An omnibus bill introduced today by the Ontario government called the Working for Workers Act includes provisions prohibiting non-compete clauses for employees. Such clauses prevent employees who leave their employment from competing with their former employers – which, for many employees in specialized industries can mean temporarily giving up their livelihoods. Non-compete clauses are different and more onerous than other clauses that protect employers by preventing the use of confidential information or preventing former employees from actively soliciting clients or other employees of the former employer. Today’s government press release in connection with this legislation outlined the change as follows: “The ... [more] Full article
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