**Please note that statutory timeframes do exist in the employment context – do not delay seeking advice as this may impact your ability to address your dispute**
Got A New Contract Or Run Into A Restraint Of Trade? We're Here To Help
employment contract and restrain of trade issues for employees
We don’t believe in a one-size-fits all approach, rather a tailored strategy to meet your needs and objectives.
If you have been offered a new role, or are going out on your own – congratulations! Contracts and Individual Employment Agreements can be long, complicated and full of legal jargon – It is important to be confident that they are fit for purpose under New Zealand law. It is crucial that you are clear on the provisions under your new agreement before taking up a new position or establishing your own business. Claiming that you didn’t understand what you signed is rarely an accepted excuse!
Often employment agreements will contain restraint of trade provisions – which are in place for your new employer or ex-employer to protect their business and IP. It is important to understand whether they are fair, reasonable, and most importantly, enforceable.