Employee Competition: Covenants, Confidentiality, and Garden Leave by Paul Goulding

Employee Competition: Covenants, Confidentiality, and Garden Leave

EditorPaul Goulding

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Employee Competition: Covenants, Confidentiality, and Garden Leave is a leading authority for employment law practitioners and human resource professionals alike. It provides detailed and comprehensive analysis of the issues encountered in contentious and non-contentious work concerning allforms of competition by employees, directors, partners, LLP members, and others. Cited in numerous judgments, this work is widely recognised as the first port of call for all employee competition cases. Written by a team of expert practitioners from Blackstone Chambers and Olswang, the book combines an authoritative account of the substantive law with an overview of the relevant procedural issues. Topics covered include good faith, fiduciary duties, confidential information, garden leave, andrestrictive covenants. Comprehensive coverage of available remedies (including injunctions, damages, and account of profits) ensures that the book is of real, practical value to practitioners. This new edition has been substantially revised to take into account the wealth of litigation and resulting case law that has emerged since the previous edition published in 2011. A new chapter on economic torts and liabilities has been included to reflect the increasing importance of this area inpractice. Significant changes will also be covered in the areas of contractual and fiduciary duties of loyalty; confidentiality and database rights; restrictive covenants and deferred remuneration schemes; jurisdiction and applicable law; liquidated damages and penalties; and procedure, especiallyin relation to injunction applications, disclosure and costs. Containing checklists at the end of each chapter, as well as appendices identifying key decisions in the field, and providing invaluable guidance on computer forensic investigations, forensic accounting, competition law, US law, sample clauses, pre-action letters and advice on drafting restrictivecovenants, this work provides a practical and user-friendly guide to employment covenants. Employee Competition Bulletins providing updates on new cases and other topics covered in the book are available on the Blackstone Chambers website at http://www.blackstonechambers.com/practice_areas/employment. html

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Paul Goulding QC is Barrister, Blackstone Chambers.
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Title:Employee Competition: Covenants, Confidentiality, and Garden LeaveFormat:HardcoverDimensions:864 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0 inPublished:April 16, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199685754

ISBN - 13:9780199685752

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Duties3. Liabilities of Third Parties4. Confidential Information and the Database Right5. Garden Leave6. Restrictive Covenants7. Vendor-Purchaser, Partnership, and Other Commercial Agreements8. Cross-Border Disputes9. Pre-Action Steps10. Injunctions and Other Interim Remedies11. Damages and Other Remedies12. Practice and Procedure13. AppendicesAppendix 1 Computer forensic investigationsAppendix 2 Forensic accountingAppendix 3 Competition lawAppendix 4 US lawAppendix 5-12 Sample clauses and ordersAppendix 13 Case summaries

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"...needs to be read and understood by all employment lawyers and those interested in the further evolution of the laws governing relationships at work." --Graham Clayton, Law Gazette March 2011