Failure to have the right employment agreements in place can turn your hard-earned trade secrets into cash for your competitors. Knowing how to prepare, enforce or defend against non-compete and non-solicitation agreements is imperative to any successful operation. Don’t let sloppy language (or no language at all) drain your valuable resources or land you in litigation.
In-house and outside counsel and attorneys in private practice will benefit from this thorough review of the ins and outs of non-competes and non-solicitation agreements. Plus, get drafting tips an examination of litigation considerations and learn what to do when that valuable employee walks out (or in) the door.
- Key considerations when preparing a non-compete agreement or a non-solicitation agreement (employees and customers)
- Overview – why needed
- Terms that work
- Terms that don’t work
- One size does not fit all
- Key points for enforcing/defending against non-compete agreements and non-solicitation agreements
- Things to do pre-litigation
- Litigation considerations
o Protecting the company if you plan on hiring someone with a non-compete agreement or a non-solicitation agreement
Confidential information/trade secrets
- What is a trade secret?
- Best practices to protect them
- Onboarding/Offboarding considerations
- Solicitation tool
- Impact on customer lists
- Disclosure of
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If you are licensed in New York, this content is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced New York attorneys. Although, this content is appropriate for all New York attorneys, newly admitted attorneys cannot earn CLE credit for the completion of the course when presented via on-demand.