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Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Business Attorney – Part 1

Most people hope they never need to hire an attorney, but it is likely at some point you will need one. Whether it is divorce, criminal charges, personal injury or an employment matter, you will want to hire a lawyer that is right for you. Below are a few tips on how to choose the […]

Tips for Increasing Employee Retention -Part 2

Hopefully you have read our previous blog titled “Tips for Increasing Employee Retention – Part 1” discussing the costs related to employee turnover and was to prevent it. This blog will continue the discussion of ways an employer can retain his/her employees. Many supervisors make the mistake of thinking that an improvement in the turnover […]

Tips for Increasing Employee Retention -Part 1

Employee turnover is a concern for all types of businesses because it is a significant expense. The problem, however, is that most companies do not to action to find ways to retain their employees. If a business owner is interested fixing a high employee turnover rate, he/she must start with collecting data to identify the […]

Coronavirus & Business-Related Issues

The Covid-19 virus has created issues for every industry and all size businesses across our country. It is important for companies to understand how the pandemic has, and will continue to, impact their business. Whether it is delays in production or a reduction in workforce, having an attorney provide you with the necessary legal advice […]

Employees! Look for these Provisions in Retention Contracts

If you are considering signing a retention contract with your employer, it is important to confer with an experienced attorney to ensure that you are fully protected. Below are examples of common provisions that do not benefit employees, but are often found in retention agreements: Termination “For Cause” Provision Employers often do not define what […]

Summary of the Litigation Process

If your business is facing a lawsuit, it can feel overwhelming. Most people are not familiar with how litigation works, but television shows and news stories have made it seem very dramatic and daunting. In reality, if you have an experienced attorney on your side, he/she will ensure that your case is handled smoothly while […]

How a Retention Contract Impacts You Financially

If you are a key employee and your company is undergoing a merger and/or acquisition, you may be asked to sign a retention agreement. In fact, signing this contract may be a condition of your continued employment during the merger process and with the new entity. However, before you agree to a retention contract, it […]

Understanding Non-Compete Agreements

Many people make the mistake of thinking non-compete provisions in a contract are boilerplate language. However, a non-compete agreement (alone or as part of a larger agreement) is a contract between an employee and employer. A non-compete contract sets forth the restrictions on the employee’s ability to work for a competitor or even within the […]

What You Need to Know About Non-Disclosure Agreements

If you are asked to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA), it is wise to confer with an attorney regarding what you are giving up and what you are gaining from it. Most non-disclosure contracts are between an employer and employee, but the focus is that one party is prohibiting the other party from disclosing proprietary […]

Breach of Employment Contracts & Recoverable Damages

If you have an employment contract and your employer breaches it, you likely have the right to sue and collect “damages” to compensate you for your financial loss. There are several different types of damages that may be available to you, depending on the terms of your contract and the type of breach by your […]