Employment Blog

Non-compete and Non-solicitation Agreements in the Age of Social Media: Drafting and Dispute Considerations for Businesses

The employment attorneys and business litigation attorneys at Nardone Limited in Columbus, Ohio, regularly assist our clients with litigation as well as agreement drafting regarding non-compete and non-solicitation agreements. Increasingly, Nardone Limited has found that social media has become a key concern in disputes about non-solicitation and non-compete in the digital age. In fact, our […]

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Casting a Light on Common Myths About Non-Compete Agreements and Other Employee Restrictive Covenants.

The attorneys at Nardone Limited, in Columbus, Ohio, regularly assist our clients with labor and employment law issues, including employment disputes and litigation regarding non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, as well as defending administrative investigations by the Ohio Civil Rights Commission and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Non-compete restrictions and other restrictive covenants—such as non-solicitation provisions […]

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Update on Recent Ohio Case Law Provides Guidance on the Enforceability of Non-Compete Agreements and Demonstrates the Need for Precise Drafting in Employee Contracts

This post serves to provide an update on recent case law that provides guidance on the enforceability of non-compete agreements. Recently, the Ohio Fifth District Court of Appeals released a decision that gives employers helpful guidance on the enforceability of employers’ non-compete agreements with former employees. In Saunier v. Stark Truss Co., Inc., a former […]

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Preventing and Responding to Employee Discrimination Charges: New Guidance Governing Retaliation Claims and Related Issues Released by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The attorneys at Nardone Limited, in Columbus, Ohio, regularly assist our clients with labor and employment issues, including providing guidance on preventing and responding to employee discrimination charges filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”). On Monday, August 29, 2016 the Unites States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released new guidelines on the EEOC’s rules […]

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Dispelling the Myth that Employers Cannot Give an Employer Reference Beyond Confirmation of an Employee’s Title and Dates of Employment

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Despite a common misconception to the contrary, Ohio statutory law and Ohio case law do not prevent employers from providing a detailed and honest employer reference about a past employee upon request. Further, Ohio law does not punish employers for providing truthful responses to inquiries from a prospective new employer of a company’s past workers. In fact, Ohio Revised […]

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The Importance of Proper Drafting in a Noncompete Agreement and Other Restrictive Covenants

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There are certain terms in an employment agreement that are more important than others. An example of one term is the noncompete agreement. The noncompete agreement is designed to protect an employer, including the protection of: (i) an employer’s confidential information/trade secrets and its relationships with clients/customers (aka “goodwill”) and (ii) a former employee from […]

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Discrimination Charges – Investigation Versus Mediation?

The attorneys at Nardone Limited regularly assist our clients with labor and employment and human resource issues, including providing guidance on preventing and responding to discrimination and harassment charges filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) or the Ohio Civil Rights Commission (“OCRC”). As an employer, if you receive a discrimination charge filed by […]

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NLRB Says Temps Can Join Full-Time Workers’ Unions Without Consent From Employer

Earlier this week, on Monday, July 11, 2016 the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) issued a decision in Miller & Anderson, Inc., 364 NLRB No. 36 (July 11, 2016), which significantly aids unions in any attempts to unionize temporary workers. The ruling held that workers provided by staffing agencies do not need a company’s permission […]

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Ohio Civil Rights Commission (“OCRC”) Update

The OCRC held a public meeting on Thursday, June 30, 2016 (the “Meeting”). During the Meeting, OCRC commissioners attended to regular business matters and also heard arguments from the request for reconsideration, filed by former employee Lei Liu (the “Charging Party”), in the matter of Lei Liu v. Regal Beloit America, Inc. (the “Matter”). In […]

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Department of Labor’s New Final Rule, and its Changes to the White Collar Employee Overtime Exemption Requirements

As explained in Nardone Limited’s previous blog on this topic, on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) through the DOL’s Wage and hour Division (“WHD”) published its Final Rule (the “Final Rule”) updating the U.S. employee overtime regulations under the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (the “FLSA”). As the Nardone […]

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