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Virginia Non-Competes: What You Read vs. What Your Boss Reads

May 2, 2012

I love Google Alert, that fabulous daily reminder of what is being written online about a certain topic. Perhaps you have an RSS or Google Alert on Jessica Simpson or the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Mine are mostly work related: “non-compete” and “non-solicitation.”

This morning, Google Alert brought my attention to a new book written specifically for companies discussing the importance of confidentiality agreements and non-compete agreements, Non-Solicitation and Non-Competition Agreements, published by a New Orleans law firm.

Here’s what the author is telling your boss about non-compete agreements.

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Virginia Code on Non-Competes? Not This Year

February 8, 2012

Yesterday, I traveled to Richmond – the “Capital City” – to testify (or rather, speak) in favor of HB 1187, which would make non-compete agreements invalid in Virginia.

A subcommittee of the Commerce and Labor Committee heard argument in favor of the bill (from me), and then two trade groups argued against it – the Virginia Chamber of Commerce and the Virginia Association of Broadcasters. The representative for the Virginia Association of Broadcasters stated that they could not spend money on promoting new personalities if there wasn’t some assurance that personality wouldn’t run across the street to the compeitior.

REALLY? And this is a statement of fact?

Predictably, the committee voted to table the bill.

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