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The law on restrictive covenants varies significantly from state to state, and is governed by the common law, statutes, or a combination of both. Drafting an effective and enforceable restrictive covenant is essential to protecting your interests as an employer as well as the interests of the company as a whole.
One of the most controversial areas of employment law, the enforceability of restrictive covenants — which often take the form of noncompete agreements, non-solicitation clauses, or non-disclosure agreements — can be very difficult for employers to navigate. With the increasing mobility of the American workforce and the ease of access to sensitive information brought on by modern technology, drafting an effective and enforceable restrictive covenant is essential to protecting your interests as an employer as well as the interests of the company as a whole. According to recent research, as much as 18% of the American workforce has entered into some form of a restrictive covenant, most commonly in the form of a noncompete agreement. Because the laws vary widely from state to state, knowing the law of your jurisdiction is crucial in drafting an enforceable restrictive covenant that adequately protects your business interests.
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By Phil Brown
As we enter 2018, public companies across the United States will begin, in earnest, their preparations for this year’s proxy season and annual shareholder meetings. It is not an understatement to say that 2017 was a tumultuous year on many fronts — economically, politically and globally. As a result, general counsel should have several issues on their radar that could play a role in 2018’s proxy season.
The #MeToo movement has empowered victims of sexual harassment and abuse previously silenced by powerful business and political leaders. No longer silent, these victims are using their experiences to challenge the powerful and raze structures that have permitted abuse. We have compiled a panel of legal experts to analyze how the law and the legal profession failed the workplace. The panelists discuss legal and environmental conditions that led to abuse, and what lawyers and businesses can do to curb the powerful and protect the vulnerable.
By Sandra Feldman
This edition of the Quarterly State Compliance Review looks at some legislation of interest to corporate lawyers that went into effect from Oct.1, 2017 to Jan. 1, 2018. It also looks at recent decisions of interest from Delaware.
By Thad McBride
The challenge for U.S. actors is how to comply with the law in the dynamic world of economic sanctions. This article tries to help by pointing out challenging (or “hot”) current issues and making suggestions about compliance strategies that in-house counsel can leverage to address the most challenging compliance issues.