Video on demand | Original air date: November 6, 2018

Your employees are trained, introduced to your clients and taught your business methods, so what happens if they leave to a competitor? Or event worse, steal your company’s customers and set up a competing business? Through pre-emptive action and smart contract drafting you can nip potential problems in the bud and protect your business.  

This online course provides you with the information required to draft enforceable and effective restrictive covenants in your employment contracts.  

  • What can and cannot be restricted in an employment contract?  

  • Understanding your options when non-solicitation clauses are not applicable  

  • What are the most common mistakes when drafting clauses and how can you avoid them? 

  • Achieving the right balance: ensuring reasonable scope whilst protecting your business  

  • Learnings from recent legal cases: top tips for drafting restrictive covenants that will stand up in court  

Sound employment contracts are the most effective way to circumvent unwanted legal claims. Ensure your business interests are protected and register today.

1 HRPA CPD credit hour

About the instructor

  • Laura Williams

    Founder and Principal, Williams HR Law and Williams HR Consulting

    Laura Williams

    As the Founder and Principal of Williams HR Law and Williams HR Consulting, Laura boasts over two decades of experience providing strategic advice and legal representation to employers on a full range of labour relations, HR and employment law matters. 

    As a business owner recognized on the W100 listing which ranks Canada’s top female entrepreneurs, Laura is passionate about providing clients with proactive advice designed to minimize workplace law challenges, maximize employee engagement and boost their bottom line performance. She is widely recognized as a leader in helping employers leverage innovative strategies to reduce liability and costs related to ineffective and non-compliant workplace practices.

    Laura has been featured in various industry magazines and human resources publications. She a regular columnist for PROFIT Magazine and the Financial Post, where she provides monthly expertise and insights on a wide range of employment law and HR issues. Laura has also been featured in various publications including HR Professional Magazine, Canadian HR Reporter, Canadian Employment Law Today, Law Times and Lawyers Weekly. In addition, Laura has appeared in national broadcast and print media including Canadian Business, CTV News, CBC Radio, the Globe and Mail, National Post and Chatelaine.

    She speaks frequently at human resources law seminars and conferences; is a labour relations instructor in the human resources program at the University of Toronto; and regularly conducts customized workshops and in-house leadership training programs for employers.

Course curriculum

What others have been saying about this course:

  • Good.

    Elizabeth Smedema

    Good high level overview view. Appreciate suggested text in terms of standard paragraphs to incorporate into employement agreements.

    Good high level overview view. Appreciate suggested text in terms of standard paragraphs to incorporate into employement agreements.

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Gain knowledge in drafting enforceable and effective restrictive covenants in your employment contracts.


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