Drafting Techniques, Essential Case Law, and Enforceability Traps
This in-the-weeds drafting program will show you how to draft effective non-compete and non-solicitation agreements. Many employers rely on these restrictive covenants to minimize the risks of a former employee sharing confidential information, knowledge, client information, or business strategies with competitors. For unwary counsel or HR professionals, there is no shortage of enforceability pitfalls stemming from, among other things, insufficient consideration, adopting a one-size-fits-all approach, or creating unduly restrictions.
This program will cover top enforceability mistakes, step-by-step drafting advice, state-by-state legal variations, key case law developments, and tips for multi-state and global employers. Don't miss this opportunity to learn how to put teeth in your non-compete and non-solicitation agreements - register today!
Learn how to anticipate and avoid 10 common mistakes that can leave your agreements unenforceable.
Get practical guidance for drafting key provisions in non-compete and non-solicitation agreements.
Discover important state-by-state considerations and recent case law developments.
Get strategies for protecting multi-state and global employers.
Who Should Attend
This program is designed for attorneys. HR professionals, company executives, accountants, and paralegals may also benefit.
Top 10 Mistakes That Lead to Unenforceability
How to Draft Non-Compete and Non-Solicitation Provisions (Sample Agreement Walkthrough)
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This is an Intermediate level program presented in a group internet-based setting. Accountants should have a basic understanding of non-compete and non-solicitation agreements. No advanced preparation is required.Upon completion of this course, attendees should be able to: 1. List one mistake that can render a non-compete agreement unenforceable. 2. Identify two important clauses in a non-compete agreement. 3. Describe one difference among the states in determining enforceability. 4. Explain the holding of a recent case involving non-compete agreements. 5. List one strategy for multi-state employers.Field(s) of Study -- Business Law.
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J. GREGORY GRISHAM is of counsel in the Memphis office of Fisher & Phillips LLP. Mr. Grisham has 30 years of experience counseling and representing employers in all aspects of workplace law in Tennessee and across the United States. He has helped employers avoid claims, charges and lawsuits with a focus on preventative practices. Preventative practices include counseling in situations involving discipline, termination, demotion, promotion and other workplace changes in the terms and conditions of employment, harassment investigations, wage and hour compliance, FMLA Compliance, Reasonable Accommodation assessment, supervisor training, and the review of employment policies and procedures. Mr. Grisham has successfully litigated hundreds of administrative charges, employment lawsuits, and arbitration demands on behalf of employers, including federal and state law claims alleging discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, defamation, invasion of privacy, breach of contract, wage and hour violations and ERISA violations, among others. He represents employers in the enforcement of post-employment restrictive covenants such as non-compete, non-solicitation and non-disclosure agreements, and related trade secret litigation. Mr. Grisham is a regular speaker at public seminars on workplace law issues and has authored numerous articles on a variety of labor and employment law related topics. He currently serves on the Executive Council of the Tennessee Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section and is a board member of the Memphis Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section. Mr. Grisham earned his B.S. degree from the University of Tennessee, his M.B.A. degree from the University of Mississippi and his J.D. degree, with honors, from the University of Memphis.
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