2014 November

Choosing the Best Employment Agreements

11.20.2014
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When a Non-Solicitation Agreement is Better than a Non-Compete Agreement

Nothing is more frustrating than watching workers you’ve trained and fostered walk away from your company to join the competition, taking customers and expertise with them.  More and more businesses are looking to non-compete and non-solicitation agreements to prevent this problem. So what kind of agreement is right for your company? It depends on what you’re looking to protect.

Non-compete agreements are designed to prevent workers who leave your company from going into direct competition, by restricting the jobs that workers […]

What Not to Ask

11.18.2014
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7 Seemingly Harmless Topics to Avoid in Job Interviews

It can be tempting to start off every job interview with a little chit-chat, asking candidates about their family and private life.  But you should be cautious before asking personal questions—what would be harmless small talk in any other context can easily raise the specter of discrimination during a hiring process.

To help you figure out how to avoid legal headaches, I have put together this list of common questions that might be welcome at a cocktail party but should not be asked about in an interview […]

Get Paid or Foreclose

11.6.2014
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A Simple Timeline for Mechanic’s Liens

Mechanic’s liens are a great way for contractors, subcontractors, designers, and materials suppliers to ensure they are paid for their work, but the law is very strict about the process and timeline for obtaining a lien.  As the landscape installation season is wrapping up, you should be sure that your company has dotted its i’s and crossed its t’s when it comes to obtaining liens.  Make one mistake now and you could lose your right to a mechanic’s lien when you need to collect.

What is […]