Chip Collins

Chip Collins

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Health Care E-Note - June 19, 2014

In This Issue: - Report Ranks U.S. Last Out of 11 in Health Care System Quality - Analysis Identifies Un-Tracked Avoidable Hospital Complications - Number of Doctors Employed by Hospitals Grew 34% Over 10...more

6/20/2014 - Background Checks Healthcare Healthcare Costs Healthcare Facilities Healthcare Reform Home Health Care Home Healthcare Workers Hospitals Pharmaceutical Pharmacies Physicians Quality of Care Standards

Labor & Employment E-Note - May 2014

In This Issue: - Disability Policies and Forms May Violate ADA, EEOC Says - Court Draws the Line Between Attendance and Physical Presence - Using Medical Condition in Hiring Has ADA Implications, EEOC Says -...more

5/9/2014 - ADA College Athletes Colleges Disability Disability Benefits eBay EEOC Employee Definition Hiring & Firing Internships NLRB Reasonable Accommodation Telecommuting Union Membership Universities Unpaid Interns

No Non-Compete = Public Ridicule?

We all know that a well-drafted non-compete agreement is necessary to protect a company’s customer relationships and confidential information when an executive jumps ship. What you might not have considered is that an...more

4/29/2014 - Non-Compete Agreements Restrictive Covenants Termination

Labor & Employment E-Note - December 12, 2013

In This Issue: - High Court Gives NLRB Time to Challenge Recess Appointments - High Court Hears Case on Union, Employer "Neutrality Agreements" - Appeals Court Overturns NLRB Arbitration Agreements Decision -...more

12/13/2013 - Age Discrimination Arbitration Arbitration Agreements D.R. Horton D.R. Horton v NLRB Discrimination Employee Benefits Healthcare Healthcare Reform Insurers LGBT Neutrality Agreement NLRA NLRB Recess Appointments SCOTUS Small Business Unions

Declaratory Judgments In Non-Compete Cases – Electing Offense Over Defense

After a weekend of gorging on football as well as turkey, I’ve got offense and defense on my mind, and a recent Georgia appellate decision got me to thinking about how those basic gridiron principles apply to non-compete...more

12/5/2013 - Declaratory Judgments Non-Compete Agreements Restrictive Covenants

Huge Verdict In Trade Secrets Case

It’s a little out of this blog’s Southeastern focus area, but a $22.7MM verdict in a Minnesota trade secrets and non-compete case, as reported by the West Central Tribune at wctrib.com, should be a reminder to all employees...more

12/4/2013 - Trade Secrets

Do Non-Competes Help Or Hinder The Growth Of Business?

With the increasing use of non-competes across the business spectrum, a debate is starting to rage in state legislatures and in business forums about whether the prevalence of such agreements helps or hinders economic growth....more

8/28/2013 - Business Development Non-Compete Agreements Restrictive Covenants

Be Wary Of Illinois Choice Of Law Provisions In Non-Compete Agreements

Although this blog focuses on non-compete law in the Southeastern states, we often run into Chicago-based clients whose form non-compete agreements contain provisions requiring the contracts to be construed under Illinois...more

8/8/2013 - Choice-of-Law Non-Compete Agreements Restrictive Covenants

U.S. Supreme Court Rules That Arbitrators, Rather Than Courts, Determine The Enforceability Of Non-Compete Covenants In Arbitrable...

Because non-compete agreements are governed by state law, it is rare that the U.S. Supreme Court issues a ruling affecting such contracts. This week’s decision in Nitro-Lift Technologies, L.L.C. v. Howard, 568 U.S. __...more

12/4/2012 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Federal Arbitration Act Nitro-Lift Technologies Non-Compete Agreements SCOTUS

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