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Rob's practice focuses on management-side labour and employment law. He advises on labour and employment aspects of commercial transactions and day-to-day labour and employment issues. His work includes labour and employment litigation, arbitrations, human rights, employment standards (including director and officer liability issues), collective bargaining and workers compensation.

Location
  • Cathedral Place, Suite 1600
    925 West Georgia Street
    Vancouver, BC V6C 3L2
    Canada
Languages
  • English
Bar Admissions
  • British Columbia, 1991
  • Alberta, 1999
  • Yukon, 2010
Affiliations
  • Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE) - Member
  • Canadian Bar Association - Member
  • Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch, Labour Law Subsection - Member
  • Human Resource Management Association - Member

Lawson Lundell LLP
Headquarters: Vancouver, British Columbia

75 The Best Lawyers in Canada awards

19 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada awards

Law Firm of the Year Badge Full Firm Profile

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2023 for work in:
  • Labour and Employment Law
Awards:
  • Chambers Global: recognized in the Employment & Labour (Canada) category
  • Benchmark Canada: The Guide to Canada‚Äôs Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys 2016: recognized as a Future Star for Labour and Employment in British Columbia
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2016: repeatedly recommended as a Leading Practitioner for Employment law (Employer)
  • Martindale-Hubbell International Law Directory: BV Peer Review rated
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: recognized for Labour and Employment law
  • Legal 500 Canada: recommended in the editorial for Labour and employment
  • Chambers Canada: recognized in the Employment & Labour (British Columbia) and Employment & Labour (Nationwide - Canada) category

Experience
- Providing advice on significant downsizings, plant closures, and reorganizations
  • Negotiations of employment contracts, stock option plans, and change of control agreements with senior executives
  • Providing advice to Boards on compensation and director liability issues
  • Conducting investigations of harassment and defending employers in respect of harassment claims
  • Acting as chief spokesperson for the employer on both first collective agreements and renewals
  • Successfully negotiating collective agreements for a wide variety of employers in both British Columbia and Alberta, including employers in the forestry, construction, transportation, service, financial and food industries
  • Providing advice on share and asset deals in the forestry, mining, manufacturing, financial and service industries

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