Archive for November, 2012

Non-Compete Agreements with Arbitration Clauses Get Boost From US Supreme Court

Employers and employees often enter into non-compete agreements that limit an employee’s ability to compete with an employer during, or after, the term of employment.  These agreements are often the subject of intense litigation and their validity, and enforceability, varies from state to state.  Many of these agreements also have arbitration provisions in them which […]


Supervisors and Managers May Be Personally Liable for Wrongful Discharge

In a case of first impression, the Supreme Court of Virginia declared on November 1, 2012, that a supervisor can be personally liable when the supervisor participates in the wrongful discharge of an employee. This case, Van Buren v. Grubb, presented compelling facts:  A nurse was subjected to severe sexual harassment by her supervisor, who […]