February 2019

It's Your Move

Employee noncompete agreements aren't always enforceable, especially if time and geographic limits are too broad.

Have you ever recruited the perfect job candidate only to find he had a noncompete agreement with a current or former employer? At a time when unemployment rates are low, the situation can be particularly frustrating. A common assumption is that legal liability for breaching a noncompete falls on the employee. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. New employers potentially are liable for damages if they interfere with contractual obligations.

Holland & Hart’s Animal Health and Pet Products Industry Group co-chair Nicole Snyder provides insights on legal parameters and tips to avoid violating existing employee noncompete agreements in the article titled “It’s your move,” published by Today’s Veterinary Business in its February 2019 Legal Lingo column.

To read the full article, click here.

Nicole Snyder is a partner at Holland & Hart, where she advises clients on mergers, acquisitions and complex employment matters. She is a member of the American Veterinarian Medical Law Association.

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