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Employees Employment Contracts and Policies FAQs
Are covenants not to compete always enforceable? Are severance packages taxable? Can my employer prohibit body piercing in the workplace? If an employee files a claim against an employer, is there any protection from retaliation by the employer? My company was sold. Is my non-compete agreement no longer ... Read more

Employer At Will Employment FAQ
Does an employerneed to tellemployees why they're being fired? Doesan employee have the right to representation by a lawyer during an investigatory interview? Is an employee handbook an "employment contract?" What can an employer do about challenging unemployment benefits? What does "at will" employment ... Read more

Late Night Drama: Conan O'Brien's Severance
You're probably aware of the Conan O'Brien and NBC saga. The Late Night with Conan O'Brien was replaced by former "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno, whose 10 p.m. show was canceled due to bad ratings. O'Brien rejected a plan by NBC to move the "Tonight Show" to 12:05 a.m. to make room for an 11:35 show hosted ... Read more

Your Rights When Faced with a Severance Agreement
When employers reduce their workforce, whether it's by one employee or through a mass layoff, they may offer terminated employees a severance package. Severance packages typically provide you with a lump sum of money, continuation of your health insurance, and other employment benefits. Since an employer ... Read more

Covenants Not to Compete: Employer Strategies
Covenants not to compete (or non-competition, non-compete, or no-compete agreements) can be valuable tools for employers who want to keep you, as a former employee, from working with its competition or using its trade secrets. Sometimes, however, a non-compete agreement won't be enforced by a court. ... Read more

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Will unsupervised probation show on a background check?

Q: My husband was accused of animal neglect but the lawyer made a deal of entering a non guilty plea if he is on unsupervised probation for 90 days and does 40 hrs community service. Then the case ... Read more

Media Work Injury Lawyer Obtains Workers' Compensation Settlement

On January 13, 2016,Media Workers’ Compensation attorney, Mark R. Schmidt, settled the claim of a 48 year old supermarket deli clerk from Philadelphia for a lump sum equal to four years worth of ... Read more

PowerBallPay Odds-How to Win the Lotto in Divorce in South Florida

In less than 12 hours somebody ( or “somebodies”) could become a billionaire and a half (That's another $500,000,000, in case you were counting). Of course, that's before Uncle Sam ... Read more

Two Ways to Keep Your Sanity During a Divorce

There’s no question that divorce can be stressful. As a family law attorney, I often see people who are facing a torrent of emotions and feelings like anger, sadness and anxiety. Many are depres ... Read more


Barbara Anderton had been a top performer for more than a decade at her employers’ underwriting firm, winning a reputation as an aggressive broker and earning a hefty six-figure salary as a mana ... Read more

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