Understanding Non-Compete Agreements In Employment

Non-compete agreements are used by businesses in order to retain talent, as well as protect their intellectual property, however, many employees are finding themselves feeling trapped and unable to leave their company for other, potentially more beneficial and profitable opportunities. Should I sign a non-compete agreement? If your potential employer is asking you to do […]

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Understanding Your Employment Contract

Non-Compete Agreements and their Implications A few generations ago it was common for a person to remain at their first job for a lifetime. If not that long, it was still common to stay at the same job for many years. But today people typically change jobs several times in their career. Sometimes there is […]

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Can an Employer Require Employees be Vaccinated?

With the current measles scare around the country there is a growing question about whether an employer can mandate as a condition of employment that its employees provide proof of vaccinations. Disney has required all of its employees who were in contact with infected co-workers to stay home (paid) or prove they have been vaccinated. In most […]

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2-Years Later – Two Years of Continued Employment is Required for a Non-Compete

In January of 2015, we discussed non-compete agreements here.  In that article we explained that a non-compete agreement, like any other contract must be supported by “consideration” — that is to say that the employee must receive some benefit for signing a non-compete agreement.  Otherwise, the non-compete agreement is invalid and unenforceable.  (This is separate and […]

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The Confusion About Statutes of Limitations in Race Discrimination Cases

Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, an employee has 180 days from the date of a discriminatory act to file a charge of discrimination with the EEOC.  That 180 days is expanded to 300 days in those states which have their own Human Rights Act.  But Title VII is not the only law against race […]

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I Need to Attend My Kid’s School Conference But I cannot Get Time Off? What do I do??

Illinois (as well as California and D.C.) requires that an “employer must grant an employee leave of up to a total of 8 hours during any school year, no more than 4 hours of which may be taken on any given day, to attend school conferences or classroom activities related to the employee’s child if […]

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