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Non-Compete Law

Non-Compete Law

ADVICE ON VIRGINIA EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS

Sadly, many Virginians do not have savings accounts. This means they cannot hire an attorney to review employment contracts and must take their chances with new employment. Sadly, taking your chances with a non-compete is often more expensive in the long run than having your agreement reviewed. What do I mean? Example 1 : You…[Read More]

TWITTER = LITIGATION (Well, not always)

Friends: I have blogged about this before. Deposition for Non-compete breach of contract case (Employer seeking $300,000 in damages from my client) Q from Attorney: Mr. Smith – when did you leave my client’s company?A from client: Dec. 12, 2007.Q from Attorney: Mr. Smith – when did you first decide to start your own business?A…[Read More]

WHEN TO GET PROFESSIONAL HELP

You go to the Doctor when you are sick. Counselor when things are stressful. Accountant when you need taxes filed. Chiropractor when you need to be re-aligned. So when do should Virginia employees seek legal help regarding their employment contracts and non-compete agreements. ANSWER: 1. Before they sign them.OR 2. When they are even thinking…[Read More]

DO YOU HAVE A VIRGINIA EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT?

Do you work for a Virginia corporation or business? Was it started in Virginia? Does it have offices in Virginia? Even if you have never stepped foot in the Commonwealth, you may have an employment contract governed by Virginia law. How do you know? They are called “choice of law provisions” and can be found…[Read More]