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Non-Compete Law

Non-Compete Law

NON-COMPETE CLAUSES AND THE WORLD OF SPORTS

Non-compete clauses are everywhere from restaurants and their chefs to basketball teams and their coaches. That’s right – now coaches have to deal with non-compete provisions in their contracts. Billy Donovan, whose University of Florida basketball team won the NCAA title this year, walked away from that job and was hired by the Orlando Magic…[Read More]

DID YOUR CHEF SIGN A NON-COMPETE?

We have previously discussed the fact that non-compete clauses often appear in hiring agreements or contracts for doctors, salesman, retailers, etc. But what about that great meal you had last night at your favorite restaurant? Can the chef who prepared that great meal move down the street, open her own restaurant, and serve the same…[Read More]

EMPLOYERS’ UNCLEAN HANDS

As stated before, I don’t like non-compete clauses because they unfairly prevent an individual from earning a livelihood. One defense which may work to defeat an employers’ attempt to enforce a non-compete clause is the illegality or unclean hands defense. The doctrine of unclean hands states that he who comes into equity must come with…[Read More]

FARMERS’ MARKET DISPUTE OVER NON-COMPETE

Who knew the business of selling fruits and vegetables at a farmers market could be so political? A public food fight of sorts has kicked up because of a “non-compete” clause being enforced by the Lexington (Kentucky) Farmers Market. One local farmer says the clause led market organizers to boot him after he made it…[Read More]

NON-COMPETES ARE EVERYWHERE!

It appears that almost all employers are putting non-competition clauses in their employment agreements. More and more employers are making employees sign non-compete agreements to keep them from taking critical information like customer lists or trade secrets to competitors. Read about the legal battle between the Pioneer Press and Star Tribune in Minnesota. Pioneer Press…[Read More]

SPORTS TALK SHOW HOST FILES SUIT OVER NONCOMPETE CONTRACT

This report comes to us from Texas but the dispute could arise in Virginia or any other state. A Houston radio talk show host has filed suit against the parent company which owns his station, claiming the station has violated his contract. The talk show host has asked a Harris County state district court to…[Read More]

NON-COMPETES HELP COMPANIES KEEP SECRETS

Eight months after Intarome Fragrance & Flavor Corp. terminated a sales executive, the company smelled something funny. The New Jersey fragrance maker received an e-mail that showed the sales executive was soliciting business from a key Intarome customer, according to court papers. Intarome sued its former employee, accusing him of breaking an agreement not to…[Read More]