Settlement Agreements

Should you and other parties involved in a civil case come to a mutually agreeable settlement, you will be required to sign certain documents to prove the settlement. Below, we will review the different documents likely to be involved, and what you should know about each one. Minutes of Settlement The most obvious of these […]

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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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Ontario Court of Appeal confirms unenforceable non-compete clause

In Donaldson Travel Inc. v. Murphy, the Ontario Court of Appeal recently upheld a lower court’s decision that a restrictive covenant in an employment contract was an unenforceable non-compete clause. What Happened? At issue in the original decision was an employee (Murphy) who resigned from Donaldson Travel Inc. (Donaldson Travel) in Cambridge and began working for a competing travel […]

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