Canadian Corporate Counsel Association (CCCA) Webinar: Restrictive Covenants and Injunctions – The Latest on the Law and Practice

Overview Join our webinar to update yourself on key and cutting-edge issues on to restrictive covenants and injunctions including the enforceability of non-competition, non-solicitation and confidentiality provisions. Our panelists discuss important developments in the enforceability of restrictive covenants, the difference between various injunctions and the corresponding relief and the need to “hit the ground running”…

Advantage CPD: Privilege – What You Need to Know

Privilege is a complex issue. It is important to identify and know how to deal with issues of privilege when they arise, which is frequently. You must know when privilege will attach to communications and information. You must also understand how privilege applies prior to (and in the course of) litigation, and in the context of settlement offers and employee terminations..

Divisional Court Upholds Jan Wong’s Obligation to Repay Settlement Funds for Breach of Confidentiality

The Ontario Divisional Court has unanimously upheld Arbitrator Louisa Davie’s decision that Jan Wong breached her confidentiality obligations under a settlement with her former employer, The Globe and Mail (the “Globe”) and is bound by the repayment obligation she agreed to as part of the settlement. The Court held that Ms Wong lacked standing to…

Stephen Shamie Mentioned in The Globe and Mail

Hicks Morley’s Stephen Shamie was mentioned in the July 5, 2013 edition of The Globe and Mail in an article entitled “Wong ordered to repay settlement after breach of agreement with Globe.” Former Globe journalist Jan Wong, breached a confidentiality agreement with The Globe and was ordered to pay back an undisclosed severance payment, as…

Jeffrey Goodman Quoted in Law Times

Hicks Morley’s Jeffrey Goodman was quoted in the January 21, 2013 edition of Law Times magazine in an article entitled “Settlement breach costs applicant $1,000.” In the article, Jeff comments on the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario’s case Tremblay v. 1168531 Ontario Inc., where the tribunal had reduced an award after discovering the applicant had…

What Happens When an Employee Breaches a Confidentiality Provision in a Human Rights Settlement?

In Tremblay v. 1168531 Ontario Inc., the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario issued its first decision in which it held an applicant accountable for breaching a confidentiality clause in a settlement arising from the resolution of a human rights application brought against her employer. The employee had signed an agreement to maintain the confidentiality of…

Misuse of Confidential Information – Are You Prepared?

An employee’s misuse of confidential information housed on computers or electronically can expose an employer’s business to serious risk of harm and potential liability. Improperly managed, these situations can create a crisis: witness Bank of America and the WikiLeaks threat. Hicks Morley has been successful in assisting clients who have had their confidential information misused…