Tag: noncompetition

“Employer-Friendly” Utah Legislature Considers Regulating Non-Compete Agreements

Many employers in Utah use non-competition agreements to protect their confidential information, customer relationships and investment in employee training and development. In a somewhat surprising move, the usually employer-friendly Utah State legislature has signaled its willingness to join California and a handful of other states in attempting to regulate these kinds of agreements. The Utah … Continue Reading

Utah: 2011 Legislative Session Winners and Losers

The 59th legislative session of the Utah State Legislature ended last week. Below is a list of the winners and losers from legislative session preview post on February 18, 2011(and a couple of notable additions). WINNERS  Immigration – Three highly controversial immigration bills affecting employment passed Utah’s House and Senate and were signed by Governor … Continue Reading

Utah: 2011 Legislative Session Preview

The 59th legislative session of the Utah State Legislature convened in January, and several labor and employment-related bills were introduced. We’ve highlighted some of the more interesting bills below.    Immigration – Immigration is an issue that has been a subject of intense debate in Utah and nationally and multiple bills have been proposed on the … Continue Reading

Stoel Rives Offers Seminar on Oregon’s New Noncompete Law

Legislation that significantly altered an employer’s ability to utilize noncompete agreements in the state of Oregon took effect on January 1, 2008.  How has the new law impacted corporate policies around restrictive covenants? What are the new best practices you need to implement to stay in compliance?  For answers to these questions and more, join … Continue Reading

California Supreme Court Confirms Noncompetes Are Invalid

In a 7-0 decision yesterday, the California Supreme Court held that a noncompetition agreement signed by a former Arthur Andersen CPA was invalid under California law.   In Edwards v. Arthur Andersen LLP, the court reminded us that noncompetition agreements are invalid under California’s Business and Professions Code section 16600, even if they are written narrowly enough not to deprive persons … Continue Reading

New Idaho Statute Expands Noncompetition Agreements

A new Idaho statute (Idaho Code 44-2701 et seq.) set to go into effect July 1, 2008 defines presumptively reasonable limitations applicable to covenants against competition and solicitation by  employees and independent contractors.  Under the statute, a noncompetition period of up to 18 months are presumptively reasonable, as is a geographic scope that includes anywhere … Continue Reading
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