Many businesses use non-compete agreements, but few use them effectively. If you are in court trying to enforce such an agreement, not only do you have to convince the judge that your agreement is lawful, but you have to convince the judge that she or he should issue an order putting someone out of work or restricting their employment activities.
I spent 22 years of my career in Marshfield, Wis., a great community built by hard working people. During my time as the chief administrator of Marshfield Clinic, I not only saw first-hand the impact that local, quality healthcare services can mean to a community, but I learned a thing or two about cooperatives (co-op).
BizTimes will explore the forecasts for the year ahead in business at the 2014 Northern Trust Economic Trends Breakfast on Jan. 17.
We haven’t yet dug in to the research that will give us a glimpse of which way the winds will be blowing next year.
A crisp, fall day. The crackle of leaves echoes throughout the neighborhood. And there, on a broad carpet of soon-to-be-dormant grass, the annual tradition that pits brother against sister, and father against son-in-law plays itself out: The Turkey Bowl.
When we think of all the innovative technologies and modern conveniences of our daily lives today, most of us do not connect the integral role our patent system has played. However, many of the revolutionary advances we now take for granted – checking e-mail, surfing the Web, lifesaving medications and medical devices – were all made possible because of our strong patent system that encourages and rewards innovation.
The developers of Pac-Man built an arcade game so esteemed that it resides in the US Smithsonian Institution and New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Millions of players have moved their rounded Pac-Man figure through a maze – eating small dots and earning points – while trying to avoid getting eaten by the four monsters in hot pursuit. The game is a great analogy for the economy’s industry consolidation since Pac-Man’s debut in the early 1980s.