Non-Compete Lawyer For Employee In North York & Toronto
Are you in the process of being hired by a new employer? If you have recently received your potential employment contract you may be curious about what the inclusion of a non-compete clause means. Employers have the right to ask employees to sign non-compete clauses to protect their business when an employee’s employment period ends. Though it may seem alarming to be asked to sign a non-compete, often these clauses are unenforceable due to their restrictive nature against former employees.
At Soni Law Firm, we are committed to helping employees understand their rights. We can assist you in knowing whether your non-compete clause is enforceable and represent you should an employer wish to attempt to enforce your non-compete clause once your employment has ended. Don’t forget to check our post on non-compete clauses, “Is My Non-Compete Clause Enforceable in Canada?”
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Frequently Asked Questions About Wrongful Dismissal
Can I Be Forced to Sign a Non-Compete During Employment?
If you are currently employed, your employer may not ask you to sign a non-compete clause. Non-compete clauses cannot be imposed on an employee during active employment and can only be presented to an employee during the signing of an employment offer.
How Long Can A Non-Compete Be Enforceable For?
A non compete clause is typically no longer valid after twenty-four months. There is no set amount of time and in many cases, non-compete clauses will be much shorter in length. It is always best to consult with an employment lawyer to know if the length of your non-compete clause is reasonable and enforceable.
Am I required to sign a Non-Compete Clause?
Employers may choose to ask you to sign a non-compete clause as part of your initial employment contract. Though employment contracts may be open to negation for some employers, others may not. Your employer may expect you to sign a non-compete clause as part of your employment. You have the choice of whether you wish to accept employment under this condition or not.
Why Soni Law Firm
Soni Law Firm is a boutique labour, employment, and human rights litigation firm. We strive to provide our clients with expert counsel whether they are unionized, contract, regular employees or employers. We are a well-established firm that holds a strong track record of success. Let us help you make sense of your non-compete clause and assist you in challenging its enforceability if it is too restrictive.