Seconding Employees to Canada: Legal Issues for Multinational Businesses

December 18, 2019

Two members of our Employment & Labour Group – Lorna Cuthbert and Tamara Ticoll – recently authored “Secondment Agreements Q&A: Canada” for the Practical Law division of Thomson Reuters. This publication provides an excellent overview of Canadian secondment law with a specific focus on secondment into Canada by global businesses.

Topics considered include:

  • General cross-border and immigration issues
  • Typical provisions of Canadian secondment agreements
  • Acquired employment rights
  • Continuity of employment
  • Terms of the employment contract
  • Management during the secondment
  • Data protection
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Intellectual property
  • Termination
  • Return to the seconder

We are pleased to be able to make this 13-page publication available for downloading.

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