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We’ve often been asked. What matters more—a former employer’s intellectual property and business assets or an ex-employee’s right to fair future employment opportunities? Such a question often arises when we encounter employment breakups. And such endings can hurt, especially if non-compete agreements are involved. Fortunately, the more recent reforms to state laws have taken a closer look at the welfare of both parties when it comes to imposing non-competes. In this article, we seek to…
Many employers will ask all of their new employees to sign a non-compete agreement. These contracts seek to limit any competition the employer will likely face from any previous employees who have intimate knowledge of how their business operates, and as a result, are in a great position to steal customers, clients, and even other employees. So, it’s easy to see why businesses want employees to sign them. However, a non-compete agreement can also give…
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) refers to any method of settling a dispute outside a courtroom. ADR includes mediation, negotiation, reconciliation, and arbitration. Settling outside of the courtroom has many benefits, including faster settlements, lower costs of litigation, and more control for the parties involved to find a solution. What Is Alternative Dispute Resolution or ADR? Alternative Dispute Resolution provides alternative confidential methods of tackling legal disputes, which avoid going to court. The most common types…
Winning a case requires knowledge of the law in addition to hiring a good lawyer. To take out some of the stress surrounding civil disputes about civil disputes, below is an overview of these terms and processes to help you understand what they mean and how they can benefit you. What Is a Civil Dispute? Simply, a civil dispute is a dispute between two or more parties involving the respective parties’ rights or obligations. These…