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Category Archives: Non-Competes

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Is your Missouri non-compete enforceable?

Posted in Non-Competes
With employee mobility and desire for flexible work arrangements continually increasing, some employers are turning to non-compete agreements to limit the disruption to their workforces. But as some employers have been using non-competes with low-wage, unskilled workers, criticism has followed—including a recent White House call for states to ban non-compete agreements for low-wage and other workers who… Continue Reading

Weekly catch-up

Posted in eLaw, FOCUS, Misconduct, Non-Competes, Safety
Is a former employee stealing your data so that he can start competing with you? Can he get around his obligations by borrowing a password, or by having his partners in crime do it? You may have a friend in the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Billy Hammel of our Dallas Office and Susan… Continue Reading

Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets everywhere!

Posted in Non-Competes
*President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act into law on Wednesday afternoon. Billy Hammel, Bill McMahon, and Anna Rothschild have provided outstanding analysis of the law and what it means for employers in this Client Bulletin. *And, speaking of Billy Hammel, he had a great blog post this week on the White House Report… Continue Reading

White House calls for non-compete reform

Posted in Non-Competes
Last Thursday, the White House issued a report titled “Non-Compete Agreements: Analysis of the Usage, Potential Issues, and State Responses” and an accompanying blog post. Relying heavily on a report earlier this year from the U.S. Treasury, the White House report criticizes the perceived misuse of non-competes, highlights their negative impact on the economy, and concludes that “in… Continue Reading

Technology blunder lands ex-employee in court

Posted in Non-Competes
From the annals of “Oh, no – I didn’t -“ . . . The Winston-Salem Journal (my hometown paper – yay!) reports that a company is suing a former employee in the North Carolina Business Court for breach of his confidentiality and non-compete agreements.* *The article ran in the Winston-Salem Journal but was written by a… Continue Reading

This ‘n’ that from the world of the workplace

Posted in Discrimination, eLaw, Equal Pay, Non-Competes, Social media, Violence
Religious accommodation, the Oscars, non-competes, social media, Brian Williams versus Bill O’Reilly, workplace violence, and inspirational employees — we have it all today! Here are some links about recent news and court cases involving the workplace, followed by some points for discussion if you’d like to comment. Supreme Court justices seem to side with hijab-wearer against Abercrombie.… Continue Reading