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UK High Court imposes 12 months’ garden leave on “implausible and opportunistic” stockbroker

In one’s darker moments at work the prospect of 12 months’ compulsory paid leave sounds like the way to go.  In reality, the damage done to your name, skills and client connections could be very substantial.  How could the employer ever justify that requirement?   In JM Finn & Co Ltd v Holliday the High Court … Continue Reading

Webinar: Confidentiality and Restrictive Covenants Around the Globe – Hungary & Russia

In 2013, Squire Sanders is presenting a series of webinars focusing on confidentiality and restrictive covenants around the globe.  These webinars will provide participants with an understanding of the basic principles of restrictive covenants in different jurisdictions. On 14 November 2013 at 1pm GMT (5pm MSK, 2pm CET, 8am EST) our featured countries are Hungary … Continue Reading

Webinar: Confidentiality and Restrictive Covenants Around the Globe – Hong Kong & China

In 2013 Squire Sanders is presenting a series of webinars focusing on restrictive covenants around the globe.  These webinars will provide participants with an understanding of the basic principles of restrictive covenants in different jurisdictions. On 26 September 2013 at 9am BST (4pm CST & HKT) our featured countries are Hong Kong and China.  Nick … Continue Reading

Restrictive covenants in Australia – are independent contractors and employees treated equally?

No, a recent decision of the Federal Court of Australia has confirmed. In Informax International Pty Ltd v Clarius Group Ltd [2012] Clarius, a labour hire company, supplied the services of an IT contractor through her own company Informax, to Woolworths. The contract between Clarius and Informax restrained her from working directly for Woolworths for … Continue Reading

The Ohio Supreme Court Reinstates Ability To Automatically Transfer Employee Noncompete Agreements in a Merger

The Supreme Court of Ohio reconsidered and reversed in part its May 24, 2012 decision, Acordia of Ohio L.L.C. v. Fishel (Acordia I) [pdf], that a surviving company in a merger may not be able to enforce employees’ noncompete agreements if the agreements failed to contain an assignment clause. The Court issued a partial correction of … Continue Reading
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