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French Supreme Court Invalidates Agreement between Employers Not to Solicit Each Other’s Employees

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In Europe, the validity of post-employment noncompete covenants is generally viewed with great suspicion by the courts and legislatures. Thus, in France, Spain and Germany, an employee’s agreement not to compete with a former employer is often rejected as an infringement of the principle of freedom of occupation. Similarly, in the United Kingdom, the noncompete… Continue Reading

Ten Frequently Asked Questions about China’s Labor Law

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With the explosive growth of the Chinese economy, many companies are opening offices in China.  Hiring employees in China requires a detailed understanding of local laws and regulations.  Ying Li and Lijuan Hou of Proskauer’s Hong Kong office have compiled this list of ten frequently asked questions about the laws affecting foreign employers opening offices… Continue Reading