With low unemployment rates in the Carolinas, many companies – including health care providers – are looking to their competitors to find qualified employees. This hiring strategy has led to a surge in litigation over employee noncompetition and related restrictive covenants. Over the past decade, North Carolina and South Carolina courts have dramatically changed their views on enforceable employment restrictions, meaning that many older agreements may no longer be enforceable.
Parker Poe’s Oct. 3 webinar will provide an overview of the requirements for and limitations on restrictive covenants. Charlotte partner Jonathan Crotty will also provide strategies for companies faced with former employees who have violated post-employment restrictions. In addition, he will explain how companies interested in hiring prospective employees with noncompetes in place can assess the legal risks involved in moving forward with recruitment. A clear understanding of noncompete law will help companies with their recruiting, employee retention, and risk management strategies.
The webinar is from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, Oct. 3. Register here.