Post-Termination Restrictions - MLP Law

Post-Termination Restrictions

Many employers impose post-termination restrictions, also referred to as restrictive covenants, upon their employees to restrict their activities after their employment ends.

If your employer is seeking your agreement to such restrictions, it is vital that you have a full understanding of how these clauses work.

We can help you successfully challenge the enforceability of your post-termination restrictions and protect you from unreasonable limits on your ability to work.

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We are restrictive covenant experts and can advise you on the scope and enforceability of any these clauses,
as well as how to reject or negotiate them with your employer.

Our services include:

  • Reviewing and advising you on the scope and enforceability of your post-termination restrictions (non-compete, non-solicitation etc) and confidentiality restrictions; 
  • Advising you on how to reject or negotiate any proposed restrictions; 
  • Representing you in claims relating to post-termination restrictions and confidentiality obligations and resisting attempts by your employer to enforce restrictions against you. 

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  1. What are post-termination restrictions?

    Post termination restrictions (also known as restrictive covenants) are usually contained in your employment contract and have the effect of restricting your actions after the termination of your employment. 

  2. Can the post-termination obligations in my contract be enforced?

    It is up to the party seeking to rely on such restrictions (usually your former employer) to demonstrate that they go no further than necessary to protect a legitimate business interest. 

  3. What can be covered by post-termination restrictions?

    Your employer will usually seek to limit your use of confidential information and your involvement in, or engagement by a competing business. They will also likely want to restrict your contact with their customers, suppliers and key members of staff. 

  4. When negotiating my contract, how should I approach the use of restrictive covenants?

    It is likely that your employer will require you to agree to some limitations on your activities once your employment ends. With that in mind, you should ensure that such restrictions are reasonable, for instance in relation to the period of time over which they will apply and the geographical reach. 

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