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August 2017 Archives

Noncompete disputes: Chef out of job amidst fierce lawsuit

Many individuals in Florida and elsewhere may seek to further their careers by pursuing new endeavors with other companies. Unfortunately, it isn't always as simple as handing in a resignation, perhaps especially if the new employer operates within a similar field. Some businesses require employees to sign a contract that prohibits them from taking similar actions, and should this person attempt to work for a competitor, noncompete disputes may follow.

Contract disputes: Marketing company sues Yahoo Inc.

When companies in Florida and elsewhere enter into business relationships with others, the contract stating the terms of the agreement can be exceedingly complex. Should the partnership come to an abrupt end, either or both sides may seek to regain invested interests, which could lead to heated contract disputes. Such matters can be highly-contested topics that require a close examination of the contract, potentially prompting a need for assistance in navigating the process.

Partnership disputes: Battle over ownership of Snopes rages on

When business interests exchange hands, companies in Florida and elsewhere may go through periods of fluctuation that could accompany a battle for ownership. Partnership disputes can be highly contestable topics that may require an acute attention to detail. With the inherent complexity of similar matters, those facing such disputes could benefit from seeking guidance from an experienced attorney in the initial stages of the process.

Moving to a rival company can lead to non-compete disputes

Many individuals have reached a point where they feel a change in employment is necessary. For some, this could be as simple as putting in an application for a new job, and turning in a notice at the previous one. However, certain professions require individuals in Florida and elsewhere to sign a contract, and if he or she attempts to work for a rival company within a given period, intense non\-compete disputes may arise.

Protecting your rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act

Life is uncertain, and there are times that you may find you are unable to work while dealing with a medical condition or that of a loved one. Having a baby, dealing with a serious illness or taking care of a family member with a critical medical condition can all affect your ability to work for a period, but these issues should not compromise your right to retain your job.

Age discrimination may still be a serious employment law concern

Many individuals in Florida and elsewhere consider employment to be an essential part of daily life. Should a person have trouble obtaining or retaining employment, he or she may suffer financial hardships that can be challenging to overcome. While in some cases, a person might not be qualified for a position, in others, discrimination could be a contributing factor, which is a serious issue, albeit one that might be difficult to prove.

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