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Webinar: Recent Changes to Non-Compete Agreements

February 9, 2016 10:30 am
February 9, 2016 12:00 pm
Laurie Silvey

Taught by attorney Jeff Glass Register
| SmithAmundsen

This webinar provides an in-depth review of all components of restrictive covenants (including non-compete, non-solicitation and non-disclosure clauses) with an emphasis on providing practical tips for employers.

This webinar will cover:
-Overview – What kinds of customer relationships are able to be protected; geographical/time restrictions; and information – what types are enforceable and why.
-Practical suggestions for preparing restrictive covenants – including specific provisions that ALL agreements should include.
-Steps that EVERY company needs to take during the life of the agreement to increase the likelihood that the agreement can be enforced, including how to protect your confidential information and treat it in a manner that will allow the employer to PROVE the information is entitled to protection.
-Practical advice for steps to take when an employee who is subject to a non-compete is about to leave the organization.

The webinar will also provide an overview of recent restrictive covenant litigation, including:
-Preparing effective cease and desist letters;
-Motions for preparing temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions;
-Preparing the Verified Complaint, including various causes of action that can be pleaded;
-Obtaining needed discovery; and
-Settlement issues.

Finally, the webinar will include an overview of the Fifield decision and discussion of how it impacts employers’ strategies for drafting and litigating restrictive covenants going forward.

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