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Non-Enforcement of Non-Competes: What’s an Employer to Do?

Non-Enforcement of Non-Competes: What’s an Employer to Do?

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Companies should consider the reasonableness of the restrictions and consider whether the restrictions can be tied to legitimate protectable business interests, advises Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC.

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No Law Prohibits a Sudden NFL Retirement

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Surprising as it seems, an NFL football player, a CEO or a partner in a partnership can generally walk off the job at any time, says Dallas labor and employment attorney Rogge Dunn of Rogge Dunn Group, PC.

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What CA Employers Need to Know About Wage & Hour Class Actions and PAGA Lawsuits

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Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP will present a webinar discussing new developments in California wage and hour laws that provoke class action litigation and will offer ways to avoid, manage and resolve these issues.

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IBM Sued for Age Discrimination After Thousands of Older Workers Laid Off

IBM Sued for Age Discrimination After Thousands of Older Workers Laid Off

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The lawsuit alleges that the plaintiffs are among thousands of IBM employees to be laid off recently as the result of a shift in IBM’s focus to recruit millennials, reports USA Today.

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Former Partner Hits Biglaw Firm With Explosive Gender Discrimination Charge

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Rebecca Torrey’s filing details allegations of a “boys’ club” an environment that weighs “heavily in the favor of male partners.”

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NDAs: Confidentiality and Context in the Workplace

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While threats of enforcement as to the agreement Omarosa Manigault signed while part of the administration have been bantered about, it appears that the legal battle will focus on an NDA she signed while working on the campaign, according to Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel .

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JPMorgan Chase Will Pay $24 Million to End Lawsuit From Black Advisers

JPMorgan Chase Will Pay $24 Million to End Lawsuit From Black Advisers

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The company will also put $4.5 million into a fund that will back recruitment, bias training, a review of branch assignments and a coaching program for black advisers.

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Seminar: 2018 Employment Law Update

Event, Sept. 13, 2018, Denver
Holland & Hart will present a complimentary half-day seminar on the latest developments in labor and employment law.

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Morgan Stanley Lawsuit Highlights Pitfalls of Emailed Employee Contracts

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A lower court had ruled that an employment-arbitration agreement between Morgan Stanley and the employee was enforceable, even though the former sales assistant claimed she never read a 2015 email.

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Five Issues When An Employer Is Considering An Employment Agreement

Five Issues When An Employer Is Considering An Employment Agreement

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When operating its business, an employer should consider whether and when to implement employment agreements with certain employees, explains Judy Yi in a post for Polsinelli.

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Partner Settles Bias Suit Against Her Law Firm, Proskauer

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The partner alleged the firm’s hostile treatment caused her to take medical leave to deal with psychological and physical symptoms of emotional distress.

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How Fair – or Legal – are Non-poaching Agreements?

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Franchisors have these agreements with their franchisees in order to prevent employees from leaving one franchise to join another within the same chain.

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Top 10 Mistakes When Drafting Non-Competes in the Oil Patch

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Bruce “Chip” Morris of Kane Russell Coleman Logan has posted a new podcast in the firm’s Energy Law Today blog about the top 10 mistakes employers can make—in the oilfield, and beyond—when drafting non-compete agreements.

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Invention Assignment Agreements – How to Avoid Pitfalls

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Agreements should also be drafted to encompass the widest range of intellectual property possible, advises Jeffrey A. Simmons of Foley & Lardner.

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Non-Compete: Who is the Bad Actor?

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The Labor & Employment Law Perspectives blog of Foley & Lardner discusses the increased attention paid to restrictive covenants and the increase in litigation as employers seek to protect their confidential information and prevent a loss of business.

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States Look for New Angle to Fight No-Poach Agreements

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No-poach agreements should be limited in scope and duration, and if no-hire provisions are included, they should be limited to upper-level management, according to Fisher & Phillips.

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Abuse Allegations Arise in Wake of Lionsgate GC’s 2017 Departure

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The former general counsel of Lionsgate Entertainment left the company amid allegations of sexual misconduct and abuse, Variety reports.

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After One Month in Role, Texas Instruments CEO Ousted for Personal Conduct

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The Dallas Morning News is reporting that Texas Instruments chief executive and president Brian Crutcher has been removed from his position after violations of the company’s code of conduct.

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Employers at Higher Risk of Age-Discrimination Litigation with Changing Worker Demographics

Employers at Higher Risk of Age-Discrimination Litigation with Changing Worker Demographics

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To keep pace with changing demographics of the workforce, it is crucial that employers provide adequate training and guidance to its workforce on best practices in recruiting, hiring and evaluating employees, advises Miller Canfield.

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Does Your Employee Agreement Address These Three Often-Overlooked IP Provisions?

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Intellectual property can be one of the most valuable assets of a company and should not be glossed over, warns John E. Munro of Harness, Dickey & Pierce.

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