When Employees Leave: What Employers in Asia/Pacific Need to Know about Protecting Company Rights and Confidential Information


Richard D. Emmerson, a senior foreign legal advisor at SSEK Legal Consultants, contributed the Indonesia chapter to a new Employment Law Alliance (ELA) publication, “When Employees Leave: What Employers in Asia/Pacific Need to Know about Protecting Company Rights and Confidential Information.

The publication is based on a 2015 webinar presented by Asia-Pacific members of the ELA. It discusses the issues of non-competition and the protection of confidential and proprietary information, and the steps companies can take to protect their interests when employees leave.

The three key issues addressed are:

  • Is it possible to prevent employees from competing? If there is a post-termination non-compete, what are the remedies? Are injunctions available?
  • What remedies are possible for a breach of a confidentiality obligation and IP rights?
  • What are the considerations if the breach involves cross-border?

Including Indonesia, there are 16 jurisdictions covered in this publication: Australia, Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and Thailand.

You can see the publication here.

About Richard Emmerson

Richard D. Emmerson has more than 30 years of experience as a corporate-commercial lawyer. He is regularly acknowledged as one of Indonesia’s leading labor and employment lawyers by independent legal publications including Chambers & Partners, Asialaw and Who’s Who Legal. His practice also includes foreign investment planning, the establishment of subsidiaries and joint venture companies and their ongoing corporate and commercial affairs, corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate law.

About the ELA

The Employment Law Alliance is the world’s largest network of labor and employment lawyers, selected for their knowledge as well as their dedication to exceptional client service. With the power of more than 3,000 leading labor, employment and immigration attorneys in more than 120 countries, all 50 U.S. states and every Canadian province, the ELA provides seamless and cost-effective services to multi-state and multi-national companies worldwide. ELA lawyers provide efficient, effective and timely counsel – 24 hours a day, seven days a week. International businesses benefit from the ELA’s reach and deep familiarity with both the local laws and local courts, and can take advantage of a single point of contact, consolidated invoicing and regional billing rates.  For more information, visit the ELA website at www.employmentlawalliance.com.

SSEK Legal Consultants is the ELA member firm for Indonesia.

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