Marianne Plamondon

Lawyer, Partner - Montréal

Québec Bar 2004
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Marianne Plamondon, MBA, CHRP, is a partner in the Montréal office of Langlois lawyers. She specializes in labour and employment law, particularly in the interpretation and application of collective agreements, occupational health and safety, psychological harassment, the protection of personal information, pay equity, employment insurance and human rights. She has been active in several files involving individual and collective employment and labour relations, and unjust dismissal disputes. She also has extensive experience before the civil courts, particularly in matters involving restrictive covenants in employment contracts and the obligation of loyalty of employees.

Marianne is frequently interviewed by the media on news items involving labour and employment law issues.

Education

MBA, HEC Montréal, 2010

B.C.L./LL.B., McGill University, 2003 

Rankings & Recognitions

Young Bar of Montreal Lawyer of the Year 2012 – Tomorrow’s Leaders, Civil and Commercial Litigation Category

Winner of the Relève d’excellence award of the HEC Montréal alumni association, Young Professional category, 2011

Award of excellence from HEC Montréal, 2008, 2009 and 2010

From McGill University:
“Distinction” designation,  2003
Law Students’ Association award to graduating students for their contribution to the faculty, 2003
Claxton Award for the highest standing in civil law, 2002
James McGill Award for ranking in the top 5% of the law faculty, 2002
Dean’s Honour List, 2001-2002
Principal’s Honour Roll for student athletes, 2000

Publications

Articles

Press Releases

Other Publications

Articles 

“Les nouvelles tendances de la jurisprudence en matière de clauses restrictives : quelles sont les leçons à retenir? [New case law trends for restrictive employment covenants: what are the takeaways?”], Développements récents en droit de la non-concurrence, Service de la formation continue du Barreau du Québec, Yvon Blais, Volume 432, May 2017.

“Les examens médicaux préembauche: faisons le point ” [Pre-hiring medical examinations: an update], Développements récents en droit du travail, Service de la formation continue du Barreau du Québec, Yvon Blais, Volume 429, March 2017.

“L’obligation de loyauté s’effrite : quelles protections reste-t-il à l’employeur?” [The duty of loyalty is frittering away: what protections are left for employers?], Développements récents en droit du travail, Service de la formation continue du Barreau du Québec, Yvon Blais, Volume 383, April 2014.

“La rédaction des clauses restrictives d’emploi et de commerce : quelles sont les meilleures pratiques à adopter et quels sont les pièges à éviter?” [Drafting restrictive covenants in employment and commercial contexts: best practices to adopt and pitfalls to avoid], Développements récents sur la non-concurrence, Service de la formation continue du Barreau du Québec, Yvon Blais, Volume 338, June 2011. 

“Les décisions récentes portant sur la non-concurrence en droit de l’emploi: quelles sont les leçons à tirer?” [Recent developments in employment law regarding non-compete covenants: what are the takeaways?], Développements récents en droit de la non-concurrence, Service de la formation continue du Barreau du Québec, Yvon Blais, Volume 313, November 2009. 

Media 

Interview “Harcèlement sexuel et omerta : le cas d’un prof crée un malaise” [Sexual harassment and omerta: a disturbing case involving a professor], ICI Radio-Canada, March 23, 2018

Interview “Québec annonce de nouvelles normes du travail, dont une semaine de congé de plus après 3 ans de travail” [Quebec announces new labour standards, including one week of paid vacation after three years’ employment], Gérard Fillion, RDI économie, ICI Radio-Canada, March 20, 2018

Interview “De nouvelles normes du travail pour soutenir les travailleurs” [New labour standards in support of workers], Mario Dumont, TVA Nouvelles, March 19, 2018

Interview “Qu’est-ce que le harcèlement sexuel ?” [What is sexual harassment?], ICI RDI, ICI Radio-Canada, March 11, 2018

Interview “Cannabis: tests aléatoires en milieu de travail” [Random cannabis testing in the workplace], Isabelle Richer, ICI Radio-Canada, March 6, 2018

Interview “Professeur suspendu pour des propos homophobes : la réputation de l’employeur prime, selon une avocate” [Professor suspended for homophobic remarks: employer’s reputation is primary consideration, says lawyer], Le 15-18, ICI Radio-Canada, February 5, 2018

Interview “Questionnaire d’embauche critiqué” [Hiring questionnaire criticized], Isabelle Richer, ICI Radio-Canada, January 26, 2018

Interview “Un questionnaire «très intrusif» à l’Université Laval” [A “highly intrusive” questionnaire at Laval University], Mario Dumont, TVA Nouvelles, January 26, 2018

Interview “Grands festivals: des barmans «bénévoles» payés au noir” [Mega-festivals: “volunteer” bartenders paid under the table], Isabelle Hachey, lapresse.ca, January 16, 2018

Interview “Tests antidrogues chez Suncor” [Drug testing at Suncor], Isabelle Richer, ICI Radio-Canada, December 7, 2017

Interviews following the sexual harassment allegations against Éric Salvail and Gilbert Rozon:
Isabelle Richer, ICI Radio-Canada, October 18, 2017 
Le Téléjournal 22h, ICI Radio-Canada, October 18, 2017 
Mario Dumont, TVA, October 18, 2017 
TVA Nouvelles 18h, TVA, October 18, 2017

Events

Langlois Knowledge

Others

“Développez votre marque personnelle!” [Develop your personal brand!], Networking conference organized by Profession’ELLE, Montréal, July 12, 2018.

“Les nouvelles tendances de la jurisprudence en matière de clauses restrictives : quelles sont les leçons à retenir?” [Managing termination of employment: how to get it right?], Les Matinées Lanaudoises convention, Joliette, May 17, 2017.

“Les nouvelles tendances de la jurisprudence en matière de clauses restrictives : quelles sont les leçons à retenir?” [New case law trends for restrictive employment covenants: what are the takeaways?], presentation at a Quebec Bar symposium on recent developments in unfair competition law, Montréal, May 5, 2017. 

“ Les examens médicaux préembauche : faisons le point” [Pre-hiring medical examinations: an update], presentation at Quebec Bar symposium on recent developments in labour law, Montréal, March 31, 2017.

“Économie, marché du travail et enjeux RT” [The economy, the labour market and labour relations issues], presentation with Raymond Bachand to a labour relations symposium of the Quebec Order of certified human resources professionals, January 26, 2017. 

“Les clauses restrictives d’emploi et de commerce” [Restrictive covenants in employment and commercial contexts], presentation to the legal department of SNC-Lavalin, December 2, 2016. 

“Les enjeux légaux relatifs à l’acquisition et la mise en œuvre de la norme ITAR” [Legal issues inherent in registering for and implementing ITAR standards], conference organized by Aéro Montréal with the participation of Carolyn Picard of Bombardier Inc., November 15, 2016. 

“Les clauses restrictives en emploi : conseils pratiques et stratégiques” [Restrictive employment covenants: practical and strategic advice], presentation to the Young Bar of Montreal, March 30, 2016. 

“La concurrence et loyauté : défis majeurs à l’horizon” [Competition and loyalty: major challenges on the horizon], presentation to the Administrateurs d’Études Juridiques (Québec), February 23, 2016. 

“Comparaisons entre le Québec et l’Ontario” [Comparisons between Quebec and Ontario], conference of the Quebec Order of certified human resources professionals, Montreal, October 27, 2015. 

“Imaginer… les défis de demain en matière de concurrence et de loyauté” [Imagine … tomorrow’s challenges involving competition and loyalty], with the participation of Raymond Bachand, annual convention of Certified Human Resources Professionals, Quebec City, October 6-7, 2015. 

“Le top 10 des meilleures décisions en institutions financières” [The top 10 best decisions for financial institutions], roundtable discussion with HR managers of financial institutions, Montréal, June 12, 2015.    

“Le contenu du contrat de travail”, “La rédaction des clauses restrictives d’emploi : les meilleures pratiques et les pièges à éviter”, “La gestion stratégique de la fin d’emploi d’un employé-clé”, “Les manquements à l’obligation de loyauté et de confidentialité : comment se protéger” [The content of an employment contract, Drafting restrictive employment covenants: the best practices, and pitfalls to avoid, Strategically managing termination of employment of a key employee and Breaches of the duties of loyalty and confidentiality: how to protect against them], Terrebonne, June 5, 2015. 

“L’obligation d’accommodement : les cas particuliers de la conciliation travail-famille et la dépendance à l’alcool et aux drogues” [Duty to accommodate: the specific cases of work-family balance and alcohol and drug dependency], presentation to the food-processing sectoral workforce committee (CSMOTA), Drummondville, May 28, 2015. 

“Les aspects légaux de la gestion des Ressources humaines en Aéronautique” [The legal aspects of human resources management in the aerospace industry], conference organized by Aéro Montréal, February 3, 2015. 

“Le harcèlement et la violence en milieu de travail : ce que vous devez savoir” [Harassment and violence in the workplace: what you need to know], presentation to Laurentian Bank of Canada, October 17, 2014. 

“L’absentéisme : ça se gère!”, “La gestion des renseignements personnels dans le cadre de l’embauche”, “Le congédiement administratif ou disciplinaire en droit québécois”, “Les politiques : drogue et alcool” [Absenteeism can be managed!, Managing personal information during the hiring process, Administrative and disciplinary dismissals in Quebec law, Drug and alcohol policies], Terrebonne, May 27 and June 3, 2014. 

“L’obligation de loyauté s’effrite : quelles protections reste-t-il à l’employeur?” [The duty of loyalty is frittering away: what protections are left for employers?], presentation at Quebec Bar symposium on recent developments in labour law, Montréal, April 11, 2014. 

“La gestion des cas difficiles” [Managing difficult cases], Human resources symposium in Terrebonne, October 23, 2013. 

“La gestion de l’absentéisme” [Managing absenteeism], presentation to Bitumar management, June 14, 2013. 

“L’obligation d’accommodement s’étend-elle à la conciliation travail-famille?” [Does the duty to accommodate extend to work-family balance?], Quebec Order of certified human resources professionals, May 30, 2013. 

“Obligation d’accommodement et la conciliation travail-famille” [Duty to accommodate and work-family balance], Les Matinées Lanaudoises convention, May 15, 2013. 

“Revue législative et jurisprudentielle 2012 en droit du travail” [Review of 2012 labour law legislation and case law], CCH symposium, April 25, 2013. 

“Embauche d’un employé lié par une clause de non-concurrence envers son ex-employeur : aiguisez vos réflexes!” [Hiring an employee bound by a non-compete clause in favour of the previous employer: sharpen our reflexes!], meeting of recruiters, Quebec Order of certified human resources professionals, April 15, 2013.  

“La rédaction des clauses restrictives de commerce : quelles sont les meilleures pratiques à adopter et quels sont les pièges à éviter?” [Drafting restrictive covenants in employment and commercial contexts: best practices to adopt and pitfalls to avoid], presentation to the legal department of SNC-Lavalin, January 11, 2013. 

“L’obligation d’accommodement et la conciliation travail-famille” [The duty to accommodate and work-family balance], Insight conference, Montréal, October 29, 2012. 

“La rédaction des clauses de non-concurrence” [Drafting non-compete clauses], roundtable discussion at the annual convention of Certified Human Resources Professionals, Montréal, October 5, 2012. 

“La protection des avantages concurrentiels de l’entreprise dans le cadre de la fin d’emploi d’un employé-clé” [Protecting a business’s competitive advantages when a key employee leaves], international human resources convention organized by the Quebec Order of certified human resources professionals, Montréal, October 4, 2012. 

“L’implantation d’un processus d’évaluation de rendement : le cas pratique de Bitumar” [Implementing a performance review process: the practical example of Bitumar], symposium for small to mid-sized businesses organized by the Quebec Order of certified human resources professionals, Montréal, June 4, 2012. 

“La rédaction des clauses restrictives d’emploi et de commerce : quelles sont les meilleures pratiques à adopter et les pièges à éviter?” [Drafting restrictive covenants in employment and commercial contexts: best practices to adopt and pitfalls to avoid], Quebec Bar conference on recent developments in non-compete matters, Montréal, June 10, 2011. 

“Les développements récents en matière de non-concurrence en droit de l’emploi : quelles sont les leçons à tirer?” [Recent developments in employment law regarding non-compete covenants] Quebec Bar conference on recent developments in non-compete matters, Montréal, November 6, 2009. 

“Utilisation abusive d’Internet : une maladie ou une épidémie?” [Abusive use of the Internet: a disease or an epidemic?], conference organized by the Quebec Order of certified human resources professionals, Montréal, February 19, 2008. 

Involvement

Sessional lecturer on labour relations, HEC Montréal

Réseau HEC Network

2014 to 2016 – Board of Directors of the Mont-Royal Parents Association Inc. (APMR)

2011 to 2013 – Place Ville Marie Children’s Day Care Centre

2008 to 2011 – Collège Notre-Dame Foundation

2004 to 2006 – Member of the Young Alumni Board of McGill University’s  Faculty of Law

Professional Associations

Since  2016 – Member of the partners advisory committee under the Pay Equity Act, pursuant to a ministerial appointment

Canadian Bar Association

Young Bar of Montréal

Order of certified human resources professionals
- Since  2017 – Chair
- Since  2017 – Chair of the HR committee
- Since  2017 – Member of the Board of Directors of the Order’s foundation
- Since  2013 – Member of the Board of Directors
- Certified human resources professionals (CHRP)
- 2015 to 2017 – Treasurer and Chair of the Audit Committee

2007 to 2009 – Chair of the Estates General Committee

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