Hunt & Associates P.C.

Feb 22, 2011

New Hires and Contractual Duties to Prior Employers

Employers want to know who they’re hiring.  If a new hire has a noncompetition, non-solicitation or confidentiality agreement with their last employer, there can be a risk of litigation to their new employer.  The new employer may risk a law suit claiming wrongful interference with contractual relations between the new hire and their former employer or for misappropriation or misuse of the prior employer’s trade secrets.… Read more

Nov 4, 2010

Employee Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Agreements in Oregon: A Critical Distinction

Oregon law imposes serious restrictions on employee non-competition agreements.  Unless certain severe conditions are satisfied, an employee’s agreement not to compete with their employer after their employment ends will not be enforceable.  However, Oregon law specifically exempts employee non-solicitation agreements from the legal restrictions governing the validity of employee non-competition agreements.  The distinction then between non-competition agreements and non-solicitation agreements is important.… Read more