What are non-Solicitation Clauses in Employment Contract?

What are non-Solicitation Clauses in an Employment Contract?

A non-solicitation clause in an employment contract serves the purpose of protecting a company by placing restrictions on an employee during their term of employment and after it has ended. Employees are prohibited from having employment-related interactions with clients and employees outside of their work.

An employee’s non-solicitation clause must be reasonable and not place unrealistic restrictions on them. A person on the supervised release may not engage in a specific activity.

Non-solicitation clauses are in contracts to ensure you’re not working with clients from your previous company. A company might have a new employee be on probation for a certain amount of time.

Importance Of Employment Contract


An employment contract should be clear, concise, realistic, and specific so that it is easier to enforce in a court of law. It should also not be over-demanding and unrealistic. An employee should not have any employment-related interactions outside of their job.

The timing of drafting a non-solicitation clause in an employment contract is very important to consider. Evaluating all angles before hiring an employee is important.

When drafting an employment contract, it is important to understand the difference between non-solicitation and non-competition clauses. A non-Competition clause generally restricts the former employee from having a business relationship with any clients from their previous workplace. 

When drafting an employment contract, it is important to follow the rules mentioned above in order for the contract to be enforceable in court. Our lawyers at Tailor Law Professional Corporation may provide you with the legal guidance and assistance you may need. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 905-366-0202, or visit our website here.

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