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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

News


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

2006
Called to the Quebec bar
2005
Bachelor of Common Law, LLBUniversity of Ottawa
2004
Bachelor of Civil Law, LLL University of Ottawa

Publications

  • 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 (23 Posts)

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A “vaccine break” for COVID-19 vaccination

Quebec follows the lead of the common law provinces taking legislative action to encourage vaccination.

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May 12, 2021
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Scope of the Telework Obligation in Quebec

Scope of the Telework Obligation in Quebec

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Mar 30, 2021
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A New Lockdown and Curfew in Quebec: What Employers Must Know

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

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Jan 8, 2021
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Mandatory Vaccination Policies for Employees: Enforceable or a Shot in the Dark?

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?

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Dec 23, 2020
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McMillan’s Employment and Labour Webinar

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

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November 10, 2020 - 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
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RETURN TO WORK: Complying With Provincial Health Guidelines

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

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Jul 27, 2020
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Litigating During COVID-19: Still Possible

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

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May 20, 2020
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Establishing the New Normal: Return to Work Considerations in the COVID-19 Era

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

Apr 29, 2020
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Will You Be My Valentine?

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

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Feb 10, 2020
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Stop the Spread: What Employers Need to Know About Coronavirus in the Workplace

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

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Jan 29, 2020
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Employment and Labour Seminar Series: Montréal

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

Dec 10, 2019
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Employment and Labour Seminar Series: Toronto

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

Oct 30, 2019
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Sweeping Changes to Federal Employment Standards Set to Take Effect

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.

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Aug 7, 2019
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Employment and Labour Seminar Series: Montréal

Employment and Labour Seminar Series: Montréal.

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November 8, 2018 - 8:30 am to 10:30 am ET
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Puff, Puff, Pass-ed: What Employers Need to Know About Cannabis Legalization

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.

Sep 12, 2018

Amendments to the Act Respecting Labour Standards

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

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Jul 18, 2018
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Are Better Working Conditions for your Quebec Employees on the Horizon?

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.

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Apr 10, 2018
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Has a third category of workers emerged under Quebec employment law: “dependent contractors”?

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

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Mar 29, 2018

McMillan’s Employment & Labour Relations Group Seminar

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.

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September 28, 2017
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Can a Manager be a Member of a Certified Association?

Can a Manager be a Member of a Certified Association?

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Mar 13, 2017
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2016 Annual Employment and Labour Seminar

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

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8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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Dangers of Allowing the Tacit Renewal of Fixed-Term Employment Contracts

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

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May 12, 2016
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Major restructuring of the Quebec labour and employment institutions

Major restructuring of the Quebec labour and employment institutions

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Jan 11, 2016