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  • A Fired Employee And Overly Broad Restrictions Equals An Injunction – At Least When There Is A Hint Of Dishonesty And The Fired Employee Was Well-Paid
  • Another Illinois Appellate Court Requires Two Years Of Employment To Support A Covenant-Not-To-Compete
  • B.Y.O.D.? B.Y.O.T.? No Matter How you Spell it, the Result Could be T.R.O.U.B.L.E.
  • Can Business Contacts On An Employee’s LinkedIn Account Be A Protectable Trade Secret?
  • Court Finds Simultaneous Hiring of Multiple Employees, Without More, Is Not Actionable
  • Disclosure Of Confidential Information Can Result In Liability, Even If It Is All In The Family
  • Duh — If You Want Trade Secret Protection, You Need To Take Reasonable Steps To Keep Confidential Information Secret
  • Enforcing Non-Competes Against Third Party Non-Signatories
  • Failure to Reaffirm Non-Compete Upon Rehire Leaves Employer Vulnerable
  • Federal Trade Secret Protection Has Now Become Reality
  • Garden Leave – the Basics on a British Employment Law Import
  • How Not to Leave a Job
  • Illinois Overview of Covenants Not To Compete
  • Indiana Court of Appeals Affirms Refusal to Enforce Overly Broad Restrictive Covenant, Declining to “Blue Pencil” Agreement
  • Interns, Trade Secrets & Restrictive Covenants – Can You (Legally) Tie Up Your Interns?
  • It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over: Illinois Courts Continue to Struggle Over What Constitutes Sufficient Consideration to Enforce Post-Employment Restrictions
  • Kentucky Supreme Court Finds Continued Employment Alone Insufficient Consideration To Support A Restrictive Covenant
  • Missouri Appellate Court – Non-Competes Will Not Be Enforced To Prevent Mere Competition
  • Nebraska Supreme Court Affirms Determination that Restrictive Covenant is Unreasonable in Geographic Scope, Declining to “Blue Pencil” the Agreement
  • No-Hire Agreements Between Competitors Can Lead To Antitrust Problems
  • Non-Compete + Breach Does Not Always = TRO
  • Non-Competes… Another Red State/Blue State Issue? Really??
  • Not So Freak[in] Fast—Court Dismisses Challenge to Jimmy John’s Non-Compete Agreements
  • Policies Requiring That Personnel Records Be Confidential Violate National Labor Relations Act
  • Publicly Accessible Customer Information Is Not Protectible As A Trade Secret
  • Solicitation Can Occur Even If The Customer Makes The First Move (At Least, It Can In Central Illinois)
  • The Illinois AG’s Suit Against Jimmy John’s On Non-Competes – What It Means For Employers
  • The Seventh Circuit Decries The Lack Of Predictability Regarding Enforcement Of Restrictive Covenants Under Illinois Law
  • The Statute-ification Of Non-Compete Law?
  • The Uncertainty In Illinois Continues
  • Two Years? Fifteen Months? How Long Does My Employee Need To Work Before I Can Enforce A Non-Compete?
  • Using LinkedIn As A Recruiting Tool – It’s OK As Long As You Don’t Go Too Far
  • White House Report On Non-Competes – Are The Feds Taking Over Employee Competition Law?
  • Williams-Sonoma Obtains Mixed Results After Theft Of Trade Secrets As Alleged Inevitable Disclosure Is Not Enough To Restrain Employment With Rival
  • Wisconsin Appeals Court Certifies Issue Of Whether Continued At Will Employment Is Adequate Consideration To Support Post-Employment Non-Compete Covenant…In Other News, The Harlem Globetrotters Are Odds-On Favorites To Beat The Washington Generals.
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court Delivers A Surprising Victory To Employers: Finding Continued At-Will Employment To Be Adequate Consideration To Support Post-Employment Restrictive Covenants
  • Contributing Editors: Ernest Irons, Daniel V. Kinsella

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