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IP Protection Tip #5: The Rare Use of Non-Competition Agreements

March 23, 2012


Article Highlights: • At its most basic form, a Non-Competition Agreement is wherein the employee agrees that they will not compete against the employer after the employment relation ceases. • Non-Competition Agreements have always been controversial because restricting the job choices of a previous employee flies in the face of at-will employment. • Employers do […]

Restrictive Covenants: What to Consider, How Not to Get Sued and How Not to Lose (Depending on Your Side of the Case)

April 7, 2010


All small business owners strive for the same goal: happy, loyal employees who want what’s best for themselves and the company. But small business owners and their employees also want fair protection of their rights under the law, and this is where restrictive covenants, such as non-compete or non-solicitation agreements, often come into play. Former […]

Review of Restrictive Covenants of Employers’ Employees

February 4, 2007


Not long ago I posted a blog about a recent Alabama Supreme Court case concerning restrictive covenants. Since that time, I’ve come across two articles that reflect the dynamic and conflict between employers concerned and employees concern. First in the employee context is an article in the New York Times (see below) that details how […]