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Non-Compete Trends Favor Executive Mobility

By | 2018-10-07T16:27:41+00:00 July 5th, 2018|Categories: Non Compete Agreements|

Employee mobility is on the rise. An encouraging new trend we have seen lately is more states enacting laws or enhancing existing laws that limit the enforceability of non-compete clauses.  The specific laws that apply to non-compete clauses in employment contracts vary greatly from one state to another.  While some of the basic law [...]

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The Janitor Rule Mops Up Another Non-Compete Agreement

By | 2018-10-07T15:44:38+00:00 July 4th, 2018|Categories: Non Compete Agreements|

The Janitor Rule is a tool used to invalidate non-compete agreements.  This rule, also known as the “janitor analogy,” applies to non-compete agreements that are so broad that they would bar employees from even working as a janitor at another company.  In other words, the non-compete agreement prohibits employment or affiliation with a competitor in any capacity. [...]

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Breakdown Triggered by Shaming at Work

By | 2018-10-13T08:05:45+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Employment Attorneys|

Wrongful dismissal case was mediated for business owner-turned-employee struggling with mental illness George grips the metal rail of his hospital bed and tries to raise himself enough to glimpse the clock behind the floral arrangements of well-wishers. “How long have I been here?! My boss will be furious!” He feels the familiar panic rising in his [...]

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Fired at Will – You Can Lose Your Job for Any Reason

By | 2018-10-13T07:48:02+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Categories: Employment Attorneys|Tags: |

You might feel that you have cannot be fired without a good reason. Many people feel the same way. But the brutal truth is that you can be fired for any reason or no reason. This is due to the employment at will rule.  In order to understand this rule better, lets take a look [...]

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Silicon Valley Sexual Harassment

By | 2018-10-12T05:30:53+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Categories: Sexual Harassment|Tags: , |

Silicon Valley Sexual Harassment Silicon Valley sexual harassment is getting a lot of attention lately.   Although it has been an issue for a long time, many women in the industry have recently shared their sexual harassment stories.  As a result, a growing number of executives accused of sexual harassment are stepping down from [...]

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