Restrictive Covenant Agreements: Five Reasons Why Your Non-Compete Agreement May Be Unenforceable

When employers are burned by a former employee who starts a competitive business, solicits key customers, and/or uses confidential information gained from the former employment, they may seek resolve by requiring their employees to sign restrictive covenant agreements (commonly known as “non-compete agreements”). These agreements are often drafted, signed, and then filed away in the […]

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Why Employers Should Stress Over Office Romances

Several months ago, I wrote a blog article on the #Metoo Movement and sexual harassment in the workplace.  Clients often ask about romantic relationships in the workplace.  Are these unlawful?  What are the risks?  Well, that depends on the situation.  If the relationship is truly consensual, then it would not run afoul of the federal […]

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Movie Melting Pot

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the prominence of the #MeToo movement at the Academy Awards and the resurrection of death and disgrace clauses in acting contracts and insurance policies. Well, death and disgrace clauses weren’t the only contractual provisions highlighted at the Oscars. During her acceptance speech for the Best Actress award, […]

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Bad Acting

The 90th annual Academy Awards show occurred last week. Despite ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ being both a critical and commercial success, it was not even considered for the best picture Oscar. None of the actors were nominated for awards, either. However, it did get four nominations for sound editing, score, sound mixing and visual […]

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Time to Review Employee Non-Solicitation Restrictions

Last week, the Wisconsin Supreme Court again clarified the law in regards to restrictive covenants when it issued a decision in the case of The Manitowoc Company, Inc. v. John M. Lanning, 2018 WI 6, 2018 WL472928. The Manitowoc Company, Inc. v. John M. Lanning The Court decided that an employee non-solicitation provision was subject […]

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Social Media Policies

Businesses are never fond of people disparaging their products, employees, customers, or work environment. This is especially true when the person complaining about the business is one of its employees. Yet, with the popularity of social media platforms and websites, this is becoming more common. Worse, it is no longer just the stereotypical “disgruntled” employee […]

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