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Robert A. Sider

  • Maria Cruz
  • Legal Assistant
  • P: 604.408.5339



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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.

Recognition and Ranking

  • Chambers Canada: recognized in the Employment & Labour (British Columbia) and Employment & Labour (Nationwide - Canada) category
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: recognized for Labour and Employment law
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory: repeatedly recommended as a Leading Practitioner for Employment law (Employer) and Workplace Human Rights law (Employer)
  • Chambers Global: recognized in the Employment & Labour (Canada) category
  • Legal 500 Canada: recommended in the editorial for Labour and employment
  • Benchmark Canada: The Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys: recognized as a Provincial star for Labour and Employment in British Columbia
  • Martindale-Hubbell International Law Directory: BV Peer Review rated
  • Who's Who Legal Canada: recognized for Labour & Employment law

Professional Activities

  • Canadian Bar Association, Member
  • Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch, Employment Law Subsection, Member and past Chair (2004-05)
  • Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch, Labour Law Subsection, Member
  • Human Resource Management Association, Member
  • Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE), Member

Community Activities

  • Men's League Director and Coordinator, Tennis BC
  • Past President, New Westminster Tennis Club

Bar Admissions

  • British Columbia (1991)
  • Alberta (1999)
  • Yukon (2010)


  • Dickinson College; Victoria College, University of Toronto (B.A., 1987)
  • University of Toronto (LL.B., 1990)
  • 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