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Labor: Employers beware

Revisions of non-compete agreements are becoming essential

Many employers have long believed that restrictive covenants afford them protections when employees depart to work for competitors. The underlying premise is that these sorts of provisions continue to guard the goodwill the employee generated for the company after he or she departs. If their covenants were reasonable in geographic scope and duration, most employers have understood that they would be enforceable. However, even presumably sophisticated employers now are being exposed as naive. 

The economy is a factor

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Richard Glovsky

Richard D. Glovsky is a partner and nationally recognized trial lawyer and employment law attorney with Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP. He can be reached at...

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