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Is the NLRB’s New Stance on Restrictive Covenants Mostly Bark With a Little Bite?

USA - February 27 2024 The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) sent shockwaves through the employment landscape when General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo took the position…

California’s New Love Law: Seyfarth’s Valentine’s Day Legal Update on Non-Competes and Compliance Messages

USA - February 7 2024 Love is in the air. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we’re writing to share some heartfelt news about a recent change in California law…

Delaware Supreme Court Curbs Erosion of Forfeiture-for-Competition Protections

USA - February 6 2024 Delaware has long been favored by businesses for many reasons, including its courts’ deference to parties’ ability to contract. Recently, however…

Webinar Recap! 2023 Trade Secrets & Non-Competes Year in Review

USA - February 6 2024 In the inaugural session of the 2024 Trade Secrets Webinar Series, our panelists meticulously examine pivotal legislation, landmark cases, and legal…

Medical Device Companies Settle Trade Secrets Dispute for $8,000,000

USA - February 5 2024 Aegis Spine Inc. has agreed to pay $8,000,000 to fellow spinal implant manufacturer Life Spine Inc., following Life Spine’s suit in the Northern…

SEC Continues to Police Confidentiality Provisions for Theoretical Whistleblower Suppression

USA - January 24 2024 The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) levied an $18 million fine against J.P. Morgan Securities, LLC (“JPMS”) for allegedly including…

New York Legislature Considers Revised Non-Compete Ban

USA - December 21 2023 Ever since the New York State Legislature passed legislation to prohibit non-compete clauses in employment contracts in June 2023, the bill has…

2023 Trade Secrets Webinar Series Recap: Key Takeaways and Access to Recordings

USA - December 19 2023 In 2023, Seyfarth’s Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud & Non-Compete practice group presented a series of dynamic and insightful CLE webinars, addressing…

Georgia Signals Greater Leeway in Revising Overbroad Non-Competes

USA - December 13 2023 In a recent decision, the Eleventh Circuit seemed to approve a more forgiving standard for reviewing restrictive covenants. Courts generally have…

New York Governor Hochul Rejects Wholesale Ban on Non-Compete Agreements

USA - December 1 2023 On November 30, 2023, Governor Kathy Hochul answered the long-awaited question of whether New York would join California, North Dakota, Oklahoma and…