Restraint of Trade Clauses in Employment Contracts

Anderson Fredericks Turner has lawyers who assist employers, executives and employees with restraint of trade clauses in employment contracts. If you are seeking experienced lawyers to negotiation, challenge or enforce restraint of trade clauses, contact our team today.

Our employment lawyers can provide guidance for a range of restraint of trade issues, including:

  • negotiation of restraint of trade clauses or limitations to their operation;

  • enforcing the operation of restraint of trade clauses for employers, businesses and organisations; and

  • challenging the reasonableness of restraint of trade clauses.

In all cases, we tailor our approach to the needs of our client and their circumstances. We offer a free case assessment for issues associated with restraint of trade clauses to determine if we can assist in your case.

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Workplace and employment law is complex. It requires a real depth of knowledge of both the state and national laws. We have the skills and experience to assist you.

If you engage us to represent you, our employment lawyers will assist you every step of the way. We:

  • inform you of your legal rights and entitlements.

  • inform you of your legal responsibilities, including critical time limitation periods.

  • obtain information that supports the credibility or reliability of any claim you may make.

  • seek an early resolution to your legal claim, including through negotiation and any available conciliation processes.

Failure to exercise certain rights, or acting on the wrong advice, can fundamentally affect the rights or entitlements of an employers, executives or employees facing employment law issues.

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Courtroom Expertise

The founding principals of Anderson Fredericks Turner were the few practising solicitors in Queensland who had been accredited as barristers and worked in that role for a number of years before operating a law firm.

AFT prides itself on a tradition of associate lawyers who have significant litigation experience in courtrooms and contested hearings.

If you want lawyers who are not still trying to find their feet, we have the courtroom expertise to afford you the best representation for your criminal law case.

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Workplace and employment law is complex. It requires a real depth of knowledge of both the state and national laws. We have the skills and experience to assist you.

If you engage us to represent you, our employment lawyers will assist you every step of the way. We:

  • inform you of your legal rights and entitlements.

  • inform you of your legal responsibilities, including critical time limitation periods.

  • obtain information that supports the credibility or reliability of any claim you may make.

  • seek an early resolution to your legal claim, including through negotiation and any available conciliation processes.

Failure to exercise certain rights, or acting on the wrong advice, can fundamentally affect the rights or entitlements of employers, executives or employees facing employment law issues.

To book a consultation with one of our employment lawyers Call Now: 1300 AFT LEGAL (1300 238 534)

Restraint of Trade Clauses

Breaches of Restraint of Trade Clauses

Breaches of Restraint of Trade Clauses

A breach of a restraint of trade clause may be a breach of an employment contract, which can be the subject of action by an employer (usually against a former employee). Whether someone seeks to set up a rival business, use confidential information or undertake work with a competitor, if a restraint clause exists it may provide an employer an avenue of protecting its legitimate business interests or concerns.

Challenging Restraint of Trade Clauses

Challenging Restraint of Trade Clauses

If you have a restraint of trade clause that is preventing you from engaging in your work or progressing a business opportunity, contact our employment lawyers for advice on how to challenge a restraint of trade clause in an existing employment contract. Likewise, if you are currently negotiating an employment contract, you may seek to challenge the reasonableness of any intended clauses.

Effective Restraint of Trade Clauses

Effective Restraint of Trade Clauses

For any business or organisation that seeks to protect its confidential information, clients or staff from being improperly targeted, restraint of trade clauses can be an invaluable protection. Anderson Fredericks Turner assists employers and businesses with negotiating employment contracts that include reasonable protections to confidential information and other core business issues.

Negotiating Restraint of Trade Clauses

Negotiating Restraint of Trade Clauses

For employers, executives and employees, restraint of trade clauses can have important consequences. Anderson Fredericks Turner assists individuals and businesses to negotiate employment contracts, including with respect to restraint of trade issues. If a restraint of trade clause is open to question, negotiation surrounding it may offer protection to all parties.

Reasonableness and Restraint of Trade Clauses

Reasonableness and Restraint of Trade Clauses

Whether a restraint of trade clause will be considered reasonable – and therefore justifiable – will depend on the facts of each situation. Whether it be a non-compete clause, non-solicitation clause, non-recruitment clause or a confidentiality clause, its reasonableness will depend on the employer or business proving the legitimate interest in the restraint being upheld.

The Importance of Restraint of Trade Clauses

The Importance of Restraint of Trade Clauses

Many businesses may understand the importance of confidential information held or generated by their business, or their client list, or their employees, but many do not act to protect their legitimate interests by restraint of trade clauses. Understanding the importance of restraint of trade clauses assists businesses, executives and employees to make informed choices about agreeing or forgoing any particular restraint.

Restraint of Trade

Breaches of Restraint of Trade Clauses

A breach of a restraint of trade clause may be a breach of an employment contract, which can be the subject of action by an employer (usually against a former employee). Whether someone seeks to set up a rival business, use confidential information or undertake work with a competitor, if a restraint clause exists it may provide an employer an avenue of protecting its legitimate business interests or concerns.

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Challenging Restraint of Trade Clauses

If you have a restraint of trade clause that is preventing you from engaging in your work or progressing a business opportunity, contact our employment lawyers for advice on how to challenge a restraint of trade clause in an existing employment contract. Likewise, if you are currently negotiating an employment contract, you may seek to challenge the reasonableness of any intended clauses.

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Effective Restraint of Trade Clauses

For any business or organisation that seeks to protect its confidential information, clients or staff from being improperly targeted, restraint of trade clauses can be an invaluable protection. Anderson Fredericks Turner assists employers and businesses with negotiating employment contracts that include reasonable protections to confidential information and other core business issues.

Call Our Lawyers
Negotiating Restraint of Trade Clauses

For employers, executives and employees, restraint of trade clauses can have important consequences. Anderson Fredericks Turner assists individuals and businesses to negotiate employment contracts, including with respect to restraint of trade issues. If a restraint of trade clause is open to question, negotiation surrounding it may offer protection to all parties.

Call Our Lawyers
Reasonableness and Restraint of Trade Clauses

Whether a restraint of trade clause will be considered reasonable – and therefore justifiable – will depend on the facts of each situation. Whether it be a non-compete clause, non-solicitation clause, non-recruitment clause or a confidentiality clause, its reasonableness will depend on the employer or business proving the legitimate interest in the restraint being upheld.

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The Importance of Restraint of Trade Clauses

Many businesses may understand the importance of confidential information held or generated by their business, or their client list, or their employees, but many do not act to protect their legitimate interests by restraint of trade clauses. Understanding the importance of restraint of trade clauses assists businesses, executives and employees to make informed choices about agreeing or forgoing any particular restraint.

Call Our Lawyers