The Duty Of Loyalty For Employers And Employees

Law360, New York (October 10, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Many people are familiar with non-compete and non-solicit agreements between employers and employees. In contrast, the duty of loyalty that an employee owes an employer is less well-known. Yet this duty, which applies even in the absence of a written agreement, has substantial implications for employers and employees not unlike non-compete and non-solicit agreements.

For employers, the duty offers some measure of protection to guard their interests and help ensure that their employees remain loyal even, in some instances, once they leave their position. For employees,...
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