Seven Roper Greyell Lawyers Listed in the 2021 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

May 2021

We are pleased to announce that seven of the firm’s lawyers have been included in the 2021 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.

The lawyers recognized as leading employment, labour, and workplace human rights law practitioners are:

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

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

The Directory can be viewed here: https://lexpert.ca/directory/find-lawyers-or-law-firms/ 

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 Named to Top 10 Labour & Employment Boutiques List

May 2021

Roper Greyell is proud to have been included in Canadian Lawyer magazine’s Top 10 Labour and Employment Boutique law firms in Canada for 2021-2022. Considered one of the country’s leading evaluators of performance in the legal sector, Canadian Lawyer asked lawyers, in-house counsel and clients from across Canada to vote on the top Labour and Employment law boutiques from a shortlist generated by the magazine’s editorial team.

Click here for more information.

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 a variety of practice areas under one roof.

Keri L. Bennett featured in Employment Law Alliance podcast

April 2021

Roper Greyell’s Keri L. Bennett was featured in the April 27, 2021, Employment Law Alliance (ELA) podcast Employee Privacy in Canada, part of their Employment Matters podcast series.

In the podcast, Keri discusses employer obligations regarding employee privacy in Canada, and specifically British Columbia.

Listen to the full podcast here.

About the Employment Law Alliance

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

Danny Bernstein featured in Employment Law Alliance podcast

April 2021

In many organizations, employees are continuing to work from home due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This shift to working from home raises a number of important considerations for employers, including health and safety concerns, how workplace policies apply in a home office environment, and what an employer’s obligations are surrounding the duty to accommodate and duty to inquire.

Danny Bernstein provides clarification on these points and more in the latest episode of the Employment Law Alliance (ELA)’s Employment Matters podcast series, Employment Law Considerations in Canada With the Shift to Working From Home, from April 12, 2021.

Listen to the full podcast here.

About the Employment Law Alliance

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

 

Maggie Campbell featured in Employment Law Alliance podcast

March 2021

Roper Greyell’s Maggie Campbell was featured in the March 30, 2021, Employment Law Alliance (ELA) podcast Vaccines and Dealing with the “New Normal” in Canada, part of their Employment Matters podcast series.

In the podcast, Maggie discusses the vaccination rollout and related considerations for Canadian employers.

Listen to the full podcast here.

About the Employment Law Alliance

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

Roper Greyell Supports Local Charitable Organizations Through Holiday Giving Program

March 2021

This past holiday season, Roper Greyell proudly partnered with our clients to give back and make a difference in the local community.

Through our holiday giving program, we were able to support charitable organizations including the Moose Hide Foundation, North Shore Community Foundation, Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, BC Women’s Health Foundation, North Okanagan Youth & Family Services Society, and Lower Mainland Food Bank.

These charities all provide valuable contributions to our communities and we are proud to support them. For more information on these organizations, click on their name above.

Roper Greyell Welcomes New Associate Andrew Peng

March 2021

We are pleased to welcome Andrew Peng to the firm.

Andrew practices in all areas of workplace law with a focus on labour relations, wrongful dismissals, and health and safety matters. Prior to joining Roper Greyell, Andrew managed a general civil litigation practice in multiple practice areas, including personal injury, insurance law, and family law, at a local full-service firm.

Learn more about Andrew here.

Roper Greyell Welcomes Brandon Hillis, Julie Menten, and Christopher Munroe to the Partnership

January 2021

Roper Greyell is pleased to announce that Brandon Hillis, Julie Menten, and Christopher Munroe have joined the partnership.

“We are delighted to welcome Brandon, Chris, and Julie to the partnership,” says founding partner, Thomas A. Roper Q.C. “Each is a talented and well-respected workplace lawyer who brings unique perspectives to the firm. Brandon’s pre-law work experience and his counsel skills provide clients with effective representation in any forum and strategies to resolve disputes before litigation. Chris is known for both his exceptional attention to detail and strategic approach to complex legal issues and is a seasoned panelist and contributor on workplace law topics in the media. Julie’s background as a mental health expert and therapist enables her to conduct intricate and sensitive workplace investigations and support clients in dealing with challenging employment situations.”

James D. Kondopulos featured in Employment Law Alliance podcast

September 2020

Roper Greyell’s James D. Kondopulos was featured in the September 22, 2020, Employment Law Alliance (ELA) podcast, An Employer’s Duty to Investigate Complaints of Workplace Wrongdoing: Damned If You Don’t and Damned If You Don’t Do It Properly.

In the podcast, James discusses best practices for employers dealing with complaints of inappropriate or unlawful conduct in the workplace, including how to conduct investigations and considerations for union and non-union environments and workplace policies.

Listen to the full podcast here.

About the Employment Law Alliance

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

 

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.