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Legal Risks of Hiring Competitors Employees - Webinar

  • ID: 4760457
  • Webinar
  • 90 Minutes
  • Lorman Business Center, Inc.
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Know your rights when hiring competitors employees and avoid legal pitfalls.

With todays fluid labor market, many employers are faced with the challenges and risks associated with hiring a competitors employee, particularly with respect to candidates who pose a high competitive threat andor had access to confidential information. You will learn how restrictive covenants and nondisclosure agreements may impact hiring decisions, including possible challenges to their enforceability, best practices during the hiring process, the offer stage, and the commencement of employment to insulate the company from liability to the maximum extent possible.

Should litigation erupt after hiring a competitors employee, you will learn about the most prevalent claims against former employees and their new employers, the most common and most effective defenses to those claims, and the possible counterclaims that may turn the tide of litigation in an employers favor. This topic will help employers understand the legal and practical risks associated with hiring a competitors employee, minimize those risks, utilize knowledge gained to effectively resolve issues short of litigation, and zealously defend any litigation that may ensue despite the employers best efforts.

Learning Objectives
  • You will be able to recognize the contours of nonsolicitation and noncompete agreements and the limits to their enforceability.
  • You will be able to identify the legal risks and practical concerns associated with hiring a competitors employees.
  • You will be able to implement best practices in the hiring process.
  • You will be able to understand effective litigation strategies to preempt or to defend claims.
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Non-Competes and Trade Secrets in American Business
  • Hiring a Competitor's Employees and Risks Associated
  • Non-Compete and NonSolicitation Agreements
  • Trade Secrets, Duties of Loyalty
Trigger Points When Hiring a Competitor's Employees
  • Competitiveness of Positions
  • Contractual Limitations
  • State and Federal Law
  • Relationship With Competitor
Best Practices in Hiring a Competitor's Employees
  • The Interview Process
  • Making an Offer
  • Start of Employment
  • Avoiding Allegations of Misappropriation
Preempting and Defending Claims
  • Declaratory Judgment Actions
  • Claims Against Former Employees
  • Defenses to the Most Common Claims
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Stephen E. Baumann, II - Littler Mendelson P.C., Danielle L. Kitson - Littler Mendelson P.C.
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This webinar is designed for human resource professionals, personnel and employee relations managers, benefits and payroll professionals, business owners and managers, controllers, CFOs and attorneys.
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