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Negotiate first to avoid unsatisfactory severance, bonus payouts: AdvocateDaily.com

Employees should carefully review and negotiate their agreements before starting a new job to ensure their severance and termination clauses are acceptable.

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The Power of a Well-Written Bonus Plan: Bois v. MD Physician Services

By Richard Johnson. A recent decision from the Ontario Supreme Court of Justice serves as a strong reminder to both employers and employees about the importance of well-drafted written employment terms. The terms at issue in Bois v. MD Physician Services Inc. related to the plaintiff’s bonus, and meant the difference between a significant incentive payment […]

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Richard Johnson Quoted in Lawyers Daily: Bill 177

Richard Johnson lends his insight on the recent legislative changes around Domestic Violence Leave in Lawyers Daily.

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Richard Weighs in on Court’s Response to Burger King Firing (AdvocateDaily.com)

Richard Johnson shares his perspective on the recent wrongful dismissal win by the former Burger King employee fired for taking a meal from her employer.

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Employers should offer domestic violence leave ahead of legislation: AdvocateDaily.com

When a business suddenly closes its doors, it is considered a termination of employment — and employees should move quickly to seek advice, Vancouver employment lawyer Richard Johnson tells CTV News Vancouver.

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Employees entitled to recourse when business shuts down: Richard Johnson speaks to CTV News (AdvocateDaily.com)

When a business suddenly closes its doors, it is considered a termination of employment — and employees should move quickly to seek advice, Vancouver employment lawyer Richard Johnson tells CTV News Vancouver.

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Openness is key to averting constructive dismissals: AdvocateDaily.com

Companies tend to make big changes in the New Year that don’t always bode well for employees, leading to a bump in constructive dismissal complaints.

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Focus on ideal fit when seeking new legal position: AdvocateDaily.com

For lawyers considering a new career opportunity, focusing on how you will fit into a prospective work environment is critical in order to avoid “going from the frying pan into the fire” and being forced to move on again within a short period of time, Vancouver employment lawyer Richard Johnson tells Lawyers Weekly.

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Human rights tribunal a ‘safety net’ against workplace ageism: AdvocateDaily.com

One of the most important provisions in the British Columbia Human Rights Code is the protection from being discriminated against because of age — including in the context of getting and holding a job, Vancouver employment lawyer Richard Johnson writes in Inspired Senior Living magazine.

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Severance best negotiated at outset of employment relationship: AdvocateDaily.com

It may seem odd to think about severance issues during the excitement of the hiring process, but a pre-emptive approach is the best way to clarify entitlements and manage potential problems before they arise, Vancouver employment lawyer Richard Johnson writes in The Bottom Line.

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