Jim Boyle

Labour and Employment Lawyer

Law SchoolDalhousie
HometownThe short answer is Calgary
When not at work I amWalking my dog in Stanley Park
Ice Cream FlavourSticky Toffee Pudding
If I wasn’t a lawyer I would beA pizza restaurateur
Book RecommendationHappy by Derren Brown

about Jim

I find the heart of the problem and roll up my sleeves to work alongside my clients to solve it.

I have been practicing labour, employment, and human rights law in British Columbia since 2017. I enjoy assisting a variety of clients — employer, employee, and union — in navigating the field of workplace law.

I take a pragmatic approach to legal services, which can include:

  • helping clients understand their legal obligations and best practices;
  • helping clients put in place policies and documentation to comply with legal requirements;
  • proactively addressing workplace issues to reduce risk and achieve win-win outcomes for employers and their employees; or
  • advocating strongly on behalf of clients in litigation.

I balance interests, risk, and cost to provide the best and most practical advice possible, taking into account the unique personality of each workplace.

Prior to joining Forte Workplace Law in 2022, I practiced at a leading regional business law firm, where I had the pleasure of working with a wide range of employer clients, including natural resources, trades, high tech, and start-up businesses. I also regularly assisted employees in protecting their workplace rights.

I have a broad range of labour and employment experience, including grievance arbitration, collective bargaining, wrongful dismissal cases, human rights complaints, and drafting workplace contracts and policies.

When I’m not actively lawyering, I am likely doing one of three things: walking my greyhound; at the recording studio working on various musical projects; or spending quality TV or board game time with my spouse.