The attorney-client privilege protects communications between an attorney and a client from being subject to disclosure. The purpose of the attorney-client privilege is to create open and honest discussions between an attorney and his or her clients. A client is more likely to disclose all facts regarding their issue if they know that conversations are…

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If you have never been involved in a lawsuit, being served with legal process and notice that you are a defendant can be an unnerving situation. In almost all cases, after the plaintiff files a complaint to initiate the lawsuit, the defendant must be served with summons and a copy of the complaint for the court…

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Restrictive covenants are often contained in employment agreements and designed to protect the employer’s legitimate business interests. Three restrictive covenants are often included in employment agreements: 1.) non-disclosure clauses, 2.) non-solicitation clauses, and 3.) non-competition clauses. With respect to the third category, non-competition clauses protect the employer by limiting an employee’s ability to work for…

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Restrictive covenants are often contained in employment agreements and designed to protect the employer’s legitimate business interests. Three restrictive covenants are often included in employment agreements: 1.) non-disclosure clauses, 2.) non-solicitation clauses, and 3.) non-competition clauses. With respect to the second category, non-solicitation clauses protect the employer by limiting an employee’s ability to take valuable…

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Restrictive covenants are often contained in employment agreements and designed to protect the employer’s legitimate business interests. Three restrictive covenants are often included in employment agreements: 1.) non-disclosure clauses, 2.) non-solicitation clauses, and 3.) non-competition clauses. With respect to the first category, non-disclosure clauses require an employee to maintain the confidentiality of an employer’s proprietary…

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An employment agreement establishes the terms of employment between an employer and employee. These agreements may also include restrictions on an employee’s conduct upon termination. Non-competition clauses restrict an employee’s ability to work for a competitor for after termination. Non-solicitation clauses restrict an employee’s ability to take customers or employees from their former employer to…

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An employee handbook can benefit your company by establishing the employment policies at your place of business and by providing protection from some potential liabilities. Every employer should have an employee handbook. They put your employees on notice of your company’s employment policies and procedures. An employee handbook sets forth the employer’s expectations from its…

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When a contract has been breached by one party, the non-breaching party may seek legal remedies, including enforcement of the contract in court. There are several forms of legal remedies that a non-breaching party may seek when enforcing a contract. Compensatory damages is a form of monetary relief awarded to the non-breaching party with the…

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An arbitration clause is a section of a contract that deals with the parties’ rights in the event of a legal dispute. Arbitration is an alternative to litigation, in which disputes are settled out of court with an arbitrator, a neutral third party who makes a binding decision. Arbitration clauses allow the parties to agree…

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Whether you are purchasing a car from a dealership, or a vase from someone on Facebook Marketplace, all contracts have elements that must be met to be legally enforceable. A contract is a set of legally enforceable promises, entered by two or more parties, to make their dealings predictable and to prevent risk. For a…

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