Employers will often insert restrictive covenants/trade clauses into a Contract of Employment in order to protect any confidential information or trade secrets that employees have access to during their employment. Such clauses may also attempt to restrict future employment of employees once they leave the organisation. An employer contemplating the inclusion of such clauses should seek legal advice.
The Agency’s Enquiry Point is available to employers, employees, trade unions and others. Enquiry Point advisors provide information and advice on a wide range of employment matters. The Enquiry Point is also an important contact point for identifying circumstances, or clients, who would benefit from being referred to other Agency services.
The Enquiry Point provides clear, confidential, independent and impartial advice to assist the caller in resolving issues in the workplace.
While the advisors cannot provide a legal opinion they can help callers gain a better understanding of their rights and responsibilities as well as identifying possible options to help resolve their issues.