On September 6, 2022, the National Labor Relations Board released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking addressing the standard for determining joint-employer status under the National Labor Relations Act. The Proposed Rule would roll back changes to the joint-employer test established in a 2020 rule and re-ground the analysis in its historic common-law agency principles.
Sabine Jean, ABA Labor and Employment Law Section Volume 48 Number 2, Winter 2020
Lessons from Trinity Lutheran: An Entity-Based Approach to Unconstitutional Conditions and Abortion Defunding Laws
Jennifer Davidson, Lessons from Trinity Lutheran: An Entity-Based Approach to Unconstitutional Conditions and Abortion Defunding Laws, NYU REVIEW OF LAW AND SOCIAL CHANGE, Vol. 43, 2019
Justice for All?: The Shortcomings and Potentials of the Capabilities Approach for Protecting Animals
Jennifer Davidson, Justice for All?: The Shortcomings and Potentials of the Capabilities Approach for Protecting Animals, ANIMAL LAW REVIEW, Vol. 24, 2018
Did We Imagine Desert Palace?
Anne Golden and Piper Hoffman, The Employee Advocate, Spring/Summer 2006
Non-Compete Agreements: Emerging Issues From The Perspective Of Employee's Counsel
Co-authored by Wayne N. Outten, Anne Golden, and Nantiya Ruan, 2001.
Today more than ever, trained employees are valued by employers who want to do everything in their power to keep them from leaving and taking their skills and knowledge with them. Undoubtedly, this is due in part to our nation's unemployment rate reaching a thirty-year low. Add the current business environment of increased mobility, decreased loyalty, and the tremendous amount of capital resources spent in creating intellectual property, and companies are increasingly requiring key employees to sign harsh non-compete agreements to discourage employee defection or "corporate raiding."
The law still favors free mobility of employees. But along with an increased number of employers requiring employees to sign non-competition agreements comes an increased number of suits to enforce these restrictive covenants. Consequently, the body of law governing this area has been changing. This outline will give practical advice to employee advocates on ways to best protect their clients' interests when confronted with non-competition agreements and will examine the emerging trends in this narrow, but increasingly pertinent, area of employment law.