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Non-Compete Law

Non-Compete Law

WHAT DOES A CEASE AND DESIST LETTER MEAN?

A cease and desist letter can mean many different things. Some companies, will send a cease and desist letter to an ex-employee, in order to say “Hey, I think you are breaking your contract so WATCH IT.” Other companies will hire an attorney to write a cease and desist letter to say the exact same…[Read More]

CEASE AND DESIST LETTER = EMPLOYMENT SPAM

I just got an email a few minutes ago from a man in Uganda who wants me to help him transfer money from the United Kingdom to the US. He needs my bank account info to help. Yesterday, a woman from China emailed me asking for help in her United States divorce settlement. All I…[Read More]

PURPOSE OF THE CEASE AND DESIST LETTER

Dear Employees: I want to let you in on a little secret. Cease and Desist letters are often written simply to scare you into submission by employers. They are not always written by lawyers and often times, your employer has no plan on actually suing you. How do I know this? Because people end up…[Read More]

CUSTOMER LISTS AND NON-COMPETE AGREEMENTS

I was on a corporate law firm website today. The firm represents employers and companies in employment litigation. They advertise that the first step when an employee leaves and there is the threat they will breach their non-compete agreement, is to “write a firm cease and desist letter” “demanding the return of all company information…[Read More]

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU GET “CEASE AND DESIST” LETTER?

Yikes. Bad day. Received a letter from ex-employer (we will call him Virginia Incorporated Company, LLC – or VIC, LLC) that says the following: Mr. Smith: It has come to our attention that you are currently working for Virginia Company Inc. in breach of your employment agreement, namely paragraphs 6-8, non-competition. According to the terms…[Read More]

REVENGE IS NOT ALWAYS THE ANSWER

I often get calls from people, upset, frantic about a threatening letter received from an ex-employer. The letter may say “We understand you are in breach of your non-compete. Cease immediately or we will seek and injunction against you in a Virginia court and ask for damages in the amount of $1,000,000.” “I have to…[Read More]