Archive for Employment Contracts

Suing an Employee for Damages

My employee has made a costly mistake. Can I sue for damages? You may think that an employment contract is like any other contract: if one party breaches that contract, they are liable to compensate the other party for the breach. That is not necessarily the case with employment contracts, however. Employers may be surprised to learn that the answer to the above question is most often “no”. Take for example the case of Kirby v. Amalgamated Income Limited PartnershipKeep reading »

Non-Solicitation and Non-Competition Clauses in Employment Agreements

Employees and employers alike 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 responsibilities once the employment relationship has ended, the operation of the two clauses differs. A non-solicitation clause in an agreement typically restricts or restrains an employee’s ability to contact your present clients, past clients or sometimes even prospective clients, often for the purpose of selling them a… Keep reading »