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Is my noncompete agreement enforceable in Ohio?

Everyone has the right to employment. The first thing to do to determine if a noncompete agreement is enforceable is to read it carefully and to …

Answered by Robert J. Dubyak

When must my employer allow leave in New Jersey?

There are various circumstances which may compel employers in New Jersey to provide a leave of absence.  Under certain circumstances, employers …

Answered by Adam J. Kleinfeldt

Are Georgia Employers Required To Pay Overtime?

Workers who go the extra mile for their employers should receive full compensation for the hours they work. This includes any overtime pay they are …

Answered by Michael Caldwell

What rights do I have as a pregnant employee in California?

Many women are concerned about what their rights are when they become pregnant. This is intended to be a practical guide about what rights pregnant …

Answered by Christopher R. LeClerc

When does mistreatment at work become unlawful in Oregon?

If you are being harassed or discriminated against at work, or were unfairly terminated, you may wonder whether you can bring a legal action to …

Answered by Randy J. Harvey

When Can I Sue for Workplace Sexual Harassment in California?

First, it is important to note that time is of the essence. While there are several steps you should take to ensure your rights if you’ve been …

Answered by Todd M. Friedman

Are Noncompete Agreements Enforceable in Virginia?

Many companies routinely ask their employees to sign noncompete agreements. While this is an acceptable practice in Virginia, there are rules around …

Answered by James E. Autry

How do I fight a noncompete agreement in Minnesota?

If you are currently bound by a noncompete agreement, don’t feel alone. Once reserved for only a handful of executive positions, recent surveys …

Answered by Bryan R. Battina

What are the elements of a whistleblower retaliation case in California?

In California, there are two principal statutes which are designed to protect whistleblowers from retaliation in the workplace. These are Labor Code …

Answered by Michael J. Faber

Are Noncompete Or Nonsolicit Agreements Enforceable In Minnesota?

Newly hired employees are often required to sign noncompete and/or nonsolicitation agreements. Courts are critical of overly …

Answered by Brandon M. Schwartz

What Should I Do If I Am Offered a Severance Package or Separation Agreement Under Minnesota Law?

What Should I Do If I Am Offered a Severance Package or Separation Agreement Under Minnesota Law?Losing a job can be very difficult. There are many …

Answered by Beth E. Bertelson

What are my rights in California regarding breast-feeding and/or pumping when I return to work?

Generally, an employer must accommodate an employee's right to pump upon her return to work. This essentially requires a private place to …

Answered by Natasha Chesler

Is my employer required to pay me overtime in Maryland?

Your employer may be legally required to pay you overtime, but it depends on a number of factors as outlined in federal and state laws. In general, …

Answered by Jacob Statman

Do I need an Employment Lawyer in New York?

Most people think to consult a lawyer when something goes wrong; however, lawyers can play an important role in preparing you for many different …

Answered by Joseph A. Fitapelli

How do I negotiate a severance in Texas?

Typically, employees have no legal right to a severance payment at the termination of their employment relationship. Nevertheless, there are a number …

Answered by Mark S. Siurek

Are non-compete agreements enforceable in Texas?

Unfortunately, for employees in Texas, non-compete agreements and other restrictive (or protective) covenants have become much more likely to be …

Answered by Mark S. Siurek

When can I sue my employer for breach of contract in New York?

Most employment relationships are what the law calls “At Will.” This means you as an employee can be fired for good reasons, bad reasons, …

Answered by Daniel J. Kaiser

Are noncompete or nonsolicit agreements enforceable in New York?

New York's highest court has held that an employer can enforce noncompete agreements only where it can satisfy one of two elements: (1) Was …

Answered by Henry L. Saurborn, Jr.

Is a non-compete agreement enforceable in Florida?

Under Florida law, non-compete agreements may be enforced by the employer so long as they are reasonable with regard to time and geographical area, …

Answered by Dana M. Gallup

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