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U.S. Senators Request Review of Non-Compete Agreements by the Government Accountability Office

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On March 7, 2019, a group of six United States senators from both sides of the aisle submitted a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting a federal investigation into the use of non-compete agreements...more

Foley & Lardner LLP

Employers Face Hurdles in Enforcing Non-Competes Against Lower-Wage Workers

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Employers requiring lower-wage employees to sign and abide by non-competition and non-solicitation of clients provisions may want to find another mechanism to protect business goodwill and confidential information. Courts...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

For The First Time, A Massachusetts Court Weighs In On The New Noncompetition Agreement Act – Well, Sort Of

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As we’ve previously written about on this blog, last summer the Massachusetts legislature passed a non-compete reform bill which went into effect on October 1, 2018. ...more

Littler

Unfair Competition: What Happened in 2018, and What's in Store for 2019

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From sweeping legislation to unexpected case law, and everything in between, 2018 brought a lot of changes to unfair competition law....more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Delaware Court Grapples With Enforcement Of Choice Of Law Provisions In Restrictive Covenant Agreements

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When implementing restrictive covenant agreements in their workforces, companies often grapple with how best to handle the wide variation in the law from one state to the other. One solution is to include a choice of law...more

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2018 Trade Secrets And Non-Competes Webinar Series Year In Review

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Throughout 2018, Seyfarth Shaw’s dedicated Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud & Non-Competes Practice Group hosted a series of CLE webinars that addressed significant issues facing clients today in this important and ever-changing...more

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Are Employee Non-Solicitation Clauses Still Legal In California?

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The Fourth District Court of Appeals in San Diego on November 1, 2018, issued AMN Healthcare Inc. v. Aya Healthcare Services Inc., in which it called into question the continuing viability in California of employee...more

McDermott Will & Emery

New Restrictions on Using Non-Competes in Massachusetts – What You Need to Know

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The Massachusetts legislature’s recent approval of a comprehensive non-competition reform bill includes significant restrictions for employers seeking to impose non-compete obligations on Massachusetts workers. The...more

Foley & Lardner LLP

Massachusetts Legislature Passes Comprehensive Noncompetition and Trade-Secrets Reform

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The Massachusetts General Court has passed legislation that, if signed by the governor, will comprehensively reform the law governing employee noncompetition agreements and trade-secret misappropriation. If enacted, these...more

Hellmuth & Johnson

Riddle v. Geckobyte: Court Rejects Non-Compete as Unreasonably Broad

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Non-compete agreements are standard in employment contracts, particularly when the employee obtains an ownership interest in the company. However, as the case of Riddle v. Geckobyte.com makes clear, these agreements are not...more

FordHarrison

Non-Compete News: Is Your Non-Compete Clause Too Broad? An Illinois Court Offers Guidance

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When drafting restrictive covenants, employers face a common dilemma about the scope of activities to be restrained. On the one hand, highly focused non-compete language tends to be more enforceable but might not protect the...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Utah And Idaho Enact Employee-Friendly Amendments To Non-Compete Legislation

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In the past week, two states have made modifications to their respective non-compete laws. On March 27, 2018, Utah imposed special restrictions on the use of non-compete agreements in the broadcasting industry. One day...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Wisconsin Supreme Court Applies Non-Compete Law To Invalidate Anti-Poaching Covenant

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On January 19, 2018, a divided Wisconsin Supreme Court held that an employee non-solicitation covenant was overly broad and unenforceable under state law. In the decision, entitled The Manitowoc Company, Inc. v. Lanning, Case...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Vermont May Restrict Use Of Non-Compete Agreements In Employment

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Proposals to restrict the use of non-compete agreements in employment have been introduced in New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and Vermont. This appears to be the continuation of a trend that started nearly a year ago. On...more

Butler Snow LLP

Tennessee Court of Appeals Finds that Former Employee Breached Non-Compete Agreement Through Actions of His Subordinates

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In November 2017, the Tennessee Court of Appeals upheld a Nashville trial court’s determination that a former employee violated his noncompete agreement by managing employees who solicited competing business in the restricted...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

New Jersey Proposes to Drastically Restrict the Use of Non-Compete Agreements

Last month, the New Jersey State Senate introduced Senate Bill 3518 (the “Bill”), which, if passed, will severely restrict the use and enforceability of employee non-compete agreements in the state of New Jersey. Most...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Kansas Decision Highlights The Perils Of Overreach In Restrictive Covenant Agreements

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In a recent decision examining Kansas non-compete law, the United States District Court for the District of Kansas partially granted a company’s motion to enjoin its former employee’s violations of the non-compete and...more

Orrick - Trade Secrets Group

Courts Continue to Enforce Foreign Non-Competes in California While the Window for Such Agreements Slowly Closes

Contrary to common perception, California employees who signed restrictive covenants prior to January 1, 2017 are not completely immune to enforcement of all restrictions on competition. For the second time in several years,...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

The Third Circuit Addresses the Defend Trade Secrets Act and Appears to Have Applied the Inevitable Disclosure Doctrine

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The Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) states very clearly that an injunction issued pursuant thereto may not “prevent a person from entering into an employment relationship,” and that any conditions placed on a former...more

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Top 10 Employment & Labour Issues for Employers

1: Accommodation in the Workplace - OVERVIEW - Employers have a duty to accommodate employees’ needs based on those grounds protected under federal and provincial human rights legislation. All employers are required...more

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Employees Bound By Non-Compete By Clicking On Box To Accept Stock Grants

Employees at payroll processing giant ADP were held to the terms of a non-compete contained in online stock award documents when they clicked the “I have read and agreed” button in order to receive stock grants. On February...more

BakerHostetler

New York Appellate Court Declines to Enforce Noncompetes Against Employees Terminated Without Cause

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A recent decision by the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division for the First Department, Buchanan Capital Markets, LLC v. DeLucca, 144 A.D.3d 508 (1st Dep’t. 2016), suggests that noncompetition restrictions against...more

Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP

Game-Changer on Enforcement of New York Non-Compete Agreements

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In a recent decision in Buchanan Capital Markets LLC v. DeLucca, an appellate court in Manhattan placed the enforceability of non-compete agreements in jeopardy for New York employers. Non-competition agreements generally are...more

Dickinson Wright

New Rules for Nevada Noncompetes

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Nevada Companies Must Review Their Noncompete Agreements - The Nevada Supreme Court recently has injected substantial uncertainty into any Nevada contract that contains a noncompete agreement, and companies need to...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Texas Court of Appeals Finds Noncompete Agreement Inapplicable to Former President’s Post-Termination Activities Due to the...

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On October 27, 2016, the Fort Worth Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court’s order denying an application for temporary injunction seeking to enjoin Thomas Musgrave, the former president of Henry F. Coffeen III Management,...more

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