Labor and Employment Law

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Virginia Noncompete, Formed After Termination of Employment, Upheld as Reasonable
Posted on 6 Jun 2011 by Lee Berlik

Not all noncompete agreements in Virginia are subject to the restrictive rules governing noncompete agreements formed between employers and employees. Noncompete agreements entered into between two sophisticated parties outside of the employment context... Read More

Two All-Beef Patties, Special Sauce … and a Noncompete?
Posted on 15 Oct 2014 by Jon Hyman

While the law of noncompete agreements is state-specific, generally you need three things to enforce such an agreement: reasonableness as to the duration of the agreement, reasonableness as to its geographical scope, and reasonableness as to the interest... Read More

Customer Lists and Pricing Information Aren't Necessarily Confidential
Posted on 30 Apr 2015 by Lee Berlik

When an employee has signed an enforceable non-competition and non-solicitation agreement, he will be prohibited from soliciting the employer's customers for a certain length of time after the employment relationship ends. In the absence of an express... Read More

States With Pro-Employee Laws: Consideration For Noncompete Can't Be Continued Employment
Posted on 14 Nov 2014 by Donna Ballman

Florida, like some other states, allow unscrupulous employers to present noncompete agreements to existing employees and say, "Sign or be fired." What does the employee get for agreeing not to work for a competitor for a year or two? Continued... Read More

Pennsylvania Superior Court Requires Additional Consideration For Non-Compete From Current Employee
Posted on 16 Jun 2014 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

by Jami K. Suver The Pennsylvania Superior Court recently ruled in Socko v. Mid-Atlantic Systems of CPA, Inc. , that non-compete agreements signed during employment are not enforceable unless the employer provides its employee additional consideration... Read More