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Non-Compete Agreements Florida

Non-Compete Agreements are contracts, typically formed in employment or business purchase contexts, where one party agrees to refrain from engaging in a particular line of work or pursuing business within a... more +
Non-Compete Agreements are contracts, typically formed in employment or business purchase contexts, where one party agrees to refrain from engaging in a particular line of work or pursuing business within a certain industry or locale. The purpose of these agreements is to protect employers or business purchasers from competition stemming from former employees or former owners of a business. less -

LeBron, Stephan and the Essence of Florida Non-Competes

by Burr & Forman on

As this blog post goes to press, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics just began their series to determine which team will face the winner of the series between the Golden State Warriors and the San Antonio Spurs....more

Florida Non-Compete Agreement Enforceable Against a Georgia Resident

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Readers of this blog are aware that Florida has a statute that specifically allows employers and employees to agree in writing to restrict – for a defined period of time – the future employment of a departing employee. These...more

Pokémon Go – Employees Stay: A Primer on Florida Non-Competition Agreements

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Pokémon Go is the newest craze to hit smartphones, finding colossal success in America. Some estimates claim that five percent of all android users had installed the game on their phones within one week of launch. Nintendo’s...more

Are Referral Sources Protectable Under Florida Law?

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The question of whether referral sources constitute legitimate, protectable business interests under Florida's Covenants Against Unfair Competition statute, Fla. Stat. § 542.335 (2014), is likely heading to the Florida...more

Non-Compete and Trade Secret Provisions: Protecting Your Company and Assets

by Akerman LLP - HR Defense on

Now more than ever, employers must take active steps to protect their confidential information and trade secrets from the prying eyes of competitors. In our digital age, trade secrets can be misappropriated in an instant, and...more

Sometimes Hiring a New Employee Can Invite an Unwanted Lawsuit

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Let’s set the scene: Your search for an employee with the required job skills and experience results in your Florida-based company’s decision to hire someone presently working for your competitor. During the salary/benefit...more

Court Says It’s Time to Pay The Piper, Even if the Piper Hasn’t Paid: Fee Provisions and Third Party Payments

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Employers who have the foresight to draft a non-compete agreement often fail to consider some of the potentially adverse financial ramifications from enforcing the non-compete agreement through litigation. Most employers...more

Valid Non-Compete Agreement Declared Ineffective: Hard Lessons from Soft Language

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Even a valid non-compete agreement can fail to provide the scope of protection that the drafter expects. In March 2012, Florida’s Fifth Circuit of Appeal decided Heiderich v. Florida Equine Veterinary Services, Inc., 37 Fla....more

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