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Negotiating Employment Contracts

By , April 17, 2014 8:17 am

Negotiating Employment Contracts: Getting You a Better Deal We have reviewed hundreds of employment contracts over the years. Some are fair; some are not. Lawyers at the MacLeod Law Firm can tell you which clauses in the contract are not fair in your circumstances and why. If you wish, we can negotiate changes in the initial Continue Reading…

Is Smoking a Disability?

By , April 4, 2014 2:00 pm

IS SMOKING A DISABILITY? Recently, several major newspapers have released articles questioning whether an employer can refuse to hire an employee because he or she is a smoker. This raises an interesting question about what health issues are protected by human rights laws in Ontario and Canada. Human rights and disability The Ontario Human Rights Code (“Code”), protects employees Continue Reading…

Non-Compete Agreements

By , March 18, 2014 9:01 am

Many employees considering a job change are concerned about non-compete agreements and clauses in their contracts. Should you be? What is a non-compete agreement or clause? A non-compete clause is a provision found in an employment contract which prohibits an employee from working for a competitor for a period of time following his or her Continue Reading…

Confidentiality Agreements

By , March 18, 2014 8:26 am

Many employment contracts these days include a confidentiality agreement or clause. Is this something that you should be concerned about? Confidentiality clauses are a type of restrictive covenants that include non-competition and non-solicitation clauses. For more information about these clauses, see here. What is confidential information? Confidential information can include the employer’s trade secrets, commercial Continue Reading…

Leaving Your Job: The Do’s and Don’ts of Resigning.

By , March 6, 2014 9:33 am

Are you considering resigning?  Do you know how much notice to give your employer? Do you know that your employer could sue you for failing to give enough notice? Reasonable Notice of Resignation Most employees believe that there is a legal requirement to give an employer two weeks’ notice when ending the employment relationship. However, Continue Reading…

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