Silvia
Ortan

Title : Lawyer Year of call : 2015

Expertise : labor and employment law | litigation | penal law

Hotline: 514 798-0912

Through her specialized practice in litigation and employment law, Silvia Ortan assists a wide range of clients in the management of labour relations and in all types of litigious files.

She notably advises small, mid-sized and large corporations regarding labour standards, pay equity, French language requirements in the workplace, hiring, disciplinary measures and terminations, as well as occupational health and safety and psychological harassment. She also contributes to the negotiation of collective agreements and acts in grievance arbitrations and dispute arbitrations.

Silvia frequently pleads before the Court of Quebec, the Superior Court, and the Municipal Court of Montreal, and also represents clients of the firm before the Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST). She has notably been involved in multiple injunction files, including injunctions aiming to enforce confidentiality, non-competition and non-solicitation clauses. She has also acted in oppression remedy cases and commercial disputes, and regularly acts in complaints for dismissal without cause, pecuniary complaints and psychological harassment complaints before the CNESST.

In addition, Silvia represents a diversified clientele in several statutory penal law cases.

Adjoint(e) : Valérie Caron

Expertise

  • Labor and employment law
  • Litigation
  • Penal law

Education

  • Seminar in governance, Collège des administrateurs de sociétés de l’Université Laval in partnership with the Jeune Chambre de commerce de Montréal (2017)
  • Bachelor’s degree in law, Université de Montréal (2014)

Professional experience

  • Cain Lamarre (2018 to date)
  • National firm, Montréal (2017 to 2018)
  • Regional firm, Montréal (2015 to 2017)

Lecturing, conferences, publications

  • “Act Respecting Labour Standards: Retrospective and Perspective on the Latest Changes”, Barreau du Québec, Les Développements récents en droit du travail (2021)
  • Conférence « Modifications à la Loi sur les normes du travail : enjeux et défis en matière de rapports collectifs du travail », Montréal (2019)
  • Deux nouveaux congés payés… pour les salariés syndiqués? (VigieRT publiée par l’ordre CRHA du Québec (2019)
  • Première Ligne : Veille juridique en matière de droit du travail et de l’emploi (2019)
  • Conférence « La réforme de la Loi sur les normes du travail : Rétrospective 2019 », Québec (2019)
  • Colloque Cain Lamarre Travail et Emploi, présentation de l’atelier « Plus précieux que l’or : la protection des renseignements personnels en entreprise », Rouyn-Noranda (2019)
  • Colloque Cain Lamarre Travail et Emploi, présentation de l’atelier « Gestion de l’absentéisme et valorisation de la présence au travail dans un contexte de pénurie de main-d'œuvre », Montréal (2019)
  • Absentéisme, incompétence et discipline : pièges à éviter et bonnes pratiques, conférence présentée à l’Association du camionnage du Québec (2018)
  • La fête de Noël du bureau : conseils pratiques pour minimiser la responsabilité légale de l’employeur, Communiqué droit du travail et de l’emploi Miller Thomson (2017)

Associations, committees, boards

  • Volunteer lawyer, À deux mains / Head & Hands Organization (2020 to 2021)
  • Member of the Jeune Chambre de commerce de Montréal
  • Member of the Chambre de commerce roumaine du Québec
  • Member of the Canadian Bar Association
  • Member of the Association du Jeune Barreau de Montréal
  • Member of the Board of directors (secretary) of La Maison du Partage d’Youville food bank, affiliated with Moisson Montréal (2017 to 2018)
  • Pro-bono lawyer for the Projet Les Juristes Urbains in collaboration with the Clinique juridique Juripop (2017)

Distinctions

  • Winner of the Coupe du Bâtonnier du Québec given to the best team, Concours de plaidoirie Pierre-Basile Mignault, Université de Montréal (2014)

Significant mandates

  • Due diligence mandate in representing a bidder for the purchase of a mine (review of documentation relating to employment contracts, human resources management and internal policies) - Transaction of a value over $ 146 million (2020)
  • Strategic advice to several international companies in the context of the Covid-19 crisis (layoffs, collective dismissals, employment insurance plan, obligations in terms of health and safety at work, etc.) (2020)
  • Injunction against an association of employees in the fisheries sector - Injunction orders successfully obtained to prevent acts of illegal picketing and obstruction of private property (2019)
  • Legal advice to several national and international companies and to several municipalities regarding the entry into force of the latest amendments to the Act respecting labor standards (2019)