Category: Employment Law

Contract Recitals, Covenants, Representations, and Warranties

Non-Disclosure Agreements

Businesses can request employees, contractors, distributors, or other related individuals to sign non-disclosure agreements. These are intended to protect “legitimate business interests” such as trade secrets, business or professional information not known by the general public, or specific training practices. Florida Statute 542.335 addresses valid restraints of trade or commerce. This includes “restrictive covenants” like non-disclosure…

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Works Made For Hire

What is a Copyright? A copyright is the exclusive legal right to use, publish, sell, or distribute the matter and form of something.  Although this definition is abstract, the purpose of a copyright is to protect the creator’s ideas from infringement.  As a general rule, the creator owns all copyrights in a work she creates;…

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Title VII: Retaliation by Employers

What is Title VII? Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects employees from discrimination from employers.  Title VII prohibits discrimination “with respect to his compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, because of such individual’s race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.” 42 U.S.C.A. § 2000e-3 What is Retaliation? Retaliation is one…

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