Legal tips for your tech scale-up
(part II): Employment and immigration law

50 minute read
26 May 2022

As tech companies scale up and are ready to take their business to the next level, they will require practical legal advice and innovative solutions across a wide range of areas, including intellectual property, privacy & data management, software licencing and contracts, raising funds, building and managing a team, real estate opportunities and more.

In the second webinar of our three-part series, partner Krista Schofer and associates Kristen Cruise and Cheryl Cotton discuss the various employment and immigration legal requirements and complex issues that tech scale-ups will encounter while expanding their business in BC and beyond.

Topics include:

  • Employment agreements – why you want to have an agreement in place; jurisdictional issues in employment standards, including remote working challenges, employees across borders and non-competition agreements
  • Retention in the current market – employee retention factors such as bonuses and equity, benefits, and onboarding; right-to-disconnect legislation
  • Immigration considerations when scaling up – national and BC-specific options for bringing foreign workers to Canada

Get the checklist

Talent retention and international recruitment are essential components of any organization's future. Download and review our Legal checklist for Tech scale-ups, which offers a high-level summary of the legal considerations for tech ventures in the areas of employment and immigration law.

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Watch previous episodes

This is the second webinar in our Legal tips for your tech scale-up three-part miniseries. Watch Part I: Tech agreements and intellectual property »

CPD information

*This program is eligible for up to 1 hour of substantive CPD credits with the LSO, the LSBC and the Barreau du Québec. Please contact van.marketing@gowlingwlg.com if you require a certificate of participation.


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