Putting the 'Strict' into Restrictive Covenants01-Dec-11
by Judy Van Rhikn, Canadian Lawyer
"All over the country, courts are putting the "strict" into restrictive covenants. Not only are they shaking up the generally accepted position that non-solicitation clauses are easier to enforce than non-competition clauses, they are pulling the rug out from under injunction-based strategies and forcing litigants down the more traditional and difficult path towards damages.
While the legal principles connected with the use of restrictive covenants in employment contracts are well-established and generally consistent across the country....."Putting the 'Strict' into Restrictive Covenants