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Non-Competition, Non-Solicitation, and Confidentiality Agreements

The protection of relationships with valued clients and proprietary information is of great concern to businesses and organizations. Employees enjoy daily access to sensitive and proprietary business information during the course of their employment. The Supreme Court of Canada has held that in the commercial context, restrictive covenants are lawful to protect legitimate business interests. That being said, restrictive covenants imposed on employees must be reasonable or a court will not enforce them. A non-competition agreement limits the scope in which an individual can compete with a former employer or purchaser of a business for a specific period of time. A non-solicitation agreement limits an individual’s ability to solicit an existing client or employee away from a competing business. A confidentiality agreement obligates an employee to keep a business’s proprietary information confidential.

The lawyers at Pinto Wray James LLP have years of experience reviewing and drafting restrictive covenants, including non-competition agreements, non-solicitation agreements, and confidentiality agreements. We also have extensive experience assisting our corporate clients and executives with negotiations of sophisticated employment contracts to protect their needs and interests.

Our lawyers are client focused, goal oriented, and understand our clients’ need to negotiate their agreements in a strong yet diplomatic manner. We are committed to identifying and assessing our clients’ needs and formulating the right strategy to get the best outcome for our clients.

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Pinto Wray James Reviewed by Mark C.

Their team is highly focused and incredibly professional - from our experience it would be difficult not to believe that Pinto Wray James LLP is one of Ontario's leading Firms in Labour and Employment law. The mindful client care and complete understanding of the case eased fears and the stress that comes with any legal dispute. Expect to find high-level smartly crafted legal solutions at Pinto Wray James LLP – could not recommend more.

Andrew Pinto was invited to co-chair the popular Annual Six Minute Employment Lawyer conference at the Law Society of Upper Canada.