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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 Nimrit K. Sian

March 2021

We are pleased to welcome Nimrit K. Sian to the firm.

Nim practices in all areas of workplace law with a focus on contractual disputes, workplace policy development, and litigation. Prior to joining Roper Greyell, Nim managed a general commercial litigation practice in multiple practice areas, including construction, regulatory, and employment matters, as in-house counsel for a large, not-for-profit community insurance organization.

Learn more about Nim here.

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.”

Roper Greyell Welcomes New Associate Justin Wong

December 2020

We are pleased to welcome Justin Wong to the firm.

Justin practices in all areas of workplace law with a focus on labour and employment disputes and human rights matters. Prior to joining Roper Greyell, Justin managed a general civil and commercial litigation practice in various practice areas, including labour, employment and human rights at a large international firm.

Learn more about Justin here.

Who’s Who Legal: Canada Highlights Five Roper Greyell Lawyers

November 2020

We are pleased to announce that five Roper Greyell lawyers have been recognized as leading Canadian employment and labour lawyers in the 2020 edition of Who’s Who Legal: Canada – Labour, Employment & Benefits.

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

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

Who’s Who Legal notes that “Roper Greyell is a go-to firm for labour and employment disputes” and includes the following commentary:

Gregory Heywood is a go-to labour litigator who comes “wholeheartedly recommended” by sources who note that he is a “generous spirit who treats colleagues and adversaries with a great deal of respect”.

James Kondopulos possesses a “deep knowledge of all areas of labour and employment law” and is recognised as “an extremely smart practitioner who does not shy away from challenges”.
The “excellent” Thomas Roper QC takes a “brilliant strategic approach” to employment disputes and relations management.

Delayne Sartison QC is a “poised and effective lawyer” who is commended for her exemplary work handling business transfers and restructurings and is highly sought-after by clients in the healthcare sector.

Sandra Guarascio is touted as a “truly amazing lawyer” and “market-leading workplace investigations specialist” with a “profound knowledge of business culture and employment law”.

Who’s Who Legal: Canada – Labour, Employment & Benefits 2020 Guide 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.

Roper Greyell Recognized in 2020 Canadian Law Awards

October 2020

Roper Greyell LLP is proud to be recognized as a recipient of an Excellence Award in the category of 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 were 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

Nine Roper Greyell Lawyers Recognized in Best Lawyers Global Business 2020 Edition

October 2020

In the 2020 Global Business Edition of Best Lawyers, nine Roper Greyell lawyers were recognized for their excellence in the areas of Education and Labour & Employment Law.

The lawyers included in the Best Lawyers Global Business 2020 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.

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