I mean really. Don’t you hate it when someone steals your stuff?

Like the time the employment defense attorney who runs this blog, http://legal.entrepreneur.com/2010/05/18/to-compete-or-not-to-compete-that-is-the-question/, stole my line from a blog I wrote many weeks ago: http://virginianoncompete.blogspot.com/2009/09/to-sign-or-not-to-sign-that-is-question.html

Or the time she quoted me as a reliable source on the subject of non-competes in the same article linking to an old post I wrote: http://virginianoncompete.blogspot.com/2010/04/hiring-employee-with-non-compete.html.

Ok, well maybe the shout out wasn’t a bad thing…Maybe I didn’t hate or mind that at all.

And, she does have a point, or rather, we both make a good point.

When it comes to employment contracts, employees all have a Hamlet like dilemma – to sign or not to sign. To compete, or not to compete.

And if you are a Virginia employee and need help answering these questions, I will be honored to help.

It is not in this case as it was in Hamlet’s, nobler to suffer – it is more noble to know the law.

Lauren Ellerman
Lauren Ellerman

In 2011, Lauren Ellerman was named "Young Lawyer of the Year" by the Roanoke Bar Association for her work in the community. To speak with Lauren about your personal injury case, contact her at lellerman@frithlawfirm.com.