“Are non-compete agreements binding on independent contractors?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

While I did that, I also signed a non-compete agreement. The former company is now threatening me and this new company with a lawsuit, because they say I am violating the non-competition agreement, which says I can’t work for a competing company (a) within 240 miles, and (b) for two years. Answer : Mary, you may, indeed, have a non-compete problem: But, then again, there are many ways “out” of a non-compete problem: 1. Non-Compete's and Confidentiality Q & A

Non-Compete or Non-Solicit? Use “C.A.T.C.H.” to Understand It

Sklover Working Wisdom

What the supposed non-compete agreement prohibited was “working for a competing medical device manufacturer, anywhere in the eastern half of the United States, that sells to hospitals replacement heart valves based on the same technology.”. Likewise, if you cannot “engage in competition” with your former employer, you can still work for a competitor, but engage in a different function, at least until your non-compete period is over.

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“Your Best Time to Beat a Non-Compete”

Sklover Working Wisdom

They were in the business of “hats to shoes,” and everything in between, making Geraldine’s non-compete agreement quite a problem. . And, too, every recruiter and employer asked the same two questions during Geraldine’s new interviews: “Did you sign a non-compete agreement?” Two of the wisest questions you can make when a job offer has been given to you is “ Will I have to sign a non-compete agreement in order to work here?

How to Defeat a Non-Compete Ten Effective Defenses

Sklover Working Wisdom

By means of paying employees well – and by aggressively using and enforcing non-compete agreements – they had suffered few defections to competitors. . He was intrigued, and felt ready to make such a move – but for his non-compete. Morgan’s non-compete agreement prohibited him from “directly or indirectly providing services to any company that was engaged in the office furnishings industry for 24 months after cessation of employment, regardless of the reason for departure.”

“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. This simple fact is not sufficiently appreciated by employees who fear non-compete lawsuits, or who get involved in them.

How to Be an Effective Manager When Your Employees Are Your Family Members

Ms. Career Girl

A family business is a sweet idea but can turn relationships sour with wrong management. The more a business grows, the more room there is to hire cousins, aunts, uncles and extended family. Mixing family issues with business issues is a hard habit to break, but it must be done if you’re going to be an effective manager. Since you might not have had to compete for the job, it’s possible you did all of your training on-the-job and skipped higher education.

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“No non-compete, but my prospective employer has signed a ‘No-Poach’ agreement. What do I do?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

I did not sign a non-compete. This is hurting my family livelihood. As you will see, the answer to your difficulty is not all that different from the answers I provide employees who have signed non-compete agreements, and want to get “around, over or out” of them. That is why so many Judges decline to enforce non-compete agreements, unless the employee has done some truly bad deed(s) either in planning or in making their departure. .

we need paid family and medical leave — and a new bill in Congress would give it to us

Ask a Manager

This post, we need paid family and medical leave — and a new bill in Congress would give it to us , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. has terrible support for workers, particularly around paid family and medical leave.

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“Is opening, but not really running, a competing firm a conflict of interest?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

A conflict of interest at work exists when (a) what is good for your employer’s business, and (b) what is good for you, are not one and the same thing, but instead clash or compete with one another. That is because I think that those two services compete for the same patient-customers, who may have to decide between using one company or the other, and the success of your firm would likely hurt the business of your employer, and vice versa. . Question: Hello.

How to compete with Generation Z

Penelope Trunk

The question is, how do we get this lifelong learning bug now, as adults, so we can compete with the young people when they enter the workforce. The article is about why Asian families are obsessed with childhood achievement at the expense of social skills and creativity. No small feat in a family full of Aspergers. We will be competing with Generation Z. I'm convinced that the biggest impact Generation Z will have on the workplace is in their schooling.

“Is it illegal or unethical to work for two competing hotels?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

I don’t think working simultaneously for competing hotels is unethical, either, BUT it could be viewed by other people to be unethical. Your working for the two competing hotels at the same time definitely presents the appearance of a “conflict of interest,” which constitutes a grave risk to both of your jobs, as well as your career and reputation. Like many people, Petr, you may need both jobs to make ends meet, or to take care of a considerable family need.

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How to balance your business and your family

Penelope Trunk

Because the next minute, I am telling my husband that I promise I’ll pay him back and I’m paying my developer for my startup with money earmarked for corn, and I’m in therapy from the stress of knowing that probably my last marriage fell apart because I used family finances to support my startup.

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“Is it a violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to.

Sklover Working Wisdom

Blog » “Is it a violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to be denied a full raise based on my FMLA-approved absences?” “Is Is it a violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to be denied a full raise based on my FMLA-approved absences?” Non-Competes and Trade Secrets L.

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Voluntary – Key Words & Phrases

Sklover Working Wisdom

What if you left earlier than that because, all of a sudden, your salary was reduced by 40%, and your family likes to eat three meals a day? Is feeding your hungry family “voluntary?” The same goes for whether a Non-Compete Agreement is valid or void, according to its own words. Key Words & Phrases Non-Compete's and Confidentiality Raise, Bonus, Compensation Repayment Obligations Specific Terms and Provisions Stock, Stock Options, "Equity" Wording and Meaning

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Thanksgiving drama on steroids: Adding a family business to the.

Penelope Trunk

About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog Thanksgiving drama on steroids: Adding a family business to the mix Posted to: Entrepreneurship | Money | Negotiating November 25th, 2009 Del.icio.us Digg Reddit StumbleUpon Tweet This Facebook I think its safe to say that for the majority of people, Thanksgiving is not about goodness and gratitude, but rather, family drama. There are pieces of the family business I’m dying to tell you about.

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Men with families feel more trapped than ever. Here’s how to fix that.

Penelope Trunk

You earn enough to support a family in a metropolitan area. You can’t compete with someone in their early 30s who is going full throttle. Here’s the problem men have today: They understand how bad it feels to be raised by a dad who is never around. There’s a generation of boys who didn’t eat dinner with their dad. Only saw their dad on the weekend. Changed schools five times so their dad could relocate to get the best job, over and over again.

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Garden Leave. Is Negotiable

Sklover Working Wisdom

And always do what you can to achieve for yourself, your family, and your career. Those in need of legal advice, counsel or representation should retain competent legal counsel licensed to practice law in their locale. After Resigning Common Clauses and Provisions Contract Clauses Garden Leave Monthly Newsletter Library Non-Compete's and Confidentiality Resigning from Your Job“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”. – Albert Einstein.

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“Employer Ask You to Sign an Agreement? Ask Your Employer to Pay Your Legal Cost”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Her job was a short commute from home, and her manager was family-friendly. This context is different: When you are asked to sign a new Confidentiality Agreement, Non-Compete Agreement, or what is called a “Garden Leave” Agreement, it is a Human Resources matter and getting it done is the job of – and is needed by – Human Resources. And always do what you can to achieve for yourself, your family, and your career.

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my friends and family are warning me not to hire employees for my small business

Ask a Manager

Your friends and family who are telling you this are being weird and are off-base. In the interests of a full and complete answer, sure, if you’re pretty bad at what you do, having someone highly competent working alongside of you can highlight your weaknesses. But not having someone competent in your business isn’t exactly a better plan. family, spouses & significant others workplace practices

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“Injunctive Relief” Clauses in Contracts – What Do They Mean?

Sklover Working Wisdom

This is what an “Injunctive Relief” clause generally looks like: “The Employee and Employer agree that, if the Employee breaches or threatens to breach his or her obligations not to compete, or not to violate confidentiality, it would cause irreparable injury, and the amount of money damages would be difficult to establish. Received a “Cease and Desist” letter alleging Non-Compete Violation? And always do what you can to achieve for yourself, your family, and your career.

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The “I am Not Restricted” Clause In Offer Letters

Sklover Working Wisdom

For this reason, an Account Representative is more likely to have been required to sign a non-compete agreement than is a Facilities Manager. We offer a Model Letter entitled “Response to Attorney’s ‘Cease and Desist’ Letter Alleging Non-Compete Violation.” If you have signed a non-compete or other freedom-restricting agreement, you may well be able to devise a plan to negotiate it away, or to limit its effects on your “job freedom.” Have a Non-Compete holding you back?

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boss asked someone to take her family off her health insurance, how to encourage someone you’re rejecting, and more

Ask a Manager

It was wildly inappropriate, and it calls into question your boss’s basic competence on two fronts: (1) forgetting to budget for benefits (anyone who manages a personnel budget knows personnel costs aren’t just salaries) and (2) trying to make this your coworker’s family’s problem, when the stakes are as high as health insurance. (I It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My boss begged my coworker to take her husband and baby off her health insurance.

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“Non-Solicitation Agreements – From A to Z”

Sklover Working Wisdom

1) First, “non-compete” agreements, which generally provide “I will not work for a competitor of the company in a certain geographic area for a certain period of time.”. (2) And, too, although employers may profess to believe in the capitalist system, free enterprise, and fair competition, insisting that employees sign non-solicitation and non-compete agreements surely shows otherwise. And always do what you can to achieve for yourself, your family, and your career.

2015 116

You Must Protect Your “B.O.B.” (Book Of Business, That Is)

Sklover Working Wisdom

Valerie saw this as a way to move up in her industry, have back-office staff to assist her, and eventually be able to take a bit more time for herself and her family. And, too, Valerie did take more time off to be with her family, because support staff and her sales representative assistant became known to, and trusted by, her customers. Always try to “carve out” existing relations from the non-compete’s and non-solicitation provisions you are asked to sign.

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Non-Solicitation Does NOT Mean Non-Communication

Sklover Working Wisdom

Recently, though, “non-compete’s” are facing greater scrutiny and skepticism than ever before among many Judges, as non-compete agreements frequently entail keeping a working person – and probably a person supporting a family – out of work without a really good reason. Thus, employers and their lawyers are finding the enforceability of non-compete agreements less and less certain as time goes on. Keep in Touch with Clients During Non-Solicit Periods.

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That Selfie Has A Price Tag

Professional Resume Services

She also is considered less competent to complete tasks, and the only difference between the two profile pictures is the way the same woman presents herself. Family career cost executive resume services Executive Resumes prepare teens price of sexy selfie teens Women, particularly young women, get a lot of conflicting advice about how to look and how to act. But that advice doesn’t come with validity, and the cost of following some advice is pretty high.

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

Sklover Working Wisdom

And always do what you can to achieve for yourself, your family, and your career. Those in need of legal advice, counsel or representation should retain competent legal counsel licensed to practice law in their locale. Agreements and Contracts Enforcement General Monthly Newsletter Library Non-Compete''s and Confidentiality Non-Solicitation and Other Restrictions Resigning from Your Job Here’s 18 Smart Steps to Guide You.

2013 116

How Do I Compete With Younger Job Candidates?

Career Realism

Then I left my job , moved to be near family and now appear to have been exiled from the profession I found mid-career. How do I compete? - Job Search candidate compete job youngerDear J.T. & & Dale: Twelve years ago, I moved from theater management to higher-education management with a specialty in international programming development. That move was incredibly lucrative.

family members stopping by work, should I say goodbye to coworkers when I leave, and more

Ask a Manager

But it seems to me that demanding major-league personal stuff about employees goes way beyond the realm of professional competence and into that of a) the EAP provider’s greedy curiosity about the demographics of their clientele, or–I really doubt this is the case, but it struck me as horribly plausible at the time, prima facie–b) the employer’s greedy curiosity about their employees. Family members stopping by my office. It’s five answers to five questions.

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my boss’s family comes to work with her, will employers care that I drop my G’s, and more

Ask a Manager

My boss’s family members are volunteering in our department. Eh, possibly not, not if you don’t have a particularly competent HR department. my boss’s family comes to work with her, will employers care that I drop my G’s, and more was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

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“How can I prevent being blamed for misconduct by former colleagues?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

While I feel strongly that wrongdoing should not be tolerated, I must be frank with you that I believe your obligations and commitments to your family and loved ones might be more important in determining what should be your best course of action. By Your Colleagues Misconduct and Bad Behavior Non-Compete's and Confidentiality Protecting Yourself Q & A Secrets & Confidentiality Speaking Out and Retaliation

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update: we can be fired if our friends and family don’t follow the company’s religious values

Ask a Manager

Remember the letter-writer in March whose company wanted everyone to sign a statement saying they could be fired if their family and friends didn’t follow the company’s religious values ? After going through it with a fine-toothed comb, I don’t see any wording in there about our friends and family accountable to the new lifestyle document.

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Did You Know That. ?

Sklover Working Wisdom

Published on August 28th, 2010 by Alan Sklover Under the Federal Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), while most people are entitled to take a leave of absence for up to 12 weeks care for themselves or a family member who is ill, a spouse, child, parent or next of kin of a member of the U.S. Non-Competes and Trade Secrets L. Blog » Did You Know That. ? Did You Know That. ?

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Top 5 Ways Employers Can Help Women Advance

Resume Bear

Equal pay, more visible female leadership and more family-friendly work policies are among the most beneficial ways in which companies can help women advance, according to male and female respondents to the latest Randstad US Employee Engagement Index study. More family-friendly work policies was the third most cited overall, selected by 31 percent of women and 26 percent of men. Employer Tips equal pay family friendly workplace women in leadership

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Why You Don't Want to Be Indispensable

Life@work

She is a real muckety-muck whose Plan for April did not involve starting family leave a month ahead of schedule with no time to prepare. When she started talking to me Sunday night about how she might work one day a week from home during her family leave, I could see where she was coming from. But it's called family leave for a reason, and I said as gently as possible, "You aren't indispensable, you know."

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“What can I do if I was put on a Performance Improvement Plan in.

Sklover Working Wisdom

Late last year my wife and I added a baby girl to our family. I used the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) and stayed at home with my daughter for 12 weeks. File a Supplemental Complaint Naming Your Supervisor: First, I’m not sure whether or not you know it, but corporate managers and officers may be personally liable for interfering with FMLA rights, and retaliating against those who make use of those rights to help take care of family members.

2010 109

Deciding where to work: Small business or large corporation…. Whats best for you?

RedStarResume

I found that my co-workers were not constantly competing with each other on a day to day basis by trying to get ahead. If you enjoy the smaller working environment where your co-workers are family-like and your schedule is much more flexible with less hierarchy, a smaller company could very well be the vehicle that serves you best. What’s better: Working for a small company or a large corporation?

2010 109

THE NEW TAX CODE AND YOU! GET READY FOR STICKER SHOCK! | Resume.

Resume Help Blog

Home Our Partners About Us Resume Writers Resume Help – Lesson #1 Resume Help – Lesson #2 Resume Help Blog Stand Out From The Crowd In Today's Job Market MBA Online Recent Posts Putting the Employer First Advice for New Graduates to Compete Successfully How To Save Money On Your Car Insurance The Anatomy of a Hostile Government Takeover – Obamacare at six months. They will hit families and small businesses in three great waves.

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“Is it retaliation to have your company car, company laptop and.

Sklover Working Wisdom

I am currently on a leave of absence under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). Hope your (or your family member’s) health improves. Non-Competes and Trade Secrets L. Blog » “Is it retaliation to have your company car, company laptop and company cell phone taken away during a FMLA leave of absence?” “Is Is it retaliation to have your company car, company laptop and company cell phone taken away during a FMLA leave of absence?”

2010 109

“Is it a conflict of interest if I work in the same place as my.

Sklover Working Wisdom

Published on October 15th, 2010 by Alan L Sklover Question: Is it a conflict of interest if my son has me work for him on his scheduled shift because of a death in the family? Non-Competes and Trade Secrets L. Blog » “Is it a conflict of interest if I work in the same place as my son, and I cover a shift for him? “Is Is it a conflict of interest if I work in the same place as my son, and I cover a shift for him?

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Sklover's Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

Heschel At work, having some “say” in what happens to you is important to you and your family’s well-being. Non-Competes and Trade Secrets L. Blog » Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week Published on October 4th, 2010 by Alan L Sklover “Self-respect is the fruit of discipline: the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.” - Abraham J.

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Nurse Practitioner

Job Shoe

This is a great opportunity for a Family Nurse Practitioner to provide quality care to the community of El Paso, TX. Maintains clinical and professional competency, promotes safe environment and performs all job responsibilities in safe manner. Other competency conditions diagnosis education fulltime health practitioner primary quality referral result stagesCompany. Aston Parker. Location. El Paso, TX 79901. Compensation. $0. Education. Master of Arts. FullTime. Experience.

“How can I get some needed relief from FMLA-retaliation?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

I am presently out on an approved federal Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) leave of absence for the permitted 12 weeks. Non-Competes and Trade Secrets L. Blog » “How can I get some needed relief from FMLA-retaliation?” “How How can I get some needed relief from FMLA-retaliation?” Published on August 31st, 2010 by Alan L Sklover Question: Alan, I have breast cancer.

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