Category Archives: Noncompetes

The utility of a 50 state survey on noncompetes has come up at various points. So, I finally took it upon myself to create one and make it publicly available. The chart is a summary of employee noncom...
Well, I guess it's not such a bad thing that my last post was about the HP/Oracle/Hurd dispute, as there's more to report. It's settled. No surprise there; most of these cases do settle - and settl...
You are planning to terminate an employee or you have an employee who is in the process of resigning - or has already resigned. The employee is not subject to a noncompete, or maybe there is some ques...
Are noncompetes legal? YES!! (I'm asked that question way too often.) Of course, the answer needs clarification. There are limits on the use of noncompetes. In addition to the standard requirements...
The explosion of the importance of trade secrets is at this point old news.  The new news, however, is the rise of use of noncompetes and other restrictive covenants (for example, nondisclosure agree...