A partner at our Vancouver office, Ryan has worked in the human resources field for over two decades and advises employers in all areas of workplace law. Ryan represents provincially and federally regulated employers concerning both labour relations and employment matters, including those concerning human rights issues, employment standards and employment contracts, termination of employment, workers’ compensation, occupational health and safety, union organizing, collective agreements, grievance handling, progressive discipline and investigations into employee misconduct.
Ryan regularly assists employers and human resources professionals with the day-to-day challenges of managing employees, with the aim of minimizing liabilities and maintaining positive employee relations. Ryan also prepares all of the necessary employment-related documents and contracts, and negotiates collective agreements. As an advocate, Ryan represents employers in a wide variety of forums, including administrative tribunals and labour arbitrations. In addition, Ryan provides practical training in all manner of human resource management topics.
Currently, Ryan is an Instructor at Simon Fraser University, teaching a labour and employment relations course to human resources professionals participating in the Certificate in Human Resources Management Program. Previously, Ryan was an Instructor at Capilano University, where he taught a similar course to business students for over ten years.
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, LL.B., 2005
Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia, M.B.A., 1999
Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia, B.B.A., 1997
Law Society of British Columbia, 2006
Canadian Bar Association
Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch
Termination of Employment
Workplace Safety and Insurance
Grievances and Arbitration
Union Organizing and Certification
Labour & Employee Relations Training
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