The most recent reported South Carolina case involving non-compete is Team IA, Inc. v. Lucas, 717 S.E.2d 103 (S.C. Ct. of App. Oct. 2011). The case provides only modest insight into the legal landscapes of non-compete agreements, and in some ways creates a bit of uncertainty.
So, the fact is that non-competes are not just a matter between employer and employee, but impact customer, hiring businesses, and consumers.
The law in South Carolina regarding non-compete agreements is sparse. So, trial courts are left to hash out disputes with modest guidance. Unfortunately, more times than not legal memorandums are not read prior to the hearing.
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It is happening. Slowly, states are making it easier for employers to enforce non-competes. Recently, the Texas Supreme Court abandoned…
Too many employees who have signed a non-compete agreement fail to take notice that they have agreed to be sued in another state. These provisions are known as “forum selection clauses.”
The more non-compete matters I review and litigate the more certain I am that geographically based non-competition covenants should be per se unenforceable.
“A recent study by Shepherd Law Group shows that noncompete litigation nationwide has continued to trend upward, despite a slowing…
A Boston law firm,Beck Reed Riden, has developed a chart that outlines the law of non-competes in all 50 states. It is pretty good tool and an easy way to get some basic information about non-compete law.