This year, California, Illinois and Nevada amended their non-compete statutes to help protect employees’ right to change employers. Idaho, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, and Washington considered various amendments, but were unsuccessful in signing them into law, which means they will probably try again in 2018.
Category: Non-Compete Agreements
Can an Employee Prepare to Compete with His Employer While Still on the Employer’s Payroll?
In Texas, employees have the right to resign from employment and go into business in competition with their employers (absent a non-compete agreement). There is
Top 10 Mistakes Employers Make With Non-Compete Agreements
While helping hundreds of companies to enforce their non-compete agreements and advising many employees on how to get out of them, I noticed that most companies make the same mistakes when it comes to drafting and enforcing their non-compete agreements. Here are the top ten.
Enforcing Non-Compete Agreements in Arbitration in Texas
While an arbitration may generally provide a faster, cheaper, and more confidential route for resolving a noncompete dispute than litigation, it can be an inferior process when it comes to obtaining a temporary injunction in a situation where time is of the essence.
Is a Non-Compete Agreement Without Geographical Restriction Enforceable in Texas?
Until there is a ruling from the Texas Supreme Court resolving the issue of whether noncompete agreements must contain an express geographical limitation, to be safe, companies should include such limitation in the agreements in additional to any limits on client solicitation. Stay tuned to learn how the Texas Supreme Court rules on this issue.
Non-Compete and Confidentiality Issues to Watch in 2017
In 2016, there have been some major developments involving confidentiality and non-compete agreements law, which are likely to have some repercussions in 2017. Here’s a summary