2018 was an active year for courts across the country to rule on non-compete agreements. There has been a sea change from employer to employee focus. Washington, Colorado, New Mexico and others have all had rulings favorable to the employee. This trend looks to continue.
In Alabama in 2016, we had a legislative repeal and replacement of Ala. Code § 8-1-1. It was replaced with a more employer-friendly code section.
Have you reviewed your employment agreements? Have you addressed these changes and the current interpretations? Whether you are an employer looking to protect your trade secrets and confidential materials or an employee wanting to protect your right for gainful and unencumbered employment, it is important to seek the advice of an attorney that is current and proactive to ensure you are protected and prepared. Attorney Tom Loper specializes in business and employment law with over 10 years of experience in the field.
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