Employment Law Alert - July 2011


Welcome to our July 2011 edition of the Employment Law Alert, in which we consider several recent employment law developments in Hong Kong covering a wide range of regular issues for human resources practitioners and in house lawyers.

Springboard Injunction - Protecting your Business

During an employee's course of employment, an employee often has access to confidential information and trade secrets belonging to the employer, such as customer lists and data bases, product lists and other confidential know-how.

There have been cases where a former employee has taken away and used his/her former employer's confidential information or trade secrets after he/she has left the employment for future exploits such as setting up and replicating the business or for the purposes of using such confidential information or trade secrets upon joining a competitor.

This leaves the former employer in a vulnerable position and it is therefore important for the former employer to take effective steps to protect its business. In order to protect the business, an employer should enter into a contract of employment with each of its employees containing both....

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