Restrictive Covenants Governed By “New” Law Are Interpreted Similarly To Restrictive Covenants Governed By “Old” Law

In 2011, Georgia adopted a set of laws governing post-employment restrictive covenants (covenants not to compete, not to solicit customers, not to poach co-workers, not to use or disclose confidential information belonging to the employer, etc.).  Prior to the adoption of these “new” laws, it was very difficult to draft post-employment restrictions that were enforceable […]

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Beware and Be Aware of Rules Governing Service of Process on Corporations

Beware and Be Aware of Rules Governing Service of Process on Corporations

New Overtime Salary Threshold Will Become Effective December 1, 2016

The US Department of Labor has issued new overtime rules.  Effective December 1, 2016, most American workers who earn less than $913 per week ($47,476 per year) will be eligible for overtime pay (1.5 times regular hourly pay) when they work more than 40 hours in a week. Key provisions of the rule are as […]

Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals Issues New Guidelines Regarding Student Interns

One of the hot-button topics these days among employment lawyers is the question of when someone who is learning a new field can be classified as an intern who does not need to be paid, and when the law requires that the worker be paid.  The U.S. Department of Labor has relied heavily on a […]

US Dept. of Labor Cracking Down on Misclassification Cases

The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) has issued a 15-page briefing addressing the difference between an independent contractor and an employee, signaling an increased focus on misclassification – situations in which someone who should be classified as an employee has been treated as an independent contractor instead. Before discussing the DOL’s briefing, I will review […]