Archive for Employment Contract

Can Employers Sue Employees?

I’ve made a mistake at work – can my employer sue me? You might think that an employment contract would be like any other contract:  breach the contract, risk having to compensate the other party.  You’ll be happy to know that is not necessarily the case with employment contracts in Canada. In the case of Kirby v. Amalgamated Income Limited Partnership, 2009 BCSC 1044, the Court was asked to consider whether an employer could sue an employee and claim… Keep reading »

Non-Solicitation and Non-Competition Clauses: What’s the Difference?

Employees and employers are often confused about the difference between non-competition and non-solicitation clauses. While the aim of the two clauses may be similar, and although both usually deal with an employee’s rights and responsibilities after employment, the operation of the two clauses is different. A non-solicitation clause typically restricts or restrains and employee’s ability to contact present, past, or sometimes even prospective clients of the employer. Often it will prohibit an employee from contacting these clients for the purpose… Keep reading »