Restraint of trade clauses in employment contracts cause many arguments in the legal fraternity and amongst employers and employees, as there are no hard and fast rules to settle these disputes. Labour Law do not regulate restraint of trade agreements. Factors such as different industries, assets and trade secrets will determine the contract of such agreements.
When an employee enters into an employment agreement, the last thing on his mind is the ending of an employment relationship. One of an employers’ priorities is to protect his/her intellectual property, trade secrets, reputation and good will. Read more