The 2019 legal landscape of employee mobility continues to evolve, at times drastically. Courts and legislatures are giving increased scrutiny to employers’ claims to protect the confidentiality of their trade secrets and attempts to enforce their employees’ restrictive covenants, including non-competition and non-solicitation agreements. It can be hard for employers to prevent their confidential information and client goodwill from following certain departing employees.

With greater knowledge of the latest legal theories, decisions, statutes, and other developments in this area, employers can better protect and defend their interests—even preemptively—including in the ways they draft their employee agreements, design their compensation structures,
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Not many lawsuits under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”) turn on whether an employer legitimately insisted that an employee sign a no-compete agreement in order to receive benefits, but a federal court lawsuit currently pending in Chicago presents that very scenario.

Specifically, in a case brought by a former Bank of America employee against Bank of America and others, Charles Corbisiero alleges that he was lured into continuing to work for Bank of America by a promise of certain allegedly vested bonuses and other benefits, only to be told upon his termination that he could only receive such

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