DeWitt Ross & Stevens Conduct Free Business Seminar September 11 about Non-Compete Agreements

MADISON, WI (August 5, 2008)—“ Is Your Company’s Non-Compete Agreement Worth The Paper It Is Written On?” is the topic of a free seminar Thursday, September 11, 2008, at the Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club, 1 West Dayton St., Madison. Two attorneys from DeWitt Ross & Stevens will present information from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Continental breakfast and registration begins at 7:00 a.m.

If your company is like nearly every other employer in Wisconsin, you routinely require that your higher-level employees sign non-competition, non-solicitation and/or confidentiality agreements upon their hire. Unfortunately, these agreements — called restrictive covenants — are often poorly-drafted and far to overbroad too be enforced in Wisconsin courts, rendering them useless when an employee leaves the company.

This HR Roundtable exposes some of the common mistakes employers make when drafting these agreements and will provide guidance on how to draft and enforce restrictive covenants in Wisconsin.

Making the presentation are Mindy Rowland Buenger, a partner and attorney in the Madison office, and Robert E. Shumaker, a partner and attorney in the Madison office.

The seminar is part of an ongoing series of seminars called HR Roundtable. To register for the Brookfield seminar, go to and register under Events or send an e-mail to [email protected] or call 608-252-9330.

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