This range of New Zealand non competition and solicitation agreements provide for a person or business not to compete with another, or provide limitations on business activities.
Restraint of trade clauses are becoming increasingly common in NZ employment contracts. A typical clause will prohibit a former employee from working in a specific area of employment in a specific geographical area for a limited period of time. These clauses are enforced by suing the ex-employee, usually in the Employment Court. The purpose of a restraint of trade clause is to prevent the employee from later using the employer's trade secrets or confidential information to aid one of the employer's competitors.
Additionally If you are a employer, you should ensure that whatever your employees invent or create is the property of the business. Under the NZ COPYRIGHT ACT 1994 the ownership of the copyright automatically goes to the employer if the employee is contracted to carry out the relevant work. But in addition many employment contracts impose conditions or terms that specifically provide for copyright ownership by the employer.
This is a comprehensive no competition agreement between a contractor and a business providing limitations on the extent to which the contractor may compete with the business during and after the term of the contract. A New Zealand focused agreement.
This is a comprehensive New Zealand focused non-solicitation agreement between a contractor and a business owner providing limitations on the extent to which the contractor may solicit the employer's clients or customers.
An agreement that provides for a person or business to agree not to compete with another business for a specified period of time and in a certain geographical area. A New Zealand focused agreement.
An agreement that provides for a seller of a business not to compete with the business they are selling for a specified period of time and in a certain geographical area. New Zealand focused agreement.
An agreement that provides for a seller of shares on a company not to compete with the business of the Company after the sale for a specified period of time and in a certain geographical area. A New Zealand focused agreement.
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