Anne Golden and Piper Hoffman, The Employee Advocate, Spring/Summer 2006
Non-Compete Agreements: Emerging Issues From The Perspective Of Employee's Counsel
Co-authored by Wayne N. Outten, Anne Golden, and Nantiya Ruan, 2001.
Today more than ever, trained employees are valued by employers who want to do everything in their power to keep them from leaving and taking their skills and knowledge with them. Undoubtedly, this is due in part to our nation's unemployment rate reaching a thirty-year low. Add the current business environment of increased mobility, decreased loyalty, and the tremendous amount of capital resources spent in creating intellectual property, and companies are increasingly requiring key employees to sign harsh non-compete agreements to discourage employee defection or "corporate raiding."
The law still favors free mobility of employees. But along with an increased number of employers requiring employees to sign non-competition agreements comes an increased number of suits to enforce these restrictive covenants. Consequently, the body of law governing this area has been changing. This outline will give practical advice to employee advocates on ways to best protect their clients' interests when confronted with non-competition agreements and will examine the emerging trends in this narrow, but increasingly pertinent, area of employment law.
Overview of Workplace Claims in New York: Perspective of Employees’ Counsel
Co-authored by Wayne Outten, Anne Golden, Parisis Filippatos, Scott Moss & Nantiya Ruan, 662 PLI/Lit. 1179 (2001)
Employment Issues For Multi-National Employers And Employees: Legal Restraints On Foreign Employers Doing Business In The United States
This outline examines the rights of employees in the United States who work for foreign employers. Wayne N. Outten and Jack A. Raisner. ABA ERR 1998 Annual Meeting Toronto, Ontario August 1-5, 1998.
As graphically illustrated by Chrysler Corp.'s merger into a new, German corporation, called DaimlerChrysler Aktiengesellschaft—the largest industrial merger of all time—today's transnational mega-mergers are increasing the number of domestic employees who work for foreign entities. With their transfer to foreign management, these employees are likely to find changes in the laws that protect them as employees. This outline examines the rights of employees in the United States who work for foreign employers.