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When a contract is breached in another province or country, there are a variety of factors determining who has jurisdiction
By Nikolay Chsherbinin
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 10/01/2012

The right place to sue

When an employer operates in multiple provinces or countries, it can be subject to varying laws of different jurisdictions. Things can also get tricky if its operations in different locations overlap and employees in one jurisdiction are overseen by an office in another jurisdiction.

If an employment contract is breached or one party decides to launch a legal action, there are factors to take into account before the courts of a particular region assume jurisdiction, and also precautions employers can take with their employment contracts to give them a better indication of where legal proceedings will take place.