TMB founder and non-compete attorney Craig W. Trepanier was quoted in the St. Paul Pioneer Press regarding the growing interest in reforming non-compete laws across the country. Specifically, he was asked about a letter signed by Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison urging the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to take regulatory action on the use of non-competes. Attorney General Ellison joined the AGs from 19 other states in his request.
The article noted that, “Minneapolis labor and employment attorney Craig Trepanier said non-compete agreements are meant to protect an employer’s confidential information, trade secrets and customer relationships. But he said when they are overreaching, they can be problematic — especially in low-skill or low-wage jobs where workers are unlikely to have access to trade secrets.”
TMB is monitoring efforts to curtail or otherwise regulate the use of non-competes at the federal and state level. Craig Trepanier and other attorneys at the firm regularly represent clients in non-compete litigation and advice.