Two members of Langlois Named to the Administrative Labour Tribunal
Montréal, November 10, 2017 – It is with great pride that we applaud the appointment of lawyers Dominic Fiset and Julie Samson, respectively a partner and an associate in the firm’s labour law group, as administrative judges of the Administrative Labour Tribunal, effective Monday November 13, 2017.
The professional career of Dominic Fiset has earned him a wealth of experience and the deep appreciation of the firm’s clients. Dominic joined the labour law department of Langlois lawyers in 2012. Before his arrival, he worked for seven years as legal counsel and industrial-relations consultant for the Québec Federation of School Boards, where he advised board administrators from across the province on the application of collective agreements and provincial labour laws, grievance arbitration procedures and the prevention and resolution of grievances. In the process he developed an in-depth knowledge of compensation plans, staff classification mechanisms, employment benefits, the disciplinary process and staff turnover issues, and directly managed a number of files dealing with disabilities and occupational injuries. He was closely involved as a negotiator for French-language school boards in the 2009-2011 round of negotiations that led to the renewal of provincial collective agreements. He acted again in that capacity in 2014 and 2015.
Julie Samson joined our firm in 2008 as a member of the labour law department, where she advised and represented employers in various spheres of activity before the Administrative Labour Tribunal, particularly in matters involving occupational health and safety, due to her in-depth knowledge of the industrial-accident compensation regime on the levels of financing, classification and indemnification. Prior to joining the firm, Julie worked for a major global provider of risk management, insurance, insurance brokerage and human capital consulting services, where she advised and represented employers from various fields in all aspects of their OHS cases before the Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST) and the Administrative Labour Tribunal. Her experience also led to her involvement in the setting up of prevention mutuals when these insurers were created in 1998. Julie obtained a Civil Law degree at the University of Ottawa and a graduate diploma in business law at Université Laval. Her academic career afforded her a number of opportunities to study abroad.
“The experience and exemplary professionalism of both Dominic Fiset and Julie Samson eminently qualify them to serve as judges of the Administrative Labour Tribunal. These prestigious nominations are a reminder of the depth of legal expertise of the members of our firm’s members. We wish them well in their new roles” stated Jean-François Gagnon, chief executive officer of the firm. These nominations, it should be noted, are part of a long line of judicial appointments at Langlois lawyers, several of whose members have recently been called to the bench.
Finally, as Dominic Fiset and Julie Samson have always generously shared their knowledge with the other members of their team, the latter are well placed to continue the longstanding professional relationships with their clientele.
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