EMPLOYEE NON COMPETE DEED TEMPLATE (2020)
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I've created this Non Compete Agreement Template so you can prepare a binding contract to protect for your Australian company without spending thousands of dollars on a lawyer.
The Template is professionally drafted and easy to use. It's based on my real world experience over the past 20 years, advising leading Australian businesses and law firms like these ....
You can contact me if you have questions or want professional assistance customising a Restraint or Non Compete Deed or Agreement to suit your business.
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WHAT IS A EMPLOYEE NON COMPETE DEED
A Employee Non Compete Deed is a contract between an Employer and an Employee (also known as a Deed of Restraint or Non Solicitation Agreement) that restrains the Employee from taking business away from the Employer during the period of employment and for a period after the employment ends.
The Agreement can protect the Employer's goodwill in its business by preventing an Employer from taking clients, customers, employees and suppliers, as well as confidential information, away from the business.
If your Employees have access to valuable client relationships and you want to make sure they don't take those relationships with them when their employment ends, you should ensure you put a binding Non Compete Deed in place. Without such an Agreement, your business could be very vulnerable.
Likewise, if you have worked hard to build up a team of great staff, you should make sure a rogue Employee doesn't decide to start up in competition with you and take your staff to their new firm. You can protect your business by requiring your Employees to sign a Non Compete Deed.
MAKING A EMPLOYEE NON COMPETE DEED ONLINE
Can you make your Employee Non Compete Deed online?
Yes, this Employee Non Compete Deed template can be used for most Australian business to prevent their employees competing with them or taking their clients, customers or staff.
You can download the Legal Zebra Template instantly and put a basic legally binding Employee Non Compete Deed in place. It generally takes less than 10 minutes to enter your details, after you download the document files. You can complete your Agreement in Word and/or Interactive PDF format.
The Legal Zebra Employee Non Compete Deed Template is up to date and suitable for use in all States and Territories of Australia.
This means you can use the Legal Zebra Template if you are:
- Making a Employee Non Compete Deed in New South Wales (NSW)
- Making a Employee Non Compete Deed in Victoria (Vic)
- Making a Employee Non Compete Deed in Queensland (Qld)
- Making a Employee Non Compete Deed in South Australia (SA)
- Making a Employee Non Compete Deed in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)
- Making a Employee Non Compete Deed in Western Australian (WA)
- Making a Employee Non Compete Deed in the Northern Territory (NT) or
- Making a Employee Non Compete Deed in Tasmania (Tas).
If your employment arrangements are complicated, or there is a substantial amount of money involved, you should seek personalised advice from a lawyer and accountant.
Here are some specific examples of when you can use the Employee Non Compete Deed template. Of course, you can also use it in many other cases.
EMPLOYEE NON COMPETE AGREEMENT FOR A START-UP TECHNOLOGY COMPANY
We are developing an app and hiring a team of employees to work on it. We need to get the deal down on paper and want to make sure that our employees don't our idea, copy our app and sell it themselves.
In other words, the other founders and I want to make sure we stay in control of our business and our employees are focussed on making the app concept work for us. We don't want to risk them taking our business to a new employee if and when they leave us.
NON SOLICITATION AGREEMENT TO STOP EMPLOYEES STEALING CLIENTS FROM AN ESTABLISHED BUSINESS
My business is well established with lots of great clients. I've worked hard for many years to build it up. I am worried that my employees, who know the clients really well, could take them when they leave. I want a simple Agreement to protect the business and for employees to promise not to steal my clients.
NON COMPETE DEED TO STOP EMPLOYEE POACHING
My employees are really tight and I am worried that if one of them leaves they might take the whole team with them. I want them to sign an Agreement to say they won't poach or solicit any of my staff, customers or suppliers for at least a year after their employment with me ends.
NON COMPETE AGREEMENT WITH AN EMPLOYEE TO PROTECT THE GOODWILL IN YOUR BUSINESS
We are raising capital for a new business from investors. The investors want to make sure I've protected the good will in the business with non-compete agreements so that our employees can't steal our goodwill away from the business.
NON COMPETE AGREEMENT WITH AN EMPLOYEE TO PROTECT YOUR SUPPLIERS
Our business has a unique supplier in China that we spent years to find and they are they only supplier who knows how to make the unique ceramic bowls we sell. Unfortunately, our Employees know who the supplier is and could compete with us.
We want an Agreement to stop our Employees from competing with us and buying directly from our supplier in China.
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NON COMPETE AGREEMENT CHECKLIST
Legal Zebra's Australian Employee Non Compete Deed Template includes these important provisions...
IDENTIFY YOUR PROTECTED BUSINESS
In this Agreement, you describe the business you are protecting. For example, "a business of providing training services to Human Resource Managers in Melbourne"
STOP EMPLOYEES COMPETING WITH YOU
This Agreement can prevent your Employee from competing with your specific business.
STOP EMPLOYEES SUPPLYING YOUR CUSTOMERS
This Agreement can prevent your Employee from supplying your customers and clients with goods and services that you supply.
STOP EMPLOYEES POACHING YOUR CLIENTS
This Agreement can prevent your Employee from taking your customers or clients away from your business. This is otherwise known as "poaching" or "soliciting" customers or clients.
STOP EMPLOYEES FROM TAKING YOUR SUPPLIERS
This Agreement can prevent your Employee from dealing directly with your suppliers.
PROTECT YOUR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
This Agreement can prevent your Employee from using your confidential information and other intellectual property without your permission.
PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS FOR A REASONABLE TIME PERIOD
You must insert the time period of the restraint in the Agreement. This may be during the period of employment and for a reasonable period after the employment ends. See the guidance in the document to help you determine the period.
PROTECT AGAINST COMPETITION IN YOUR AREA
You can specify in the Agreement the geographical area where the restraint applies. This is usually the area where you operate your business or your customers are located.
You can specify the law that applies to the Agreement and where disputes will be resolved. For example, disputes may be determined by the laws of NSW, Australia.
This comprehensive document contains many more provisions to secure and protect your business from your Employees.
Easy to follow tips and examples to help complete your Employee Non Compete Agreement with confidence.
HOW TO WRITE YOUR EMPLOYEE NON COMPETE DEED
Complete your Employee Non Compete Deed in three easy steps.
TYPE YOUR DETAILS IN THE DOCUMENT
After you download the template, simply enter the details.
FOLLOW THE TIPS IN THE RIGHT PANEL
The easy to follow guides in the right panel of the legal template tell you how to fill it in. These do not appear in the print out.
SIGN-OFF AND YOU’RE DONE!
Sign and date the document to create a legally binding Employee Non Compete Deed. Signing instructions are included in the document.
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EMPLOYEE NON COMPETE DEED FAQs
What's the difference between a Employee Non Compete Deed and an Employee Non-Solicitation Agreement?
There is no real difference. These terms are used interchangeably to describe an Agreement where Employees undertake not to compete with their Employer both during and for a period after their employment ends.
Are there any other Agreements that my company requires in addition to a
Employee Non Compete Deed?
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As a company we implement NDA and non-compete legal documents with the full assumption to never need them. With this in mind we always used some standard internet templates but since we are starting a huge ambitious, and expensive project and we hired a new employee for it I feel more secure knowing the new documents are drafted up by Legalzebra.com.au and not just some random free docs from the internet.
Thanks Steven. I am confident these non-compete clauses will protect your new business and it will be a big success!
This non-compete deed is pretty comprehensive and touches upon all the important factors usually involved in a business-employee relationship. This document serves to safeguard the interests of the business owner along with the customer and the employee.
On the Key Terms page, it lays down on the table specific restrained activities that an employee or customer must keep in mind before signing it. You can also add in the period during which this restraint applies.
The General Terms page goes into further detail about several important aspects like outlining how to reinforce goodwill of the business and who the customers and employees are. It also has a comprehensive section about how information can be protected and confidentiality terms that need to be fulfilled. It provides a general provisions clause where the laws of the land and other factors are addressed.
This deed is a pretty well thought out document and does include all the issues that normally arise from a business relationship with other entities. It covers several aspects like restricted parties, activities, areas and other important attributes and conditions. It also has several recourses about confidentiality issues that is very useful. Overall, a proper non-compete deed.
Thanks Parush. I hope this helps your protect your clients in your web business.
The no-compete deed was a magic solution for covering a potential business weakpoint. Having trained my freelance guides to deliver very specific tour services I needed to ensure they would not take their new skills and use them for their own freelance businesses on the side. The no-compete deed ensured that the time and energy I put into my staff cannot be turned in a competing force.
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Thanks Laura. Yes, you don't want the staff you've trained competing with you.
Works great and easy to follow. Thanks, this saved us a lot of money and should also help protect our business.
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