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Non-Compete Law

Non-Compete Law

What Amazon employees and print journalists have in common – egregious non-compete agreements – Business Litigation Podcast

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…[Read More]

Do Non-competes destroy lives?

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?

The feds chime in on non-competes – part II – White House Report Podcast

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…[Read More]

Dept. of Treasury Office of Economic Policy – Position paper on Non-Compete Agreements. My two cents.

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…[Read More]

Don’t order the steak – trust me.

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…[Read More]

New Year’s Resolution – Starting a New Business in 2016?

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?…[Read More]