What types of covenants can be recognized in Germany?
Secrecy and confidentiality, IP, and noncompete clauses are included in our contracts. Please note that the noncompete does not cover your company and is enforceable only during the employment relationship.
Can these covenants be enforced? How are they enforced?
Covenants can be enforced on a case-by-case basis depending on whether the covenant is justified or not.
The confidentiality clause covers your company and Velocity Global. The general rule is that the statutory duty of confidentiality begins with entering into the employment agreement and does not end on the termination of the employment relationship. The employer's (and also your company’s) trade secrets, in principle, must be kept confidential even post-termination, provided that keeping them confidential does not unreasonably restrict the employee in his or her professional activities.
Does my supported employee need to be compensated in return for restrictive covenants?
This is not applicable in Germany.