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Postmedia’s Layoffs: Words to the Wise

By Fiona Anderson. As a former journalist, I can’t help but be mesmerized by the bloodletting that is happening at newspapers and television and radio stations across Canada. The only exception is the publicly funded Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Private companies need to make money to survive and, with advertisers now having their own advertising platforms […]

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A Dismissed Employee’s Right to Notice or Severance: A Review of The Basics

By Samantha Stepney. Many employees who seek our advice following termination are surprised to learn that so long as their employer has not violated any human rights laws, the employee can be fired for any reason. If the reason amounts to “just cause” – which includes things like theft and insubordination – the employee is […]

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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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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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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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