Category: Trade Secrets & Restrictive Covenants
Recent Decision Demonstrates Need for Careful Crafting of Restrictive Covenants
A recent appellate decision by the Superior Court of Pennsylvania underscores the need for employers to carefully review the language of restrictive covenants and illustrates how a lack of precision can result in uncertainty and costly litigation.Read More
Should You Hire That Great Applicant with the Non-Compete?
We often receive calls from employers advising that they want to hire a new employee (from a competitor of course) who is the best thing since sliced bread but he has this non-compete agreement. The first question is usually: “that’s not enforceable, right?” The seemingly useless lawyer answer of “it depends” is just the starting […]Read More
Obama Administration Pushes for Employee Non-Compete Reforms
Many U.S. employers use non-compete agreements to protect their sensitive proprietary information. These agreements establish a “buffer” time period during which a departing employee is prohibited from taking a job with a competitor, often within a defined geographic area. While non-compete restrictions were once linked primarily with highly compensated executive employees, a report issued by […]Read More