Pitfalls in Negotiating Employment Contracts

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm PST
Nicole Howell & Jim Gould, both Partners at HHBG Employment Lawyers

Knowledge is power! Written employment agreements are primarily designed to limit the employer’s liability if it decides to end the relationship as well as minimize the impact of your departure on its business. This webinar is for anyone who is in an employment relationship or will be in the future. Understanding your rights in the workplace is not simply a good idea, it is essential. Even if you have already signed a contract, we will help you understand how you can negotiate a better one in the future (once you get that promotion or move on to the next employer).  

Topics to include:

- Terminations and contemplating the end of the relationship at the beginning
- Compensation
- Restrictive covenants; restrictions on post-employment conduct


Nicole Howell

Partner at HHBG Employment Lawyers

Nicole advises on such matters as termination, wrongful dismissal, constructive dismissal, just cause, employment standards, human rights, and worker status (ie. employee vs. independent contractor). Her practice covers all matters arising prior to, during, or after employment, for example: negotiating severance packages, probationary employees, suspensions, allegations of cause, breach of fiduciary and related duties, and non-competition or non-solicitation agreements.

Jim Gould

Partner at HHBG Employment Lawyers

After graduating from The University of British Columbia Faculty of Law, Jim clerked at the British Columbia Court of Appeal. He then worked for five years at a large Vancouver law firm where he practiced general civil litigation. Following his general litigation experience Jim founded a small litigation boutique where his practice was focused on employment and labour law on behalf of employees and trade unions. Jim was pleased to join HHBG in 2008 where his practice is dedicated to labour and employment law.

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