Tag Archives: Employment -Agreement

Non-Compete: Who is the Bad Actor?

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Against the backdrop of a continuing trend of low rates of unemployment throughout the United States, there has been a recent surge of people searching for new and better jobs. As a result, there has also been increased attention paid to restrictive covenants and an increase in litigation as employers seek to protect their confidential … Continue reading this entry

Neo-Nazi in Your Workplace? Tread Carefully Before Taking Action

We live in an unfortunate time in which white nationalists and neo-Nazis are receiving a great amount of publicity. In the aftermath of this month’s events in Charlottesville, Virginia we are likely to see additional rallies, in which designated hate groups participate, as well as counter-protests. What can an employer do if it learns that … Continue reading this entry

You Cannot Create A Restrictive Covenant Out of Thin Air

I recently read a lengthy, and I have to admit, well-crafted letter by one employer (who I will call Company A) accusing a former executive (Mr. B) of violating every conceivable restriction relating to recruiting employees from Company A. Mr. B had left Company A and remained in touch with his old colleagues. In fact, … Continue reading this entry

Avoid Potential Traps When Updating Employment Terms in Your Key Documents

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There is little debate that best practices for employers include periodically refreshing the company’s key employment documents like personnel policies, confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements. Quite often, there are similar provisions in several documents. Team members in different parts of the organization, such as human resources, the general counsel and members of a specific business unit, … Continue reading this entry

Remember to Get Key Employment-Related Agreements Signed

In order to protect their valuable business assets, many employers require key employees to sign employment-related agreements such as non-compete, non-disclosure, and non-solicitation agreements. When properly drafted, these agreements can be extremely helpful in protecting an employer’s legitimate business interests such as confidential and propriety information and an employer’s goodwill with its customers. However, despite … Continue reading this entry