Forgive me, I use hashtags ironically. And this morning, after having read yet another article about the ongoing trade secret litigation between Google and Uber, respectively. This is not a surprising scenario, but as alleged we have the following players: Company 1 (Google) has long term employee (we will call him Bozo) who helps Company 1
Virginia Trade Secret Act
If you were an adolescent in the 1990s, there is no doubt you remember some of the classic Hair Club for Men commercials where men would smile while woman rubbed their hands across thick luscious clumps of natural looking hair on a man standing nearby. I recall friends reenacting the adds in middle school and
Just a few days ago my partner Dan and I were discussing the Dept. of Treasury luke warm report on non-compete agreements.. and Dan asked, why are they doing this? It was a fair question. Why is Treasury spending time and money looking into the economic impact of restrictive covenants, and why be so luke
I am big on trust. I am big on “going with your gut.” But I am also very big on open and clear communication. If you went to a restaurant and told the waiter, “I love steak. Steak is my favorite, what is your best beef dish?” And the server replied, “Order the pork-chop,” you
We represent employees in non-compete and non-solicitation disputes and often hear from the ex-employer (or more likely their lawyer) that they are going to run to the court and convince a Judge to issue an injunction stopping my client from opening his/her new business or going to work for a competitor. I usually respond with
I have a great New Year’s Resolution for you this year. Repeat after me: “In 2016, I will do my best not to get sued by my ex-employer.” Isn’t that a great resolution? Saves time, big money, emotional energy, etc. A winner. But how do you keep this resolution? Does it require a fitness membership?
In the ten years I have been helping Virginia employees transition from one job to another, I have noticed a trend. End of year bonus in hand, employees quit their jobs around Christmas and open new companies in the new year. Not a bad idea, when thoughtfully done. Are you looking at the above timeline?
Is anyone surprised that VW is getting heat from owners for their fraudulent sensors? No. As a VW Diesel owner, I can tell you I didn’t sign an agreement with VW that states “VW promises the sensors found in the vehicle are correct and have not been altered,” but yet, there are state and federal
I am a student of human nature. I like to understand what motivates people, and what makes them tick. I have practiced law for over ten years in various different specialties, most recently non-compete and business tort litigation on behalf of employees. And in many of the cases where a Virginia employee is sued, I see
I’m sorry but the title of this article is sort of a trap. I am not going to advise you on how to get your Federal EIN number, or business license through your locality, or even advise you whether an LLC or Corporation is best for your new business model. My goal is simple. My