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Bill in New Jersey Legislature Would Invalidate Restrictive Covenants

An article recently posted on the Jackson Lewis website describes a bill introduced in the New Jersey State Assembly that would invalidate non-compete, non-disclosure, and non-solicitation agreements for former employees who are eligible for unemployment benefits.  A similar proposal is under consideration in Maryland. We will continue to monitor this topic.
May 7, 2013

Protecting Trade Secrets with a Mobile Workforce and Telecommuters

Regardless of where one stands philosophically on the merits of working from a physical office where greater collegiality can be fostered, versus working from home where personal efficiency and convenience can be maximized, the fact is that most companies have some employees who work from home, and nearly all companies have employees who work remotely from … Continue reading Protecting Trade Secrets with a Mobile Workforce and Telecommuters
March 18, 2013

You Fired Me, So Now I Can Compete – True or False?

We have often been asked: if an employer fires an employee, can a non-compete or non-solicitation agreement be enforced?  Some federal district courts interpreting New York law had said “no.”  A recent decision from the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, Hyde v. KLS Professional Advisors Group, LLC, 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 21111 (2nd Cir. October 12, … Continue reading You Fired Me, So Now I Can Compete – True or False?
January 28, 2013

NY Appellate Division Rejects Challenge to Forum and Choice of Law by California Defendant

In the latest chapter of an ongoing dispute between Aon Risk Services and Alliant Insurance Services (stemming from Alliant’s hiring of dozens of Aon employees and accepting millions in annual revenue from former Aon clients), on January 10, 2013, the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department issued a decision upholding key rulings of the … Continue reading NY Appellate Division Rejects Challenge to Forum and Choice of Law by California Defendant
January 11, 2013

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