Tag Archives: Non-compete

Non-Competes Can Cost You More Than A Job

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Normally in this space we write about case developments after the case is decided.  This time, though the story involves a mid-case development which led to a company firing an employee it fought hard to keep.… Continue reading this entry

Use of Non-Compete Agreements – Too Much of a Good Thing?

In case you missed the trend, several recent actions by the Obama administration have been aimed at enhancing employee rights. This pattern continued last week, when the White House issued a “Call to Action” and a report on Non-Compete Reform: A Policymaker’s Guide to State Policies, expressing concern about overuse of non-compete agreements. Unlike recent … Continue reading this entry

Is There a Doctor in the House...Outside His or Her Restricted Territory?

Should physicians be subject to a different noncompete standards than other professionals? Several states have established laws, through statute and case law, on the topic of physician non-competes, and yet we are still far from a consensus.… Continue reading this entry

Non-Competition v. Unfair Competition in California

We all know that California does not permit enforcement of non-compete agreements. Despite this broad prohibition, the federal court’s recent decision in Richmond Technologies, Inc. v. Aumtech Business Solutions, No. 11-CV-02460-LHK, 2011 WL 2607158 (N.D. Cal. July 1, 2011) confirms another overriding general rule: courts do not like deceptive behavior of former employees – even … Continue reading this entry

The Times They Might Be A-Changin' in Georgia, Massachusetts and Illinois

As many of us in the noncompete world are aware, the law of noncompetes is constantly evolving and changing, sometimes by court decisions like the Sheshunoff decision in Texas, and sometimes by statute, like in Oregon. There are three legislatures currently considering new noncompete bills: Georgia, Illinois and Massachusetts (linked to my good friend and … Continue reading this entry