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Reine Lafond

Lawyer

Barreau du Québec 1993

Reine Lafond

Reine Lafond, LL.B., CIRC

Lawyer

Barreau du Québec 1993

Phone number

450 973-4020 #254

Email address

rlafond@lecorre.com

Assistant

Nathalie Lavoie
450 973-4020 #264
nlavoie@lecorre.com

Reine Lafond is a partner in the firm. As head of our occupational health and safety department, she works exclusively in this field. Her cutting-edge expertise was honed from her early career in the CSST’s legal department (now CNESST). Ms. Lafond provides our clients with strategic support and advice, and she represents them before the courts and administrative tribunals, including the Tribunal administratif du travail (TAT). She defends our clients' interests in matters related to employment injury compensation, financing of the CNESST's compensation regime (scheme) and prevention-inspection programs. An accomplished lecturer and instructor, she sits on various committees involved in health and safety, just as she is the author of several publications in this specialized field.

Academic training
  • Université de Montréal -  LL.B. - 1992
Professional Affiliations
  • Member of the Barreau du Québec
  • Member of the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE)
  • Member of the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés
Involvement / Outreach

Specialized Committees

  • Member of the Comité productivité et SST of the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec - since 2016
  • Member of the employers' association of the Comité technique sur la réparation (3.73) of the Board of directors of the CSST (now the CNESST) - since 2015
  • President of the organizing committee of the annual seminar of the Formation continue of the Barreau du Québec on Développements récents en droit de la santé et sécurité du travail - since 2016 (co-presidency in 2015 and member of the committee since 2004)
  • Member of the advisory committees ad hoc of Conseil du patronat du Québec- since 2004

 

Community involvement

  • President of  the Board of directors of the Fondation scolaire de Laval - since May 2017
  • Member of the Board of directors of the Fondation scolaire de Laval - 2013 - 2017

 

Other publications

  • Quand la conciliation à la C.L.P. mène au litige : revue jurisprudentielle portant sur l’existence d’un règlement hors cour, co-author with Stéphanie Laurin, Développements récents en droit de la santé et sécurité au travail 2015, Service de la formation continue du Barreau du Québec, Volume 394, Éditions Yvon Blais, 2015, page 71
  • Indemnisation des lésions professionnelles : un accès de plus en plus facile!, Perspective en droit du travail et de l’emploi, Bulletin de la section nationale du droit du travail et de l’emploi, Association du Barreau Canadien, February 2013
  • Transfert de coûts : l’étau se resserre pour les enjeux financiers de moindre importance, Gestion Plus – Santé et sécurité en vrac, Éditions Yvon Blais, November 2012
  • L’assignation temporaire : une mesure incontournable dont tout le monde profite, Effectif magazine published by the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés, September-October 2012, page 28
  • La notion d’événement imprévu et soudain sous la loupe, Effectif magazine published by the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés, April-May 2010, page 36
  • La filature 10 ans après Bridgestone/Firestone : admissibilité devant la CLP, utilité et conséquences, Développements récents en droit de la santé et sécurité au travail 2010, Service de la formation continue du Barreau du Québec, Volume 318, Éditions Yvon Blais, 2010, page 189
  • Le droit au retour au travail : examen pratique de ses paramètres d’exercice, co-author with Stéphanie Laurin, Développements récents en droit de la santé et sécurité au travail 2003, Service de la formation permanente du Barreau du Québec, Volume 183, Éditions Yvon Blais, 2003, page 61
  • L’indemnisation des lésions psychologiques liées au travail : dernières tendances..., Développements récents en droit de la santé et sécurité au travail 1997, Service de la formation permanente du Barreau du Québec, Volume 86, Éditions Yvon Blais, 1997, page 245

 

Conferences and trainings

  • Le travailleur négligent et la LATMP: examen pratique de la jurisprudence en matière d’admissibilité et d’imputation des coûts, Comité Inter-Entreprises du Montréal Métropolitain (CIEMM), February 13, 2015
  • L’inspecteur de la CSST, son cadre d’intervention et les conséquences, Corporation des services d’ambulance du Québec (CSAQ), November 19 and 20, 2014
  • L’indemnisation des lésions psychologiques des techniciens ambulanciers paramédics par la CSST, Corporation des services d’ambulance du Québec (CSAQ), November 19 and 20, 2014
  • Plaider la négligence du travailleur? Pourquoi pas, sauf que…, Centre patronal de santé et sécurité du travail du Québec (CPSST), June 6 and 13, 2014
  • Réclamation pour lésion psychologique : comment s’opposer à l’indemnisation par la CSST?  Webinar broadcast by Éditions Yvon Blais inc., November 22, 2013
  • Analyse pratique de cas d’intérêt, Conseil du patronat du Québec (CPQ) - Conference intended to members from employer associations sitting on the Commission des lésions professionnelles, April 25, 2014
  • Splendeurs et misères de l’assignation temporaire, Association des professionnels en santé au travail (APST) : Travailler en santé : mission possible!, May 3, 2012
  • Étude de cas complexes, Conseil du patronat du Québec (CPQ) - Conference intended to members from employer associations sitting on the Commission des lésions professionnelles, 20 avril 2012
  • Gestion des lésions psychologiques : de la théorie à la pratique, Regroupement de réseaux en santé des personnes au travail (RRSPT), June 3, 2010
  • Maitrisez l’imputation pour réduire vos cotisations, Fédération des commissions scolaires du Québec (FCSQ), May 18 and 19, 2010
  • La filature 10 ans après Bridgestone/Firestone : admissibilité devant la CLP, utilité et conséquences, Développements récents en droit de la santé et sécurité du travail de la Formation continue du Barreau du Québec, April 16, 2010
  • Consommation, abus et dépendances : leur impact sur l’indemnisation par la CSST, Association des professionnels en santé au travail (APST): Les dépendances en milieu de travail, nouvelles réalités et perspectives, April 14, 2010
  • CSST: maîtrisez l’imputation pour réduire vos cotisations, Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés (ORHRI), February 19, 2010
  • Tout ce que l’employeur doit savoir en cas de pandémie, Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés (ORHRI), May 11, 2006
  • Santé et sécurité du travail et mesures disciplinaires, Fédération des Commissions scolaires du Québec (FCSQ), May 3 and 4, 2006
  • Harcèlement et droit de gérance : où est la frontière?, Regroupement des professionnels en ressources humaines de Laval, April 28, 2004
  • Le droit au retour au travail : examen pratique de ses paramètres d’exercice, Développements récents en droit de la santé et sécurité du travail de la Formation permanente du Barreau du Québec, February 7, 2003
  • Le droit au retour au travail : examen pratique de ses paramètres d’exercice, Conseil du patronat du Québec (CPQ) - Conference intended to members from employer associations sitting on the Commission des lésions professionnelles, December 6 and 13, 2002

 

Previous involvements

  • Teacher at École du Barreau du Québec – 2004-2013
  • Member of the Disciplinary committee of the Barreau du Québec – 2007-2013
  • Member of the Board of directors of the Comité Inter-Entreprises du Montréal Métropolitain (CIEMM) - 2003-2009
Workshops
Claims for psychological injuries: from theory to practice

Claims for psychological injuries are part of the most complex category of injuries to deal with. They involve the intangible: human factors, perceptions, work dynamics. With so much subjectivity and given the absence of specific provisions in the Act respecting industrial accidents and occupational diseases, it is important to take stock of the positions adopted by the courts and to get a good grasp of applicable guidelines. This workshop is intended for participants who have a good basic knowledge of claims management.

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Managing employment injuries: the basics of cost control - Day 1 - Initiation

Sound management of employment injuries means taking effective, timely actions. In the context of this workshop, new managers will gain the basic knowledge they need to assess the eligibility of employment injury claims and to challenge them. They will know how to set up a temporary assignment, and when and how to activate the medical assessment process. They will learn to make effective use of the challenge mechanisms provided by law.

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Occupational Health and Safety: What happened in 2017?

Take a front row seat for this annual review of Occupational Health and Safety, and of the rulings by the Tribunal administratif du travail that have impacted the day to day operations of employers in 2017. Understand the practical consequences of these rulings on your management approach and take stock of upcoming changes.

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Retrospective billing of employers: 7 winning practices to review the financial status of your SST file

As an employer subject to retrospective billing, each dollar paid by the CNESST to compensate an employee can ultimately cost you up to $5.50 in contributions, and can amount to nearly $8.00 at the time of the interim adjustment. Learn how this billing methodology works, and how to use it to your advantage by implementing clear orientations and concrete actions. Understand how actions taken in the context of managing compensation case files can impact your CNESST expenses (contributions and adjustments). This training will allow you to gain a general understanding of retrospective billing, and will prove useful in developing your management strategies. It will enable you to better understand the actions that lead to credits and/or situations that entail contribution surcharges.

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SST: get a handle on cost allocation and reduce your contributions

SST contributions are a critical budget issue for most employers. Too many employment injuries are the result of third party involvement or of a personal condition which predisposes a worker to injury under circumstances which are not normally hazardous. There are cost transferring and cost sharing mechanisms which can alleviate the impact of such situations.

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Strategic management of employment injuries: what if you could do even better? Day 2 - Development

Despite appropriate actions taken in managing employment injury claims, some cases can get past even the most seasoned managers. Due to their medical complexity, or the recurring issues they involve and that impede the effectiveness of your actions, such cases often require a great deal of energy, with little results. Learn to control costs and to optimize management in such complex cases. This workshop will review applicable solutions in cases involving fraudulent claims, as well as obstacles to setting up a temporary assignment and to the medical assessment. In addition, we will address the importance of a consistent challenge strategy in order to minimize the duration of compensation.

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The SST inspector, his range of intervention and its consequences

Under the Act respecting Occupational Health and Safety, the OHS inspector has a broad range of powers. His/her intervention in a given workplace can have serious consequences for an employer. But rest assured there are a number of recourses and defenses available to you. This workshop will allow you to determine when and how to use them effectively.

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