Kyle began working at Brownlee LLP in 2011 as a Summer Law Student, after which, he continued with Brownlee LLP as an Articling Student (Student-at-Law) from July 2013 to July 2014. Upon completion of his articling year, Kyle joined Brownlee LLP’s Labour and Employment group practice area as an Associate.
Kyle is a management/employer-side lawyer for both unionized and non-unionized workforces. He helps employers handle all forms of labour and employment issues by providing strategic, practical, and cost-effective advice, with a view to avoiding or limiting liability exposure. Although Kyle assists all types of employers from both the private and public sector, he has developed a specialization in representing municipalities and school divisions.
Kyle practices in all areas of labour and employment law; however, some of his areas of expertise include:
- Hiring, performance management, discipline, and termination.
- Reviewing and drafting employment related documents, such as employment offers, letters of hire, contracts, confidentiality agreements, non-competition/solicitation agreements, and policies.
- Workplace restructuring.
- Assessing, and negotiating, severance entitlement.
- Managing Human Rights obligations, and in connection, an employer’s duty to accommodate.
- Occupational Health & Safety.
- Drug and alcohol testing.
- Collective bargaining.
- Litigation defence of all employment related matters – lawsuits for wrongful dismissal, constructive dismissal, and bad faith employer misconduct, as well as Human Rights complaints, Employment Standards Code complaints, Canada Labour Code complaints, Occupational Health & Safety complaints, and grievances/arbitrations.
Outside of work, Kyle is an avid Edmonton Oilers fan. He also enjoys nearly all things fitness related.
- Law Society of Alberta
- Law Society of Nunavut
- Canadian Bar Association
I always had childhood aspirations to become a lawyer and to pursue strengths in analysis and problem solving.