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Vol 22 No 2 Feb/March 2017

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Employment Covenants and Confidential Information: Law Practice and Technique 2nd ed

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ISBN13: 9781845925277
ISBN: 1845925270
New Edition ISBN: 9781845920418
Published: December 1999
Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

Original isbn - 0406002207
Brearley and Bloch focus on the conflicts of interest which arise between employer and employee when the employee seeks to compete with the employer.Written by two specialist employment law practitioners, the book provides a comprehensive yet practical analysis of the law and good practice.

This second edition includes detailed consideration of recent conflicting cases which have given rise to uncertainty in a number of areas and takes account of the changes brought about by the Woolf reforms. It sets out the law, practice and appropriate strategy from both the employer's and employee's point of view. It gives guidance on how to prevent competitive conflicts arising and what to do when they occur, what activities an employee or ex-employee may undertake and what they may not, practical steps to avoid potential conflict when drawing up a contract and the remedies available for breach of contract.

Written with a strong practical emphasis, utilising checklists, flowcharts, precedents and case studies, it is an easy-to-use guide for all practitioners and professionals dealing with employment law issues.

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Employment Law
Aim and synopsis of the book.
The employment relationship.
The implied duty of fidelity.
Express terms of the contract of employment.
Confidential information.
Confidential information: defences.
Practical steps to protect the employer's interests.
Termination of employment.
Legitimate protection for the ex-employer.
Reasonableness of express covenants.
Drafting restrictive covenants.
Introducing/varying restrictive covenants.
Interim remedies: general.
Specific interim remedies.
Final remedies.
Discovering competitive activity: the immediate practical issues.