What Workers Need to Know About Non-Compete Agreements

When an employer creates a contract with an employee, they may include a non-compete clause. A non-compete clause states that the employee cannot go to work for another competing employer for a set period of time or within a particular geographical area after their employment with the current employer ends. A non-compete agreement may also include stipulations regarding soliciting the current employer's customers Read More

Understanding Employer Obligations Under the ADA

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is in place to ensure that employees with disabilities are accommodated in the workplace. This means that employers must make reasonable accommodations so that disabled employees can carry out their role as easily as a person without a disability would be able to. To do this, employers must: Assess the job role and its various functions and demands to determine what Read More

In a Dispute? 5 Signs It Could End Up in Court

Running a business can be professionally and financially rewarding, but it also involves a certain amount of risk. Millions of lawsuits are filed in U.S. courts each year, and a significant percentage of them involve business disputes. Contract disagreementsĀ in particular are a frequent source of liability for companies, accounting for approximately 60% of the civil cases filed every year. Not all business Read More

Understanding Title VII and Your Rights

In 1964, the same year that the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. was honored with the Nobel Peace Prize for his contributions to the civil rights movement, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The new law prohibited discrimination in a range of areas, including education, government services, and private education. One section, referred to as Title VII, prohibited employment Read More