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Law School

Queen's University

Bar Admission

Ontario, 2017

Ryan Plener is an associate in our Labour & Employment Group in Toronto. He represents clients in both the private and public sectors and regularly advises on employment standards, wrongful dismissals, human rights, workplace investigations, occupational health and safety, labour arbitrations and employment issues arising in corporate transactions.

Ryan graduated from the dual Master of Industrial Relations/Juris Doctor program at Queen’s University. During his years at Queen’s, Ryan was an active member of the Labour & Employment Law Club, a past President and received the Queen’s Law student ambassador award for his work promoting and supporting the school. Ryan has an honours Bachelor of Management and Organizational Studies with a specialization in Human Resources and Organizational Behaviour from Western University. Ryan has also received his Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP) designation.

Prior to law school, Ryan worked at a leading Canadian Retailer creating and facilitating soft and hard skills training programs.

Ryan was called to the Ontario bar in 2017. He is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Ontario Bar Association and the Canadian Bar Association.