Non-compete clause

Summary:
A non-compete clause contractually prohibits an employee to take part in any competitive business for a certain time period following the termination of an employment relationship and is defined in the provisions of the Workers’ Statute (hereinafter ‘ZDR-1’). With a non-compete clause, the employer and employee agree that the employee will not seek to exercise the same business activity he performed for the employer for a certain time period following the termination of an employment relationship with this employer, or not to use technical, manufacturing or business knowledge and business connections he gained while working for or in connection with his work for this employer. The non-compete clause is regulated by Article 40 paragraph 1 of ZDR-1. Even though the non-compete clause is also regulated by two other articles (Articles 41 and 42 ZDR-1), meaning it is legally pretty accurately defined, some difficulties remain in practice and in my experience it is very hard to realize, especially in the part pertaining to the employee’s rights, if he is unable to secure an income due to obligations under the non-compete clause.
Summary:
A company from the area of Celje sued the Republic of Slovenia for damages that arose due to unlawful conduct of one of its public bodies, specifically a certain court, which wrongfully served a lawsuit to a defendant in some other proceeding, which the aforementioned company initiated against it. The defendant in this proceeding was a company from the Republic of Macedonia. The court served the lawsuit to the company from Macedonia directly by post to the Republic of Macedonia, even though the bilateral convention between the Republic of Slovenia and the Republic of Macedonia specifies that court documents should be issued through diplomatic or consular channels. The defending company from Macedonia ignored the court's summon and did not reply to it, which is why the court issued a default judgment, which became final, but the company from the area of Celje could not achieve the recognition and enforcement of the judgment in Macedonia, as the Macedonian court deemed the lawsuit as wrongfully served.