- 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
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.
"Changes in the workplace: Are the paths really becoming more flexible?", Women in Litigation Symposium by @The Advocates' SocietyNovember 18, 2023
Navigating through COVID-19, Richter Jewish Chamber of CommerceApril 2020
Share Purchase and Asset Purchase Transactions, Employment and Labour Considerations, CACE Future Leaders Conference, Montreal, QCMay 1, 2017
Should it Stay or Should it Go? Litigation Holds, Corporate Counsel Series WebinarOctober 2016
Employee Privacy & Data Protection upon Employee Departure, Speaker, Association of Corporate CounselApril 2016
- “Quebec contractors concerned over new OH&S rep requirement,” by Don Wall, Daily Commercial News (December 21, 2022)
- “Quebec Modernizes It’s Occupational Health and Safety Legislation,” by Catherine Skrzypinski, SHRM (February 1, 2022)
- “La nouvelle boss de McMillan,” by Gabriel Poirier, Droit-inc. (April 29, 2021)
- “Quebec Workers Have a Right to Refuse Unsafe Work,” by Catherine Skrzypinski, SHRM (August 9, 2019)
- Recognized in the 2023 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a Leading Lawyer to Watch in the area of Employment Law
- 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
- “Planning an Employee Recall? Well, Good Luck with That“, Ivey Business Journal, November 2021
- “Hasta La Vista, Unvaccinated Employees?“, Ivey Business Journal, September 2021
- “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 (29 Posts)View More
Interested in expanding your business into Quebec? On this episode of our Stay Ahead podcast, Montreal Partners Shari Munk-Manel, Enda Wong, Yonatan Petel and Steven Sitcoff share what you need to know about doing business in the province.
The webinar discusses the rigorous language obligations imposed by Bill 96 on businesses and its significant impact on employers, as well as the recent significant changes to both Québec’s occupational health and safety legislation and Québec’s privacy legislation which employers should be aware of.
Many companies have put forth plans for a gradual re-entry into the office, however current circumstances are proving to be a challenge in this evolving landscape.
Join McMillan’s Employment and Labour experts on Tuesday, January 11th, for a panel discussion as they address your questions and concerns about policies, protocols, obligations and other considerations as you evaluate your RTO strategy.
This article discusses an employer's right to request its employees' vaccination status.
This bulletin will highlight the significant changes for employers related to the amendments to the occupational health and safety regime in Quebec
Quebec follows the lead of the common law provinces taking legislative action to encourage vaccination.
Scope of the Telework Obligation in Quebec
A New Lockdown and Curfew in Quebec: What Employers Must Know
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?
This annual workshop addresses significant legal developments and provides practical advice on responding to employee issues.
The Québec government has authorized businesses to invite their employees progressively to return to their physical workplaces with the support of CNESST
A summary of the key ways to advance or continue litigation during the pandemic.
As COVID-19 restrictions begin to loosen in some jurisdictions, employers must consider the return to work process and what that entails.
As Valentine's Day approaches, it is important to review your policies against psychological harassment and conflicts of interest.
As Canada confirms its first cases of the Coronavirus, we remind employers and employees of their rights and responsibilities in the workplace.
This seminar provides valuable practical advice to all employers seeking guidance on best practices in their workplace.
Join us as we discuss significant legal developments and provide practical advice on critical issues facing employers in Canada.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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?
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
Major restructuring of the Quebec labour and employment institutions
Deals & Cases (10 Posts)
On February 9, 2023, Privilege Underwriters Reciprocal Exchange obtained an approval from the Superintendent of Financial Institutions under the Insurance Companies Act to insure in Canada personal lines property and casualty risks, including those falling under the classes of property, liability, marine and automobile insurance
McMillan represented Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC in connection with its sale of the Central Maine & Quebec Railway to Canadian Pacific Railway
Live Nation Entertainment forms strategic partnership with evenko
McMillan advised Fortress on the auction of the Central Maine and Québec Railway to bidders, and negotiations with Canadian Pacific Railway.
McMillan LLP was involved in all facets of the transaction and provided multi-disciplinary advice to Novacap with a team led by Charles Chevrette and Enda Wong (Corporate & M&A).
On July 23, 2019, Compass announced that it completed its acquisition of ROOT Data Center, a Canadian wholesale data center provider, by way of share purchase. McMillan LLP acted as Canadian counsel to Compass
McMillan LLP acted as counsel to the Sellers with a team led by Max Mendelsohn and comprised of Alexandre Koch (Corporate and M&A), Béatrice Méthé (Corporate and M&A), Enda Wong (Corporate and M&A), Penny Genovezos (Corporate), Casey Halladay (Competition), Michel Ranger (Tax), Pierre-Christian Hoffman (Real Estate), Shari Munk-Manel (Employment) and A. Max Jarvie (Financing).
Scientific Games is represented by McMillan LLP with a team led by Howard Drabinsky business law and (M&A)
Royal Group sells windows and doors business to OpenGate Capital
Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc. completes sale of two dealerships
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