Archive | Richard’s Blog

0139-connect-and-kent-9309-web

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.

Continue Reading ·
0139 Kent Branding 2241 Web (1)

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.

Continue Reading ·
0155 Kent Branding 2424 Web

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.

Continue Reading ·
0157 Kent Branding 2462 Web

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.

Continue Reading ·
Richard Kent Employment Law Advocate Daily

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.

Continue Reading ·
0126-connect-and-kent-9241-web

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.

Continue Reading ·
rsz_0131-connect-and-kent-9307-zf-9033-14584-1-131

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.

Continue Reading ·
rsz_0131-connect-and-kent-9307-zf-9033-14584-1-131

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.

Continue Reading ·
rsz_0131-connect-and-kent-9307-zf-9033-14584-1-131

The High Cost of Workplace Abuse

Contributor, Richard Johnson. Earlier this year, the Ontario Court of Appeal made an example of Mississauga employer Applied Consumer and Clinical Evaluations (ACCE ) when it ordered it to pay former employee Vicky Struckwick almost a quarter million dollars as compensation for her dismissal and the “campaign of abuse” she suffered in the workplace. The […]

Continue Reading ·
top 10 employers

Richard Johnson’s Top 10 Employer Tips for 2016

Lawyer Richard Johnson, Contributor. Earlier this year, we posted lawyer Richard Johnson’s top ten employment law tips for employees in British Columbia. In the interests of equality and fairness, we thought it was high time we shared his employer tips. So, BC employers, here are RBJ’s top ten workplace law tips: When collecting personal employee […]

Continue Reading ·