Entrepreneurship After Employment

For those who may not know my background, before I joined Richard here at Law Plus Plus, I worked at an e-discovery firm in Charlotte. Officially, I was an employee of another firm who sent me to various projects, on a project-by-project basis, like an independent contractor. As many do, […]

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Legitimate Business Interest in Employment Non-Compete

Restrictive Covenants not to compete, or non-compete contracts, are a tool used to protect a company from unfair competition. They are commonly used in the employment context to prevent this competition, but when analyzing them, you must ensure that they are no wider in scope than is necessary to protect a […]

Standard for Employee Non-Compete

  In North Carolina, there are different standards for different types of non-competition clauses, formally called restrictive covenants against competition. Employee non-compete contracts are some of the most commonly used non-competes.   Employee Non-Compete Employers typically create these non-competes to protect themselves from an employee taking their trade secrets, client […]

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Location and Time Requirement in Employment Non-Compete

Previously, we have examined what a covenant not to compete (non-compete) is and what the top level restrictions are regarding their validity, but there is a significant amount of deeper analysis that goes into each and every one of these restrictive covenants. We’re exploring the location and time requirements in […]

What is a Non-Compete? A Restrictive Covenant Primer.

Non-competes are a type of restrictive covenant that prevents one person from competing with another. They are typically used in business to prevent the usage of confidential information or close connections with clients to unfairly compete against the person who made the covenant. Many times, a non-compete is used along side […]

Q&A: Difference Between DBA and LLC

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ADA Explained Using Vampires

  If vampires were real, their condition would probably be recognized under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) because they cannot be exposed to sunlight and they cannot be seen in mirrors or on camera. ADA Rules Under the ADA, you are required to make “reasonable accommodations” for your employees […]