Employment and Labour Considerations When Buying and Selling a Business
Authors: Laura Mensch and Justine Abtosway
This paper discusses employment and labour consideration that arise when selling a business through a share purchase or an asset purchase. Both federal and provincial legislation are discussed, and topics include occupational health and safety, human rights, privacy, and workers’ compensation law.
This paper does not address pension, benefits, intellectual property, or immigration issues that also arise in these transactions.
This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Buying and Selling a Business program in Calgary on December 3, 2019 and in Edmonton on December 10, 2019.
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