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Employees Bound by Non-Compete Agreement When They Clicked “Accept” to a Bonus on Intranet

Posted in Noncompetition Agreements
Two employees who clicked “accept” on an online form in order to receive a bonus were bound by additional language that included an agreement to not compete in the future.  Messrs. Lynch and Halpin worked in sales for ADP, and every year to collect their annual bonuses, they had to “accept” a non-compete agreement through… Continue Reading

Restrictive Covenant Enforcement: It’s About More Than Just Limits Of Time And Geography

Posted in Employee Leave Management, Hiring, Noncompetition Agreements, Restrictive Covenants, Uncategorized
Employers spend substantial resources training employees to fit the goals of their organizations. Often times, this includes providing the employee access to confidential information, introducing the employee to key business contacts, or providing the employee with specialized instruction on how to efficiently and effectively perform the role. Post-employment restrictive covenants, such as non-competition and non-solicitation… Continue Reading

Pennsylvania Employers Consider This: Continued Employment Alone Is Not Sufficient Consideration for a Noncompetition Agreement

Posted in Employment Agreements, Noncompetition Agreements
Pennsylvania remains one of the few states that still require “new” consideration in order for an employer to bind an existing employee to a noncompetition agreement. Not only does the consideration have to be new, it must also be “legally sufficient.” So, what rises to the level of “legally sufficient” under Pennsylvania law?… Continue Reading