Employees today are more likely than ever to change jobs in search of better opportunities. Oftentimes, that change entails going to work for another business in the same industry; sometimes, it means starting a competing business.
While Oklahoma has one of the strictest anti-non-compete laws in the nation, state law does allow the use of other restrictive covenants as a way to promote fair competition. But just because you have a signed agreement in place doesn’t mean it’s enforceable.
During this one-hour complimentary webinar, McAfee & Taft attorneys Courtney Bru, Jake Crawford and Charlie Plumb discuss the do’s and don’ts of unfair competition, including the legal safeguards employers can implement to protect themselves from unfair competition when an employee departs. They’ll also discuss what employers should be doing when hiring an employee from a competing business.
- The enforceability of non-compete, no-solicitation and no-poaching agreements in Oklahoma and other states
- Best practices for drafting restrictive covenants
- Challenges faced by multi-state employers and why a “choice of law” provision may be disregarded in court
- Why a well-crafted confidentiality agreement can be your secret weapon against unfair competition
- What to expect when restrictive covenant disputes arise
This complimentary webinar will be available for on-demand viewing beginning at noon (Central) on Thursday, June 14, 2018. Please pre-register below to receive access information for the webinar as well as to sign up for certification credit, if interested. NOTE: Pre-registration closes Wednesday, June 13th.
This program has been pre-approved for 1.0 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about HRCI certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.
McAfee & Taft is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. This program is valid for 1.0 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about SHRM certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.