Non-compete Agreement

How the Federal Trade Commission Might Kill Non-Competes in Utah

By Joseph G. Ballstaedt801-365-1021joe@snjlegal.com The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced it is considering a rule that would ban all non-compete agreements. A non-compete agreement (or non-competition agreement) is a clause in an employment contract that prohibits the employee from seeking or taking a certain type of employment after the conclusion of the employee’s employment with the employer. Non-competes sometimes …

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Loyalty to One’s Employer in Utah: Is a Non-Competition Agreement Necessary to Prevent an Employee from Competing with an Employer?

Joseph G. Ballstaedt801.365.1021joe@snjlegal.com Under Utah law, must an employee be loyal to his employer? How loyal? In what way? When does this duty apply? This article briefly discusses some basic duties that form the relationship between employers and employees. It then discusses in depth an employee’s duty of loyalty to his employer. As explained below, …

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