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June 27, 2016

Minnesota vs. Wisconsin: Covenants Not to Compete

A covenant not to compete is a provision in an employment agreement which prohibits an employee from working for a competitor of his/her current employer for a certain time and in certain locations after the employee leaves his/her current employer.  Minnesota law says that the mere continuation of employment is not sufficient consideration to support a covenant not to compete.  Such a restrictive covenant must be entered into at the time the employment commenced or be supported by type of payment, job advancement, training or other benefit.  Until recently, Wisconsin law was the same.  The Wisconsin Supreme Court has specifically...
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