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Restraint of Trade – To have or not to have.

Posted on May 20th, 2013

Do you have concerns that a departing employee will go to your competitor? Things to think about. In seeking to implement a restraint of trade clause which is enforceable, an employer first needs to consider what the proprietary interest is that it is seeking to protect and then four key ... Read more

Employee Duty of Loyalty

Posted on May 20th, 2013

In running a business there is often the question of what to do where an employee or past employee intends setting up business in competition to their employer. What can be done? In New Zealand, courts have determined that an employee is “bound to serve his employer in good ... Read more

How do I ensure the 90 day trial period works for me?

Posted on August 9th, 2011

What if you couldn’t rely on the 90 day trial period if your employee worked for half a day before signing their employment agreement?    This recent determination from the Employment Relations Authority makes quite interesting reading. Contact me if you are employing staff to ... Read more