Office Worker and Admin Staff Employment Agreement with Restrictive Covenants

Office Worker/Administrator Employment Agreement with Restrictive Covenants

EMP.RC.01.04
The Office Worker/Administrator Employment Agreement with Restrictive Covenants can be applied to a wide variety of jobs, in particular clerical, administrative and secretarial roles and other roles where an enhanced level of restriction is required.

This agreement  has been recently updated to include new and improved clauses providing enhanced protection for the employer.

The effect of the restrictive covenants contained in this contract is that they limit the employee's ability to move to a new role in a different company and compete with your business, or take your staff or customers with them. Do not use this contract if these circumstances are unlikely to arise with your new employee.

This Office Worker/Administrative Employment Agreement includes restrictive covenants provisions affording protection to the employer. There is a non-compete covenant, which prevents employees or ex-employees from being involved in a competitor business; a non-solicitation covenant, which prevents employees or ex-employees from soliciting business from clients/prospective clients or suppliers; and a non-poaching covenant, which prevents the employee from enticing away his/her former colleagues.

Restrictive covenants should be no wider than is necessary to protect your “legitimate business interests”. If their scope is too wide, they may not be enforceable. Please ensure that you carefully consider each restrictive covenant, removing any that are not relevant to your particular business and to the specific employee. Ensure that time and geographical limits are appropriate and reasonable to the nature of your business.

This agreement contains the following clauses:

1. General
2. Duties and Job Title
3. Date of Commencement/ Date of Continuous Employment
4. Hours of Work
5. Place of Work
6. Remuneration
7. Collective Agreements
8. Holidays
9. Sickness Absence
10. Maternity and Paternity Rights
11. Pension
12. Non-Compulsory Retirement
13. Confidential Information
14. Restrictive Covenants
15. Mobility
16. Grievance procedures
17. Disciplinary procedures
18. Staff Handbook and Employment Policies
19. Termination of Employment
20. Data Protection
21. Changes to Terms and Conditions of Employment
22. Severability
23. Governing Law

The Pensions Act 2014 introduced a new state pension for people reaching state pension age on or after 6 April 2016, replacing the previous basic state pension and additional state pension and ending contracting out for defined-benefit schemes. This employment contract has been updated accordingly with the removal of the clause referring to the contracting out certificate.

This agreement is in open format. Fields should be completed where indicated.

Clauses with optional and alternative phrases
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