senate2003While I normally make my year-end reflections at, well, year end, I can’t help but take this moment to see the big picture: We’re hearing an awful lot about restrictive covenants.

These covenants — often in the shape of non-compete clauses or non-solicitation (of employees or customers) clauses — have become popular because companies are

Back in June, I talked about a new district court case on restrictive covenants.  My law partner, Joshua Hawks-Ladds, follows up today with results of the appeal. For employers who have a non-compete agreement, this decision emphasizes the need to seek an injunction quickly to protect the employer’s interests.

Let’s say that you, as

Suppose you’ve drafted a fairly lengthy agreement entitled "Employment, Non-Solicitation, and Confidentiality Agreement" for an employee to sign. And suppose that among the provisions is a paragraph entitled "Agreement Not to Solicit". And now suppose that the language details various items that the employee is prohibited from doing.

What’s the issue, you may ask? Well

Another snow day.

The winter continues its white deliverance. But in the meantime, the employment law world never stops.  Here are some items to keep you up to speed on what’s been happenning locally and nationally.

  • The latest projections are that the Employee Free Choice Act will be brought up for debate in Congress sometime