Non-competes

Feb
06

The Corporate Transparency Act - Big Brother Arrives

Corporate Transparency Act goes into effect In the book Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell describes a world where every citizen is under constant observation by the authorities. The people are reminded of this by the slogan "Big Brother is watching you." Starting this year, U.S. business owners will
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Feb
05

Staffing Legal News Corporate Subscription Offer

Staffing Legal News is a specialty newsletter created specifically for busy industry executives and professionals who need to know what is happening, but don’t have time to read lengthy law firm treatises.  SLN delivers to your inbox: ·        Real-Time Updates: Stay ahead of the curve with instant access to breaking
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Jan
24

Hayes Medical Staffing Wins Injunction Against Jobot Hires

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Nov
27

Update on Mass Tempnapping Lawsuit

Last year SLN reported on a rare workforce transfer case in which it is alleged that a Business Development Manager for Surge Staffing left for a competitor, Resolve HR, LLC, and took 36 temps on assignment with her.
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Nov
13

Allegis Group vs Jobot: the War Continues

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Oct
12

Staffing Giant Allegis Takes a Hit in Restrictive Covenant Lawsuit

Federal court invalidates non-solicitation and non-disclosure contract provisions in proxy war with Jobot I have litigated or managed as in-house counsel over 100 noncompete/trade secret lawsuits involving staffing firms, and the area is of particular interest to me. Last year, I reported on a legal battle being waged by
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Sep
05

National Staffing Solutions Sues Former Employee Under Computer Fraud Statute

Lawsuit alleges former nurse recruiter stole candidate database after loading computer sharing software National Staffing Solutions has filed an unusual data theft lawsuit in Florida (Complaint attached). While data theft cases are not uncommon, it is rare to see one that seems to fit the requirements for relief under the
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Aug
16

BIOPOINT VS CATAPULT SOLUTIONS GROUP: NONCOMPETE CASE OF THE YEAR

Inside job yields a $5,061,444 damage award - ruling pending on $2,503,457 attorneys' fee claim I see a big one like this every couple of years. The largest damage awards in unfair competition cases usually involve some form of trade secret misappropriation, and this one
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Jul
27

Update on Massive Non-Compete Damage Award

Last year I wrote a story about a huge damage award in a staffing firm noncompete case. Specifically, on September 15, 2022, a Texas Federal Judge ruled that international legal search recruiter Evan P. Jowers is liable to his former employer for misappropriating trade secrets and violating his non-competition agreement.
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Jun
07

Minnesota Bans Non-Competes, Part 2

Don't forget contracts of temporary workers and independent contractors (and employee handbooks) As I reported in my last post, Minnesota has banned non-compete agreements prospectively, effective July 1, 2023. This means that agreements signed on or after that date must not contain provisions that prevent employees and independent
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