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Reimagining Your Business with Permanent Remote Employees

Pre-COVID-19, approximately 4.7 million workers were completely remote. Certainly, some industries are more comfortable with the technology necessary to support remote work. Now, as millions of Americans work from home, the next shift in the American workplace may be the increase and permanency of employees working from home. Is your business ready? These are some... Continue Reading…
May 26, 2020

A Primer on Managing Remote Employees

The key to managing remote employees is clear and frequent communication. Employees working together in an office reap the benefits of regular, in-person interactions that reveal a lot about how the workplace or team is functioning. When employees work remotely, these informal touchstones are gone. To compensate, managers of remote employees must engage their teams... Continue Reading…
May 26, 2020

Georgia Court of Appeals Confirms Non-Solicitation of Employees Covenant Need Not Have Geographic or Material Contact Language

As previously noted in Jackson Lewis’ Non-Compete & Trade Secrets Report, Georgia adopted legislation governing restrictive covenant agreements entered into on or after May 11, 2011. This law, however, does not address employee non-solicitation (i.e., anti-pirating) covenants, leaving courts to apply common law to such restrictions.  Georgia common law can be confusing and even contradictory...… Continue Reading The post Georgia Court of Appeals Confirms Non-Solicitation of Employees Covenant Need Not Have Geographic or Material Contact Language appeared first on Non-Compete and Trade Secrets Report.
October 18, 2017

Who is the Similarly Situated Comparator?

To prove claims of employment discrimination and retaliation, plaintiffs frequently rely on the similarly situated comparator — a coworker who engaged in the same misconduct alleged against the plaintiff, but without the same adverse consequences. Indeed, employers defending such claims often receive exceptionally broad pretrial discovery requests for information about coworkers who engaged in similar … Continue Reading
April 6, 2017

Down to the Wire for Proposed Non-Compete Reform Legislation in Massachusetts

Erik J Winton, Sarah B. Herlihy, and Shawn N. Butte have written an article regarding current efforts to reform Massachusetts non-compete law.  The article, entitled Down to the Wire for Proposed Non-Compete Reform Legislation in Massachusetts and published on Jackson Lewis’ website, can be found here  … Continue Reading The post Down to the Wire for Proposed Non-Compete Reform Legislation in Massachusetts appeared first on Non-Compete and Trade Secrets Report.
July 28, 2016

Nevada Confirms Its Restrictive Covenant Law, But Rejects Blue Penciling

Elayna J. Youchach, Paul T. Trimmer, Deverie J. Christensen, and Lisa A. McClain of Jackson Lewis’ Las Vegas office have written an article on the first decision to reach the Nevada Supreme Court regarding whether state district courts may modify or “blue pencil” non-competition agreements.  Read the article here  … Continue Reading The post Nevada Confirms Its Restrictive Covenant Law, But Rejects Blue Penciling appeared first on Non-Compete and Trade Secrets Report.
July 27, 2016

“Loyalty” Provision Actually an Unenforceable Restraint of Trade, Georgia Court Rules

Many employers require their employees sign agreements containing a “loyalty provision.” That is, a clause that requires the employee to devote all or most of his/her working time to the employer’s endeavors, while the employee remains employed by the employer. What many employers fail to realize, however, is that some states treat such loyalty provisions … Continue reading “Loyalty” Provision Actually an Unenforceable Restraint of Trade, Georgia Court Rules
April 1, 2015