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Non-Compete News: – Georgia Court Interprets Non-Compete Statute's "Sale-Of-A-Business" Provision
Georgia's Restrictive Covenants Act (O.C.G.A. § 13-8-50 et seq.) ("RCA") governs Georgia non-compete agreements entered into after May 2011. Very few courts have interpreted
United States
5 Sep 2019
Non-Compete News: Georgia Court Of Appeals Clarifies Definition Of "Key Employee" Under The Georgia Restrictive Covenants Act
The Georgia Restrictive Covenants Act (O.C.G.A. § 13-8-50 et seq.) governs non-compete agreements in Georgia entered into after May 2011 and sets forth that such agreements can be used only with respect to certain employees.
United States
27 Mar 2019
Non-Compete News: Florida Senator Rubio Proposes Legislation to Loosen Grip On Non-Compete Agreements
Employers use restrictive covenants as a means to protect trade secrets or specialized training
United States
18 Mar 2019
Non-Compete News: In Georgia, Whether It Is A Non-Compete Or A Non-Solicit Makes All The Difference
Georgia's Restrictive Covenants Act (the "RCA") became effective in May 2011, but it took nearly six years before a court published a decision interpreting the statute in the context of a non-competition provision
United States
18 Oct 2018
Non-Compete News: Pennsylvania Considers The "Freedom To Work Act"
Pennsylvania is entertaining legislation to ban all non-compete covenants.
United States
7 Sep 2018
New Texas Laws Taking Effect September 1, 2017
Though employment issues were not the focus of the 85th Regular and Special Legislative Sessions of the Texas Legislature, Texas employers should be aware of a handful of new Texas laws...
United States
31 Aug 2017
Leaks And Whistleblowers And Liability, Oh My!
Leaks are everywhere. They happen in politics, in sports, in the entertainment industry, in people's everyday lives, and (unfortunately for many of us, myself included) in the roofs and pipes in our homes.
United States
16 Aug 2017
Non-Compete News: Using Defend Trade Secrets Act, California Court Stops Deletion Of Misappropriated Confidential Information
Having just celebrated its one-year anniversary, the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) triggered an uptick in federal litigation concerning the fight to protect corporate trade secrets.
United States
9 Jun 2017
Invocation Of "The Rule" During Trade Secret Injunction Hearings
The lawsuit was filed after National Oilwell Varco (NOV) hired Jeff Russo, one of MI-SWACO's business-development managers.
United States
27 May 2016
New Federal Law Governs Trade Secrets
President Obama has signed the Defend Trade Secrets Law of 2016 into law, effective May 11, 2016.
United States
24 May 2016
New Federal Law May Be Employers' Strongest Weapon Against Trade Secret Theft
Until now, employers with trade secrets stolen by former employees had to rely upon uneven, hit-or-miss state laws to protect their intellectual property and confidential information.
United States
3 May 2016
Confidential Documents Potentially Safer From Employee Misappropriation Says New Jersey's Supreme Court
The latest case in this rapidly developing area concerns former employee Ivonne Saavedra, who admittedly misappropriated hundreds of confidential documents—including originals—from her employer's files.
United States
10 Jul 2015
Appellate Decision Teaches New Jersey Employees How To Remove Confidential Documents And Trade Secrets From Employers
The facts of the case are becoming increasingly familiar: Spencer hired McGrover in March 2003. After receiving a negative performance review in 2012, McGrover searched for new employment.
United States
1 Jul 2015
Resource Update - Restrictive Covenant FAQs: How To Protect Your Business, Data, Intellectual Property, And People From Unfair Competition
Employers face practical concerns and legal issues when drafting and enforcing noncompete agreements and other restrictive covenants.
United States
25 Jun 2015
Noncompete News - January 2014
As discussed previously, noncompete agreements can be a powerful tool to help employers protect their confidential, proprietary or trade secret information from disgruntled departing employees.
United States
3 Feb 2014
Speculation Is Not Enough To Support Trade Secret Misappropriation Claims In California
The California Court of Appeal recently affirmed an award of over $400,000 in attorneys' fees in favor of a group of ex-employees in a trade secret misappropriation lawsuit.
United States
3 Sep 2012
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