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Eric Novak is an associate in the Labor & Employment Law Department and a member of the Employment Litigation & Arbitration Group.

Eric received his…

Eric Novak is an associate in the Labor & Employment Law Department and a member of the Employment Litigation & Arbitration Group.

Eric received his J.D. from Tulane Law School, where he was a recipient of the Jackson-Ryan Pro Bono Advocate Award and a member of the American Inn of Court, Tulane Law Chapter. While in law school, he served as a judicial extern to the Honorable James L. Dennis at the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the Honorable Sarah S. Vance and the Honorable Nannette Jolivette Brown, both at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Prior to law school, Eric served as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer, teaching English in Azerbaijan.

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Many employers have reduced the size of their workforce as a result of shelter-in-place and business-closure orders that have been issued around the country. With a double-digit unemployment rate, laid-off workers are seeking new employment wherever they can find it, which often means in the same industry where they last worked. Assuming they find new employment with a competitor, employers are tasked with the unenviable question of whether, at this unprecedented time, to seek enforcement of restrictive covenants like noncompetition and customer nonsolicitation provisions to effectively put their former employees back out of a job. Relaxing enforcement of restrictive covenants…

About

Eric Novak is an associate in the Labor & Employment Law Department and a member of the Employment Litigation & Arbitration Group.

Eric received his…

Eric Novak is an associate in the Labor & Employment Law Department and a member of the Employment Litigation & Arbitration Group.

Eric received his J.D. from Tulane Law School, where he was a recipient of the Jackson-Ryan Pro Bono Advocate Award and a member of the American Inn of Court, Tulane Law Chapter. While in law school, he served as a judicial extern to the Honorable James L. Dennis at the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the Honorable Sarah S. Vance and the Honorable Nannette Jolivette Brown, both at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Prior to law school, Eric served as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer, teaching English in Azerbaijan.