisition of a majority stake in Foliot Furniture Inc.
  • Acted for Compass Datacenters LLC in the acquisition of ROOT Datacenters
  • Acted for Joseph Ribcoff Inc in the sale of a majority stake to Novacap
  • Acted for Novacap in its acquisition of Intelerad Medical Systems

Speaking Engagements

Navigating through COVID-19, Richter Jewish Chamber of Commerce

April 2020

Share Purchase and Asset Purchase Transactions, Employment and Labour Considerations, CACE Future Leaders Conference, Montreal, QC

May 1, 2017

Should it Stay or Should it Go? Litigation Holds, Corporate Counsel Series Webinar

October 2016

Employee Privacy & Data Protection upon Employee Departure, Speaker, Association of Corporate Counsel

April 2016


Media Mentions

Community Involvement

  • Member of the Solomon Schechter Academy Board of Trustees
  • Chair of the Solomon Schechter Academy HR committee
  • Chair of the Solomon Schechter Academy Committee on Trustees

Education & Admissions

Called to the Quebec bar
Bachelor of Common Law, LLBUniversity of Ottawa
Bachelor of Civil Law, LLL University of Ottawa


  • L’étendue de l’obligation de télétravail au Québec,” La Référence – Human Resources Bulletin, Édition Yvon Blais, a Thomson Reuters company (April 6, 2021)
  • “Après la France, le Québec sera-t-il la deuxième région au monde à légiférer sur le droit à la déconnexion ?,” (August 2018)
  • “Protection of Corporate Data from Disgruntled Ex-Employees,” Canadian Corporate Counsel (November 2015)

Insights by Shari Munk-Manel (22 Posts)

Scope of the Telework Obligation in Quebec

Mar 30, 2021

Scope of the Telework Obligation in Quebec

A New Lockdown and Curfew in Quebec: What Employers Must Know

Jan 8, 2021

A New Lockdown and Curfew in Quebec: What Employers Must Know

Mandatory Vaccination Policies for Employees: Enforceable or a Shot in the Dark?

Dec 23, 2020

There are vaccines, and there will be (at some point) enough for everyone in Canada to receive it. But what happens if your employees refuse to be vaccinated?

McMillan’s Employment and Labour Webinar

Nov 10, 2020

This annual workshop addresses significant legal developments and provides practical advice on responding to employee issues.

RETURN TO WORK: Complying With Provincial Health Guidelines

Jul 27, 2020

The Québec government has authorized businesses to invite their employees progressively to return to their physical workplaces with the support of CNESST

Litigating During COVID-19: Still Possible

May 20, 2020

A summary of the key ways to advance or continue litigation during the pandemic.

Establishing the New Normal: Return to Work Considerations in the COVID-19 Era

Apr 29, 2020

As COVID-19 restrictions begin to loosen in some jurisdictions, employers must consider the return to work process and what that entails.

Will You Be My Valentine?

Feb 10, 2020

As Valentine's Day approaches, it is important to review your policies against psychological harassment and conflicts of interest.

Stop the Spread: What Employers Need to Know About Coronavirus in the Workplace

Jan 29, 2020

As Canada confirms its first cases of the Coronavirus, we remind employers and employees of their rights and responsibilities in the workplace.

Employment and Labour Seminar Series: Montréal

Dec 10, 2019

This seminar provides valuable practical advice to all employers seeking guidance on best practices in their workplace.

Employment and Labour Seminar Series: Toronto

Oct 30, 2019

Join us as we discuss significant legal developments and provide practical advice on critical issues facing employers in Canada.

Sweeping Changes to Federal Employment Standards Set to Take Effect

Aug 7, 2019

Many of the federal government's changes to the Canada Labour Code, proposed through Bills C-44, C-63 and C-86, are now set to take effect on September 1, 2019.

Employment and Labour Seminar Series: Montréal

Nov 8, 2018

Employment and Labour Seminar Series: Montréal.

Details November 8, 2018

Puff, Puff, Pass-ed: What Employers Need to Know About Cannabis Legalization

Sep 12, 2018

Join us for an interactive webinar as we take a closer look at the potential impact of cannabis legalization, as well as the rights and responsibilities of employers in the Bill C-45 era.

Amendments to the Act Respecting Labour Standards

Jul 18, 2018

June 2018, Bill 176: An Act was enacted to amend the Act respecting labour standards and other legislative provisions mainly to facilitate family-work balance

Are Better Working Conditions for your Quebec Employees on the Horizon?

Apr 10, 2018

March 20, 2018 Bill 176 respecting labour standards and legislative provisions to facilitate family-work balance presented by the Minister responsible for Labour to the Quebec National Assembly.

Has a third category of workers emerged under Quebec employment law: “dependent contractors”?

Mar 29, 2018

Justice Hamilton of the Quebec Superior Court decided that an independent worker governed by a service contract and not an employment contract was entitled to reasonable notice of termination

McMillan’s Employment & Labour Relations Group Seminar

Sep 28, 2017

Please join us for a practical and in-depth discussion aimed at HR professionals, in-house counsel and operations managers, who want to prepare and better understand how Bill1 48 will impact their business.

Can a Manager be a Member of a Certified Association?

Mar 13, 2017

Can a Manager be a Member of a Certified Association?

2016 Annual Employment and Labour Seminar

Oct 20, 2016

McMillan's Labour and Employment Group invites you to join us at our annual employment and labour seminar.

Dangers of Allowing the Tacit Renewal of Fixed-Term Employment Contracts

May 12, 2016

Dangers of Allowing the Tacit Renewal of Fixed-Term Employment Contracts

Major restructuring of the Quebec labour and employment institutions

Jan 11, 2016

Major restructuring of the Quebec labour and employment institutions