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Employment Contracts

Illegal firing can cancel terms of noncompete pact

02/01/2007

New York companies that require employees to sign noncompete agreements sometimes make deferred compensation conditional on whether the ex-employee actually complies with that noncompete pact. That’s fine, according to state law. But the deal can collapse, as a new case shows

Independent Contractors: The Legal Boundaries

01/05/2007
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Arbitrating Employee Disputes

01/03/2007
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Contract expired? Continuing to work extends the terms

01/01/2007

If your employees sign employment contracts, you should be aware of a quirk in New York state contract law. It says that when employees continue doing the same job after their contracts expire, the original contract terms still apply …

Set objective criteria for renewing employee contracts

01/01/2007

A former math teacher at Canisius High School in Buffalo recently filed suit against the school, alleging she was wrongly denied tenure despite her excellent reviews …

Sample Policy: Moonlighting

01/01/2007
The following sample policies were excerpted from The Book of Company Policies, published by HR Specialist, © 2007. Edit for your organization’s purposes. _____________________________ Sample Policy 1: “An employee may hold a job with another organization as long as he or she satisfactorily performs his or her job responsibilities with XYZ. All employees will be […]

Sample Policy: At-Will Employment

01/01/2007
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Whistle-Blower claims can be forced into arbitration

01/01/2007

Texas law makes it illegal to discipline health care workers for reporting wrongdoing to authorities. But when such employees feel they’ve been retaliated against for blowing the whistle, they can’t automatically run to court …

Sample Policy: Conflicts of Interest

01/01/2007
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Sample Policy: Confidentiality and Nondisclosure

01/01/2007
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