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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.

 

 

Nine Roper Greyell Lawyers Listed in the 2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

May 2019

We are pleased to announce that nine of the firm’s lawyers were recognized as leading employment and labour law practitioners in the 2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.

Join us in congratulating the following Roper Greyell lawyers:

Thomas A. Roper Q.C
Delayne Sartison Q.C
Jennifer Devins
Sandra Guarascio
J. Najeeb Hassan
Gregory J. Heywood
James D. Kondopulos
Gavin Marshall
Gabrielle Scorer

Click here for the complete directory

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.

Employment Law Alliance Newsletter, April 2019

April 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, April 2019

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Upcoming Webinars

  • Non-Compete Agreements in Portuguese-Speaking African Countries April 18, 2019
  • Non-Compete Agreements are often seen as a limitation to an employee’s fundamental “freedom to work”.  Join us in this interactive webinar as we examine this complex topic and its varied legal solutions in the PALOP jurisdictions: Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique and Sao Tome & Principe.

B.C. Set to Review The Workers’ Compensation System

April 2019
Legal update by: Alissa Demerse

On April 3, 2019, the B.C. Government announced that it will undertake a formal review of its workers’ compensation system with the appointment of retired labour lawyer Janet Patterson.  This review is part of the Government’s stated goal to “shift the workers’ compensation system to become more worker centred”.  The press release states that the review will assess:

– the system’s policies and practices that support injured workers’ return to work;

– WorkSafeBC’s current policies and practices through a gender- and diversity-based analysis (commonly referred to as GBA+);

– modernization of WorkSafeBC’s culture to reflect a worker-centric service delivery model;

– the case management of injured workers; and

– any potential amendments to the Workers Compensation Act arising from this focused review.

The recent announcement informed employers that there will be public engagement process to ensure that Patterson’s review is informed by feedback from employers, labour organizations and injured workers.  The report, including possible recommendations, is due to be delivered to the Government by September 30, 2019.

For any questions about this review or other worker’s compensation matters, please contact Alissa Demerse or Gavin Marshall.

Employment Law Alliance Newsletter, March 2019

March 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, March 2019

Asia Pacific

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Latin America

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 Upcoming Webinars:

  • Immigration 101: Rules, Regulations and Reality March 26, 2019
  • Join us as we present part one of a series of discussions surrounding your most pressing Immigration questions in Latin Topics include: requirements for permanent and provisional residency, treatment of immigrants, and the complexity and reality of immigration systems in each jurisdiction.
  • Women in the Workplace March 27, 2019
  • In recognition of International Women’s Day, the ELA is presenting the best lawyers in the Middle East region for a round-table discussion of topics including: statistics of women in the workplace, equal rights under the employment law, existing rights against discrimination of women, and encouragement of women in the private

Roper Greyell Welcomes New Associate, Andrew Nicholl

February 2019

We are pleased to welcome Andrew Nicholl to the firm.

Andrew graduated from the Juris Doctor program at Western University in 2015. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 2016 and the B.C. Bar in 2018.

Andrew has experience representing clients before the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Ontario Superior Court, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, the British Columbia Labour Relations Board, and before rights and interest labour arbitration boards.

Prior to joining Roper Greyell, Andrew practiced employment and labour law at a large international firm in Vancouver.

Learn more about Andrew here.

Employment Law Alliance Newsletter, February 2019

February 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, February 2019

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Roper Greyell LLP Welcomes Joel J. Ello as Director of Finance + Technology

February 2019

Roper Greyell LLP is pleased to welcome Joel J. Ello, CPA, CMA  to the firm as Director of Finance + Technology.

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.

Prior to joining Roper Greyell, Joel was the Manager of Business Analysis and Process Design at Southern Railway of British Columbia Limited and Controller at its subsidiary Southern Railway of Vancouver Island Limited.

Learn more about Joel here.

Big Win for Roper Greyell Client in B.C. Court of Appeal: Test for Family Status Discrimination Unequivocally Affirmed

February 2019
Legal update by: James D. Kondopulos

In Envirocon Environmental Services, ULC v. Suen, 2019 BCCA 46, Roper Greyell lawyers James D. KondopulosMichael A. Wagner & Brandon I. Hillis were successful in representing and advocating on behalf of the Appellant before the Court of Appeal to affirm that a finding of family status discrimination imposes a duty on the complainant to demonstrate “a serious interference with a substantial parental or family duty or obligation”.

Read more about the case here.

Employment Law Alliance Newsletter, January 2019

January 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, January 2019

Asia Pacific

Europe

Latin America

 Middle East/Africa

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