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Employment Contracts and Termination

Being out of work is awful. However, having to worry about losing your current job is also extremely stressful. If your employment is like most others’, it falls under the category of at-will employment. This means you can quit for any reason or no reason, and your employer can terminate you for any reason or no reason—as long as the reason is not discriminatory. In addition, the promise of future employment is not enforceable.


Eleventh Circuit’s Limitation on Enforceability of Non-Recruitment Covenants

Restrictive covenants seek to restrict a former employee’s ability to compete (non-compete covenants), to solicit customers or patients (non-solicitation covenants), to solicit co-workers (non-recruitment covenants), or to use or disclose confidential information (non-disclosure covenants). A non-recruitment covenant requires employees to covenant that they will not solicit or hire away employees of the employer. This protects the employer’s investment in the development of its employees. In a recent case discussing the enforceability of a non-recruitment covenant under Georgia common law, the Eleventh Circuit affirmed the trial court’s finding that the non-recruitment covenant was unenforceable.


Does A Georgia Employer Have To Provide Sick Leave To Employees?

Earlier this week, Jersey City, New Jersey Mayor Steven Fulop signed a city ordinance that requires employers to provide sick leave to their employees with sick time – paid sick time if the employer has 10 or more employees, unpaid sick time for smaller employees at smaller businesses.  You can read the full ordinance here.  Many people have asked why such an ordinance is necessary, assuming that the law already requires employers to allow employees limited time off work when they are sick.