The Employment Relations Authority has found that two employees of a building company set up a company in opposition to their employer and quoted for work and accepted work while they were employed.   That work was of a nature that the employer carried out and the employer had also been asked to quote for those two jobs.

The employees were each penalised $4,000 for their breach of duty to the employer not to compete while employed.  The penalties were ordered to be paid to the employer in lieu of damages.

Alan Knowsley
Employment Lawyer