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VFW’s Volunteer Culture: Richard Quoted in Vancouver Magazine

Ahead of Vancouver Fashion Week’s fall/winter 2019 showcase, dozens of ex-volunteers shared with Vancouver Magazine experiences in which they worked long hours, faced unsafe conditions and were unpaid. Check out Lucy Lau’s piece here to find out more, including what KEL’s Richard Johnson’s has to say about unpaid internships and volunteer work.

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Illegal Free Labour: Richard Quoted in Globe & Mail

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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Kent Employment Law Expanding in Victoria – Hiring Litigator

We are currently looking for a lawyer to join our Victoria team. The ideal candidate will have 3+ years of litigation experience with at least two of those in the field of employment law, an established employment law client base and the skills and temperament needed to manage a busy caseload and foster and develop […]

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Richard Johnson Joins KEL Partnership

Kent Employment Law is pleased to announce that Richard Johnson has joined KEL’s partnership, effective August 1, 2018.

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KEL Named One of Top 3 Employment Lawyers in Vancouver

We are delighted to announce that Kent Employment Law was once again named one of the Top 3 Employment Lawyers in Vancouver by ThreeBestRated.ca, based on a 50-point assessment that includes everything from checking reviews, ratings, reputation, history, complaints, satisfaction, trust and cost to “general excellence”. Learn more here!

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Can you get fired for expressing your political views? (David Brown speaks to Global News)

Can you get fired for expressing your political views? That’s what happened when a restaurant manager refused to serve a patron wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat. As KEL lawyer David Brown explains to Global News: “In most circumstances in Canada there is nothing inherently wrong with terminating an employee, provided that the employee is […]

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Erin Brandt Featured in Jewish Independent’s 18 Under 36 Honourees

Over the past month, the Jewish Independent selected 18 young achievers and community-minded folk for their annual 18 under 36 awards. Included as an honouree this year is KEL’s Erin Brandt!

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Decision on employee reference eases employer fears ‘to a certain extent’ (Trevor Thomas quoted in Benefits Canada)

For the December 19, 2017 issue of Benefits Canada, Martha Porado spoke to various legal experts, including Kent Employment Law’s Trevor Thomas, about the recent Ontario Superior Court decision in Papp v. Stokes. One of the issues before the court was employee Adam Papp’s defamation claim against his former employer after the employer gave Papp a negative […]

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Why is sexual harassment not going away? (Erin Brandt quoted in Canadian HR Reporter)

For the November 27, 2017 issue of Canadian HR Reporter, Marcel Vander Wierr spoke to various legal and HR experts, including Kent Employment Law’s Erin Brandt, about the important role that human resources professionals and managers play in preventing and addressing workplace sexual harassment.  For Erin’s insights on this timely topic, read the article here.

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Employers brace for legal cannabis, liability issues (David Brown quoted in Vancouver Sun)

As Kent Employment Law lawyer David Brown explains to Shore, legal cannabis is a potential legal “quagmire” for employers and employees both.

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