Tag Archives: Oregon

State Attorneys General Step Up Antitrust Probes of Franchise Industry Hiring Practices

In the midst of a federal effort to ramp up antitrust prosecutions of companies agreeing not to recruit or hire each other’s employees (see previous articles dated November 9, 2016, January 25, 2018, April 25, 2018 and July 17, 2018), special scrutiny – and criticism – has been directed toward the use of no-poach agreements … Continue Reading

Nike Lawsuit Against Former Designers Will Test Company Security Initiative

Athletic shoe manufacturer Nike filed suit on December 8, 2014 in Multnomah County Circuit Court in Oregon against three of its former designers alleging that the designers misappropriated Nike’s trade secrets and conspired with Adidas to start a new, competing business venture. The three former designers, Denis Dekovic, Marc Dolce and Mark Miner, all resigned … Continue Reading

Should a Non-Compete be Signed Before or After Employment Begins? Answer: It Depends

The variation among states when it comes to non-compete law is a source of frustration for many employers.  And sometimes, similar facts can lead to opposite results depending on the jurisdiction.  A recent decision from the Southern District of Alabama, holding that a non-compete can only be signed after employment begins, shows how Alabama law … Continue Reading
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