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CONTENTS 1 Introduction3 2 Fidelity4 3 Trade Secrets and confidentiality6 4 Competition10 5 Disclosure of Confidential Information in the Public Interest12 6 Design and Invention 14 7 Copyright15 8 Conclusion15 Contract of Employment 1 Introduction Employees and employers are bound with some duties which are added into the contract of employment by operation of law These obligations could be found only in the decisions of judges the common law but many of them are now endorsed in the Employment Right Act of 1996 The law will implied certain terms into the contract of employment between the employer and the employee These terms can be stretch out by express agreement However the employee must avoid putting himself in a position where his own interest conflicts with his duty to the employer If the employee fails to serve his employer honestly and faithfully he may be in breach of his duty A key employee has defected to the competition Management is angry - and worried The employee has lots of competitively sensitive information such as next years marketing strategies and details about the companys most important new product development efforts The employee never signed a non-compete agreement although the company did obtain his signature on the boilerplate confidentiality agreement when he started his job many years ago The employee swears that he will live up to his confidentiality obligations and his new employer says that they dont want to hear about any info from your company Still management does not trust the employees ability to do so especially since his new job will be substantially the same as his old job Management asks What can be
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