Securing the Bag – Sixth Circuit Affirms Award of Attorneys’ Fees to Staffing CompanyIn today’s competitive job market, it is customary for employers to include restrictive covenants, e.g., non-competition and non-solicitation provisions, in employment agreements. While these covenants are essential to protect employers from unfair competition, an attorney’s fees provision is just as critical to save employers tens of thousands of dollars in litigation expenses. In Kelly Services,

Refer to This: Referral Sources Can Be a Legitimate Business Interest for Non-Compete Purposes in FloridaCan relationships with referral sources give rise to a legitimate business interest sufficient to enforce a non-compete? The answer is yes, at least in Florida.

A Little Helpful Background

Generally speaking, non-compete agreements (that prevent a former employee from working for your competitor) are not enforceable unless they protect an employer’s “legitimate business interest.” Non-competes

Non-compete ContractMany companies have their employees execute non-compete clauses either in employment agreements or as separate documents. The justification for doing so is to protect the company from training workers who later leave and take their new talents and the company clients to a competitor or to protect certain trade secrets. Most states restrict the terms