Attorneys Handling Noncompete Law

Non-compete agreements have become increasingly prevalent – and yes, they ARE enforceable.

Michigan Non-Compete Agreements. Good for the Michigan Economy or Bad?

The debate of whether non-compete agreements are good for a state economy or bad is not a new one but the debate has freshened of late with discussions concerning the best ways to grow the Michigan economy.  Non-compete agreements are valid in Michigan provided the non-compete meets certain requirements. Specifically, Michigan’s law on non-competes states: […]

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Choice of Law in Non-Compete Agreements

What if the state where my business is located does not favor enforcement of non-compete agreements?  As a business owner interested in obtaining non-compete agreements from key employees you may have options.  Your business may be able to incorporate the application of another state’s laws in interpreting and enforcing your non-compete agreement which is called […]

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Commercial Non-Competes

The Michigan Supreme Court recently established a new rule clarifying that non-competes, which are  commercial nature, and in this case a non-compete between two businesses, are to be evaluated for the reasonableness under a new standard. Traditionally, non-competes in Michigan were evaluated under a reasonableness standard, MCL 445.774(a), which was a statute, under the Michigan […]

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Employee Defenses to Non-Compete Enforcement

Welcome to Traverse Legal Radio. Today’s program is brought to you by Traverse Legal PLC a law firm specializing in internet law, cybersquatting, intellectual property, domain dispute, defamation of character, and technology company representation. Good afternoon. My name is Mark Clark I am an attorney at Traverse Legal PLC. I practice in the non-compete area.   […]

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How long is too long for a Non-Compete Restriction?

A non-compete agreement can be invalidated or reformed if the non-compete duration is unreasonably long in duration.  What is an appropriate duration for a non-compete restriction?  The short answer for what constitutes a reasonable length for a non-compete restrictions is that it depends on a number of factors but the most important factors are the […]

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Changing jobs with a Non-Compete? You need an Attorney Opinion

You need to change jobs but you have a non-compete provision in your employment agreement.  Now what? Don’t assume the non-compete is valid.  The validity of a non-compete agreement depends on many factors including which state’s laws apply to the agreement because non-compete law varies greatly among states.  If the applicable state law suggests the […]

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How State Laws May Determine the Outcome of Your Non-Compete Dispute

You want to know whether your non-compete will prevent you from taking your next job.  The first question that needs to be answered is which state law applies to your non-compete agreement.  There as some states that do not enforce non-compete agreements in most case and other states that routinely enforce non-compete agreements.  Additionally, the […]

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Is Your Non-Compete Agreement Subject to Blue-Penciling?

Is your non-compete subject to blue pencil? Different jurisdictions may allow it while others may not. Find out whether your non-compete agreement is subject to blue pencil.

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Class Action Lawsuit For A Non-Compete Agreement

A one-size-fits-all non-compete has landed Jimmy Johns in a class action lawsuit. . A one-size-fits-all non-compete agreement that covers your business is likely to be found invalid in some respects.

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Sub-Shop Employees and Non-Compete Agreements

Submarine franchise Jimmy John’s is being taken to court because many of their franchises are requiring that their non-managerial employees sign non-compete agreements.

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