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Clause that required veterinarian to pay former employer if she set up practice in same area enforceable

Jurisdiction: - British Columbia

In Rhebergen v. Creston Veterinary Clinic Ltd., 2014 BCCA 97, the majority of the BC Court of Appeal ruled that a non-compete type clause in an employment agreement that required a veterinarian to pay her former employer prescribed amounts if she set up her own practice in the same area within a three year total period, was enforceable.

The headnote / summary of the case is as follows:  read more »

SNC-Lavalin announces it is offering amnesty to current employees in exchange for cooperation

SNC-Lavalin, the scandal plagued engineering and construction firm, announced today that it is rolling out a temporary amnesty program for current employees to encourage them to report potential corruption and anti-competition matters. The full media release is as follows:

Montreal | May 27, 2013

SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. (TSX: SNC) announces it is launching a company-wide Amnesty Program to encourage current employees to report potential corruption and anti-competition matters in which they may have direct or indirect knowledge. The Amnesty Program is intended to assist SNC-Lavalin in its efforts to fully gather and assess the facts associated with corporate ethics matters in order to resolve them.  read more »