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Employment Contracts Archives

You might be able to break your non-competition agreement

Thomas Jefferson once said, "If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so." While this is a risky position to take in the 21st century, because it could land you in jail, it might apply to non-competition agreements in certain circumstances. If you signed such an agreement as a part of your previous job, and you want to continue working in the same industry, you might want to review your non-competition agreement carefully to determine if you can get into legal trouble if you break it.

A brief survey for victims of workplace discrimination

When you've been wronged by discrimination at your workplace, you'll know it. Most victims of workplace discrimination suspect that they lost their jobs, didn't get hired or got passed up for a promotion for unfair reasons related to their race, gender or for some other protected reason.

Is your noncompete agreement legally binding?

If you signed a noncompete agreement as a part of your employment, but you don't work for the same company anymore, it's understandable why you might want to "get out of" your noncompete agreement. In some cases, your noncompete might not be legally valid. In other cases, it will be.

Employee contracts: what they actually are and what they mean

Michigan employment contracts are usually thought of as an agreement you sign when you start a new job. They include the details of your salary, vacation and other benefits you will receive in exchange for the work you are expected to perform. More or less details can be included. But is that really what an employment contract is?

Tips for negotiating an employment contract

When you switch jobs or consider switching jobs, you probably compare the advantages or disadvantages of one job over the other. If the switch is desirable to you, but doesn't quite meet your requirements, you may be able to negotiate a better deal at your potential new company.

Was severance package for college president excessive?

In the wake of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal, the president of Michigan State University resigned from her position of presidency after facing angry and vicious criticism. Lou Ann Simons, claimed it is "only natural that I am the focus of this anger," and therefore she is limiting any personal statements, but was resigning "according to the terms of her employment agreement."

Menards founder wins case against former girlfriend/employee

What happens when you don't have an employee contract and you mix work and pleasure? Apparently, nothing good. The founder of Menards building supply stores, John Menard, and his ex-fiancée would probably both attest to this. Unfortunately, when in a relationship, people often overlook the tedious little things like a business contract when they begin working together.

C-level employees: Your legal needs

Are you a C-level employee? If you are, you know that your legal needs can be as complex as your job. Your responsibilities are probably much greater than a lower-level employee. Depending on your position, chief executive officer (CEO), chief operating officer (COO) or chief financial officer (CFO), you may be hiring and firing, making stock decisions, doing salary negotiations and overseeing multiple departments or employees.

Superintendent to receive $82K in severance after resigning

In Norton Shores, the Mona Shores Public School Board has agreed to pay Greg Helmer, the former superintendent, $82,975.40 in severance pay through June 30, 2018. The agreement was made after Helmer turned in his resignation effective as of Nov. 14. He will also retain his health insurance coverage until June 30, 2018.

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