Restraint of trade in the contract

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Restraint of trade in the contract

Post by road2sap » Wed Oct 15, 2014 10:07 pm

Hi Guys,

How are you, can I ask you a question about the employment contract for independent consultant.

There is a opportunity from the agent which has a very good relationship with the client.
There is a clause in the contract saying I can't join the client directly or indirectly in 6 months of the termination of agent. '

But my question is what happen if the agent can't give me a job, but I can get the job with the same client via another agent. Is it possible to write it into the contract - if the agent can't offer a job, then I can join the client directly or indirectly. (is there an standard clause I can ask them to write into the contract to protect myself?)

Thank you very much.

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Re: Restraint of trade in the contract

Post by Milleruk » Fri Oct 17, 2014 5:02 am

You can try, but unless the client desperately needs "only you", agent will not agree. Also depends on which agent. if its large agency, they may not agree.

One of the reasons agencies are engaged is to keep terms flexible, so maybe giving it a try is a good idea.

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