ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BNA Books, a division of specialized news and information publisher BNA, announced today the publication of the 2009 Cumulative Supplement to Tortious Interference in the Employment Context: A State-by-State Survey, Second Edition. The treatise and its supplement are published by BNA Books in cooperation with the American Bar Association's Section of Labor and Employment Law.
Tortious Interference in the Employment Context: A State-by-State Survey, Second Edition is a companion volume to the BNA Books state-by-state survey titles Covenants Not to Compete, Trade Secrets, and Employee Duty of Loyalty. Whereas the other three treatises examine suits by employers or former employers against employees or former employees, this treatise also examines business-versus-business suits, as well as suits brought by former employees against their former employers. Together, this series on employment-related business torts and covenants provides comprehensive coverage of the issues that arise regarding competition in the employment context on a state-by-state basis in an easy to use, question-and-answer format.
The two main types of actions analyzed in this definitive treatise are:
- Where there is a contract, tortious interference with that contract
- Where there is no contract or the contract is unenforceable, tortious interference with commercial relationships or with prospective economic advantage/expectancies
Using the uniform outline reproduced in its "List of General Questions," Tortious Interference in the Employment Context examines—for each state—the elements of these two causes of action, the defenses that may be successfully raised, and the types of relief available. In addition, the survey examines special rules for at-will employment, the effect of indemnification agreements, and the personal liability of employees.
Each State Chapter in the main volume of Tortious Interference in the Employment Context addresses:
- Elements of a Former Employer's Claim Regarding Recruiting or Hiring an Employee with a Restrictive Covenant
- Interference with the Covenant
- Interference with Commercial Relationships or Prospective Economic Advantage/Expectancies
- Claims for Interference Involving the Restrictive Covenant Itself
- Claims Against the New Employer Where the Employment Was at Will
- Claims Where the Employment Was for a Definite Term
- Defenses to Claim
- Relief Available to Former Employer
- Similar Claims Recognized by States
- Hiring Measures by a New Employer for Screening Applicants with Restrictive Covenants
- Practical Advice to a Company Considering Hiring Such an Applicant
- Personal Liability of Individual Officers or Employees
- Liability of Former Employer for Interference with New Employment Relationship
The 2009 Cumulative Supplement to Tortious Interference in the Employment Context: A State-by-State Survey, Second Edition contains expanded discussions of the elements required to establish intentional interference with contracts and business relationships, the relief available to plaintiffs in such actions, and defenses for avoiding liability.
Brian M. Malsberger is the author of Tortious Interference in the Employment Context. A BNA Books senior editor, Mr. Malsberger is also the author of Covenants Not to Compete, Trade Secrets, and Employee Duty of Loyalty, all state-by-state surveys. The 2009 Cumulative Supplement to Tortious Interference in the Employment Context: A State-by-State Survey, Second Edition is published in cooperation with the Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Labor and Employment Law. Section publications provide a balanced forum for the views and professional development of practitioners in labor and employment law. For more information on Section participation, please call the Section at (312) 988-5813 or visit www.abanet.org/labor/home.html.
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