Employment Law and Litigation
Non-Compete, Non-Solicitation and Non-Disclosure Agreements
Employment agreements can protect an employer’s valid business interests and expectations. They are often used to protect against the unauthorized disclosure of trade secrets, such as client lists and business strategies, or to keep an employee from unfairly competing with a former employer. However, courts have concluded that these agreements can be overreaching and unfair to employees. Getting legal counsel is important, both at the inception of these types of agreements and when a situation arises challenging the enforceability of these contracts.
You probably don’t need to be reminded of the many laws and regulations that govern employee relationships. Even before making a hire, employers must know what is and is not appropriate when dealing with its employees. Know what your rights and obligations are in your employment and independent contractor relationships.
Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act
This federal law governs the reemployment rights of servicemembers and the relationship with their civilian employers. If you are an employer you are subject to this law – the size of your business doesn’t matter. Some USERRA requirements include:
- Returning servicemembers must be reemployed by the employer.
- They must be provided all the rights and benefits they would have received had they remained continuously employed.
- Any employment discrimination based upon the employee’s uniformed service is strictly prohibited.
Mr. Meyer has extensive and detailed experience with USERRA through his volunteer work with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). If you have questions regarding your rights and responsibilities under USERRA, please contact Mr. Meyer for a free consultation.