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By Michael A. Naclerio and Richard M. Reice Employers often include restrictive covenants in their employment agreements in an effort to protect investments in employees, trade secrets, and customer information. These covenants can restrict a former employee’s ability to work for competitors, prevent solicitation of......

The expression “you cannot make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear,” apparently applies to restrictive covenants as well. The court’s decision in Genex Corp., v. Contreras, et al., 2014 BL 279888 (2:13-cv-3008, E.D.W, Oct. 3, 2014), although specific to Washington and Wisconsin, is......

The history of restrictive covenant law begins with the apprenticeship system in pre-industrial England. In the earliest cases, masters had attempted to prevent competition from their apprentices following the apprenticeship period, through the use of agreements not to practice for a set period of time.......