“Can I fight a non-compete dispute in Court without an attorney?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

A dry cleaner I worked for until last month is suing me for $15,000 claiming I breached a non-compete. Second, I’ve opened up a laundry that does not compete with any dry cleaner. Larry was sued by his former employer for breach of a non-compete and, just like in your situation, it was without any factual basis at all. Courts seem intimidating to non-attorneys, but they are quite respectful of people who stand up for themselves, despite not having legal training.

Injunction – Key Words & Phrases

Sklover Working Wisdom

For example, if an employer has reason to believe that an employee has stolen a secret and valuable recipe or chemical formula, it might ask the Court to issue a Preliminary Injunction at the beginning of a lawsuit regarding this issue. We are often involved in cases involving injunctions when an employer seeks to stop a former employee from allegedly stealing secrets or violating a non-compete agreement. What is the meaning of: “INJUNCTION” ?

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“Garden Leave’s Little Secret: It is Not Very Enforceable”

Sklover Working Wisdom

It is quite rare for an employer to have actual financial damages that result from an employee’s departure. Or, if a power plant is spewing forth toxic chemicals, a Court can Order the power plant to stop polluting the air, or even stop operating the power plant. Read your Garden Leave agreement (or Garden Leave provision in some other agreement or plan) quite carefully. It is quite amazing what employers will do to attract and “acquire” valuable “human capital.”

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The Good, Bad, and Ugly of the HR Profession

Workology

My first was that of a polymer chemist where I spent my days working with chemical engineers, chemists, and other technical individuals at companies such as Unocal, BASF, and Union Carbide. I have quite a unique perspective on how a career in HR compares to a scientific career and I will be the first to say polymer chemistry is easy, since there are physical laws in place. This is the tomb that tells the truth about how organizations really work and the reality can be quite painful.

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What Industry and Where You Live Helps in Finding a Job!

Resume Bear

The expansion is benefiting industries that are heavy consumers of natural gas – like fertilizers, chemicals plastics, steel and glass. They’re also investing in high-tech equipment to boost productivity and to further drive down costs to better compete with low-wage overseas manufacturers. That’s produced another sign of an improved job market – an increase in the “quit rate” of workers who’ve had enough of those demands and moved on to another job.

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When Agents of Change Resist Change

Learning Voyager

An example of this happened years ago, in the 1980's when I was with a global chemicals company. The regional training managers were brought together by the HR leadership team at headquarters, to work collaboratively on a comprehensive leadership development program and competency model. It became apparent quite quickly that no one wanted to be there.

New Expatriate Request: “Pollution Perq’s”

Sklover Working Wisdom

ACTUAL “CASE HISTORIES ”: 2013 seems to have been the year that employees who were given the opportunity, or the direct order, by their employers to relocate to certain cities – primarily in China – began to say, with determination, with concern and quite commonly, “I am concerned about the air and water quality,” and more and more began saying “I just won’t go, especially with my young children.” . Eight Popular “Bad Air Benefits”. Fresh air impoverishes the doctor.”. Proverb.

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Growing Business Need Funding? Think “S.L.I.C.E.”

Sklover Working Wisdom

In fact, they are quite complementary. Chances are that you’ve heard that before, maybe even as a teenager, although your wants and needs are now quite different. Those in need of legal advice, counsel or representation should retain competent legal counsel licensed to practice law in their locale. “In capitalism, if you don’t have the capital, you can’t get the ism.”. – Unknown. ACTUAL CASE HISTORY : Actually, I’ve assisted in numerous case histories on this issue.

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“‘Positional Leverage’ in Workplace Negotiating”

Sklover Working Wisdom

His job was to ensure that the Chinese factories, and the Chinese suppliers, did not permit “adulteration” of the vitamins, by allowing either unsafe chemicals or other things – such as dust, dirt or bugs – into their products. He was the company’s only American employee at the facilities, and was highly competent, dedicated and trusted. Instead, in those circumstances Pierre would have been quite smart to let positional leverage flow his way. . (5) “Boldness be my friend!

“Not Feeling Well Enough to Work? – 13 Workplace Options (Part 1 of 2)”

Sklover Working Wisdom

The workload had grown quite considerably in recent years, due to her employer’s trying to get more and more work done with fewer and fewer employees. Lately, though, Jana didn’t feel quite right, and seemed increasingly unable to do her work. Some suggest that it is attributable to the many chemicals in our food, water and environment. . Paid Sick Days – Quite obviously, using your available paid sick days (if any) is your first and most easily accessible option.

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“Not Feeling Well Enough to Work? – 13 Workplace Options (Part 1 of 2)”

Sklover Working Wisdom

The workload had grown quite considerably in recent years, due to her employer’s trying to get more and more work done with fewer and fewer employees. Lately, though, Jana didn’t feel quite right, and seemed increasingly unable to do her work. Some suggest that it is attributable to the many chemicals in our food, water and environment. Also, some employers are quite generous by their voluntarily paying employees during a FMLA leave of absence.

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“The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act – A Primer for Employees”

Sklover Working Wisdom

The second reason is a bit ominous: because many companies feel that they must bribe local officials in order to compete for business in certain countries outside the U.S., Recent prosecutions have affected companies in the energy, construction, textile, electronics, aircraft, pharmaceutical, food, and chemical industries, to name a few. . Those in need of legal advice, counsel or representation should retain competent legal counsel licensed to practice law in their locale. .

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Why Being an Optimist Will Get You Ahead in Your Career

Career Realism

So I found another job; this time with a Chemical Company. I quit my job , and enrolled in a PhD program in Adult Education and Organizational Behavior at Harvard. Shared some basic competencies. Success Tweet : Be an optimist. Believe things will turn out well. When they don’t, don’t sulk. Learn what you can, use it next time. There are two important pieces of career advice about optimism and life and career success in this tweet.

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“Not Feeling Well Enough to Work? – 13 Workplace Options (Part 2 of 2)”

Sklover Working Wisdom

The workload had grown quite considerably in recent years, due to her employer’s trying to get more and more work done with fewer and fewer employees. Lately, though, Jana didn’t feel quite right, and seemed increasingly unable to do her work. Some suggest that it is attributable to the many chemicals in our food, water and environment. Something to consider when life seems quite bleak? “Be careful about reading health books.

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