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28/03/2016

Employee couldn’t take boss’s clients for 6-months – thanks to a non solicitation clause

Employee couldn’t take boss’s clients for 6-months – thanks to a non-solicitation clause The government does not want to stop your ex-employees from working in their chosen trade or profession.Irrespective of what you put in your Employment Contract: a financial planner can continue to be a financial planner: see Entello […]
26/03/2016

Why doesn’t your Employment Contract allow for specific Awards?

QUESTION: I am building an Employment Contract for my employee. She’s been with me for 6-years (hence the anxiety). I notice there’s no reference to the Award provisions under which she is employed. Does your Employment Contract override the Award provisions? Should not your contract compliment them? Where do specific employment […]
25/02/2016

Disaster with no employment termination clause

Employment contract QUESTION: Brett, you strongly recommend termination clauses. We approached the website that normally prepares our Employment Contracts. They don't use termination notices. I asked them why. They said they were not lawyers and couldn't give legal advice. This does not inspire me with confidence as I build legal documents on their website. […]
10/02/2016

Are Employment Contracts a waste of time?

The accounting house built Employment Contracts for each of their accountants. The accounting house didn't waste time getting Employment Contracts for secretaries. Joanne joined the accounting firm as a secretary. She typed letters for the managing partner. She was instructed to send gifts to the client's wives. She was obliged […]