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The above clause basically means two things, 1, the employee cannot carry out any private work either paid or unpaid whist in the employment of the employer.
2, For six months after leaving the employment, the former employee cannot solicit business from any client of the former employer who they had personal dealing with.
These clauses are called restrictive covenants in a contract. They are legally binding if they are not in excess.
However, in this particular case, the only restrictive covenant here is a non solicitation one. Therefore, is the former employee is approach with an offer of work, they will be allowed to accept and not be in breach of the listed covenant.
If the former employer did not what this to be able to happen, they would have required either a no contact, or a no dealings clause. These have not been included, so as long as the former employee does not solicit, but instead is approached , they would be completely entitled to accept an offer of work.
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