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Old 16-03-2014, 03:56 PM
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Hi guys, out of topic here but would appreciate some advice on non-compete/competition agreement clauses in employment contracts.

Is it enforceable in Singapore?

My understanding is that most of the time it is not enforceable and only meant to intimidate employees unless it is reasonable and specific, in that it seeks to protect proprietary information/business that certain employees hold which could potentially lead to a loss for the employer (and has to be proven)

If the non-compete clause is general and only says you can't join companies in similar sector/industry just because you worked in company A, then most likely it won't stand in the eyes of the law and will be void when trial in court.

Is my understanding above correct?

Thank you

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