dia.jpg

Food For Thought - Article on Non-Competes

May 12, 2014

Food For Thought – Article on Non-Competition Agreements

By: Craig Watrous

In past blog posts, we’ve discussed the enforceability of covenants not to compete in Colorado (also called non-competition agreements or non-competes).  It’s an interesting, evolving area of law.  A covenant not to compete is an agreement that prohibits an entity or a person from competing with another person or entity for a set period of time within a certain geographical area.  Enforcement of non-competes is based on a number of factors including reasonableness, duration, geographical limitations, scope of the limitations, and state law.  In Colorado non-competes are void, except under limited circumstances.  Under such limited circumstances non-competes are absolutely enforceable in Colorado.  While there are specific legal parameters that must be carefully considered with any non-compete, there are also important business implications that business owners and execs must consider.

Jess Haden of Inc.com wrote an article discussing some of the business downsides of using non-competition agreements in the tech industry.  (“The Case Against Non-Compete Agreements”, Inc., November 19, 2013).  Though not a new article, the ideas presented therein are still relevant and present interesting food for thought. Rather than takes sides, I present the article for you to judge. 

For the full Inc. article please see the link below:

http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/non-competes-could-cause-the-death-of-your-business.html 

(Mallon & Lonnquist, LLC, is a business, finance, real estate, and litigation law firm. Craig T. Watrous is a Colorado business attorney with Mallon & Lonnquist, based in Denver, Colorado. Craig regularly represents clients on both sides of covenants not to compete.)



Category: News and Updates

Category List


Tag List

Non-Disclosure (1)
Colorado Hispanic Bar Association (1)
Employment (3)
Finance Law (2)
CO Ski and Snowboard Gear Recall (1)
Construction Bond Claims (2)
Corporate Law (8)
Mechanic's Liens (1)
Colorado Spanish Legal Services (1)
Spanish Legal Services (7)
Colorado Judicial Institute (1)
Colorado Lis Pendens (1)
Leases (4)
Denver arbitration (1)
Ethics (1)
cause for termination (1)
Credit Card Data (1)
Resolving Business Disputes (1)
Colorado at-will employment (1)
Commercial Property (1)
Colorado Real Estate (11)
Labor (3)
Helmet Recall (1)
ABA (1)
St. Anthony, Minnesota (1)
Overtime Wages (2)
Certifiably Green Denver (1)
Denver Broncos (1)
cyber security (3)
Community (29)
Snowboard Gear (1)
Litigation (15)
Construction Contracts (5)
Co-Ownership Agreement (1)
Wrongful Death Settlement (1)
Denver Sustainable Law Firm (1)
Real Estate (4)
Lease Negotiations (1)
attorney-client privilege (2)
Data Breach (2)
(31)
Non-Compete, Colorado non-compete restrictions, enforcing non-compete, protecting Colorado business (1)
Spanish Speaking Lawyers Committee (1)
Business Contracts (1)
Colorado LLC (1)
Denver Colorado Business Attorney (9)
Mergers & Acquisitions (5)
Colorado Retail Leasing (1)
Data Breach Settlement (1)
Colorado Wrongful Death (1)
Non-Solicitation (1)
Colorado Enforcement of Non-Compete (2)
Cherry Creek Chamber of Commerce (1)
Property Surveys (1)
Arbitration (2)
Non-Competition Agreements (12)
Our Courts Colorado (1)
Alternative Dispute Resolution (5)
Trade Secrets (6)
American Bar Association (2)
ABA Article (1)
Colorado Courts (1)
Non-Solicitiation (1)
Colorado Construction (1)
Enforcing Non-Solicitation Agreement (1)
Construction (6)
Colorado Business (56)
Colorado business disputes (1)
Spanish Business Law (9)
Colorado attorney mentor (1)
courts (1)
CO Business Non-Solicitation Restrictions (1)
Colorado Employment (20)
Employment Law (1)
Commercial Real Estate (1)
Skiing Gear (1)
Real Estate Law Firm (3)
Colorado Foundation for Water Education (1)
Non-Compete (2)
LLC Law (2)
CO Attorney Mentoring Program (1)

Archive