I subscribe to about 20 very good labor and employment law blogs.  This week, one of the blogs I follow posted a good summary on the employee duty of loyalty and what activities are proper and improper for an employee to engage in who is about to start a venture that competes with his or her current employer.   

Jon Hyman’s post at the Ohio Employer’s Law Blog titled "Do you know?  The duty of loyalty: illegal competition vs. legal preparation" is a good place to start when evaluating an employee’s duty of loyalty and the activities that are loyal and disloyal to an employer.