Roper Greyell Ranked as a Band 1 Firm in 2021 Chambers Canada Guide

September 2020

Roper Greyell LLP has once again been ranked by Chambers Canada as a Band 1 firm for Employment and Labour law in British Columbia.

Chambers Canada also recognized five of our partners as “Ranked Individuals” in their 2021 Guide:

About Chambers Canada

Chambers Canada covers lawyers and law firms practicing in all provinces and territories in Canada. The guide recommends lawyers and law firms in over 40 specialist practice areas across Canada, and is published annually each September.

Eight Roper Greyell Lawyers Recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada 2021

August 2020

In the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada, eight Roper Greyell lawyers were recognized for their excellence in the areas of Education and Labour & Employment Law. Delayne M. Sartison Q.C. was further recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” for Vancouver in the area of Education Law. Only one lawyer is recognized as the “Lawyer of the Year” for each specialty and location.

The lawyers included in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2021 Edition are:

Education Law

Labour and Employment Law

About Best Lawyers:

Best Lawyers has been providing comprehensive coverage of top legal talents in Canada and around the world for over 30 years.  Lawyers on the list are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise. Additional recognitions are also awarded to individual lawyers with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region.

Keri L. Bennett Quoted in The Lawyer’s Daily Article on PIPA Review

June 2020

Keri L. Bennett, Privacy + FOI lead at Roper Greyell, was quoted in a recent article published by The Lawyer’s Daily,  a division of LexisNexis Canada.

The article discusses the current review by B.C. lawmakers of the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA), the province’s legislation on protection of personal information.

The full article, “B.C. looking at amending, updating legislation on protection of personal information”, can be viewed here.

Five Roper Greyell Lawyers Recognized in Who’s Who Legal: Labour, Employment & Benefits 2020

May 2020

We are pleased to announce that five lawyers from Roper Greyell have been recognized as leading employment and labour lawyers in Who’s Who Legal: Labour, Employment & Benefits 2020 Guide.

The lawyers named in this year’s Who’s Who Legal are:

Thomas A. Roper Q.C.

Delayne Sartison Q.C.

Sandra Guarascio

Gregory J. Heywood

James D. Kondopulos

Who’s Who Legal: Labour, Employment & Benefits 2020 Guide can be viewed here

In addition, Gregory J. Heywood and James D. Kondopulos were recognized by Who’s Who Legal in its Thought Leaders – Labour & Employment Guide 2020.

Thought Leaders – Labour & Employment Guide 2020 can be viewed here.

 About Who’s Who Legal

Who’s Who Legal has identified the top legal practitioners in multiple areas of business law since 1996. Lawyers are selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

Eight Roper Greyell Lawyers Listed in the 2020 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

April 2020

We are pleased to announce that eight of the firm’s lawyers have been included in the 2020 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.

The lawyers recognized as leading employment and labour law practitioners are:

Thomas A. Roper Q.C
Delayne Sartison Q.C
Sandra Guarascio
Gregory J. Heywood
James D. Kondopulos
Gavin Marshall
Gabrielle Scorer

And congratulations to Drew Demerse for being recognized by Lexpert as a “Leading Lawyer to Watch”.

The Directory can be viewed  here: https://www.lexpert.ca/directory/practice-areas/ranking/employment-law-E1/

About the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

Published since 1997, the annual Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory profiles leading practitioners across Canada in over 60 practice areas and leading law firms in over 40 practice areas.

Roper Greyell Nominated for Canadian Boutique Law Firm of the Year

March 2020

Roper Greyell LLP is proud to be a nominee for Canadian Boutique Law Firm of the Year, as part of the 2020 Canadian Law Awards.

The Canadian Law Awards recognize the nation’s leading law firms, in-house legal teams, individuals and landmark deals over the past year. The winners in all categories will be announced in Toronto on October 6, 2020.

The 2020 Canadian Law Awards are presented by Lexpert and supported by Canadian Lawyer and InHouse.

Roper Greyell nominated for 2020 Canadian Boutique Law Firm of the Year

Roper Greyell’s Response to COVID-19

March 2020

As the situation with COVID-19 (“coronavirus”) continues to develop, the health, safety and well-being of our clients, firm members, suppliers and colleagues remains top of mind in our decision-making here at Roper Greyell.

We strongly believe in a partnership between our clients, and as your partner, we are here to be of service during challenging times. Be assured that we are open for business and have a comprehensive plan in place to ensure we can continue to offer you the highest-level of service.

Roper Greyell is already set-up and optimized for firm members to work remotely, if necessary, to ensure business continuity.

Roper Greyell has taken a proactive approach to this situation, and would like to share some of the actions already in place to safeguard our firm members and visitors:

    • We have increased cleaning protocols within the office and provided guidance to employees and visitors on best-practices to reduce the risk of transmission
    • We have policies in place regarding any members who are feeling ill or might otherwise be at increased risk of transmission
    • We have implemented measures recommended by the Provincial government including social distancing and travel restrictions
    • Larger face to face meetings have been postponed and smaller meetings have been moved to conference calls
    • All upcoming Workplace Law Education Series events have been moved to webinar formats

We will continue to monitor this evolving situation and provide updates through our website and via email.

If you have questions specific to COVID-19 policies or procedures for your business please continue to reach out to our team members. We want to assure you that we are well prepared to respond to your business needs while also meeting the needs of firm members and our obligation to do our part in minimizing the impact of COVID-19.

Roper Greyell Welcomes Ivy Su as Accounting Manager

March 2020

Roper Greyell LLP is pleased to welcome Ivy Su to the firm as Accounting Manager.

Ivy has 10 years of experience in the legal industry. Prior to joining Roper Greyell, she worked with several other boutique firms, as well as a large, national law firm in Calgary before moving to Vancouver.

Learn more about Ivy here.

 

Sandra Guarascio Wins 2020 Client Choice Award, Presented by Lexology

March 2020

Congratulations to Roper Greyell’s Sandra Guarascio for winning a 2020 Client Choice Award, presented by Lexology.

The Client Choice Awards recognize lawyers from around the world that stand apart for the excellent client care they provide and the quality of their service.

Read more here: https://www.clientchoice.com/search/jurisdiction/british-columbia-1712/workarea/employment-labour-2217 

Established in 2005, Client Choice recognizes those law firms and partners around the world that stand apart for the excellent client care they provide and the quality of their service. The criteria for this recognition focus on an ability to add real value to clients’ business above and beyond the other players in the market. Uniquely, law firms and partners can only be nominated by corporate counsel.

Employment Law Alliance Newsletter, February 2020

February 2020

Roper Greyell is proud to be the exclusive representative of the Employment Law Alliance (ELA) in British Columbia. The ELA is the largest network of labor and employment lawyers worldwide.

Regional Employment Law Briefings on Wage and Hour Laws

Europe

Bulgaria: What Is New for 2020 and What Remains Unchanged

France: Recent Legal Developments on Working Time Regulations

Ireland: Recent Cases on Wages and Hours Law

Latin America

Brazil: Wages and Working Hours

Panama: Wages and Hours in Panamanian Labor Law

Middle East & Africa

Oman: Wage Protection for Employees

North America

CA, Ontario: No Contracting Out of Employment Standards Minimum Even if Employee and Employer Voluntary Agree

NA, Arkansas: Without Salary Adjustments, Salaried Employees May Lose Exempt Status

NA, Bermuda: Wage Legislation

NA, California: 2020 California Employment Law Roundup

NA, District of Columbia: Trump Administration Issues New Wage & Hour Rules