Non-compete agreements are always a hot topic when employees move around a lot and due to COVID-19, a lot of employers have had reductions in force this year. As a result, we’ve seen an uptick in questions about non-competes. In the typical case, an employee leaves one employer for a new employer and the former employer believes that the employee is violating his or her non-compete agreement. Thus, in any non-compete case, there are three possible parties: 1) the former employer; 2) the employee; and 3) the new employer.
Each of these parties may make mistakes that interfere with their interests in litigation over the non-compete. In this episode of The Practical Employment Law Podcast, I discuss five mistakes that each of the three potential parties commonly makes and how to avoid them. Here are the mistakes:
Former Employer Mistakes:
New Employer Mistakes:
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