You’ve likely heard the term ‘common law’ and liken it to being married in the eyes of the law — only without the actual certificate. But many BC residents are not fully aware of what becoming common law may actually mean for them in a legal sense.
It’s a common misconception that, if an employer hosts a party or event at a commercial venue such as a hotel or pub, then only that hotel or pub would be liable for any injuries arising from the party.
A Non-Competition Agreement is an agreement that restricts an employee from working in competition with their former employer. Non-Competition Agreements are somewhat notorious in terms of determining whether or not they are binding upon the employee.
Being let go from your job can be devastating, especially if it’s unexpected. If you’ve been let go, it’s crucial not to sign anything offered by your employer until you have had a chance to speak to your lawyer and review it very carefully. The last thing you want to do is sign something that provides you less than what you deserve.