News, cases and laws concerning Non-Compete clauses and Non-Compete Litigation by Horton LAw Firm in South Carolina

Understanding Trade Secrets

Most businesses in today’s competitive climate rely on the talents of its employees. Employees are often undervalued as a company’s asset – that is, until they leave to join a competitor or start their own business, at which time their value is more realistically assessed.  There is no doubt former employees retain information in their [...]

By | January 14th, 2018|Business Litigation, Non-Compete Litigation, trade secrets|Comments Off on Understanding Trade Secrets

Executive and Employment Contracts

Most employees do not have a written employment contract, although some do. And as non-compete agreements have become more prevalent, so have employment contracts. Generally, an employment contracts is the first resort for considering an employee’s legal rights, options and risks. In specific instances, an employee handbook can be an implied contract. Horton Law Firm [...]

By | September 26th, 2017|Employment Law, Non-Compete Litigation|Comments Off on Executive and Employment Contracts

Non-Compete Agreements: Beat Your Non-Compete

The number of U.S. court decisions involving non-compete agreements have risen 61% since 2002, according to research commissioned by the Wall Street Journal. With most cases settled out of court, we know that non-compete agreements are much more widespread. Experienced South Carolina non-compete attorney Andy Arnold has seen firsthand how non-competes can stifle a person’s [...]

By | May 17th, 2017|Employment Law, Non-Compete Litigation|Comments Off on Non-Compete Agreements: Beat Your Non-Compete

Let’s ‘MOVE’ on From Non-Competes for Low-Wage Workers

More companies are implementing non-compete agreements for low-wage employees, who are less capable of working farther away and less likely to have savings to fall back on. To combat this, a bill has been introduced in the Senate by senators Al Franken (D-Minn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) that would prohibit the use on non-compete agreements for workers who are paid less than $15 an hour. […]

By | June 24th, 2015|Employment Law, Non-Compete Litigation|Comments Off on Let’s ‘MOVE’ on From Non-Competes for Low-Wage Workers

What South Carolina Could Learn From New Mexico

This April, the New Mexico state legislature passed a bill putting limits on non-compete clauses placed on physicians and other healthcare workers. The goal of this bill, also known as SB 325, is to allow physicians to leave practices without having to leave a community and their patients. […]

By | June 24th, 2015|Non-Compete Litigation|Comments Off on What South Carolina Could Learn From New Mexico

Sandwiched Between a Rock and a Hard Place

There have been new developments in the case of Jimmy John’s and their non-compete agreements. A federal judge in Illinois has declined to grant an injunction that would keep Jimmy John’s franchise owners from enforcing the non-compete agreements that all employees are forced to sign. […]

By | May 4th, 2015|Non-Compete Litigation, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Sandwiched Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Noncompete Agreements Hinder Economic Development

We know noncompete agreements are prohibitive, but a new study suggest it doesn’t just hurt an employee’s ability to find meaningful work. South Carolina and other states are losing prized researchers, scientists, inventors, and maybe even sandwich makers, to states that ban such contracts. […]

By | April 8th, 2015|Employment Law, Non-Compete Litigation, Practice of Law|Comments Off on Noncompete Agreements Hinder Economic Development

Eight Ways to Guarantee Yourself a Non-Compete Lawsuit

Okay. I confess: I have been really busy (what a blessing) and have not had a chance to write much. But, I have had a chance to read, and I came across something else I wanted to share. Management-side employment lawyer, Jay Shepherd, has written a good article directed at employees: Eight Ways to Guarantee [...]

By | February 27th, 2010|Employment Law, Non-Compete Litigation|Comments Off on Eight Ways to Guarantee Yourself a Non-Compete Lawsuit