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Advocate’s View: Restrictive covenants and employee manuals can make a bad combination

I have recently observed a trend in employment litigation: employers attempting to enforce covenants not to compete or solicit clients (“restrictive covenants”) that are contained in employee manuals, as opposed to discrete contracts. Employers should reconsider this practice if they also want to disclaim that their employee manuals are not enforceable contracts. Incorporating restrictive covenants into ...

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