What does the NHL Lockout have to do with mediating non-compete disputes? Perhaps more than you might expect.
This week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in a non-compete case -- a type of dispute that rarely finds its way to the high court. The Supreme Court reaffirmed what most employers have believed for quite some time: if you include an arbitration clause in your employment agreement, you can count on being able to enforce the agreement to arbitrate.
Mediating a non-compete and trade secrets dispute is different than mediating general commercial disputes. This is particularly true early on in litigation because these cases are front loaded by nature and get expensive very quickly. Here are five things to keep in mind as you consider whether and when to mediate a non-compete and trade secrets case.