Advantage CPD: Contracts – in the Wake of Waksdale and Ocean Nutrition

Event Details

May 6, 2021
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. ET


Please note registration for this event has closed.

Fee: Complimentary


Both the Waksdale and Ocean Nutrition decisions have dramatically altered the legal landscape with respect to the enforceability and interpretation of employment contracts and incentive plans, and the potential scope of damages that may arise as a result of a termination of employment. The resulting impact on employers is far-reaching. It requires them to take a hard look at currently drafted contracts and incentive plans and approaches to the employment relationship. This presentation will address the implications of both decisions on the employment relationship, and what employers can do in order to meet the approaches now required by these decisions.


In this Advantage CPD webinar, we will discuss the Waksdale and Ocean Nutrition decisions including the following topics:

  • the implications of each decision on the workplace
  • practical tips for drafting employment contracts, plans and policies going forward
  • strategies for addressing these decisions with respect to current employment contracts, plans and policies and at termination

Audience and Learning Objectives

Participants will learn the key considerations in drafting employment contracts, plans and policies, and understand the liabilities that may arise at termination as a result of these decisions.

This webinar will include an interactive Q&A feature. A panel discussion will be built into the last 15 minutes of the session to address audience questions that were submitted.

Hicks Morley will endeavour to accommodate guests with a disability in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code guidelines and other applicable legislation.