Drafting an Enforceable Non-Solicitation Clause


An enforceable non-solicitation clause can be an effective way for employers to avoid the solicitation of their customers and valued workers by former employees. Whether a non-solicitation clause is legally enforceable depends on whether the clause is reasonable to the situation. While this is a difficult task, the Ontario Court of Appeal’s decision in Smilecorp Inc. v. Pesin, 2012 ONCA 853 (“Smilecorp”) provides some helpful commentary on what types of non-solicitation clauses Canadian Courts are willing to enforce.



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