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New Competition Act Requirements for Employers: What you Need to Know

Competition, Marketing & Foreign Investment and Labour, Employment & Human Rights Webinar
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On June 23, 2023, significant amendments to the Competition Act come into effect.

These amendments, which apply across Canada, will prohibit “wage-fixing” agreements that fix, maintain, decrease or control salaries, wages or terms and conditions of employment and “no-poaching” agreements to not solicit or hire employees between employers. These agreements could constitute a criminal activity and be subject to severe penalties. Employers should make themselves aware of their new responsibilities and restrictions under the Competition Act, and review current practices to ensure compliance.

During this seminar, employers will learn about how these new requirements impact their business, potential pitfalls as the new legislation comes into effect, and how to avoid situations that may constitute a violation of the Competition Act.

During the session, we will explore the following topics:

  • Amendments to the Competition Act and statutory defences available to employers
  • Situations that are not covered by the legislative amendments, as currently interpreted by the Competition Bureau
  • Civil and criminal consequences of these new provisions
  • Best practices to be implemented by employer


  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm ET / 8:00 am - 9:00 am PT Webinar and Q&A


This webinar is complimentary

Materials and Webinar Recording: If you are unable to attend the webinar but wish to receive the materials and webinar recording after, please click the "Materials and Webinar Recording" option at bottom of this page.

1Hours Available Via Webinar
This program is eligible for up to 1.0 Substantive Hour with the Law Society of Ontario.

This program contains 1.0 hour of accredited content for the purposes of the Law Society of British Columbia’s annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements. The session has been loaded with the LSBC and is titled “New Competition Act Requirements for Employers: What you Need to Know - May 2023”. It is available for claiming through your LSBC Member Portal.

A confirmation of participation will be sent to you for your continuing education hours with the Barreau du Québec.

For CPD/CLE in other jurisdictions, please contact your local Law Society.

Event contact

Andrea Tulloch Marketing Events Manager +1 416 868 3329


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