5 Tips For Drafting Airtight Restrictive Covenants

Law360, New York (May 16, 2011, 7:25 PM EDT) -- Companies that want their employees to sign contractual restrictive covenants can be confronted with a dizzying array of state laws governing the pacts, and employers should avoid taking a one-size-fits-all approach when drafting such agreements, attorneys say.

The inherent challenges posed by the use of restrictive covenants, including nondisclosure, nonsolicitation and noncompete agreements, are underscored by the fact that today's world is "greatly sped up," according to Bradford K. Newman, who leads Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker LLP's international employee mobility and trade secrets practice....
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