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Robert A. Sider

Partner
  • Maria Cruz
  • Legal Assistant
  • P: 604.408.5339

Practices

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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

  • 2017 Best Lawyers in Canada: recognized for Labour and Employment law
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2016: repeatedly recommended as a Leading Practitioner for Employment law (Employer)
  • Chambers Global 2016: recognized in the Employment & Labour (Canada) category
  • Legal 500 Canada: recommended in the 2016 editorial for Labour and employment
  • Chambers Canada 2016: recognized in the Employment & Labour (British Columbia) and Employment & Labour (Nationwide - Canada) category
  • Benchmark Canada: The Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys 2016: recognized as a Future Star for Labour and Employment in British Columbia
  • Martindale-Hubbell International Law Directory: BV Peer Review rated

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

  • Youth Basketball Coach
  • Men's League Director, Tennis BC
  • President, New Westminster Tennis Club

Bar Admissions

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

Education

  • 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