Confidentiality agreements and restraint of trade clauses are commonly used to prevent former employees or franchisees from engaging in activities that compete with business, including franchises. Recent decisions have indicated that inadequate confidentiality agreements and unreasonable restraint of trade clauses in employment contracts or franchise agreements, may fail to adequately protect legitimate business interests. In this update Stephens Lawyers & Consultants addresses development in the following areas of law: confidentiality agreements; fiduciary duties; and restraint of trade clauses post-employment [read more].