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Employer Termination Requirements and Age Discrimination
The Facts In Westmoreland v. TWC Administration, LLC, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, which has federal appellate jurisdiction for Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and West Virginia, upheld the jury’s age discrimination verdict for the plaintiff, Glenda Westmoreland. (Case No. 18-1600, May 22, 2019). Glenda Westmoreland worked for Summit Cable, a predecessor of
In a recent case, the Court found workers were improperly classified as independent contractors and entitled to back pay for missing overtime compensation. The court determined that the workers were dependent on the business rather than in business for themselves and, thus, were employees. The Court also found that the owner of the employer business
General Counsel, P.C. (“GCPC”) attorneys practice in three jurisdictions, collectively known as the “DMV” – the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. While similarities exist among the venues, there are distinct differences that might impact where you or your company may prefer to engage in litigation. While GCPC has a strong litigation practice, it also
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General Counsel, P.C. is pleased to report that Merritt Green, who leads the firm’s employment practice, has been selected to join Leaders in Law as the designated attorney for Employment Law – USA, USA-Virginia.   Leaders in Law provides a platform of vetted attorneys (approximately 1,100 attorneys), across 130 jurisdictions, and in 44 different areas of
Changes to laws regarding non-compete agreements
There has been a recent trend of states moving to limit the application of restrictive covenants, especially post-employment non-compete agreements, on employees.  Within the past year, Maryland, Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire have all passed legislation restricting the enforceability of non-competition agreements against low-wage earning employees.  This is a growing national trend that all attorneys
Reviewing employment agreement non-compete terms

TechINT v. Sasnett

Preliminary Injunction granted to Govcon for Non-Solicitation Restriction GCPC Practical Counsel:  Restrictive Covenants must be drafted as narrowly as possible and the enforceability depends on the facts of the particular situation.  In this case, prohibition against soliciting clients to provide competing services enforced. TechINT Solutions Group, LLC v. Sasnett, U.S. Dist. Ct, W.D.Va, Harrisonburg Div
With increased frequency in the past several months, General Counsel, P.C. corporate and litigation attorneys have been assisting clients, both prospectively by reviewing policies and reactively by negotiating with insurance companies. The below article was written by Clifton Mount, one of General Counsel, P.C.’s Senior Litigation Attorneys.  If you have any questions about your business
There has been a recent trend of states moving to limit the application of restrictive covenants. Both Virginia and Maryland have recently sought to limit the enforceability of such agreements on low-wage employees. While Virginia failed to pass such legislation, Maryland enacted legislation that limits the enforceability of non-compete agreements on low-wage employees. On May
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