Peter A. Steinmeyer of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. will be speaking in an upcoming live phone/web seminar entitled "Noncompete Agreements: Latest Litigation Developments" scheduled for Thursday, August 11, 1:00pm-2:30pm EDT.
As readers of this blog well know, employers frequently use noncompete agreements to protect confidential business information from misappropriation by departing employees. With continuing layoffs and business information easily accessible via computers and the Internet, enforceable noncompetes are critical in today’s economy.
Employment attorneys crafting noncompete agreements must avoid unreasonable and overbroad provisions. Courts are increasingly scrutinizing and, in some instances, refusing to enforce agreements that go too far to restrict employee activity.
This program was developed to prepare employment counsel to craft clear and enforceable non-compete agreements that are likely to stand up in court, and will also include discussion of litigation strategies for employment counsel pursuing or defending noncompete litigation.
Perspectives and guidance on these and other critical questions will be offered:
• How can noncompete agreements be structured to avoid being found an unfair restraint on trade and competition?
• What are the key steps for employers to follow, beginning with hiring and prior to a termination, to reinforce the confidentiality of company information with employees?
• What legal considerations should employment counsel take into account when deciding whether litigation is the most appropriate means for addressing an alleged breach of a noncompete agreement?
After presentations of the program’s panelists, there will be a live question and answer session with participants — to answer your questions about these important issues directly.