Maude Longtin  

Associate

Executive Summary

Maude Longtin practises in the Labour and Employment Law Group in the Montréal office.

In her practice, Maude deals with all aspects of labour and employment law, as well as with occupational health and safety matters, for small, medium and big businesses, whether unionized or non-unionized.

She advises employers regarding the hiring and firing of employees, disciplinary measures, individual and collective layoffs, staff evaluation (re performance, absenteeism and presenteeism), all types of employment-related investigations, the interpretation and application of collective agreements and employment contracts, labour relations, occupational health and safety, and human rights.

Maude is also regularly called upon to defend the interests of employers before the Tribunal administratif du travail (in labour relations and occupational health and safety cases), as well as before the civil courts.

Ms. Longtin holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree from the Université de Montréal.  She was admitted to the Barreau du Québec in 2014, and since then has practiced in the field of labour and employment law.

During her university studies, Maude was a member and captain of the Université de Montréal's "Carabins" alpine ski team.  She won a place on the Academic Honour Roll of the Université de Montréal's excellence in sport program.  She was also awarded a scholarship by the "Fondation de l'athlète d'excellence du Québec" and three sports bursaries from the Université de Montréal for sports and academics.

Representative Work

  • Advises employers on matters of labour and employment law, as well as occupational health and safety law.
  • Supports her colleagues and acts in disputes before courts, administrative tribunals and arbitration panels.
  • Reviews and updates corporate policies.
  • Drafts employment contracts and service contracts, as well as confidentiality, non-solicitation and non-competition clauses.
  • Represents clients in both civil courts and administrative tribunals.
  • Serves as a speaker and provides training sessions to business clients on various aspects of labour and employment law.

Publications & Presentations

Publications

Presentations

  • "Nouveautés en matière de congédiement," Thomson Reuters, Montréal, 21 novembre 2016.
  • "Développements récents en droit de l'emploi," BLG's annual Symposium on Labour and Employment Law, Montréal, October 21, 2016.
  • "Les développements marquants en droit du travail et de l'emploi", Regroupement des gestionnaires en ressources humaines de Laval (RGRHL), Laval, May 25, 2016.
  • "Solutionner l'absentéisme et le présentéisme: études de cas", BLG lunchtime presentation on labour and employment law, Montréal, April 8, 2016.
  • "La Cyberintimidation au travail," training session at a client's premises, November 2015.
  • "Le harcèlement psychologique," BLG lunchtime presentation on labour and employment law, Montréal November 20, 2015.
  • "L'absentéisme fautif et non fautif," BLG's annual Symposium on Labour and Employment Law, Montréal, October 2, 2015.
  • "Développements récents en matière de harcèlement psychologique et de médias sociaux," training session at a client's premises, September 2015.
  • "Nouveaux défis pour l'employeur à l'ère 2.0 : Gérer l'utilisation des médias sociaux ," training session at a client's premises, March 2015.
  • "Devoir de loyauté de l'employé durant et après l'emploi," BLG's annual Symposium on Labour and Employment Law, Montréal, October 16, 2014.

Rankings & Recognitions

  • Academic Honour Roll of the Université de Montréal's excellence in sports program 2011-2012.
  • Winner of the scholarship of the "Fondation de l'athlète d'excellence du Québec", 2011.
  • Winner of (academic and sports) bursaries in the Université de Montréal's excellence in sports program, 2010-2013.