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Is it a breach of contract to announce your new job on LinkedIn?

Now “trending” with the Courts are lawsuits addressing the interplay between social media and employee rights.  In this rapidly evolving area of the law, cases of first impression are being filed on a regular basis.  The issue de jour involves employers suing their former employees—both executive-level employees and lower-level as well—for making seemingly innocuous postings to LinkedIn/Facebook/Twitter announcing new positions.  Posting of this nature are ubiquitous today.  Yet, employers are filing lawsuits claiming that these activities violate non-compete and non-solicitation agreements entered into by the former-employees.  Let’s explore the issues. Companies commonly require employees—particularly higher placed employ… Read More