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: […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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. […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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.Read More