Beware the Trap: Covenants Not to Compete in Wisconsin

March 15, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Event Timezone: Eastern Time Zone

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Many employers rely upon agreements with their employees to protect confidential information and other competitive interests. Often, it is tempting for businesses to draft agreements that are broad in order to protect against any potential situation that could hurt them. But therein lies the legal trap! In Wisconsin, covenants not to compete are strictly scrutinized for fairness, and Wisconsin courts have taken an expansive view of what qualifies as a covenant not to compete. Recently, the Wisconsin Supreme Court held that a provision prohibiting the solicitation of employees qualified as a covenant not to compete under state law. What does this mean for employers? Join Bud Bobber and Christine Bestor Townsend from Ogletree Deakins’ Milwaukee office, as well as Chris Reader of Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, the state’s leading business association, for insight into how to protect your business interests and how legislative reforms may impact employers.

Cost: $99.00
$49.00 (Ogletree Deakins client discount)
Speakers: Moderator: Lisa Kaplan
Organizer: Register online at or contact Marilu Oliver at (404) 870-1755 or
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