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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
When storms happen, plow drivers must be ready to hit the ground running. Many drivers are on call, waiting for the snow to fall. It’s great to have a team at the ready. But are you required to pay on-call drivers for the hours they are on call?
No, most plow drivers do not need to be paid for the time they are on-call. As long as workers are allowed to use their time for their own purposes, you don’t need to pay them until they are called in. If your company […]