Best Practices For Enforcing Restrictive Covenants

Law360, New York (July 1, 2013, 11:47 AM EDT) -- Employers often want to protect their existing business from potentially mutinous employees or partners who are brought into the company, often at substantial expense, gain knowledge of the employer’s products, business methods, pricing, existing and potential customers, vendors and the like and then leave and use that information, training and client contacts to their own advantage and to the great disadvantage of the former employer.

Employers generally believe that they can protect themselves from this type of scenario by requiring their employees to sign noncompete and...
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