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Before the Pen Hits Paper: Non-Competes

Total Credits: 1 including 1 Business Law - Technical

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John C. Cashen, JD
Course Levels:
1 Hour



Do your non-compete contracts require additional considerations? In an increasingly competitive market, agreements not-to-compete are more common than ever before. As Michigan non-competes are only considered enforceable when reasonable, find out what makes these agreements valid and what actions you should take before pen hits paper.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Participants gain knowledge of the use and enforcement of non-compete contracts

Major Subjects
  • Non-Competes Under Scrutiny ​
  • Types of Restrictive Covenants
  • Enforcement

Course Materials


John C. Cashen, JD Related seminars and products:

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Mr. Cashen assists clients facing charges of discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, Whistleblowers’ Act violations and similar claims in federal and state courts, administrative proceedings and arbitration hearings. He has conducted numerous trials and arbitrations in Michigan, Ohio, Missouri and Wisconsin. Realizing that a trial or arbitration on the merits is not always in an employer’s best interest, Mr. Cashen has had significant success obtaining summary judgment for employers and with alternative dispute resolution.
Mr. Cashen advises clients on labor management relations, from union election issues and collective bargaining to representation before the National Labor Relations Board.
Mr. Cashen has provided legal services in a variety of industries. For example, he has extensive experience in the health care field, counseling health service providers on employment law issues, defending hospitals and physicians from discrimination and wrongful discharge lawsuits, drafting employment related documents, and addressing and litigating non-compete issues. Similarly, he has served automotive industry clients in all aspects of employment law, traditional labor law, and related litigation and arbitration.
Mr. Cashen has spoken to professional groups on a variety of employment topics including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, reductions in force, the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, sexual harassment, the Family and Medical Leave Act, workplace surveillance and privacy issues, non-compete agreements, at will employment, contract employees, and volunteer liability.
Mr. Cashen is listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2019 under Employment Law-Management, Labor Law-Management, and Qui Tam Law, in Chambers USA 2019 under Labor and Employment, and in Michigan Super Lawyers 2018 under Employment & Labor.  He is listed as a 2019 "Top Lawyer" for Labor and Employment by DBusiness magazine. He is AV Preeminent® Peer Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Course Developer MICPA
Designed For CPAs in public accounting or industry, Controllers, CFOs and those in finance departments
Original Recording Date 05/16/2019
Date Added to Catalog 04/30/20
Yellow Book No

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Instructional Delivery Method Group Internet Based
Course Registration Requirements Online Registration
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Overall:      4.6

Total Reviews: 124


Patsy A

"Great speaker and very relevant!"

Colette R

"Jim was terrific"

Thomas S

"One of the best webinars I have seen."

Donna G

"Great Job. "

Patricia S - Ann Arbor, Michigan

"Good topics and speaker"

Carrie L

"Thank you."

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