Eagle Ford Worker Shortage Prompts Spike In Noncompetes

Law360, Dallas (April 11, 2013, 6:55 PM EDT) -- Litigation over noncompete agreements for oil and gas workers in the Eagle Ford Shale is spiking after a rush to drill led some companies to poach skilled workers from their competitors, who then moved to lock in their best talent with tough restrictions, experts say.

Those restrictions are coming under scrutiny as companies take to the courts to stop their former employees from joining rivals, and employees look for escape routes from what they see as overly burdensome limitations. Experts say energy companies in the Eagle...
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