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Monthly Archives: February 2, 2021

Do Non-Compete Agreements Hold Up?

When you first signed your contract of employment with your employer, you may not have felt that the non-compete clause you were asked to sign was of any importance. Fast-forward a few years and you are now leaving your place of employment. You have got big plans to start your own business, take on ...

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How to Handle an Employee Sexual Harassment Complaint

Do you have an employee that has come to you with a sexual harassment complaint? As an employer, you have obligations to address this complaint and it must be taken seriously. If you have never experienced this before as an employer, you are likely uncertain about the steps you need to take to ensur...

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Do Independent Contractors Have to Abide by Non-Compete Clauses?

Are you an independent contractor who is being asked to sign a non-compete clause? If so, you may be wondering whether this non-compete clause would be enforceable. The agreement between an employer and an independent contractor is unique and unlike a typical employer-employee relationship, as an in...

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How Do Equal Opportunity Laws Protect Job Applicants in Canada?

Within Canada, any business that is regulated by the federal government has a legal obligation to abide by the Employment Equity Act. This means that these regulated businesses are required to provide equal opportunities for employment to Read More

Trouble with Termination Clauses: Waksdale v Swegon Case Summary

For employees, the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”) represents the ‘floor’ or the bare minimum for which employers must provide. Any provision in that contravenes the ESA in an employment contract is generally seen as void and unenforceable. To minimize the risks of the enforceability of their...

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