Josée Pilon


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Bar(s) : 1998


Josée Pilon is a partner in the litigation department of DS Avocats in Montreal. Her practice focuses on employment and labour law as well as civil and commercial litigation. She is also the head of the litigation group.

With more than twenty years of experience as a lawyer, she assists companies or managers in cases involving employment law situations and/or issues.  On a daily basis, she advises her clients on all aspects of employment law, including hiring employees/consultants (employment contracts, service contracts, offers and conditions of employment), termination of employment (dismissals, permanent or temporary layoffs), application of employment standards, workplace psychological harassment, compensation, employment policies, employee manuals, as well as the application and validity of restrictive covenants (non-competition, non-solicitation).  She also drafts and negotiates all documentation relating to employer-employee relationship. Finally, she acts on behalf of her clients before Quebec’s civil and administrative courts and tribunals (at first instance, review or appeal) and/or in arbitration, particularly in matters of employment or labour law, including disciplinary measures, termination of employment, terms and conditions of employment or application of restrictive covenants. 

She also represents clients in civil and commercial litigation and in matters of estate law.

She taught the Labour Law section at the Quebec Bar School (Montreal) from 1999 to 2022.

Webinars, Conferences, and Publications:

Webinar:  Covid-19 Labour Law, Force Majeure and Government Measures in Quebec and Canada, DS Lawyer Canada, May 2020;

Publication: Commentary on the decision Canada Post Corporation v. Rippeur - Prescription and Right to Reinstatement in Human Resources Bulletin, February 2014, The Human Resources Reference, EYB2014BRH1400;

Publication: Commentary on the decision Asphalte Desjardins Inc. v. Quebec (Commission des normes du travail) - Can the employer waives notice of resignation given by an employee in Human Resources Bulletin, May 2013, The Human Resources Reference EYB2013REP1345;

Conference held by the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association (CCCA): Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, blogs: how new technologies are changing the game in employment law, as part of the Seminar "Managing Employment-Related Issues in Turbulent Times: What's in store for 2010", January 2010;

Lecture: overlooked or lesser-known standards with respect to overtime and vacation, as part of the Seminar "Challenges of the Economic Recovery: Are You Ready?", September 2009;

Publication: Questions and answers during the webinar "How to remain productive in the event of an A(H1N1) pandemic", website "les", 2009.

Québec Bar – 1998

École du Barreau du Québec –1998

Bachelor of Laws – LL. B. Université de Montréal 1997

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  • English

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