28. Non-Solicitation, No Poach & Garden Leave

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Read our Newsletters and Q & A’s:

i. Before Signing

  1. NL 1: Injunction – Key Words & Phrases
  2. NL 2: Non-Compete or Non-Solicit? Use “C.A.T.C.H.” to Understand It
  3. NL 3: Restrictive Covenant – Key Words & Phrases
  4. NL 4: You Must Protect Your “B.O.B.” (Book Of Business, That Is)
  5. NL 5: “Employer Ask You to Sign an Agreement? Ask Your Employer to Pay Your Legal Cost”
  6. QA 1: Restrictive Covenant – Key Words & Phrases

ii. Is it Enforceable?

  1. NL 1: Non-Solicit’s are replacing Non-Compete’s – Here are 12 Pointers
  2. QA 1: “What is ‘indirect’ solicitation of customers?”

iii. Non-Solicitation and Other Restrictions

  1. NL 1: If You Leave Your Job, Can You Take Your Customers With You?
  2. NL 2: Non-Compete or Non-Solicit? Use “C.A.T.C.H.” to Understand It
  3. NL 3: Non-Solicitation Does NOT Mean Non-Communication
  4. NL 4: When Leaving Your Job, How to Take Your Colleagues With You
  5. NL 5: “Non-Solicitation Agreements – From A to Z”
  6. QA 1: “Can I be sued for poaching an employee from my former employer?”
  7. QA 2: “Can I solicit customers of my former employer?”
  8. QA 3: “If I signed a non-solicitation agreement, can I now create a website for my new business?”
  9. QA 4: “If my former employer closes, and opens a new company, is my non-compete (or other contracts) valid?”
  10. QA 5: “No non-compete, but my prospective employer has signed a ‘No-Poach’ agreement. What do I do?”
  11. QA 6: “Non-Solicitation Agreements – Ten Practical Questions”
  12. QA 7: “Should non-solicit clauses be treated the same as non-compete clauses?”
  13. QA 8: “Who is a ‘prospective client’ in a non-solicitation agreement?”
  14. QA 9: Prospective Customer or Client
  15. QA 10: “Can I get around a ‘non-solicitation’ agreement?”
  16. QA 11: “Can I Work for a Licensee or Vendor of my Former Employer?”
  17. QA 12: “With a ‘no-poach’ agreement, can I hire a fired employee?”

iv. Garden Leave

  1. NL 1: “Garden Leave’s Little Secret: It is Not Very Enforceable”
  2. NL 2: Garden Leave . . . Is Negotiable
  3. QA 1: “Can I be on ‘Garden Leave’ and reemployed elsewhere at the same time?”
  4. QA 2: “No Non-compete? No Stolen Secrets? You are Free.”

v. General

  1. NL 1: Non-Compete or Non-Solicit? Use “C.A.T.C.H.” to Understand It
  2. NL 2: “I Am Not Restricted” Clause in Offer Letters – Potential Roadblock
  3. NL 3: “Injunctive Relief” Clauses in Contracts – What Do They Mean?
  4. QA 1: “Can I sue my former employer for ‘interfering’ with my new job?”
  5. QA 2: “If I signed a non-compete / non-solicit agreement, does that stop me from working for a customer of my former employer?”

“If you live your life the right way,
your later years will not be a winter,
but rather a harvest.”

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