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COURT SLAMS DOOR ON NON-COMPETE AGREEMENTS

George worked for Nerds Alot, a headhunting outfit that provided high-tech companies with programmers and other worker bees that kept both the websites and their internal networks clicking along smoothly. George found those programmers and then placed them with Nerds...

MILLENNIAL WORKPLACE WOW IN THE GIG ECONOMY

Your kid just graduated from a prestigious four-year college that, at $50,000-a-year seemed high, but, hey, you love your kid, so you want the best, right? Fortunately, he or she studied something practical that will lead to gainful employment, like history or social...

LOCATION TAKES LEGAL PRECEDENCE FOR INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS

Udders ‘R’ Us (“URS”) delivers milk to supermarkets in Southern California. It’s owned and controlled by a Georgia corporation. URS is run by that most dangerous of all professionals — someone who attended law school but never passed the bar. Fred, this manager, had a...

WHAT TO DO WHEN HIRING A CONTRACTOR

Regardless of whether you’re going to build a 25,000-square-foot office building or complete a kitchen remodel, much of the law regarding building contractors remains the same. Yes, there are some specific rules for residential real estate work but there is no reason...

Supreme Court to Employers: a Rest Break Means Exactly That

Bob had been working for Dove of Peace Security, an armed response private security firm, as a guard for the past 10 years. He’s been noticing recently some changes in the way Dove worked its guards. Before, whenever he took his lunch or rest breaks, he always carried...