Non-Compete Clause: How to Escape from Them – Video.

By | January 21st, 2014|Categories: Featured, Non Compete Agreements|

http://ottingerlaw.wistia.com/medias/aza85g1jw0?embedType=seo&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=360 Un-shackle Your Non-Compete Clause Do you feel trapped by a non-compete clause?  Is there a job you want but feel chained to your current employer due to a non-compete clause.  You are not alone. Non Compete clauses have been overused and abused.  More cases are being filed challenging the validity of non-compete clauses.  And employees are [...]

Severance Packages – Key Points for Every Agreement

By | August 22nd, 2013|Categories: Featured, Severance Pay|

A severance package is designed to ease your transition out of the company. Your employer wants to make sure you leave quietly and you want to obtain a cushion to hold yourself over until you find a new job. The points below are important to anyone trying to evaluate a severance offer.  If you need assistance, contact our New [...]

Severance Agreements – How to Improve the Terms

By | August 22nd, 2013|Categories: Featured, Severance Pay|

Severance agreements are often open to further negotiation. Companies typically expect that their initial severance pay offer will be met with a counter offer. For example, if you have been offered four months of severance pay, your employer may be willing to pay six or seven months of severance if you ask for it. There is no [...]

Non-Compete Agreements Do Not Apply to New York Workers Fired Without Cause

By | August 18th, 2013|Categories: Featured, Non Compete Agreements|Tags: , , |

Fired workers in New York are not bound to non-compete agreements if they were terminated without cause.  The Southern District of New York decision, in Arakelian v. Omnicare Inc., affirms the right to work for most employees in New York, helping the state stand out for its protections of its workers. Non-Compete Agreements Void if Employee is [...]