201411.05
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Freaky Fast, Freaky Good, Freaky Proprietary Practice

You’ve probably seen Jimmy John’s commercials boasting of the deliciousness of their sandwiches and the speed—it’s “freaky fast”—with which those delicious sandwiches will reach your belly. But the company has been in the news recently for a much different reason—the noncompetition clauses it includes in its employment contracts. This doesn’t just apply to management and…

201410.14
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What Is a Public Benefit Corporation?

Small businesses avoid the red, and staying in the black needn’t be confused with accepting charity handouts. An effective attorney can explain such public benefit corporations through excellent, historical initiatives. Understanding public benefit corporations is important, and identifying their benefits even more so. The Basics, the Benefits and the Performance Nolo Law for All has defined public benefit…

201410.01
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Can Fast Food Workers Be Required to Sign Non-Compete Agreements?

Recently a fast food company made the national news for having some of its employees, mostly hourly workers, sign non-compete agreements. Traditionally, most who sign non-compete agreements are executives who have knowledge of intellectual properties or people on the ground floor of a startup. Not in the case of this sandwich shop though. Should there be any…