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
Thursday, 09 May 2019 by Merritt Green
The outline below was presented to Washington Executives Association on May 1, 2019. We thought it might be useful for employers, owners and managers to know what is involved in responding to workplace harassment or discrimination claims. If you need more guidance or information, Contact the employment law experts at General Counsel Law, PC.
Tuesday, 16 April 2019 by Merritt Green
This post was originally published in February, 2015. We’re re-posting in case you missed it. Why Employers (and Employees) Need to Pay Attention to the Fair Labor Standards Act Recently, General Counsel, P.C. is getting more (and more) calls for a business litigation attorney regarding alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).
This post was originally published in July, 2012. We’re re-posting in case you missed it. If your company’s non-compete agreement was not specifically tailored for business/employment relationship, it may be unenforceable In a 2012 decision regarding the enforceability of non-compete agreements, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia sent a reminder to
Employment Law Update: Supreme Court Says Arbitration Requirements in Employment Agreements are Enforceable
Monday, 04 June 2018 by Merritt Green
A recent U.S. Supreme Court case, Epic Systems Corporation v. Lewis upheld employers’ use of class-action waivers in arbitration agreements. No. 16-285, 2018 WL 2292444, at *1 (U.S. May 21, 2018). Based on this ruling, employees that have signed such agreements are no longer able to join together to sue employers and instead must use
Business relationships fail for many different reasons: business partners may have long-term disagreements, a change in leadership, or simply a desire to go in different directions. Even successful businesses may have to deal with business divorce issues if business partners decide that the benefits of continuing their business relationship are outweighed by the costs accompanying
Thursday, 19 April 2018 by Richard Trimber
When individuals form business entities, generally they choose entities that allow them to limit their personal liability, leaving only the entities’ assets vulnerable to lawsuits. For corporations and Limited Liability Companies (LLC), the business entities are separate from the corporate officers and shareholders (or LLC members), and these individuals are typically not liable for the
Thursday, 08 February 2018 by Merritt Green
Originally posted on January 25, 2018. Just days after being notified by Virginia Lawyers Weekly that General Counsel P.C.’s verdict for Heard Construction was the largest in Virginia in 2017, we learned that we were edged out of the title by a Fairfax County medical malpractice case. Managing Partner Merritt Green said that he was told by Virginia Lawyers Weekly that
If you’ve received a notice of breach of contract sometimes called a demand letter, it means someone believes you’re not living up to your end of a bargain. A breach of contract occurs when one party to a contract doesn’t fulfill any term of a contract, without a lawful excuse. Contract breaches can be troublesome
Regardless of the success of a business, business owners run the risk of being sued. Litigation and lawsuits can be stressful, costly, and time-consuming. However, there are steps business owners can take to help better protect their businesses and put them in the best position to navigate these legal hurdles. Most Importantly, Do I Need