Restrictive CovenantsPosted in : How Do I Handle It ROI on 15 January 2013
I am hiring a senior manager and I have a concern about our commercial secrets. I would therefore like to include a restrictive covenant in the contract of employment, but I have heard that they are very difficult to enforce. How do I ensure that any restrictions are enforceable post termination of employment? How do I handle it?
Michelle Ryan writes:
One of the main means through which commercial secrets fall into the hands of competitors is through disclosure by former employees, as a result many employment contracts contain restrictive covenants/non compete clauses to protect commercial secrets and interests. But employers must be able to enforce such covenants against former employees.
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