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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

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.

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 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)

 

Employment Law Alliance Newsletter, January 2020

January 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 Workplace Leaves

Europe

Slovenia: Unexplained/Unjustified Absence from Work

Parental Leave Law Review in Bulgaria and Sweden (Podcast)

Latin America

Argentina: Workplace Leaves

Venezuela: Workplace Leave and Practical Issues

Middle East & Africa

Kenya: Workplace Leaves

North America

CA, Nova Scotia: Case Comment: Surveilling an Employee on Sick Leave

U.S., Nebraska: Vacation Leave and Paid Time Off: Say Bon Voyage to “Use It or Lose It” Policies Under Nebraska Law

U.S., New Jersey: Just When You Thought You Knew What Constituted FMLA Leave

For upcoming webinars visit: 

https://www.ela.law/events

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.

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