5 Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Competitor's Employee

Law360, New York (October 1, 2013, 3:27 PM EDT) -- With noncompete litigation on the rise, businesses looking to lure experienced staff away from a competitor must take steps to insulate themselves from exposure to costly lawsuits.

“There has been an uptick [in litigation], and I think courts are also more receptive to enforcing noncompete agreements, which means an employer really has to be a whole lot more careful,” Linda Jackson of Littler Mendelson PC said.

One important way that employers can protect themselves from unpleasant surprises when hiring a top performer away from a competitor...
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