BY AND BETWEEN
1. Definitions and interpretation 1
2. Employment 4
3. Non-competition and non-solicitation 5
4. Confidentiality 5
5. Intellectual property 6
6. Term 6
7. Compensation 6
8. Termination of employment 6
9. The company property – employee’s duty to return 7
10. Indebtedness 8
11. Notices 8
12. Waiver 9
13. Acknowledgments 9
14. Dispute resolution 9
15. Miscellaneous 9
16. Governing law and jurisdiction 10
ANNEXURE 1: Scope of Services
ANNEXURE 2: Compensation Schedule
This Employment Agreement (from now on referred to as this “Agreement”) is made on this DDMMYYYY:
BY AND BETWEEN:
Company Name, a company incorporated under the provisions of the Companies Act, 1956 and having its registered office at Address, City – Pincode, State, India, (hereinafter referred to as the “Company”, which expression shall, unless repugnant to the context or meaning thereof, be deemed to mean and include its successors in interest, administrators and permitted assigns), of the FIRST PART and
Name, a citizen of India and presently residing at address, city – Pincode, (from now on referred to as the “Employee”).
1. The Company is in the business of ……..
2. The Company, in the course of its business, has acquired or may acquire confidential property, information, and trade secrets, made or will make discoveries and improvements or developments, which it desires to keep confidential.
3. The Company undertakes several assignments on behalf of clients that involve the development of Intellectual Property (as defined hereinafter) and which also entail confidentiality obligations. The Company must respect the Intellectual Property and confidentiality obligations of its clients and therefore, in turn, the employees are also expected to respect the same.
4. The Company wishes to safeguard its goodwill, business and proprietary information to which the Employee may have access.
5. The Company desires to engage the Employee on the terms and conditions outlined in this Agreement.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual promises set forth herein, the Company and the Employee at this moment agree as follows:
1. DEFINITIONS AND INTERPRETATION
In this Agreement, unless the context otherwise requires:
1.1 “Agreement” means this Agreement including any Annexures and Schedules attached to this Agreement and as may be amended and modified from time to time.
1.2 “Business” means ………
1.3 “Compensation Letter” means the letter issued by the Company to the Employee setting out the details and manner of the compensation, as amended from time to time.
1.4 “Competitor” means and includes all such Persons (as defined hereinafter) whether domestic or foreign, which carry on or which are likely to carry on similar Business.
1.5 “Confidential Information” includes but is not limited to information which is or fairly be considered to be of a confidential nature, which is obtained whether (without limitation) in graphic, written, electronic or machine readable form or orally, by the Employee; and whether or not the information is expressly stated to be confidential or marked as such, in writing, and also includes all Intellectual Property, but is not limited to:
1.5.1 Information of value or significance to the Company or its competitors (present or potential) such as:
126.96.36.199 Customer data, in particular, names, addresses, sales figures and sales conditions
of the Company and its clients.
188.8.131.52 Distribution data, in particular, names, addresses, sales figures and sales
conditions of distributors, agents and licensees of the Company.
184.108.40.206 Manufacturing data, in particular, procurement and manufacturing procedures,
the fees, discounts, commissions and other credits relating to the software.
220.127.116.11 Supplier’s data, in particular, names, addresses, sales figures, and sales
condition of suppliers of software and hardware to the Company, whether in
India or abroad.
18.104.22.168 Business data, particularly data relating to new products, promotion campaigns,
distribution strategies, license agreements and joint ventures in which the
Company is involved.
22.214.171.124 Software data, particularly information relating to the software and the modules
thereof as well as any devices designed by the Company to prevent unauthorized
126.96.36.199 Research and development data, particularly information relating to the software
and hardware developments of the Company.
188.8.131.52 Financial data, in particular, concerning budgets, the fees and revenue
calculations, sales figures, financial statements, profit expectations and
inventories of the Company.
1.5.2 Original information supplied by the Company;
1.5.3 Information not known to competitors of the Company nor intended by the
Company for general dissemination, including but not limited to, policies,
strategies, the identity of various product-suppliers or service-providers, billing
schedules, needs of its clients, information as to the profitability of specific
accounts, and information about the Company itself and its executives, officers,
directors and employees;
1.5.4 Any business or technical information relating to the Company, including but not
limited to financial information, equipment, documentation, strategies, marketing
plans, prospective leads or target accounts, pricing information, information
relating to existing, previous and potential customers and contracts disclosed by
the Company to the Employee;
1.5.5 Any copies of the above-mentioned information; but do not include:
a) that which is in the public domain other than by the Employee’s breach, of this
The agreement, or of any other confidentiality agreement;
b) that which was previously known as established by written records of the
Employee prior to receipt from the Company;
c) that which was lawfully obtained by the Employee from a third Party; and
d) that which was developed independently by the Employee who had no access
to the Confidential Information provided by the Company.
1.6 “Intellectual Property” includes:
1.6.1 all patents, trademarks, business processes, domain names, works of
authorship, designs, utility models, copyrights whether registered or
unregistered, which are owned by the Company or acquired or developed by the
Company in the course of its business, including, but not limited to moral rights
and any similar rights in any country, whether negotiable or not and also includes
any applications for any of the preceding and the right to apply for them in any
part of the world; and
1.6.2 all processes, inventions, ideas, programs, codes, software, algorithms,
discoveries, correspondence, trade secrets, databases, know-how, creations or
improvements upon, additions or any research effort relating to any of the above,
whether registrable or not.
1.7 “Person” means an individual, corporation, partnership, limited liability company,
association, trust or other entity or organization, including a government or
the political subdivision or an agency or instrumentality thereof.
1.8 “Property” includes, but is not limited to the following:
1.8.1 internal memoranda, computer equipment (including software), training materials,
rules, books, and all other like property, including all copies, duplications,
replications, and derivatives of such property;
1.8.2 any residential accommodation, furniture, fixtures, fittings and furnishings,
communication equipment, automobile and all other items; and,
1.8.3 any tangible expression of Confidential Information, including, without limitation,
photographs, plans, notes, renderings, journals, notebooks, computer programs
and samples relating thereto.
1.9 “Rules” means the Company’s manual, which lays down the policies,
procedures, rules etc. in connection with the day-to-day operations of the
Company, the behavior of its employees, the overall management of the
Company and its clients/customers, as amended from time to time by the
1.10 “Termination Date” means the date on which the employment of the Employee
is ended and which shall in the case of termination by the Company be effective
from the date on which the Notice Period (as defined hereinafter), if any, is over
and in the case of termination by the Employee, be effective from the date on
which Notice period is over or, in the event the Notice Period is waived under
Section 8.3, the date of which the Company permits the Employee to leave
1.11 Unless the context otherwise requires, (a) words importing one gender include
the other gender; (b) words importing the singular include the plural and vice
versa; (c) any reference to a statutory provision shall be deemed to include a
reference to any statutory modification or re-enactment; (d) the Section
headings do not form part of this Agreement and shall not be taken into account
in its construction or interpretation and (e) any reference to the Employee shall,
if appropriate, include his personal representatives.
2.1 The Company hereby employs the Employee, upon the terms and conditions set
forth in this Agreement and in the Rules of the Company.
2.2 The Company can transfer the Employee to any other office of the Company in
India or overseas or to any associate or subsidiary of the Company, at the
discretion of the Company. In such case, the Employee shall also be bound by
any policy of the Company, in existence at the date of this Agreement or that
may be subsequently framed by the Company.
2.3 The Employee shall perform such duties and obligations as may from time to time
be assigned to him by the Company. Annexure 1 hereto describes the scope of
services of the Employee). During the term of the Agreement, the Employee shall
be bound by the Agreement, the Rules of the Company and other documents of
the Company, as amended from time to time.
3. NON-COMPETITION AND NON-SOLICITATION
3.1 During the term of the employment with the Company and for a period of one (1)
year following the Termination Date in case of Competitors world wide, the
Employee shall not, directly or indirectly, either as an individual on his own
account or as a partner, employee, consultant, advisor, agent, contractor, director,
trustee, committee member, office bearer, or shareholder (or in a similar capacity
3.1.1 own or operate in India a business in competition with the business of the
3.1.2 solicit the employment of or advise any other employee of the Company to terminate
his contract or relationship with the Company or accept any contract (directly or
indirectly) or another arrangement for providing services to any other person or
3.1.3 contact any of the existing or prospective clients of the Company, to entice such
clients away from the Company or to damage in any way their business
relationship with the Company.
3.2 The Company may, however, relieve the Employee, from complying with the
provisions of this Section in whole or in part.
4.1 The Employee shall not disclose, any time, to any Person or Competitor who is
not employed, part of or associated with the Company; or use for any purpose
that is not within the scope of his services, any Confidential Information, except
in accordance with any written exception made by the Company.
4.2 Notwithstanding the aforesaid provisions of this Section, the Employee may
disclose Confidential Information were compelled to do so, by any government,
judicial or quasi-judicial authority;
Provided however, that the Employee shall in such a case give the Company reasonable notice of any prospective disclosure and shall assist the Company in obtaining an exemption or protective order preventing such disclosure.
5. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
5.1 All Intellectual Property conceived (whether during regular business hours or not),
discovered, or made by Employee during the course of his employment with the
Company, and other ideas, techniques or principles related to the business of the
Company, shall be promptly disclosed in writing to the Company.
5.2 All rights in the Intellectual Property shall belong to the Company immediately
upon the formation of such rights, whether or not the final work / mark / invention
in which the Intellectual Property vests is formed or completed, for the full term of
each and every such right, including renewal or extension of any such term. The
Employee shall perform all acts, including execution of documents and assistance
in legal proceedings that are necessary to defend or establish the rights of the
Company in the Intellectual Property in any country.
5.3 The Employee irrevocably assigns to the Company, the Intellectual Property in all
works developed during the course of his employment, free from encumbrances of
5.4 The Employee explicitly waives all moral rights in any of the works developed for
the company during the course of his employment with the Company.
5.5 The Employee represents and warrants that he has not violated the Intellectual
Property rights of any Person and covenants that he shall not violate the
Intellectual Property rights of any person in the course of his employment with
Provided that in the event the Company is held liable for the violation of any Intellectual Property rights by the Employee, the Employee undertakes to indemnify the Company against any and all losses, liabilities, claims, actions, costs, and expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees and court fees resulting therefrom.
Subject to the provisions of termination as from now on provided, the term of this Agreement shall begin on DDMMYYY and shall continue until terminated by either Party following either Section 8 or Section 2 hereof. The obligations of the Employee under this Agreement will survive both the execution of this Agreement and the Termination Date.
The Company shall compensate the Employee as per the Compensation Letter attached hereto as Annexure 2 (as revised from time to time) for the services of the Employee by this Agreement.
8. TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT
8.1 The Company may terminate the Employee’s employment with the Company under
this Agreement, with immediate effect, in the event of misconduct, or fraudulent,
dishonest or undisciplined conduct of the Employee, or insolvency or conviction of
the Employee for any offense involving moral turpitude, or breach of any terms of
this Agreement or Rules of the Company or other documents or directions of the
A company by the Employee, or any unauthorized absence of the Employee from
the place of work for more than seven (7) consecutive working days, or closure of
the business of the Company, or redundancy of the post of the Employee in the
8.2 Notwithstanding anything mentioned in this Agreement, the Company may, by
giving reasonable cause, terminate the Employee’s employment under this
Agreement upon written notice to the Employee, following the
provisions of this Section:
8.2.1 The termination would be effective after thirty (30) days from the date of the
receipt (by the Employee) of such notice (from now on referred to as the “Notice
Period”). Alternatively, the Company may terminate the Employee’s employment
with immediate effect, upon giving the Employee one (1) months’ salary in lieu
of notice or pro-rated salary for the balance Notice Period in case the Employee
has been permitted to work during the Notice Period.
8.2.2 If the Employee has been in continuous employment with the Company for a
period of not less than one year, the Company may at its sole discretion, give the
Employee a service compensation amounting to fifteen days average salary for
each year of continuous employment.
8.2.3 If the employee is on probation, the Notice Period referred to in Section 8.2.1
is dispensed with and the Company may, without assigning a cause, terminate the
Employee’s employment with immediate effect.
8.3 The Employee may, without assigning any cause, resign from his/her employment
under this Agreement upon written notice to the Company and completion of
the Notice Period. However, the Employee may have to give an exit interview, at
the request of the Company. The Company may, at its sole discretion, permit the
Employee to leave service during the Notice Period.
8.4 If the termination is found to be wrongful, the maximum liability of the Company
shall be equivalent to the Employee’s three (3) months’ salary.
9. THE COMPANY PROPERTY – EMPLOYEE’S DUTY TO RETURN
9.1 The Company’s Intellectual Property and Property acquired by the Employee after
signing this Agreement shall be returned to the Company not later than the final
date of his employment with the Company.
9.2 Until such time as all the Property is returned to the Company, the Company shall,
in addition to initiating legal proceedings for recovery, be entitled to withhold any
salary, emoluments or other dues of the Employee and may further, at its
discretion, deduct therefrom, the full value of the Property calculated at it is then
replacement price. In addition, the Company may also take any other legal action
against the Employee and shall have the right to recover the full amount of the
replacement price, if the dues of the Employee are not sufficient to cover the
replacement price. Further, the Employee shall compensate the Company for any
misuse or damage to the property of the Company.
If, during the Employee’s employment under this Agreement, the Employee becomes indebted to the Company for any reason, the Company may, if it so elects, set off any sum due to the Company from the Employee against the compensation payable to the Employee and collect any remaining balance from him.
11.1 All notices given pursuant to this Agreement shall be in writing and shall be
deemed to be served as follows: (a) in the case of any notice delivered by hand,
when so delivered; (b) if sent by pre-paid post or courier, on the third clear day
after the date of posting; (c) in the case of any notice sent by facsimile, upon the
receipt of a confirmation copy at the sender’s facsimile machine; and (d) if sent
by e-mail, 24 hours after the e-mail is sent.
11.2 Any notice to the company to be given by any Party to this Agreement shall be
deemed to be duly served if delivered by prepaid registered post or through a
delivery service/courier, by hand delivery, by fax or by email to the following
If to the Company:
Company Address :
If to the Employee:
Address with pin code
Any change in the address of either party shall be notified to the other party in the same manner mentioned hereinabove.
Any waiver by the Company of a breach or threatened breach of this Agreement by Employee shall not be construed as a waiver of any subsequent breach by Employee.
Employee acknowledges that he has been provided with a copy of this Agreement for review prior to signing it, that he has reviewed it and that he understands the purposes and effects of this Agreement, and that he has been given a signed copy of this Agreement for his own records.
14. DISPUTE RESOLUTION
14.1 The Company and the Employee hereby agree that they intend to discharge their
obligations in the utmost good faith. They, therefore, agree that they will, at all times,
act in good faith, and make all attempts to resolve all differences howsoever
arising out of or in connection with this Agreement by discussion failing which,
fifteen (15) days of the commencement of the discussions, by arbitration.
14.2 The Parties shall be bound to submit all disputes and differences howsoever
arising out of and in connection with this Agreement to arbitration in accordance
with the Arbitration and Conciliation, provided that:
14.2.1 There shall be one arbitrator nominated jointly by the Parties, failing which
there shall be three (3) arbitrators, one each nominated by the Company and
Employee and the other chosen by the two (2) arbitrators so nominated
shall be persons of professional repute and who are not directly or indirectly
connected with the parties) whose appointment shall be agreed between the
parties within seven (7) days of the service of an arbitration notice;
14.2.2 The Parties agree that until the arbitration proceedings are complete, they shall
not take their disputes to a court of law.
14.2.3 All hearings shall be held in Mumbai, India, in English.
14.3 Notwithstanding anything contained in this Agreement the Company may
approach any court within India for injunctive relief when it feels that any of the
terms of this Agreement are breached or likely to be breached by the Employee.
15.1 Entire Agreement: This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the
signatories and shall supersede all negotiations, preliminary agreements, and all
prior and contemporaneous discussions and understandings of the signatories
connection with the subject matter hereof.
15.2 Amendments: No change, modification, or termination of any of the terms,
provisions, or conditions of this Agreement shall be effective unless made in
writing and signed or initialed by all signatories to this Agreement.
15.3 Severability: If any paragraph, subparagraph, or provision of this Agreement, or
the application of such paragraph, sub-paragraph, or provision, is held invalid by
a court of competent jurisdiction, the remainder of this Agreement, and the
application of such paragraph, sub-paragraph, or provision to persons, or
circumstances other than those with respect to which it is held invalid shall not
15.4 Parties To Act With Due Diligence And In Good Faith: The Parties hereto shall
dutifully perform all covenants of this Agreement in letter and spirit and shall
otherwise act with due diligence and in good faith.
16. GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION
16.1 This Agreement shall, in all respects, be governed by and construed in all
respects in accordance with the laws of India.
16.2 In relation to any legal action or proceeding to enforce this Agreement, the
Employee irrevocably submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of any competent court
and waives any objection to such proceedings on grounds of venue or on the
grounds that the proceedings have been brought in an inconvenient forum.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the signatories have executed this Employment Agreement as the day and year first above written.
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SCOPE OF SERVICES
The Employee of the Company shall be bound by this Agreement to fulfill the following services for the Company:
Responsibilities & Duties:
The Employee shall be entitled to receive compensation in accordance with the terms set forth in this Compensation Letter for any and all the services of every nature rendered and to be rendered by the Employee in connection with his employment with the Company as laid down in this Agreement in India. The Employee shall be bound by the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement.
Your total annual compensation and benefits (the total cost to company) shall be equivalent to Rs. In figures (Rupees In words) as specifically defined below:
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CTC Breakup (With PF)
Name of Employee:
Date of Joining:
Sr. No. Particulars Amount (Monthly) Amount (Yearly)
1 Basic Salary
2 House Rent Allowance
3 Conveyance Allowance
4 Medical reimbursement
5 Special allowance
6 Medical reimbursement (Quarterly)
7 Leave Travel Allowance
8 Provident Fund (Employer Contribution)
10 Gratuity (Payable after 5 years service)
Cost to Company
Other Benefits As applicable