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Missouri Supreme Court Upholds Non-Compete But Strikes Provisions Related to Clients

This article discusses a new case in which the Missouri Supreme Court has once again upheld the right of employers to have post-employment restrictive covenants. However, the Missouri Supreme Court ruled that a restriction which bars competition with all clients, regardless of the employee’s involvement invites scrutiny and will possibly be struck down.

California’s Hostility to Arbitration Agreement is Changing

This article discusses the changing views of California courts to employment arbitration agreements.  After years of opposing these agreements, California courts appear to be enforcing them.

Top Tips: Complying with Colorado’s Wage Claim Act

Ron Fano discusses the Colorado Wage Statute and obligations employers have when employees terminate their employment.  If you are not familiar with this law, you could easily miss some of the key requirements.

Employers Told to Keep Using I-9 Forms Past Expiration Date

Dave Wing discusses the recent announcement by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Services (USCIS) regarding use of the current Form I-9 even after its expiration date of August 31, 2012.  Employers must complete Form I-9 for all newly-hired employees to verify their identity and authorization to work in the United States. USCIS will provide updated information about the new version of the Form I-9 as it becomes available. Employers may subscribe to I-9 Central at the above link to get updates about Form I-9.

**Update** – Minimum Wage Ballot Measure Stopped

Despite a win at the Missouri Supreme Court on the procedure to get a ballot measure on the November 2012 election ballot, the Missouri Secretary of State ruled that the ballot measure failed to get enough signatures and would not be on the ballot after all.

Top Tips: Document Retention – Do you know when to hold’em?

This article discusses recent legal decisions show that courts continue to raise the bar on the requirement to retain, search and produce records relevant to litigation. These court decisions often result in severe sanctions against employers who fail to follow retention rules. They serve as a sobering reminder that employers should take care to preserve potentially relevant information upon becoming aware of a possible claim.

Top Tips: Reviewing Non-Compete Agreements

Reviewing an employment agreement can be daunting. These Top Tips should help employers in their initial reviews.

Historical Happenings: Americas with Disabilities Act marks 22 years since it was signed

Twenty-two years ago today the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law. Since that time, it has been litigated, amended and discussed constantly.

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