Thomas D. Rees's Legal Insights

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Watch out for Non-Hire and Anti-Poaching Agreements!

You are the CEO of Company A, a cutting-edge developer of new software.  Over golf...

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The 7 Types of Restrictive Covenants to Know

Post-employment restrictive covenants in PA come in multiple varieties. But the non-compete covenant is the...

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Restrictive Covenant Enforcement

Obtaining an employee's signature on a post-employment restriction is simpler than restrictive covenant enforcement. By...

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What is Garden Leave?

Garden Leave Allows Some Protection for an Employer The term sounds pastoral, but its use...

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Non-Solicitation Agreements- The Third Rail of Employee Mobility Law

When an ex-employee works for a competitor, the violation of a non-compete covenant is clear-cut....

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US Supreme Court Limits Scope of Computer Fraud Law

On June 3, 2021, the United States Supreme Court issued a long-awaited decision on the...

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Invalidates No-Hire Contracts

In 2018, I blogged about the Pennsylvania Superior Court decision in Pittsburgh Logistics Services v....

US Supreme Court Rejects School District’s Sanctions Against Cheerleader Despite Outburst

US Supreme Court Rejects School District’s Sanctions Against Cheerleader Despite Outburst

By an 8-1 majority, the United States Supreme Court blocked a Pennsylvania school district from...

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Offensive Social Media Posts by Pennsylvania Employees Justify Termination

“If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all,” our parents told us....

Ethical Issues for Lawyers in High Profile Cases

High profile legal matters can be exciting to handle. But these same cases present risks...