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Business litigation can involve noncompetes and restrictive covenants, breach of contract disputes, and issues of discrimination. An NJ business law attorney can assist employers and employees alike in business litigation cases.

Could My Business Face an Employment Lawsuit?

Thousands of employment lawsuits are filed against businesses each year. These are lawsuits that may cover discrimination, harassment, wage and employment classification claims. You may have even heard of several high-profile employment lawsuits. For instance, Google was recently sued over allegations that it discriminated against older job applicants. Uber was sued by female employees who alleged they were paid less and given fewer benefits than male employees. Employment lawsuits may not only be financially costly for your business, but they can also hurt its reputation. Press outlets may sometimes pick up stories of workplace discrimination because they make for attractive headlines. Lawsuits may allege that your business is guilty of sexual harassment, discrimination or retaliation. Your business could also be accused of misclassifying workers as independent contractors. These are just a few examples. Whether your business could face a lawsuit would depend on the circumstances and type of complaint. In…
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Five Tips for Protecting Your Trade Secrets

Many businesses have trade secrets that allow them to succeed and set themselves apart from their competitors. These are secrets that are not known to parties outside of your business. Coca-Cola’s “secret recipe” is a perfect example. At any point in time, only a handful of people know the secret to Coca-Cola’s success in the soft drink industry. Coca-Cola has even gone as far as protecting its coveted trade secret in a locked vault. When trade secrets are stolen, businesses can lose an important part of their identity. Could you imagine a world where Coca-Cola’s competitors used its secret recipe? If you are a business owner, there are certain steps you could take to protect your trade secrets. Our five tips might reduce the chances of your trade secrets being stolen. Carry out a risk assessment. You could first identify the aspects of your business that need to be kept…
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Why Did This Fair Practices Lawsuit Get a Close Shave?

Do you know how big the international shaving razor market is? Probably a lot bigger than you ever imagined. One company controls around 65 percent of the market for shaving razors worldwide, and that company brings in about $7 billion a year. So, when a new kid on the block shows up, you bet that company is going to protect its business. But did this company’s non-compete lawsuit go too far? Its competitor thinks so, and it filed a fair practices lawsuit to prove it. Will This Fair Practices Lawsuit Cut Deep? ShaveLogic is an ambitious new startup in the shaving industry. Its advanced razors features more blades in a smaller razor and a shaving head that locks in place with magnets. After developing its products, and putting together a sizzle reel, this company started approaching investors a few years ago, but things haven’t gone according to plan. P&G—owners of…
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What is the Most Common Cause of Data Security Breaches?

Technology is no longer just for the geeks and the nerds. In today’s business world, if you want to succeed, your company better be tech-savvy. Just about every role in most companies relies on technology in one way or another. Along with the importance of technology comes the importance of protecting it by preventing data security breaches. When most people think of data breaches, thseey conjure up ideas of hackers wildly typing away to infiltrate an organization’s protected data. The traditional culprit of security breaches, however, is much more mundane. Cyber-attacks are not the main cause of security breaches. Human errors, such as the loss of a device or forgetting to log-off, are. In other words, improving data security doesn’t mean improving our firewall, it means better educating our employees. Here are some of the most common errors employees make that put their company’s info at serious risk. Using work…
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The 4 Most Common Lawsuits Every Business Should Be Prepared For

No business is exempt from legal troubles. When things go sour between a business and an employee, a lawsuit often follows. It’s good to know what to expect in these sorts of situations to know how to best handle them. Here are the most common lawsuits and how to protect against them. How to Avoid the Most Common Business Lawsuits Wrongful Termination – Most workers are hired “at-will” by their employer’s. Unless there is a contract guaranteeing continued employment, the worker must be able to prove that the basis of firing was illegal. The best way for an employer to protect against this is to keep accurate and detailed employee records. Harassment – Lawsuits filed over harassment in the workplace can include anything from minor disputes to unacceptable actions of a hostile or sexual nature. To avoid them, distribute an employee handbook detailing harassment rules and requiring it to be…
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