Employee Duty of Loyalty: A State-by-State Survey, Sixth Edition

This treatise provides up-to-date analysis, by state, of conduct that breaches and conduct that does not breach the employee duty of loyalty. A question-and-answer reference, it includes discussions of state law, broken out by category of employee—from “mere employees” to “officers and directors.” It includes Finding Lists, detailed chapter contents, appendices containing relevant Restatement excerpts, quotations from the case law, and more.


Price: $645.00 Main Volume

David J. Carr
Board of Review Associate Editor
Arnold H. Pedowitz
Board of Review Associate Editor
Eric Akira Tate
Board of Review Associate Editor


EASY ACCESS to explanations of causes of action, procedural issues, leading cases, and emerging trends for all 50 states and the District of Columbia

Reflecting the rapid expansion of litigation concerning the application of the employee duty of loyalty, this treatise is a meticulously researched reference that reviews the duty on a state-by-state basis, including analysis of prohibited and permitted conduct; litigation issues; and the availability of injunctive relief, damages, and defenses.  

Using a uniform topic structure that provides a comparative view across states, Employee Duty of Loyalty is invaluable for lawyers with a multi-jurisdictional practice, as well as for those seeking persuasive authority from other states.  

It includes Finding Lists, appendices containing relevant Restatement excerpts, extensive quotations from the case law, and cross-references to other titles in the Bloomberg BNA State-by-State Survey Series. This question-and-answer reference is the premier resource available on how each state addresses the employee duty of loyalty.  

Highlights covered in the new Sixth Edition include updated coverage of:

  • The remedies available under the 2015 Restatement of Employment Law
  • The actual allegations necessary to support a preparation-to-compete defense under Delaware law
  • The appropriate statute of limitations under District of Columbia law
  • The specific elements of an aiding-and-abetting claim under Florida law
  • Whether using an employer-supplied home office to service noncompetitive clients breaches the duty of loyalty under New York law
  • Whether a claim for breach of the duty is preempted by the Uniform Trade Secrets Act





Bloomberg BNA authors and editors are practicing professionals with insider perspectives and real-life experience. Learn more about this book’s authors and editors.

David J. Carr is a partner in the Labor and Employment Group of Ice Miller, and Chair of the Employment Litigation Group, focusing his practice in the areas of personnel policies, employment discrimination, wage and hour law, and employment contracts involving trade secrets, confidential information and covenants against competition.

Eric Akira Tate serves as the co-chair of the Employment and Labor Group and co-chair of the Diversity Strategy Committee at Morrison Foerster. He represents companies in trade secrets, employee raiding and mobility, unfair competition, wage and hour, employment discrimination and whistleblower litigation, and in counseling matters.


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We use your treatises just about every day in our department (Covenants Not to CompeteEmployee Duty of Loyalty, etc.). Thanks for publishing such a quality product. 

Robert Driscoll

Attorney - Labor & Employment Litigation & Appeals, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C., Milwaukee, Wisc.