A partner at our Vancouver office, Ryan has worked in the human resources field for nearly two decades and advises employers in all areas of workplace law. Ryan represents provincially and federally regulated employers concerning both labour and employment matters, including those concerning human rights issues, employment standards and employment contracts, wrongful dismissal, union organizing, collective agreement interpretation, grievance handling, progressive discipline and investigations into employee misconduct.
Ryan also negotiates collective agreements on behalf of clients and provides strategic guidance concerning collective bargaining matters. As an advocate, Ryan represents employers in a wide variety of forums, including administrative tribunals, labour arbitrations and in court. In addition, Ryan provides managers with 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
Workplace Practices and Policies
Discipline and Termination of Employment
Termination of Employment
Grievances and Arbitration
Union Organizing and Applications for Certification
Labour & Employee Relations Training
Construction Sector Labour Relations
Industries / Sector Experience
Warehousing and Distribution
Insurance & Financial Services
Hospitality & Entertainment
Private Health Care
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