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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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Employer Forum Recap: Recruitment and Hiring

This month marked the debut of Kent Employment Law’s Employer Forum series, an in-house resource for forward-thinking business owners and HR professionals. Hosted by our own Trevor Thomas, November’s Forum focused on recruitment and hiring with a lively discussion led by senior HR professional Heidi Eaves and business consultant Fraser Engel. With individuals from over […]

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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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B Corp Buzz: Meet Our Partners

Kent Employment Law is proud to be the first Canadian law firm to become a Certified B Corporation. We are also proud to partner with these other British Columbia B Corps who support us in the work we do and make our workplace a better place to “B”: Mills Office Productivity (by meeting all our […]

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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.

Record conversations at work only when ‘clearly appropriate’: AdvocateDaily.com

An increasing number of employees facing workplace harassment or fear of termination are asking for legal advice about recording conversations, says Vancouver employment lawyer Richard Johnson.

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