Confidentiality Clause Does Not Shield Employee from Answering Questions About Employer in Securities Investigation, Court Rules

In employment agreements, a confidentiality clause or agreement is generally used to prohibit an employee from disclosing or profiting from proprietary information related to the employer’s operations. In a recent Ontario decision, the court ruled that an employee could not refuse to answer questions about an employer’s activities in a securities investigation by relying on […]

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Negative Covenants in an Employment Contract

Negative Covenants in Employment Contracts A negative covenant, also known as a restrictive covenant, is a term in an employment contract which states that the employee “shall not do” certain things following the end of employment. There are three popular types of covenants which restrain a person’s ability to carry on competitive employment, which are […]

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