Does your employer think you are a risk or threat when you leave? Umm, yes.

In many ways, employment litigation is like family law (now, keep reading – I have a point!).  When things end badly, people don’t trust each-other. They assume one party intends to cause harm and that no one is telling the whole truth.  When a good employee leaves to work for a competitor, or to start…[Read More]

I told you so…

I will admit, saying the following words to someone is rarely fruitful: “I told you so.” But, saying them to yourself or to the folks who read your blog can be a very satisfying enterprise. I tell opposing counsel in non-compete cases probably every year, that yes my client breached his contract, but no I…[Read More]

Employees and LinkedIn Accounts

Many of my firm’s clients have LinkedIn accounts.   Some started using this social media site on their own and some were encouraged (even required) to open an account by their employers.  Regardless of the reason, a LinkedIn account can bring you business and help you network within your trade or industry. However, the big question these…[Read More]

Why Virginia Courts will not re-draft your contract to be reasonable

Virginia is a wonderful place. It is for lovers. It has mountains and oceans and delightful seasons. We have both urban and rural, crowded and vast spaces. It is a Commonwealth, and when I read a contract that states Virginia is a State (and doesn’t reference the fact it is a Commonwealth) I presume the…[Read More]

LinkedIn and Non-Competition Agreements

Most business folks know about LinkedIn.  A social networking site designed for business and professional communities. The goal of the site is to allow members to establish and document networks of professionals they know and trust.  Many companies want their employees to have a presence on LinkedIn, which can lead to more business (read “sales and income”) to the employer….[Read More]