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A Recent Trend In Louisiana Non-Compete Cases?

A trend may be developing in favor of non-compete agreements in Louisiana. Two recent appellate court decisions enforced their terms, even though they contained either overly broad or ambiguous language. The first is from the Louisiana Supreme Court, Causin, L.L.C. v. Pace Safety Consultants, LLC, which we have previously discussed. The second is from the U.S. Fifth Circuit, Brock Services, L.L.C. v. Rogillio, 19-30363 (Aug. 27, 2019).

The First Rollout of Proposed Amendments to the NLRB’s Election Rules

On August 9, 2019, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued the first of its planned series of highly anticipated proposed amendments to its union election procedures. These proposed amendments follow the NLRB’s request for public input in December 2017 regarding its highly controversial “quickie election” rules. (See our previous Alert here).

Louisiana Federal Court Cautions Against Seeking Enforcement of Invalid Noncompete Agreements

In what should serve as a cautionary tale to employers with noncompete agreements, a federal court in the Eastern District of Louisiana allowed an unfair trade practices claim to survive against an employer that attempted to enforce an allegedly invalid noncompete agreement.

Former Employee in Louisiana Bites Back, Files Suit Against Employer for Threatening to Enforce Non-Compete

Louisiana has strict requirements for enforcement of non-compete agreements which are not “favored” in the Pelican state. In a recent case, Boudreaux v. OS Restaurant Services, LLC, a former employee in Louisiana preemptively filed a lawsuit claiming a violation of Louisiana’s unfair trade practices statute and intentional interference with business relations after his former employer sent a letter stating its intent to enforce a non-compete agreement. The district court held that the complaint alleged sufficient facts to support the two claims and survive dismissal.

Non-Compete Runs From End of Employment Agreement’s Term, Louisiana Appellate Court Holds

A Louisiana appellate court recently decided that a non-competition agreement was unenforceable. But not because it contained unreasonable geographic or temporal restrictions or failed to strictly comply with Louisiana’s non-compete statute. Instead, the court found that the non-competition obligations had already expired during employment.

Louisiana Legislature Passes Employee “Password Protection Law”

Perhaps the most significant of the employment law bills passed by the Louisiana Legislature this year is the “Personal Online Account Privacy Protection Act” signed into by Governor Jindal on May 23, 2014.
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