Annual Review: Non-Compete and Trade Secret Protection for Employers

Hosted by Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Location, or Event type: Webinar, Barnes & Thornburg

Annual Review: Non-Compete and Trade Secret Protection for Employers

Webinar, Hosted By Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Thursday, December 14, 2023 - 2:30 PM - Thursday, December 14, 2023 - 3:30 PM

Make sure you are keeping up with unprecedented developments across the United States. Experienced Barnes & Thornburg litigators will review what employers need to know about non-competes and trade secret protection, and how different states approach the issues.

How State Laws Drive Non-compete Strategy

  • Why other states’ laws are important

  • Is continuing employment sufficient consideration?

  • Will the court modify the agreement to make it enforceable

  • Recent state law developments 

Drafting and Administration

  • How aggressive should you be in setting restrictions?

  • How do you handle the differences between states?

  • How do you phase in non-competes with current employees?

Enforcement Strategy

  • Do you have to go after every violation?

  • Should you send a cease-and-desist letter first?

  • How quickly should you act?

  • Everybody wants a TRO: Reasons to win the war at a preliminary injunction hearing instead

Status and Potential Impact of FTC and NLRB Rule-Making on Non-competes

Trade Secret Developments


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