Recently, Apple brought a case against a manager who allegedly established a competing business during company time. Most company owners would agree that’s not an acceptable way for managers to spend time at work.
What, if anything, can a company do to prevent those situations, and what can they do if a situation like that arises?
Once a situation arises where a company suspects someone will take, or is taking client contacts, employee lists or company trade secrets with them, you may be too late to impact the situation. A decision to use non-solicitation, non-compete or confidentiality agreements should be put in place long before the company needs one.