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North Carolina Court Upholds 10-Year Restrictive Covenant Between Employer and Former Employee

USA - April 13 2021 When one thinks of a “reasonable” temporal scope for a restrictive covenant between employer and employee, usually that period is measured in months…

Two New Connecticut Bills Aim to Prohibit Physician Non-Competition Agreements

USA - March 23 2021 Connecticut lawmakers recently introduced two bills that seek to ban non-competition agreements for physicians. If implemented, this would be the…

New Jersey General Assembly to Vote on Renewed Bill Seeking to Curb Restrictive Covenants

USA - March 12 2021 New Jersey may be next up to join the growing number of states that significantly restrict the use of non-competition agreements in employment. As we…

Employers’ Toolbox Series: Lessons on Ex Parte Seizure in Five Years of the DTSA

USA - March 10 2021 The Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”), 18 U.S.C. § 1836, et seq., is approaching its fifth anniversary after being signed into law by P…

D.C. Mayor Signs Bill to Ban Non-Competes

USA - January 12 2021 The District of Columbia appears poised to join the growing number of nearby states regulating and limiting restrictive covenant agreements in the…

SCOTUS to Hear CFAA Case

USA - April 27 2020 It’s not often that a case in our practice area reaches the Supreme Court of the United States, so we are genuinely excited! In Van Buren v. United…

Virginia Bans Non-Competes for Low(er)-Wage Workers

USA - April 16 2020 Is anyone focusing on anything other than the COVID-19 Pandemic? Apparently, the Virginia legislature and governor are undeterred, enacting a series…

Texas Court Rejects Effort To Dismiss Non-Compete Lawsuit On Free Speech Grounds

USA - February 5 2020 Texas courts are increasingly encountering efforts to challenge restrictive covenant agreements on free speech grounds, where the restricted activity…

Massachusetts High Court Upholds Enforcement of Employee Non-Solicitation Covenant

USA - January 24 2020 Over the past few years, legislators and government agencies at both the state and federal levels have pushed reforms limiting the use of…

Senate Committee Holds Hearing On Recently Proposed Federal Non-Compete Bans

USA - November 21 2019 On November 14, 2019, the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship held a hearing to examine recently proposed bills that would…