Luring talent or luring legal trouble?

Employee poaching is generally legal but there are still rules, best practices to follow
By Liz Bernier
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/20/2015

It’s relatively common in highly competitive industries such as tech or financial services, but “poaching” employees from a competitor could get you more than you bargained for. If employers aren’t conscientious about it, snagging that high-potential talent might lead to a high-priced lawsuit. 


There are plenty of examples; Apple, for one, is embroiled in a high-profile lawsuit in the United States after being accused of poaching top engineers from electric-car battery maker A123 Systems and Tesla.