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Non-Compete Law

Non-Compete Law

What is a Non-Compete Lawyer?

I am a non-compete lawyer.

What does that mean? I proudly represent individuals, not businesses, in the evaluation and analysis of non-competition (think non-solicitation, confidentiality, etc) employment agreements. There are those who think my job is to stir up trouble or harm small businesses; rather cartoonish, but popular culture often misses how attorneys help individuals transition to a new job or avoid conflict.

So let me introduce you to a few of our clients.

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WHAT ARE YOU ENTITLED TO AS SEVERANCE PAY?

There has been a great deal of turn over in the last few years. People losing jobs. Getting new ones. People on unemployment. And sometimes when people lose a job, and are asked to leave, they wonder if / why / how much of severance they are entitled to. Under Virginia law you are legally…[Read More]

SEVERANCE AND UNEMPLOYMENT in VIRGINIA… oh my

You know that scene in Wizard of Oz where Dorothy and the Tin Man and Scarecrow are walking through the forest saying “Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My?” Well, in today’s economic climate, employees are likely walking around their offices, nervous, scared about keeping their jobs, arm in arm, saying “Severance, unemployment, and getting…[Read More]

SEVERANCE PACKAGE —- SHOULD YOU SIGN?

The following are true statements about Severance agreements and employment separation agreements in Virginial: there is no law that says you must be offered a severance agreement you only have a right to one if you have a contract that states you are entitled to an agreement most severance agreements contain RELEASES wherein you agree…[Read More]

SEVERANCE PACKAGES: ARE YOU ENTITLED TO ONE?

In Virginia the answer is “no,” unless you have an employment agreement which provides this benefit. Even though your employer is not required to provide severance benefits absent an agreement, there is much more to this issue. First, you have just lost your job…what do you have to lose by engaging in a little discussion…[Read More]

THE BAD ECONOMY AND SEVERANCE PACKAGES

The poor economy in the U.S. makes noncompete agreements terribly unfair for employees. However, even if you don’t have a noncompete, getting fired…or laid off…or down-sized hurts! It may not hurt as bad if you are able to negotiate a “severance package” before your departure. First, let me say that there is no law which…[Read More]