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Choosing the Best Employment Agreements

11.20.2014
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When a Non-Solicitation Agreement is Better than a Non-Compete Agreement

Nothing is more frustrating than watching workers you’ve trained and fostered walk away from your company to join the competition, taking customers and expertise with them.  More and more businesses are looking to non-compete and non-solicitation agreements to prevent this problem. So what kind of agreement is right for your company? It depends on what you’re looking to protect.

Non-compete agreements are designed to prevent workers who leave your company from going into direct competition, by restricting the jobs that workers […]

Non-Compete Agreements in Minnesota

02.6.2014
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Generally, Minnesota courts do not like non-compete agreements. They are seen as a restriction on the ability of people to work and a constraint on the free movement of workers. However, there is a place for non-compete agreements and courts recognize that. Given the confidential nature of information many employees have access to, and how that could harm a business if the employee went to a competitor, Minnesota courts are willing to enforce non-competes if they are found to be “reasonable.”

Well, “reasonable” seems like a simple enough standard to meet, but what is reasonable to one […]