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Buying out a partner

A business partnership can be a lot like a marriage. You share the same dreams and make plans, spending a lot of time working hard to make them happen. Sometimes, when there is a disagreement there is no way to resolve it other than what feels like a divorce.

Non-disclosures & other covenants – enforceable?

It’s more and more common for a company to have some kind of intellectual property it needs to protect. This can be technology or other trade secrets, but it can also be data on sales prospects or clients. It could even be what makes up a special sauce. Every company has its own information which gives it an edge.

Supreme Court narrows Wall Street whistleblower protections

A recent Supreme Court ruling could have significant consequences for would-be whistleblowers on Wall Street. In a unanimous decision, the justices ruled that employees are not safe from retaliation from their employers if they do not first report corporate wrongdoings to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Albany whistleblower receives $173,000 in court judgment

A demolition company based in Albany was recently ordered to pay out a six-figure judgment to a former worker. The company had let go of the employee after he had reported improper asbestos removal practices, which per the court, was a violation of his “whistleblower” rights.

Age discrimination in job ads on Facebook sparks a lawsuit

A federal lawsuit has been filed against Amazon, T-Mobile and others for allegedly discriminating against older employees. The companies placed recruitment ads on Facebook that were targeted to specific age groups. The lawsuit states that the age based targeting practice violates the Age Discrimination Employment Act (ADEA).

Can you be terminated while on FMLA?

There may come a time when you need to take a leave from work. Perhaps you are suffering from an illness or injury and need an extensive recovery time. Or maybe you just adopted a child and are taking a leave while going through the adjustment and bonding period. Regardless of the reason, you may be considering taking time away from work, with the expectation that you will have a job to return to.

New York employers now barred from asking about salary history

A law went into effect on October 31, 2017 that significantly changes the way in which salary determinations – and negotiations – will occur throughout New York City. This law bars employers of all sizes, public and private alike, from asking applicants about their salary history during the hiring process. Only public agencies whose hiring practices and salary parameters are set by a collective bargaining agreement are exempt.

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