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Prevent the damage from employee defections

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Issue: How to stop employees from disclosing confidential data, or jumping to a competitor and stealing your employees.

Benefit: You can stop defectors from raiding your business, but only if you have a valid "restrictive covenant."

Action: Review the five different types of covenants below to decide which works best for each employee.

Your sales manager quit last week. This week, your two best sales reps quit, too, and they're following the manager to your biggest competitor.

Can you run to court and stop your manager from joining the competitor and stealing your employees?

Unless you can prove that those employees stole your customer lists or other confidential data, you typically can obtain a legal injunction only if the employees' have signed a legally valid "restrictive covenant."

While some agreements should include all five of these restrictive covenants, many should not. Ask your labor attorn...(register to read more)

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