Tis the Season.
No, not for Christmas and do gooding or Holiday cheer.
Tis the Season for Holiday Office Parties… which means, booze, loose lips, camera phones, and evidence.
Evidence in business tort cases.
Like when you tell Cindy the receptionist, while sipping some pink cocktail through a straw “Thsindy… don’t tell anyboody, ok? but this is my lasst Chrimas party here… Because me and Bill, yeah, Bad breath bill are starting our own company. No really. Its a secrect. don’t tell, thsindy, will ya?”
When your sister is at the mall with your wife and they run into one of your colleagues, and your sister says “Hey, so nice to meet you. So you work with my brother’s old company, or his new one?” Sister, apparently, didn’t get the memo that you had not yet given notice and were not leaving until January.
When you are updating your Facebook on January 1 to share with everyone the news that you have joined the XYZ corp. (your old employer’s biggest competitor) starting the next week, and your boss was told you were going to retire from the industry and start a hot dog stand.
So please. Don’t let this be the Season you get sued. I promise you, a little thought goes a long way in non-compete cases.