NON-COMPETES HELP COMPANIES KEEP SECRETS
Eight months after Intarome Fragrance & Flavor Corp. terminated a sales executive, the company smelled something funny. The New Jersey fragrance maker received an e-mail that showed the sales executive was soliciting business from a key Intarome customer, according to court papers.
Intarome sued its former employee, accusing him of breaking an agreement not to compete with the company in the U.S. for a year if he ever left his job. And the suit also accused the ex-employee — who denies the allegations — of trying to sell “duplicate” Intarome products in violation of his agreement not to divulge confidential information.