Monthly Archives: October 2010

Non-competition covenants’ restriction on innovation

An interesting article concludes that non-compete agreements may be bad for innovation. Agreements outlawing non-compete agreements in California prevents companies from making and enforcing restrictions on their departing employees. The article concludes that the inability to restrict job-changing high tech employees contributed to the fertility of Silicon Valley’s creations. It also argues that those companies...
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Supreme Court will Consider Public Employee Retaliation

The Supreme Court granted certiorari to a case involving retaliation against government employees.  In Borough of Duryea v. Guarnieri, a local government asks the Supreme Court to reverse a decision in favor of its employees who sued for retaliation.  Unlike many retaliation charges, which rest on the words of anti-discrimination statutes, this was brought as a constitutional...
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