Attorneys Handling Non-Compete Law Basics

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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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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Is Your Non-Compete Valid?

Matt: Hi, it’s Matt Plessner, and welcome back to Non-Compete Law Radio. How do you know your non-compete is, for all intents and purposes, valid? To answer this question and of course, much more, we’re joined again today with attorney at law Mark Clark from the Traverse Legal office of Traverse City, MI. Mark, thanks for joining us. Mark: […]

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Update for Michigan Non-Compete Law

Matt:  Hi, and welcome back to Internet Law Radio. I’m Matt Plessner, and it’s time now for some updates on Michigan Non-Compete Law. And to help us out with this, we welcome back Mark Clark from the Traverse Legal office of Traverse City, MI. Mark, how are you? Mark: I’m doing well, Matt. How are you today? […]

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