The idea of "freedom of contract" - the legal right of persons or organizations to enter into mutual agreements based upon free choice and without government interference - is especially relevant right now.
Notwithstanding the complexities of COVID-19 and additional contractual pressures placed on both employers and employees, recent challenges to the law have created new questions and greater confusion about how the law should be interpreted.
Far from black or white, the legal limits on freedom of contract continue to evolve, and remain very much in the grey zone.
The Grey Zone is a new weekly series written by the team at Hyde HR Law, in partnership with Talent Canada. This series explores various workplace issues that senior leaders and HR professionals should consider.