Roper Greyell Named to Top 10 Labour & Employment Boutiques List

February 2020

Roper Greyell is proud to have been included, once again, in Canadian Lawyer magazine’s Top 10 Labour and Employment Boutique law firms in Canada. Considered one of the country’s leading evaluators of performance in the legal sector, Canadian Lawyer compiles an annual list of Canada’s most notable firms specializing in Labour and Employment law and asks in-house counsel and senior lawyers from larger firms to rank a shortlist generated by the magazine’s editorial team. Roper Greyell has been included in the Top 10 Labour and Employment Boutiques list since 2012.

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About Canadian Lawyer

Launched in 1977, Canadian Lawyer, provides objective reporting and analysis of the legal landscape from coast to coast, and defines “boutique firms” as collections of lawyers specializing in niche areas of the law as opposed to general practice firms that house of variety of practice areas under one roof.

Roper Greyell Donates $100,000 to Peter A. Allard School of Law

January 2020

2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC. To mark the occasion, the Allard School of Law has set an ambitious goal to increase the financial accessibility of law school. Roper Greyell is proud to support The Allard School of Law with a gift of $100,000.  See here for more information on the donation and Roper Greyell’s ongoing support of students at the Allard School of Law.

Pictured left to right: Bobby Sangha (Associate, Roper Greyell), Michael Wagner (Partner, Roper Greyell), Catherine Dauvergne, Q.C. (Dean, Allard School of Law), Jennifer Devins (Partner, Roper Greyell), Christopher Munroe (Associate, Roper Greyell)

 

Roper Greyell Ranked as Top Vancouver Labour Relations, Employment & Pensions Law Firm by Lexpert

January 2020

Roper Greyell is proud to be ranked in Lexpert’s 2020 Who’s Who in Canadian Law Firms as the top Labour Relations, Employment & Pensions law firm in Vancouver. Visit https://www.lexpert.ca/500/whos-who/labour-relations-and-pensions-7/#Whoswho for more information on this ranking.

In addition, Thomas A. Roper QC, was individually listed in the 2020 Lexpert/ALM 500 Directory.  Produced in collaboration with American Lawyer Media, The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (the Lexpert/ALM 500 Directory) profiles the “Most Frequently Recommended” lawyers across Canada in approximately 35 practice areas identified via an extensive, annual peer survey.

About Lexpert

Lexpert, is Canada’s leading source of news and information about the business of law, publishing three directories showcasing Canadian legal talent: The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, the Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada and the Lexpert/CCCA Corporate Counsel Directory and Yearbook.

Roper Greyell Welcomes Ron Lai as IT Services Manager

January 2020

Roper Greyell LLP is pleased to welcome Ron Lai to the firm as IT Services Manager.

Prior to joining Roper Greyell, Ron held senior IT leadership roles at an international law firm. His areas of expertise include IT Service Desk, software and hardware implementation, project and vendor management, as well as strategic planning of IT Services initiatives.

Learn more about Ron here.

Roper Greyell Appoints Joel Ello as Chief Operating Officer

January 2020

Roper Greyell LLP is pleased to announce the appointment of Joel Ello, CPA, CMA, to the role of Chief Operating Officer at the firm, effective January 1st, 2020. With over 20 years of experience, Joel’s diverse background spans the areas of project management, change management, operational planning, financial reporting and analysis, and technology implementation.

Learn more about Joel here.

Employment Law Alliance Newsletter, December 2019

December 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 on Business Transfers/Compensation

Asia

 Business Transfers in the Asia Pacific Region(Podcast)

Europe

Italy: New Regulations Governing Business Transfers are Becoming Effective Starting August 2020

Latin America

Costa Rica: Business Transfers/Compensations: A Costa Rican Overview

Middle East Africa

Ethiopia: Effect of Mergers on Employees: Insight into Ethiopian Law

North America

CA, Nova Scotia: 3 Ways to Transition Employment Contracts on Transfer of a Business

Upcoming Webinars

New Forms of Employment in Europe
December 12, 2019

Companies like Uber have changed the employment landscape for many.  With a demand for increased flexibility and advanced technology, society has given rise to new forms of employment across Europe.  Employers and HR Executives are tasked with characterizing workers with unconventional work patterns and re-defining the relationship between employer and employee.  Join us as experts from Germany, France, Luxembourg and Ireland discuss new trends in AI management, changes in employment classification, global contracts and more.  Register today!

Roper Greyell Welcomes New Associate Rebecca Klass

December 2019

We are pleased to welcome Rebecca Klass to the firm.

Rebecca provides strategic advice to employers concerning the management of workplace issues in both union and non-union environments. Rebecca focuses on resolving her clients’ workplace problems in a practical and creative manner, with an emphasis on developing long-term solutions.

Learn more about Rebecca here.

Employment Law Alliance Newsletter, November 2019

November 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 on Gender Equality/Pay Equity 

Europe

Latin America

North America

Upcoming Webinars

New Forms of Employment in Europe
December 12, 2019

Companies like Uber have changed the employment landscape for many.  With a demand for increased flexibility and advanced technology, society has given rise to new forms of employment across Europe.  Employers and HR Executives are tasked with characterizing workers with unconventional work patterns and re-defining the relationship between employer and employee.  Join us as experts from Germany, France, Luxembourg and Ireland discuss new trends in AI management, changes in employment classification, global contracts and more.  Register today!

Changes to Data Localization Requirements in B.C.’s FIPPA

November 2019

The British Columbia Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (“FIPPA”) provides that personal information in the custody or control of a public body must be stored and accessed in Canada and disclosed only as permitted by FIPPA.

These data localization requirements have been to date, the strictest in Canada.  Many public bodies have articulated the challenges of working within the legislative restrictions which prevented the use of common technological products and services currently available.

The provincial government introduced Bill 35, the Miscellaneous Amendment Act #2 (the “Act”) on October 7, 2019.  The Act proposed amendments to Section 33 of FIPPA to allow increased access and storage of personal information outside of Canada in specific prescribed circumstances.  The amendments propose to facilitate use of certain cloud computing services for public bodies governed by FIPPA.

The Act passed 3rd Reading October 29, 2019 and received Royal Assent October 31, 2019. The new provisions are now in force. See  Part 3 – Citizens’ Services Amendments – found on page 6 of Bill 35 – 2019_ Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment Act (No. 2), 2019 .

If you have any questions about this legislative change, please reach out to Keri L. Bennett at kbennett@ropergreyell.com.

Employment Law Alliance Newsletter, October 2019

November 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 on Workplace Bullying

Asia Pacific

Europe

Middle East Africa

North America

Latin America

On-demand Webinars

The Employment Law Alliance provides complimentary webinars to present insight and analysis on global employment law for corporate executives and HR professionals.
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