The relationship between an employer and an employee is an important one. Creating a strong employer-employee relationship that protects everyone involved starts with defining the duties and obligations of both parties. Employment law governs these relationships with contracts and legislation, such as Alberta’s main statute, the Employment Standards Code, which sets the minimum standards employees are entitled to.
A non-competition, non-solicitation and non-circumvention agreement is a type of contract that provides restrictions on employees, contractors, or shareholders actions relating to competition. These three clauses serve as a mechanism to safeguard the employer’s business interests. Furthermore, the restrictive clauses may vary in scope and length of enforcement, and can occur in employment, shareholders or contractor agreements. Nevertheless, it is vital to understand the mechanics of each of t