Employee theft is a hard situation to be in for many reasons. First and foremost, you’ve lost whatever the employee stole, and that sucks. This article explores what you can legally do to help recover from that employee. Employee Theft Under North Carolina law, Employee Theft is actually called “Larceny by servants and other employees”…

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 legitimate business interest. Just like…

  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 lists, and goodwill to a…

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 an employment non-compete.   Employment…

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 nondisclosures, non-solicitation clauses, and other…

  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 that have disabilities, or become…

Intro Businesses grow, and that’s a great thing, but if they grow wrong, they can face additional costs along the way. One of these areas you must grow correctly is with your new hires. There are many reasons you’d want to hire an independent contractor over an employee or vice versa when just starting out,…

A client of ours, we shall call Victoria, recently went through an unfortunate Department of Labor investigation. Why? In my opinion, it was because she was too nice, but the Department of Labor might disagree. Victoria owns and manages a company that is hired to staff a grocery store. She doesn’t own the store itself,…

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