Colorado Non-Compete Law Blog

Colorado Non-Compete Law Blog

Insight and commentary on Covenants Not to Compete (Including Unfair Competition, Trade Secrets & Nondisclosure Agreements)

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Consent Order entered banning no hire agreements

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Two recent FTC actions have confirmed once again that companies should not enter agreements to refrain from hiring each other’s employees. In 1992, Tecnica and Volkl began collaborating in the marketing and distribution of complementary ski equipment: Volkl skis and Tecnica ski boots. The companies initially were not competitive. Tecnica at that time didn’t sell skis and Volkl didn’t… Continue Reading

No Hire Agreements in Colorado

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No hire agreements, or agreements between companies not to hire each other’s employees, have received a lot of attention in California during the last several years. In 2010, the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice reached settlements with several high tech companies – Adobe, Apple, Google, Intel, Intuit, Lucasfilm and Pixar – that prevented… Continue Reading

Antitrust challenge to no hire clause rejected

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No hire or no switching clauses are agreements between companies under which one or more companies agree not to hire employees of another company. No hire clauses are common in a variety of situations. If a company is seeking to be acquired, for example, it may want to showcase its best or key employees to the… Continue Reading