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How Strong Is My Noncompete?: It's Worth Revisiting

Employers and executives often question the enforceability of noncompetition agreements. In most states, covenants not to compete and covenants of non-solicitation of other employees or customers are enforceable if they are drafted correctly. State law governs the enforceability of noncompetition agreements and, while California is notoriously unfavorable to such agreements, most states do allow them … Continue reading this entry

Giving Stock to Your Employees — How and How Much?

Equity grants can be an attractive alternative to cash when compensating employees, consultants, and service providers. However, if not structured properly, equity grants can cause some nasty consequences for the recipient. Additionally, deciding on the proper number of shares can be difficult. An issuance of stock can result in a tax liability for the recipient, … Continue reading this entry