Roper Greyell Welcomes New Associate, Sarah Blanco

September 2019

We are pleased to welcome Sarah Blanco to the firm.

Sarah practices in all areas of employment and labour law with a focus on injunctions, wrongful dismissal claims, and labour grievances in the workplace. Prior to joining Roper Greyell, Sarah  practiced employment and labour law at a large international firm in Vancouver.

Learn more about Sarah here.

Pro Bono Going Public 2019

August 2019

In September, over 100 lawyers will provide free legal advice in Surrey, Vancouver and Kelowna to raise awareness and funds for BC’s pro bono programs as part of the Pro Bono Going Public 2019 event run by Access Pro Bono.

Roper Greyell partner Gregory J. Heywood and associate Carrie Koperski will be participating in this year’s Pro Bono Going Public activities. On September 6, Carrie will be at Victory Square Park in Vancouver to provide free legal advice to low- and modest-income individuals during the course of the day. Greg will be conducting fundraising efforts to support BC’s pro bono programs.

As Greg states, “In my view it is inherent in the privilege of being a lawyer, a corresponding obligation to be a helping profession.  I think it is incumbent upon lawyers to assist those who require legal services but cannot afford them.”

If you wish to support Pro Bono Going Public, donations can be made via Greg’s fundraising page and Carrie’s fundraising page. For more information on Access Pro Bono Going Public 2019 visit: http://advice-a-thon.ca/ 

About Access Pro Bono

Access Pro Bono is the premiere coordinator for pro bono services in British Columbia. In addition to the Summary Advice Clinic (where several RG lawyers volunteer), they also run the following services:

  • Lawyer Referral Service – linking clients to lawyers with specific expertise
  • Civil Chambers Program – Assisting self-represented non-family chambers applications
  • Roster Program – to service unique cases and non-profit organizations
  • Employment Standards Program – representation before the Branch
  • Mental Health Program – Telephone assistance to people and relatives of people detained under the Mental Health Act
  • Residential Tenancy Program – Assistance to both qualified tenants and landlords
  • Solicitors Program – Focused to provide assistance to charitable and non-profit organizations
  • Paralegal Program – assistance in the preparation of documents for self-represented litigants
  • Wills Clinic – focused on assisting low income seniors and those facing terminal illnesses.

Nine Roper Greyell Lawyers Named to 2020 Best Lawyers™ List

August 2019

In the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada, nine of our lawyers were recognized. This reaffirms Roper Greyell’s reputation for excellence as one of the most well-respected and recognized workplace law practices in Western Canada.

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 divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise, and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.

About Roper Greyell

Roper Greyell is one of the largest employment and labour law firms in Western Canada, with 35+ workplace lawyers serving clients in virtually every sector of the economy, including some of the largest and most sophisticated private and public sector employers in British Columbia and across Canada. No matter what the challenge — immediate or long term, simple or complex — we develop proactive strategies to help businesses succeed and prepare for the future.

Employment Law Alliance Newsletter, August 2019

August 2019

Regional Employment Law Briefings, August 2019

This Month’s Hot Topic

Much has been written in the news about the politics of Brexit.  But this news doesn’t always communicate the employment law aspects of Brexit.  In this month’s spotlight feature, Brexit Update – The Current Status of the Common Travel Area, author Ailbhe Dennehy highlights what it means for British and Irish citizens working in Ireland and the UK.

The movement of workers within the EU is also going to be reviewed in great detail in next month’s complimentary webinar, Posting of Employees in EU.  Register today!

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Webinars

Posting of Employees in EU, September 12, 2019

In this webinar, we will examine the employment laws to consider when sending workers to another Member State in accordance with the protections set forth by the Posting of Workers Directive.  Join us to learn about rules, constraints, employee entitlements, and employer obligations when posting employees to another Member State.

OnDemand Webinars

The Employment Law Alliance provides complimentary webinars to present insight and analysis on global employment law for corporate executives and HR professionals.  View our archives at your convenience.

Employment Law Alliance Newsletter, July 2019

July 2019

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, July 2019

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Upcoming Events

LACCA Live Regional Miami Meeting, October 10, 2019

The Employment Law Alliance is proud to be a sponsor at the regional meeting in Miami.  If you are attending this event, be sure to stop by our booth!  We look forward to meeting you during our presentation.

Webinars

The Employment Law Alliance provides complimentary webinars to present insight and analysis on global employment law for corporate executives and HR professionals.  View our archives at your convenience.

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Employment Law Alliance Webinar – Navigating Executive Leadership Transitions: A North American Perspective

July 2019

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. This webinar will provide valuable insights and advice to both employers and employees on executive leadership transitions from a North American perspective.

Employment Law Alliance Webinar – Navigating Executive Leadership Transitions:
A North American Perspective
July 10, 2019
8:00 am – 9:00 am PDT

Since the global economic crisis of 2008, the business world has continued to see unprecedented change and disruption. Companies often must navigate compressed business cycles, shift business strategy and reposition executive leadership and talent to align with a new business model.

Transition of top leadership brings numerous complexities that can affect business continuity, alter personal lives and impact the overall business brand. In this webinar, we will explore the complexities that can occur when transitioning or exiting executive leadership as a panel of experts review:

• Best Practices in Executive Career Transitions
• Executive Outplacement Services
• Current Trends in Executive Severance Agreements, Offer Letters and Employment Agreements

Register Today!

Employment Law Alliance Newsletter, June 2019

June 2019

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. This monthly publication is a vehicle by which ELA firms can provide timely legal information to global clients.

Regional Employment Law Briefings, June 2019


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Upcoming Webinars

  • LGBTQ Employees in Greater China: Employment, Benefits and Immigration June 26, 2019
    • Cultural changes and court decisions are prompting rapid and potentially far-reaching changes in the status and protection of LGBTQ employees in greater China.  Speakers from Taipei, Hong Kong, and Shanghai will discuss the extent of legal protections for LGBTQ employees in hiring and termination, discrimination and harassment issues, statutory and non-statutory benefits for same-sex partners and spouses, and the ability of LGBTQ employees to sponsor immigration authorization for foreign national same-sex partners and spouses.  Register today!


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Roper Greyell Welcomes New Associate, Bobby Sangha

June 2019

We are pleased to welcome Bobby Sangha to the firm as our newest Associate.

Bobby practices in all areas of workplace law, including labour, employment, human rights, occupational health and safety, and privacy law.

He is passionate about advocating for clients in civil or administrative proceedings, including wrongful dismissal actions, grievance arbitrations, and human rights complaints.

Bobby completed his articles with Roper Greyell and was called to the British Columbia bar in 2019.

Learn more about Bobby here.

Employment Law Alliance Newsletter, May 2019

May 2019

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. This monthly publication is a vehicle by which ELA firms can provide timely legal information to global clients.

Regional Employment Law Briefings, May 2019

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Employment Law Conferences & Events

ELA Events are complimentary to all members and clients of an ELA firm – we welcome you to join us!

Upcoming Webinars

Protection of Trade Secrets, May 21, 2019

As companies experience growth and more success in the market, their trade secrets evolve and grow while bringing new compliance challenges for the HR team.  How can HR Executives be proactive to effectively reduce the exposure of sensitive information and safeguard trade secrets within the organization as it grows?  Join us for the answers to this and other questions as we identify effective measures and remedies to enforce trade secrets under European laws.  Learn how to protect company interests through confidentiality clauses, restrictive covenants and more! REGISTER TODAY!

Employee Mobility & Family Migration: What HR Executives Need to Know, May 22, 2019

As demand for talent increases, employers are finding that having a global workforce is important to their overall strategy.  More than ever, corporations are looking beyond their borders to build their organization with skilled employees.  In this interactive webinar, experienced lawyers from Latin America will provide a deeper analysis into immigration and what HR Executives need to know when hiring international employees.  The second in a series on immigration, this webinar highlights topics such as short-term and long-term work assignments, employee and family migration, how to verify entry requirements and more!
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Gregory J. Heywood and James D. Kondopulos Recognized in 2019 Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders

May 2019

We are pleased to announce that two Roper Greyell lawyers, Gregory J. Heywood and James D. Kondopulos, were recognized by Who’s Who Legal in its Thought Leaders – Labour & Employment Guide 2019.

Through thousands of votes and nominations in the course of our research, the market has identified those listed within (the Guide) as being among the very best in the world in their field, without exception.

Tom Barnes, Publisher, Who’s Who Legal

The Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders –  Labour & Employment Guide 2019 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.