This is the last post I am writing on telecommuting! Scouts honor–unless, of course, later on, some new development occurs that I cannot imagine us not getting to know better! So, imagine this scenario: You are the CEO of a company that primarily does business in Maryland. You hire Patty Programmer to work out of […]
Previously on The Emplawyerologist: we expounded on severance agreements, and its typical provisions– and I left you hanging with the introduction of general release clauses. What is a general release clause (in the context of severance agreements), what do they do, what are their limitations and how might such a clause read?
This week we return to the subject of restrictive covenants in employment agreements, and to discuss actual cases that decided the question of enforceability. We already know that laws regarding non-competes vary from state to state. We also know that deciding whether to enforce a restrictive covenant will require courts to engage in a case by case, fact-sensitive […]
Happy 2013! The Emplawyerologist kicks off the new year by continuing its new mini-series on restrictive covenants. Last week’s post provided an overview of restrictive covenants and key provisions. The burning questions for many employers, however, are, when are they enforceable? How broad can the restrictions be? What remedies are available to employers when employees […]
Happy end-of-2012 to all from The Emplawyerologist! Now that we know from the last three posts about confidential information and trade secrets, ( Click here, here and here for a review) what other mechanisms are available to employers who wish to safeguard their secrets? Employers who are serious about ensuring that employees do not run off with information […]