Employment Law Newsletter - April 2014


In This Issue:

- Fairfax Circuit Court Strikes Down Noncompete as Overbroad, Offering Yet Another Lesson for Employers

- No WARNing of Bankruptcy?

- Department of Labor Further Delays Publication of its Final “Persuader” Rules

- FLSA Class Action Case Against Dollar Tree Goes Forward

- Excerpt from No WARNing of Bankruptcy?

When Reston-based Simplexity, LLC (known more commonly as Wirefly.com and its related sites) recently filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy it had, sadly, already terminated nearly its entire workforce. According to pleadings filed in the case, Simplexity had hoped to market and sell its assets outside of bankruptcy in order to maximize creditor recovery and preserve the jobs of its employees. Instead, its liquidity reached such a critical level that it was forced to cease operations on March 12 and file for bankruptcy protection on March 16, 2014. Just one day later, on March 17, a proposed class action adversary complaint was filed against Simplexity, alleging violations of the WARN Act on behalf of 350 of its employees...

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