Attorneys Handling Noncompete Law

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

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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Is Your Non-Compete an Independent Covenant?

Often times a non-compete agreement will be incorporated into an employment agreement.  Sometimes, employees will allege a response to a non-compete violation that the employer violated the employment agreement first and, therefore, excuse the non-compete provisions due to the employer’s breach of the employment contract, of which the non-compete agreement was a part.  The lesson […]

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Is your Non-Compete Contract or Clause Valid?

Does the non-compete clause or contract serve legitimate business protection? Non-compete clauses are popping up in a vast array of jobs and are they valid?

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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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Enhance the value of your business with non-compete agreements

Often we think that the value of a business is in its hard assets or intellectual property, and that in order to maintain the value in your business for purposes of either selling the business, or otherwise valuing the business in the marketplace, that you require agreements to protect those assets. One thing that employers […]

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All or Nothing: Obtaining a Preliminary Injunction

This post is useful for both employers and employees, and discusses what the legal standards are for obtaining a preliminary injunction in a non-compete case in Michigan, and generally throughout the remaining jurisdictions in the United States. A preliminary injunction is an injunction that the employer petitions the court for at the initial stages of […]

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Legislation Pending Regarding Non-Compete Agreements

The governor of Connecticut recently vetoed an amendment to the Connecticut Non-Compete law that would have provided employees with a seven day review period prior to signing a non-compete in the event of a sale or merger of a company. Michigan has a proposed bill that would require employers to provide a non-compete prior to the […]

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Employer Drafting Considerations in your Non-Compete

Oftentimes employers are tempted to utilize form non-competes that they find on the internet. However, the remedies available in the event of a dispute over a non-compete vary from state to state and necessarily impact the drafting considerations for a non-compete. Employers should carefully consider the available remedies in their jurisdiction in employing a non-compete […]

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How to Circumvent or Get Around Your Non-Compete Agreement

If you are the employee and you have signed a non-compete agreement, the first question that you always have is how to get out of this non-compete agreement. We get calls all the time from employees who either signed a non-compete going into employment or were asked to sign a non-compete contract and confidentiality agreement […]

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