Blog Posts in October, 2014

  • You've Been Sued: Four Steps for Handling a Non-Compete Dispute

    One job ends, and you would like to start a new job. But as the new job begins, the former employer files a lawsuit regarding a non-compete clause. Unfortunately, this situation arises more often than it should. A lot of times, the non-compete language will be very broad, both in distance and in time. Employees and executives do have some options in dealing with – or avoiding – these issues. ...
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  • Non-Solicitation and Non-Competition Clauses: What's the Difference?

    Restrictive covenants in employment contracts are becoming more and more common. “Restrictive covenants” typically limit an employee’s ability to benefit from an employer’s confidential information or business following the conclusion of the employment relationship. Common restrictive covenants include restrictions on the use of confidential information, anti-solicitation provisions, and ...
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  • Be Smart: Ways to Negotiate Your Non-Compete

    When starting a new job, it is easy to overlook clauses in an employment agreement or contract. For a lot of people, the key is “how much am I getting paid?” However, most executives don’t stay with the same company forever. The other clauses in the contract become very important when an employee – especially an executive – leaves a company. By overlooking the non-compete language in the initial ...
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  • Kristen Prinz appears on First Business with Bill Moller to discuss confusion over freelance workers

    Managing partner, Kristen Prinz, appeared on First Business with Bill Moller to discuss the confusion over freelance workers in the labor market. The 9th Circuit recently ruled that FedEx was misclassifying its workers as independent contractors. There is a lot of confusion regarding misclassification of employees as independent contractors. As Ms. Prinz explained, “what it really comes down to is ...
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