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Last week, the mayor of Washington, D.C. signed into law the “Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Amendment Act of 2020.”

January 20, 2021
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It’s not uncommon for businesses to develop forms of non-compete and non-solicit restrictions and then roll them out across most or all of the workforce.

October 20, 2020
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The Federal Trade Commission seeks public comment related to its future role in restricting the use of non-compete clauses in employer-employee contracts.

March 3, 2020
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Have you ever considered the possibility that you might be the next person your contract attorney sues? As frightening as that sounds, that’s exactly what happened in the bizarre dispute leading up to a recent Fifth Circuit  decision, Faludi v. U.S. Shale Solutions, L.L.C.

February 20, 2020
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Have you seen situations in which executives are subject to non-compete and non-solicit covenants in their employment agreements, equity/shareholder agreements and a business sale agreement, all at the same time? Having three sets of similar restrictions all running simultaneously might seem like overkill, but there are often good reasons for it.

February 18, 2020
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There are a lot of good folks out there who might help your company but who have noncompete agreements or other restrictions in agreements with their current or recent employers. To decide whether to…

October 22, 2019
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Some people worry about the drafting of non-competes more than others. One reason for this is probably that the people who are more relaxed about how the provisions are drafted are in jurisdictions…

July 18, 2019
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My disappointment with the Game of Thrones’ finale on Sunday night was greatly alleviated by the news on Monday morning that a bill amending the Texas anti-SLAPP law is on its way to the governor’s…

May 23, 2019
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Disclaimer: This article does not contain any tips for dressing well. Instead, I address what happens if one of your employees walks out the door to join a competitor and that competitor begins to…

April 11, 2019
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I have been a member of the Massachusetts Bar for 20 years and, even though I have lived in Texas since 2005, I still get calls about Massachusetts non-compete agreements from time to time. In the…

August 28, 2018
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Cloud storage is easy to set up, very shareable, accessible on an iPhone, and thus commonplace in workplaces across the country. The use of this technology, however, poses unique challenges for…

June 26, 2018
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In our February post discussing this issue, we predicted that federal criminal antitrust prosecutions of no-poaching and no-hire agreements were on the near horizon due to the U.S. Department of…

May 15, 2018