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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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PHILADELPHIA EMPLOYMENT LAWYERS: NEW SEX DISCRIMINATION RULING

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently updated its sex discrimination rules mandated for all federal contractors. The rule is the first up ... Read more

Employment Law in Massachusetts: What Out-of-Staters Need to Know

Massachusetts is known for having in place a multitude of laws governing the employment relationship. Over the past few years, Massachusetts has expanded the rights and protections of employee ... Read more

Just Hire a Lawyer? Here Are 10 Helpful Client Tips

Just Hire a Lawyer? Here Are 10 Helpful Client Tips Know what your goals are. Surprisingly, often parties enter into litigation without having a clearly defined measure of success. By defining what yo ... Read more

Federal Rule of Reason Applies to Commercial Noncompetes in Michigan

On July 14, 2016, the Michigan Supreme Court issued an important decision for Michigan noncompete jurisprudence.  It held that the reasonableness standard applied to employment noncompetes a ... Read more

PHILADELPHIA EMPLOYMENT LAWYERS: AIRPORT WORKERS PLAN STRIKE DURING DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION

The Democratic National Convention scheduled for July 25 to July 28, 2016 is bound to increase traffic in Philadelphia International Airport. In spite of this, workers at the airport have voted t ... Read more

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