Does an Employer’s $180 Million Theft Invalidate an Employee’s Non-Compete?

August 23, 2017

What happens to an employee’s non-compete covenant if the employer and its top executives are convicted of assorted felonies – like stealing $180 million?  We have previously written that New York Courts will not enforce a non-compete covenant against an employee terminated without cause.  Viewed in this light, does an employer’s felony conviction, on its … Continue reading Does an Employer’s $180 Million Theft Invalidate an Employee’s Non-Compete?

Read More
Tags: , ,

Just How Restrictive Are Restrictive Covenants?

June 7, 2017

Many employers and employees alike assume that a non-compete covenant in an employment agreement will be enforced without issue if an employee violates it. The reality, however, is far less certain. In New York, the general public policy favoring “robust and uninhibited competition” weighs “against sanctioning the loss of a man’s livelihood.” As such, New … Continue reading Just How Restrictive Are Restrictive Covenants?

Read More
Tags: , ,