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Noncompete Agreements in South Carolina: A Primer for Businesses

U.S. businesses covered nearly one in five employees with some form of noncompete agreement intended to prevent them from taking a job with a rival, according to research.

Recent press, including a feature in The New York Times, has placed a sharper focus on the impact that such agreements can have on the nation’s workforce and overall economy. Several states have cracked down on the use of these contracts, and in late 2016, the Obama administration recommended reform.

South Carolina law favors free enterprise and competition and generally disapproves of noncompete agreements. But such agreements can be valid if they are properly limited to strike an appropriate balance between protecting an employer’s interest in protecting trade secrets and investment in training employees with a worker’s right to make a living. 

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To Sue or Not to Sue:  Protect Your Business Against Non-Compete Violations

Business owners invest time and money into setting themselves apart with unique product offerings, exceptional services or specialized customer retention strategies. They pass along their tricks of the trade to employees as they build their business. But it is information they don’t want leaving their control.

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