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Employment Law Update: Wisconsin Court Invalidates Non-Solicitation Agreement

Posted in Labor & Employment, News and Recent Decisions, Noncompete Agreements

In the spirit of Labor Day, I thought both employees and business owners in Wisconsin should know about a recent decision on restrictive covenants from the Wisconsin Court of Appeals. The case is important for you or your business because it affects whether certain employer-employee agreements are actually enforceable. Many Wisconsin employer-employee relationships are governed… Continue Reading

Ambiguous Noncompetes

Posted in Noncompete Agreements

The general rule in Wisconsin is: (a)  Courts will literally interpret unambiguous contracts; and (b) extrinsic evidence will be used to interpret ambiguous contracts. A recent appellate court decision applied this general rule with respect to noncompete agreements holding that the trial court’s finding that the noncompete was ambiguous was, without additional findings, not enough to find… Continue Reading

Wisconsin Makes Covenants More Employer Friendly

Posted in Business Formation, Business Litigation, News and Recent Decisions, Noncompete Agreements

  For over 50 years, Wisconsin has been deciding cases related to covenants not to compete in working relationships under Wisconsin Stat. § 103.465. On July 14, 2009, in an opinion authored by Justice Michael J. Gableman, Wisconsin’s Supreme Court changed the way that statute will work, much to the benefit of employers. Here’s what… Continue Reading