Clients in other states sometimes complain that California, with its unique legal requirements, is like a whole different country from the rest of the U.S. They joke about the People’s Republic of California. Well, you think California’s like a different country, you should see Canada!

Just as we’ve created (and recently updated) this guide for out-of-state employers doing business in California (pdf), Rachel Solyom at McCarthy Tetrault has provided this guide for U.S. employers entitled Cross-Border: Navigating Canadian Employment Law Guidebook (pdf). I read as far as the part about no at-will employment and was shaking so bad, I had to put it down.