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Learn how to create an employment contract that will limit liability and provide stability and predictability in the relationship. Understand the numerous contractual provisions that are available and how an effective employment agreement can protect your business, products, confidential information, staff and more.

Learning Objectives:

  • Interpret and draft employment agreements with emphasis on:

- Probationary clauses;
- Termination language;
- Constructive terminations; and
- Post-employment restrictions (non-compete and non-solicit agreements).

  • How to effectively implement enforceable agreements with new staff and current staff.
  • Effective negotiation strategies.
  • Understanding the inherent value of written employment agreements.
  • Contractual pitfalls to avoid.
  • Constructing a severance package.

Who should attend:

HR professionals and those involved in contract negotiations and implementation with employees.

Meet your instructor

Carman Overholt, QC

Carman Overholt, QC, Overholt Law, works closely with senior management and human resources professionals to ensure compliance with labour, employment and human rights legislation, and development of policies and strategies that minimize the risk of litigation and disruption of operations. He has appeared, on behalf of employers, before the Supreme Court of BC, the Court of Appeal for BC, the BC Human Rights Tribunal, the Employment Standards Tribunal, the BC Labour Relations Board and the Canadian Industrial Relations Board. Carman has represented employers in numerous labour arbitration proceedings and in connection with collective bargaining. He has significant experience in advising employers in various sectors of the economy including financial services, technology, retail, service, hospitality, construction, mining, forestry and manufacturing.

Course Curriculum

    1. Webinar Recording

    2. PowerPoint

    1. Course Survey

About this course

  • 3 lessons
  • 1.5 hours of video content