On Thursday, December 4, from 10-11 a.m., Davenport Evans lawyer Anthony M. Hohn will present Non-Competition Agreements: Protecting Human Capital and Avoiding Liability, as part of the Howalt-McDowell Webinars & Workshops series. Click here to register for this free webinar.

While many refer to South Dakota as a “right to work” state or an “at-will” employment state, an employer has the ability to restrict an employee’s ability to compete following termination of employment. Restrictive covenants (non-competes or non-solicitation agreements) are also enforceable is several other contexts as well, despite our state’s general policy of voiding contracts that restrain trade. Whether a restrictive covenant will be enforced by a court depends on compliance with South Dakota statutes, applicable case law, and the relevant facts.

Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP, located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is one of the State’s largest law firms. The firm’s attorneys provide business and litigation counsel to individuals and corporate clients in a variety of practice areas. For more information about Davenport Evans, visit www.DEHS.com.