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Tag Archives: Noncompete

How employers can prepare for a possible non-compete ban (access required)

Employee non-compete agreements have faced mounting scrutiny in recent years. Proponents say non-competes are indispensable for protecting trade secrets and other business interests. Critics say they hurt employee mobility and wage growth. Now the federal government has stepped into the ...

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A claim of forgery: Judge wants check of authenticity of noncompete agreements (access required)

A federal judge has put on hold the usual motion to dismiss in a noncompete and trade secrets case to let the parties explore whether the alleged noncompete agreements were actually signed by the departed employees. Those employees – sales ...

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Noncompete restricting info source ‘overbroad’ (access required)

An employer lost its opening bid to stop a former manager from working for an alleged competitor in a multi-state home-building business, when an Alexandria federal court denied the employer’s motion for a preliminary injunction on Feb. 14. In arguing ...

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Wrong label voids use of noncompete (access required)

Labeling an employee as an independent contractor – thereby avoiding taxes and other employer obligations – will void a noncompete agreement in the worker’s contract, a Fairfax circuit judge has ruled. Fairfax Circuit Judge John M. Tran said an educator’s ...

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