Tag Archives: Missouri

Mar 2014

Employee Non-Compete Agreements in Missouri

Employee Non-Compete Agreements

Run a business long enough and you are bound to encounter a situation in which a high-level employee leaves your company to go work for the competition. When employees have access to sensitive information, such as customer lists or company trade secrets, employers understandably want to curb these individuals' ability to spread that information around to competing businesses. To prevent former employees from misusing sensitive data, many employers turn to non-compete agreements. Non-compete provisions in employment contracts are formally known as a type of "restrictive covenant." Although they are legally permissible, employers must be careful to respect a former employee's right to earn a living when drafting non-compete agreements.

Non-Compete Agreements in Missouri

Non-compete and non-solicitation provisions in employment contracts are enforceable in Missouri as long as they are "reasonable." More specifically, they must strike...
Feb 2014

An Overview of Guardianships in Missouri

Guardianship Basics

Most people have heard the term "guardianship" but never really think about it until they need one. A spouse gets sick or an elderly parent starts exhibiting signs of dementia. In other cases, new parents worry what will happen to their child if an accident occurs. In any case where someone is unable to look after himself, it is necessary to create a guardianship.

Guardianships vs. Conservatorships: What's the Difference?

In Missouri, guardianship law allows a person or legal entity (the guardian) to oversee the physical well-being and finances of anyone determined to be incapacitated (the ward). Although many people associate wards with elderly adults, minor children and disabled adults can also be wards. Furthermore, Missouri law uses the term "guardianship" to refer to the care and custody of the person and "conservatorship" to describe management...