On the Horizon - Covenants Not to Compete and Trade Secrets
There is movement toward statutory restrictions.
There are three proposed bills in Congress that, if ever passed, could greatly affect the law of covenants not to compete and trade secrets - at least among low wage earners and, interestingly enough, the grocery store industry. So far in the current Congress these bills appear relatively inactive, but needless to say stay tuned for more. This white paper reviews these proposed bills as well as hot topic restrictive covenant issues.
Partner with Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Practice primarily involves employment law and litigation, trade secret and unfair competition law and litigation, drafting employment and non-competition agreements, FLSA and wage/hour issues, serving as a mediator for cases in those areas of law
Consistently named to North Carolina Super Lawyers and Business North Carolina’s annual Legal Elite for employment law or alternative dispute resolution; named to North Carolina Lawyers Weekly 2023 “Power List” for employment lawyers
Consistently listed in Best Lawyers in America for employment law, trade secret law, or alternative dispute resolution, including various “Lawyer of the Year” designations
Certified mediator with an emphasis on mediating employment-related disputes, covenants not to compete and trade secret issues, FLSA and wage/hour issues, and ERISA denial of benefits cases
Adjunct professor at Wake Forest University School of Law, including courses on Trade Secrets & Unfair Competition, and Negotiation
J.D. degree, Wake Forest University School of Law; M.Div. degree, Yale University; B.A. degree, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill