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Legal considerations related to employment are critical yet often overlooked by emerging companies. We can help you prepare employment and contractor agreements, structure worker compensation, set-up incentive plans, manage hiring and firing of workers, and more.
Beyond the traditional debt and equity financing models, emerging companies often reach for hybrid models such as convertible debt or SAFEs. We can help you select the right structure for your raise, prepare and negotiate the appropriate agreements, and manage the necessary corporate approvals.
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The focus of this blog post will be non-compete clauses, which have become commonplace in a number of different employment relationships, from the high-tech world to fast food chains. The clauses are intended to restrict departing employees from accepting paid work in the same or similar sectors to that of their previous employer.
Startups and emerging companies are usually so focused on growing and scaling up that the thought of letting employees go is far from top of mind. However, it is important that employers and employees understand what employees are entitled to when they are terminated under the Ontario Employment Standards Act (“ESA”) and the common law.
Option agreements provide employees the right to purchase shares of the employer corporation at a specified price during the term of the agreement, and subject to specified “vesting” provisions and other conditions. ESOPs work by granting employees the opportunity to benefit from a higher future value of their company’s share price.