Non-Disclosure Agreements: If it’s right for Kanye, is it right for you?

2021-02-02T14:11:14-05:00

By Bryan Tyson We love it when celebrity life crosses paths with law life. And in the latest installment of this, a recent news report claims that Kanye West’s apparel company, Yeezy, has filed suit against a former intern for allegedly breaching a non-disclosure agreement by posting photos of the company’s merchandise on Instagram. [...]

Non-Disclosure Agreements: If it’s right for Kanye, is it right for you?2021-02-02T14:11:14-05:00

Can I get a side of ERISA with that burger?

2020-10-21T16:02:08-04:00

Eight ways employees can use ERISA in litigation over execution in terminations and attempted clawbacks By: Bryan Tyson Many executives and corporation boards have been eagerly watching the looming court battle between McDonald’s Corporation and its former CEO, Stephen Easterbrook. While you can find a full summary here, according to a complaint filed in [...]

Can I get a side of ERISA with that burger?2020-10-21T16:02:08-04:00

Did COVID-19 Invalidate Your Non-Competition Agreement?

2020-08-21T14:40:18-04:00

Three Situations in Which Your Non-Competition or Non-Solicitation Agreement May Be Affected by COVID/Coronavirus By Bryan Tyson As a result of the global pandemic caused by COVID-19/coronavirus, many employers have implemented layoffs, instituted furlough programs, or terminated employees for lack of overall work. While these steps may be necessary for businesses to survive the [...]

Did COVID-19 Invalidate Your Non-Competition Agreement?2020-08-21T14:40:18-04:00

Short-term and Long-term Disability Claims and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

2020-04-13T12:29:40-04:00

By Bryan Tyson We have recently had several questions regarding the possible impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on short-term and long-term disability claims. These questions tend to be focused around two issues: Can COVID-19 result in a short-term or long-term disability claim? How will current business closure and employment issues surrounding COVID-19 affect current or [...]

Short-term and Long-term Disability Claims and Coronavirus (COVID-19)2020-04-13T12:29:40-04:00

Recent Case Reinforces Importance of Morals Clauses and “For Cause” Language in Executive Employment Agreements

2020-03-25T12:19:03-04:00

By Bryan Tyson On Wednesday, March 4, a jury in the District of Columbia found that former PBS talk show host Tavis Smiley violated his employment contract with the television network, assessing $1.5 million in damages against Smiley.  More specifically, the jury found: (1) that Smiley was fired on account of allegations of sexual [...]

Recent Case Reinforces Importance of Morals Clauses and “For Cause” Language in Executive Employment Agreements2020-03-25T12:19:03-04:00

Employees vs Independent Contractors

2020-02-14T15:15:19-05:00

Employees vs Independent Contractors In early September, California passed a landmark bill regarding the gig economy. The bill, AB 5, was approved by California’s State Senate, Assembly, and signed by Governor Gavin Newson. AB 5 addresses the “gig economy,” which includes companies like Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, Postmates, and other similar companies. These gig economy [...]

Employees vs Independent Contractors2020-02-14T15:15:19-05:00

Save the Date: ERISA/Long-Term Disability Workshop! Ways to Protect Your Disability Claim

2020-01-12T17:19:37-05:00

You trusted the safety net that you paid into and believed the guarantees and promises that were made. Now something happened and you can’t work, but your insurance company says you have no claim, or that you’re not disabled. This is a frustrating and scary situation that you have never been in before; but we [...]

Save the Date: ERISA/Long-Term Disability Workshop! Ways to Protect Your Disability Claim2020-01-12T17:19:37-05:00

Walmart’s Plans to Cut “Greeters”: The Challenge of Working with a Disability

2020-01-12T17:17:56-05:00

At the end of April, Walmart’s policy changing the physical requirements for their beloved Greeters will take effect and they will be replaced with the role of “customer hosts.” Walmart originally explained its plan for Greeters to become Customer Hosts in 2016, but the change goes into full effect April 2019. The physical demands of [...]

Walmart’s Plans to Cut “Greeters”: The Challenge of Working with a Disability2020-01-12T17:17:56-05:00

Medical Diagnosis Keep Getting Delayed? Unfamiliar with Your Employer’s Disability Policy? We Can Help!

2019-05-28T17:40:37-04:00

Something isn’t right. You’re not feeling like yourself and your body is screaming for help. Finally, you decide it’s time to visit your primary care doctor. Your fever, aches and pains are diagnosed as a simple cold. However, weeks go by, you’ve completed the full dosage of medication, yet something still isn’t right. You are [...]

Medical Diagnosis Keep Getting Delayed? Unfamiliar with Your Employer’s Disability Policy? We Can Help!2019-05-28T17:40:37-04:00

Employer Anti-Poaching Agreements—Allegedly Still Out There, and Still Illegal

2019-05-28T17:44:13-04:00

A recent lawsuit accuses Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill of agreeing not to hire each other’s medical faculty—a so-called “anti-poaching” agreement—in order to suppress the labor market for medical school professors/personnel and keep wages low. The plaintiff, a Duke radiologist, alleges that the agreement between the two universities prevented her from obtaining an open job [...]

Employer Anti-Poaching Agreements—Allegedly Still Out There, and Still Illegal2019-05-28T17:44:13-04:00