Good morning from Virginia – where non-competes flourish to the detriment to employees, competition and capitalism. (Fun statement to type, one I believe but is rather controversial). If you would like to spend a few minutes hearing my comments on non-competes in Virginia, and the likelihood of change soon – enjoy the above 11 min
Business Litigation Podcast
Do non-competes destroy lives? Are they moral? Legal? This seems to be a good week to engage in that conversation. Listen to my rant on whether non-competes are moral – here: INC.Com article: https://www.inc.com/suzanne-lucas/your-non-competes-arent-saving-your-business-they-are-destroying-lives.html New York Times article: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/13/business/noncompete-clauses.html What do you think?
Despite my best efforts at educating my fellow Virginians, on the law, their rights and legal obligations, rumors still run rampant about the law and how it applies to individual employees. So, in the spirit of the Season, I wanted to share some of my favorite blogs (yes, some I wrote) and articles on Virginia
This morning I listened to a fascinating podcast about types of politicians: Those who are substance over form, or Those who are form over substance. Yes, while I realize it is always dangerous to categorize, and even more so to claim there are only two types of any kind of person, it isn’t hard to
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
So there is a new Report out on the economic costs of non-compete agreements. It upsets me a little. Okay, so it upsets me more than a little. It would be like a report, funded by tax payer dollars, that has the following conclusion: People who make and sell video games think they enhance brain
No, the law does not give you a severance. You may have a contract that says you get one – or, the opportunity to contract for one but outside of that, no pay when you leave. No rights. Sorry. Want to learn more? Listen here –
It’s Friday. I hope you are having a nice commute home on the Metro (and not stuck on some train heading West) and I am thrilled you have joined me to discuss this fun topic – Non-Compete agreements for Governmental Contractors. Rumor Mill is false – you cannot jump ship and join a different third
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
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?