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We represent employers.
Services in labour law, labour relations and human resources.

Plūme inc is a law and consulting firm driven by a simple objective:
To do things differently.

We want to use of our years of experience in the labour movement and our knowledge of employee motivations to change the old way of doing things.

Our goal is to shift paradigms for the benefit of employers.

Labour relations should not be time consuming for our clients. We put our energy and know-how into opening lines of communication between employers and their employees – whether in a unionized or non-unionized setting.

A personalized approach

Our approach is pragmatic, realistic, and takes into account the realities of our clients.

We stand out in our ability to communicate with our clients’ workforce. We understand the dynamics between employees and employers, and it is this dynamic that shapes the work environment. We use our expertise to create, restore or maintain a positive atmosphere in the workforce.

Billing

Our billing is simple and reasonable:

complete transparency,
no photocopying costs,
no administrative costs,
no surprises,
honest, to the minute billing.

Our Values

Honesty
Realism
Pragmatism
Efficiency
Creativity

Goals

Client satisfaction
Simple billing
Anticipate problems before they arise

Services

PlūmeLegal

  • Legal counsel in labour and employment matters
  • Representation before all tribunals
  • Interpretation and application of laws to business realities
  • Representation for CNESST and human rights complaints
  • Employment contracts, support with disciplinary matters

PlūmeHR: Human resources with a legal approach

  • Accompanying employers throughout an employee’s employment: from hiring to end of employment
  • Drafting policies
  • Develop or revise employee handbooks
  • Full support in psychological harassment matters
  • Support for the recruitment and retention of employees
  • Support with implementation of HR Information Systems

PlūmeLR: Labour Relations

  • Collective bargaining
  • Managing relationships with unions
  • Put strategies in place to reduce the chances of unionization
  • Work with our clients to reduce grievances in unionized workplaces
  • Participation in labour relations committee meetings
  • Representation in arbitration

Corporate: Business law, litigation and cybersecurity

While we ensure you are well represented in matters which concern your employees, our partners at Dubé Latreille can support you with your corporate law needs, with litigation and in cybersecurity.
More info on our partnership
More info on Dubé Latreille

Our Team

Lina A. Aristeo, LL.B
Lawyer

Me Aristeo is a law graduate from the University of Montreal and member of the Quebec Bar since 2002. She has been involved in all levels of the labor movement, both in Canada and in the United States, before founding PLŪME INC. As VP of an international union, VP in the FTQ board and executive VP of one of the largest unions in the private sector, she has been exposed to all facets of the Canadian and American labor movement.

Over a ten-year period at the helm of a Quebec union, she also served as co-president of several insurance and pension funds, led the negotiation of industrial collective agreements and ended a culture of strike that prevailed among union members.

Since leaving the labour movement in 2012, Me Aristeo has now focused exclusively on employers. Her practice focuses primarily on labor relations, but she also has a strong track record in employment and labour law. Her direct and transparent approach benefits SMEs and large companies, both public and private, in Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia and the United States.

As an employer representative, Me Aristeo keeps the legal obligations of her clients well in sight without ever forgetting their rights. When developing and executing a strategy, she always does so with the objective of maintaining or creating harmonious working relationships.

Professional associations and activities
Member of the Quebec Bar
Association of Italian-Canadian Jurists
SDC District Central Board of Directors, Chair of the Governance Committee
YES Montreal Human Resources Committee

Languages
French, English, Italian, Spanish (basic)

Admission to the Bar
2002

Academic Training
University of Montreal (Montreal, Qc); Bachelor of Law, LL.B., 2000
University of Montreal (Montreal, Qc); Graduate Studies: Information Technology Law, 2001

aristeo@plumelr.com
514 360-6391 ext 242

Alexia Mooijekind, LL.B.
Lawyer

It was by completing her Bachelor of Business Administration, Human Resources at HEC, that Alexia decided to deepen her knowledge by studying law at the University of Montreal. Me Mooijekind has been a member of the Quebec Bar since 2021 and joined the Plūme inc team because she decided to pursue a career in labor law and labor relations while putting her knowledge of HR to use.

Having completed her internship at the CNESST, Me Mooijekind brings a valuable perspective to the files on which she is working. Alexia has a keen interest in working relationships and is the perfectionist our team needed. If you are lucky enough to get a memo from her, it will surely be well aligned and colour coded.

Professional associations
Member of the Quebec Bar
Membre du Jeune Barreau du Québec

Languages
French, English

Admission to the Bar
2021

Academic training
Université de Montréal; Bachelor of Law (with honors), LL.B, 2020
HEC, Bachelor of Business Administration, Human Resources (with honors), B.A. 2017

mooijekind@plumelr.com
514 360-6391 ext 246

Melanie Maloley Aristeo, B.Sc.
Coordinator for PlūmeHR and HR advisor

Melanie will understand you when you talk to her about MAPAQ certification and your SIMDUT training because she brings with her over eight years of “on the job” experience.

Melanie has held various managerial roles for McDonald’s Canada and has supervised, trained and motivated teams under her supervision. The experience gained in her previous roles motivated her to complete her studies in human resources. Having received a Bachelor of Science degree from Concordia University in 2009, Melanie also studied HR at McGill University in 2017.

Ms. Maloley-Aristeo was also part of the HR team at Medisca Pharmaceuticals before joining Plūme inc. Her knowledge of human resources and management experience, coupled with her passion for human resources information systems will be an asset when coordinating the PlūmeHR program.

Melanie has a passion for travel that has introduced her to places such as Morocco, Puerto Rico, Australia, France, England, Germany, Spain, Italy and Greece. Discovering the world also gave her a special appreciation for various cultures.

Languages
French, English

Training
Concordia University, Bachelor of Science, B.Sc., 2009
McGill University, Certificate Human Resources, 2017

Certificates
MAPAQ, SIMDUT, Time management, Coaching

melanie.aristeo@plumelr.com
514 360-6391 ext 248