MPA October Employment Law Sectional

  • October 24, 2018
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Thrivent Financial, Conference Room 290 - 625 Fourth Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55415 - Remote attendance available.


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Topic: Creating and Enforcing Restrictive Covenants: A Deep Dive for Multi-State Employers

Multi-state employers must protect their investments in information and people, while at the same time hiring new employees without getting swept into a lawsuit by an individual’s former employer. They must do so in an environment where laws vary dramatically among the states in which they operate, and in the midst of a changing legal landscape. This presentation goes beyond the non-compete basics to offer in-depth advice on creating a multi-state restrictive covenant program. We offer best practices for implementing new or revised agreements on a national scale, drafting to maximize the chance of enforcement by injunction, avoiding litigation when hiring, and enforcing restrictive covenants against employees even in states that forbid non-competes.

Speaker: Katie Connolly & Joel O’Malley

Katie Connolly is a Shareholder at Nilan Johnson Lewis PA where she represents publicly traded and Fortune 500 companies across the nation in post-employment covenants and trade secret litigation. She also serves as national counsel in an advisory capacity accounting for each state’s unique requirements when auditing post-employment covenants and maintaining her clients’ compliance with each state’s non-compete laws. While she has settled matters in the early stages of a case, Katie has successfully litigated cases in both state and federal courts throughout the country, including through trial.

Joel O’Malley is a Shareholder at Nilan Johnson Lewis PA where he defends his clients nationwide in all types of employment and wage-and-hour litigation, and helps clients enforce restrictive covenants against former employees and defend against restrictive covenant claims. He handles both individual and class litigation throughout the country, with extensive experience litigating in California. He also counsels clients in complying with discipline and discharge, wage-and-hour, workplace leave, and employment and severance agreement issues.

CLE credit has been requested. Remote attendance is available.

Member Cost: Free 
Non-Member Cost: $10

Please register no later than October 23, 2018.

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