For Whom the Non-Compete Tolls

A question that frequently arises in non-compete cases is whether the duration of a former employee’s non-compete clause can be extended by a court.  For example, if an employee breaches a 12-month non-compete and the former employer does not learn…

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Loan Agreement Restrains Trade

In a recent decision, a loan agreement was found to have restrained trade by calling for a $10,000 penalty triggered simply by the fact of competition. Wind Logistics Professionals LLC v Universal Truckload, Inc., 2019 WL 4600055 (N.D. Ga., Sept….

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DOL Issues Final Federal Overtime Rule: 3 Key Changes

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced it finalized its update of the federal overtime rule. The final regulation will become effective January 1, 2020.The final federal overtime rule updates the earnings thresholds necessary for an employer to exempt executive,…

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