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Joe Conforti and Peter Ruby at the IT.CAN Annual Conference 2013


Lawyer Joe Conforti, Peter Ruby
Area Employment and Labour


October 24 - 25, 2013
Hyatt Regency Toronto
Toronto, Ontario

Thursday, October 24, 2013
Managing the Employment Relationship:  IT Issues from Hiring to Firing

Speaker:  Joe Conforti, Partner, Goodmans LLP

This session will cover:

  • Social media in the hiring process: Background checks and privacy issue dos and don’ts
  • Employment contract terms for IT: Confidentiality, restrictive covenants, conflicts of interest, ownership of IP and more
  • Workplace privacy revisited: The limits of employee monitoring/surveillance in light of R. v. Cole
  • Employees’ use of company computers and their own personal devices: Blurring of work life and personal life in IT
  • BYOD: Ownership of information, employer access, remote wiping issues
  • Managing a termination: Trade secrets, confidentiality and post-employment conduct

Friday, October 25, 2013
Roundtables:  Ethical Considerations in Negotiating and Drafting IT Contracts

Speaker:  Peter Ruby, Goodmans LLP

This session will cover:

  • How to manage untruths, exaggeration, misleading statements and posturing during negotiations?
  • What to do when you discover a technical error made by the other side during negotiations?
  • How to handle the discovery of a defect in an original contract that you drafted?
  • How to handle the discovery of a drafting error in your client’s favour?
  • How to manage unethical clients?

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