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Non-Competition Agreements: What They Are And How You can Align Yours With Best Practices

Filling Out Non-Compete Agreement FormA non-competition agreement also known as a non-compete agreement or non-compete clause is a stipulation often found in employee contracts that prohibits an employee from engaging in the same type of business with another employer if they leave their current job.

These clauses have been in employers’ toolboxes for decades, largely to protect proprietary information and trade secrets from competition. However in the past few years, non-competes have come under fire from the Biden Administration.

Knowing this, our team has put together some key points on non-competes, laws that govern them, and changes that we’re seeing in the Biden Administration. Read More ›

Categories: Contracts, Did you Know?, Employment, Labor Relations, Lawsuit

Vaccination Mandate Could Come With Crippling Fines for Businesses

Man Receives Awful NewsPresident Biden's recent COVID-19 vaccination mandate for businesses with 100 or more employees could come with enormous fines for offenders. Page 168 of the $3.5 trillion "reconciliation" bill highlights a tenfold increase in fines for employers that "willfully" or "repeatedly" violate the mandate. Read More ›

Categories: Alerts and Updates, Compliance, Did you Know?, Employment, News

Conflict at Work: Is it Harassment or is it Bullying?

Employers have known for a long time the legal implications of harassment in the workplace. And, while bullying gets considerable attention in schools, it is only now starting to gain attention in the workplace. But employers must be aware that ignoring bullying in the workplace may also expose them to significant legal liability. Read More ›

Categories: Did you Know?, Employment, Harassment, Lawsuit, Liability

Laid-off teacher says school district didn’t follow evaluation process — and court agrees

There’s a reason why school districts are required to provide fair, transparent and timely teacher evaluations — and it’s not just to make sure instructors are doing their best. It’s because it’s the law. And, as the Michigan Court of Appeals made clear in a recent published decision, not following through with teacher evaluations is actionable.  Read More ›

Categories: Compliance, Did you Know?, Employment, Lawsuit