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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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Focused job hunt takes time, flexibility: Lawyers Weekly

Focusing on how you will fit into a prospective work environment is critical to avoid “going from the frying pan into the fire” and being forced to move on within a short period of time, explains Vancouver human rights and employment lawyer Richard Johnson.

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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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Live Long and Prosper: Human Rights are Alive and Well (Inspired Senior Living)

In the November 2016 issue of Inspired Senior Living, Richard Johnson explains how BC human rights laws protect employees from age-based discrimination.

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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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Just Cause Dismissal a Rare Case: The Bottom Line

In this article in the mid-October 2016 issue of The Bottom Line, Richard Johnson offers employees a primer on termination, severance, and just cause.

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Therapy benefits a wise way Starbucks supports strong workforce: AdvocateDaily.com

A move by Starbucks to provide up to $5,000 in therapy to its employees is a proactive approach to mental wellness likely to result in more productive, happier workers and a positive company image, says Vancouver employment lawyer Richard Johnson.

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Messaging key when new CEO comes onboard: AdvocateDaily.com

A new CEO hired to turn around an underperforming company may be intent on bringing change to the organization — but in doing so, they may find themselves accused of intimidation and bullying, Vancouver employment lawyer Richard Johnson tells Succession Planning, a special supplement published by The Bottom Line and Lawyers Weekly.

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