Robert Yeager - Vancouver Employment Lawyer

Robert Yeager (retired)

Robert is one of the best-known and longest-serving employment lawyers in Vancouver. He has taken employment law cases to the Supreme Court of British Columbia and the Court of Appeal of British Columbia; In addition to appearing before various employment-related tribunals and the Federal Court of Canada. He is also is a trained mediator who has successfully concluded cases in mediation. As one of Vancouver’s leading employment lawyers, over more than 25 years he has played a role in developing the law of employment in British Columbia. He is respected by his colleagues and opponents for his knowledge, strategy, experience, and powerful court presence.  His clients appreciate his attention to detail and courtesy, regardless of the size of their case.

Robert graduated from the University of British Columbia with an honours degree in history, and obtained his law degree from the University of Western Ontario. He worked at two large law firms in Vancouver before establishing his own practice focused on employment law in 1996. After serving British Columbia's working public for 28 years, Robert retired at the end of 2023.

Recent posts

What Happens if You Don’t Have an Official Employment Contract?
Not every employee has a written employment contract as proof of their employment. In fact, the opposite is more commonplace than most people would guess. Many employees are hired verbally, without any physical documentation outlining the terms of their employment. This is fine if everything runs smoothly in the workplace. But if it doesn’t, it […]
Employment Contracts, Employees and Independent Contractors
It’s a hotly debated and highly complicated situation when interpreting the differences between the independent contractor and the employee. They’re often swimming around in the same waters, especially in long-term arrangements where services are provided in the workplace.  On the other hand, from a legal point of view, they couldn’t be more different.   “Although […]
Employment Law – How Contractors Can Remain Contractors
As mentioned in the previous article about  employment contracts and independent workers, there are many misconceptions regarding what it is that defines an independent contractor from an employee.  If your employment arrangement comes to an unhappy end and you wind up in court, the legal status of your agreement will be in question.   Employment […]