What Is A Non-Compete Agreement: An Employee’s Guide

What Is A Non-Compete Agreement: An Employee’s Guide

Being offered a new job is a very exciting time. But it is important not to let that excitement you are feeling interfere with your judgment. It is not uncommon for employers to request that you sign a non-compete agreement as a condition of your employment. A non-compete agreement may also be presented to you […]

U.S. Congress is Aiming to Eliminate Non-Compete Agreements

Have you been required to sign a non-compete agreement? These contracts can place severe restrictions on what you can do after you leave or are forced to leave your position with a company. Since non-compete agreements can have significant, harmful effects on your career and financial future and are composed, to benefit the employer, the […]

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An Employee’s Guide Severance Agreements & Payments

Hopefully, you will never lose a job unless you choose to seek employment elsewhere. However, it is not always up to you. You may be fired or laid off for a variety of reasons. Should this happen, your employer might request that you sign a severance agreement. Knowing what steps to take in these circumstances […]

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Non-Compete Agreements: How to Build Your Case

It is not uncommon for an employer to request that new employees sign non-compete agreements. Although they serve numerous purposes, non-compete contracts generally guard against employees leaving their jobs to work for competitors, where they may potentially share inside information. However, if you have been terminated from a job, or you have left willingly, you […]

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Does the NLRA Protect Employees When They Post on Social Media?

What you write and post on social media can have serious consequences. You need look no further than the

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Your Company’s Confidentiality Policy May Violate Federal Law

T-Mobile’s Confidentiality Agreement is called into question Some companies have policies that prohibit employees from discussing internal investigations. Such policies are meant to protect employers. But they may violate employee rights outlined by federal law. The National Labor Relations Board recently said T-Mobile should not have required employees to sign a confidentiality agreement that prohibited […]

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Lawmakers propose bill to protect LGBT workers across Florida

Florida Competitive Workforce Act would raise state employment standards For the seventh time, Florida lawmakers are trying to pass a bill that would make it illegal to fire someone based on his or her sexual orientation or gender identity. Some cities and counties already prohibit such discrimination, but statewide, it is still permitted. The bill […]

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Under FLSA You’re Probably an Employee, not an Independent Contractor

What’s the Law? Are You an Independent Contractor or Employee? It’s estimated that by 2020, 40 percent of the U.S. labor force will be freelancing. With freelancing and independent contractor status comes a world of freedoms for the employee, but this might also trigger employment law issues and violations of your rights. According to the […]

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Have You Signed Your Employee Rights Away

Protect Your Employee Rights Before Entering into Arbitration There’s a disturbing trend occurring with employee rights. Employees are signing away their rights to a court hearing in favor of arbitration, largely because they don’t understand the ramifications of doing so. Have you signed away your employee rights? Here’s what that could mean: What is Arbitration? […]

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Have you Been 1099d? Issues with Employee Misclassification Continue to Grow

Federal authorities work to curb growing problem of employee misclassification The United States is undergoing a shift in the way business operates. Some call it the rise of the “1099 economy,” named for the tax form freelancers receive. Instead of classifying their workers as traditional “employees,” companies such as Uber, Lyft, and Homejoy have classified […]

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