Keep Your Friends Close and Your Enemies Closer -- Hiring From Competitors Without Getting Sued and Protecting Yourself From Defecting Employees

Date:
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Time:
7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Cost:
No charge to attend (RSVP is required). Continental breakfast will be served.

Location:
Best Western Posada Royale Hotel
1775 Madera Road, Simi Valley, CA 93065

Presenter: Glenn J. Dickinson, Esq.

Registration Information

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Are you hiring employees from competitors? Are you losing employees to your competitors?

Companies have many good reasons to hire from the competition: these employees are familiar with the industry, you probably won't have to do a lot of training, and you look like the winning team when someone leaves the other guys to work for you. But in every new relationship, you have to deal with the baggage. When you hire from competitors, you hire someone with ongoing obligations to the old company -- obligations that can land you in litigation if you don't take precautions. On the flip side, you can use basic strategies to strengthen your legal protections against employees who defect to the competition.

In this informative seminar, LightGabler's intellectual property attorney Glenn J. Dickinson will discuss:

  • Simple precautions to take when bringing in a competitor's former employee
  • Trade secrets and how to avoid liability for misappropriation
  • Documentation that your competitor's ex-employee (and your new hire) should receive at time of hire
  • Steps you can take now to minimize the damage from departing employees
  • What to say and do when your employee is leaving for a competitor