Michigan noncompete law

Handcuff InnovationThe Wall Street Journal, by Aruna Viswanatha, recently asked whether Noncompete Agreements Hobble Junior Employees. Spoiler alert — they do. According to the Journal:

Noncompete agreements—common in computing and engineering jobs, where proprietary technology can be at stake—are spreading to other industries and stretching further down the corporate ladder. Labor-law experts say some

In noncompete lawsuits, whether a preliminary injunction should be issued is a critical battle that in large part determines the direction of the lawsuit. For this reason, a recent decision denying a former employer’s motion for injunctive relief in a non-compete enforcement action provides critical insight for companies and individuals.

Court Denies Preliminary Injunction in

Signing-Contract.jpgCompanies commonly rely on non-compete restrictions to protect their competitive business interests. But if such post-employment restrictions are not properly drafted, those agreements may not be enforceable if challenged in court.

Overview of Non-compete Restrictions

Briefly, non-competition restrictions prohibit an employee from going to work for a competitor of a former employer. Such post-employment restrictions

Key.jpgA recent Michigan trial court decision from the Oakland County Circuit Court illustrates the significance that noncompete agreements can have for employers and individuals who sign such agreements. 

Specifically, Crain’s Detroit Business reported that an Oakland County Circuit court entered a judgment in excess of $2 million against Matt Prentice, a former employee and a well-known Metro