18 Jul, 2024
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NLRB General Counsel Issues Memo Targeting Noncompete Agreements for Nonmanagerial and Nonsupervisory Employees

NLRB General Counsel Issues Memo Targeting Noncompete Agreements for Nonmanagerial and Nonsupervisory Employees

The National Labor Relations Board’s top lawyer, Jennifer Abruzzo, issued a General Counsel memo today instructing the Labor Board’s Regional Directors of her position that noncompete clauses for employees protected by the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) (ie., …

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Senators Release Report from Government Watchdog on the Prevalence and Economic Effects of Noncompete Agreements Amid Intensifying Federal and State Efforts to

Senators Release Report from Government Watchdog on the Prevalence and Economic Effects of Noncompete Agreements Amid Intensifying Federal and State Efforts to

On May 17, 2023, US Senator Rob Wyden (D-OR) announced the release of a long-awaited report on the US Government Accountability Office’s multi-year investigation into the use of noncompete agreements across the US labor market. In announcing the release, Senator …

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Ohio Appellate Court Holds Logistics Company was Improperly Limited to Half a Remedy, Reviving Noncompete Suit Against a Former Employee

Ohio Appellate Court Holds Logistics Company was Improperly Limited to Half a Remedy, Reviving Noncompete Suit Against a Former Employee

The day after obtaining federal brokerage authority for the logistics company he formed a month earlier, Christopher Johnson, a North Carolina resident, resigned from his employment with Cincinnati-based Total Quality Logistics, LLC (“TQL”). TQL then sued Johnson and his company …

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No Non-Compete? No Problem. Texas Court Grants TRO Forcing Former Employees to Stop Working for Competing Business.

No Non-Compete?  No Problem.  Texas Court Grants TRO Forcing Former Employees to Stop Working for Competing Business.

Restrictive covenants and non-compete agreements have been a frequent topic of this blog in recent months, and rightly so. Non-competitors are generally thought to be effective tools to help firms protect trade secrets and competitive advantages. However, these agreements are