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Lauren W.

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New Port Richey, Florida
3 Yrs Experience
Licensed in FL
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School,

Accident and injury attorney. Prior to going to law school I was a paralegal for 12+ years primarily in personal injury. I also worked for a local school district as the Risk Manager and a Buyer in Procurement where I facilitated solicitations and managed all the contracts for the district.

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Michael C.

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Staten Island, New York
12 Yrs Experience
Licensed in NJ, NY
Widener University Commonwealth Law School

We are business and immigration attorneys, committed to delivering compassion-driven and innovative legal solutions that better our clients' lives. Founded in 2019, Carbone Law provides legal services tailored to the unique needs of our clients. We pride ourselves in building a personable attorney-client relationship and are dedicated to establishing a complete understanding of our client’s legal issues, so that we can develop an effective plan for achieving their desired results. Michael T. Carbone, Esq. started Carbone Law with the goal of delivering exceptional legal services to his community. At Carbone Law, Michael counsels individuals and small businesses on a variety of legal issues. Whether aiding families in building successful applications for immigration benefits or advising freelancers and business owners on contract, governance and related issues and the complexities of complying with federal, state and local laws, Michael is committed to building a lasting relationship with his clients.

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December 6, 2022

David C.

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Cold Spring Harbor, NY
36 Yrs Experience
Licensed in NY
St. John's University School of Law

New York Business litigation attorney with corporate, securities and contracts experience.

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New York
7 Yrs Experience
Licensed in NY
Florida A&M College of Law

A. Browne Esq. is an entertainment, intellectual property, and business lawyer. Her goal is always to provide the best legal representation for your creative endeavors, both tangible and intangible. Always know that the best way to deal with legal issues is to take measures to avoid them. Learn how to protect your creative work at a law firm that’s passionate about ensuring that creatives own their stuff.

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Brian R.

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Coral Gables, FL
21 Yrs Experience
Licensed in FL
University of Miami

Brian M. Rokaw has negotiated, drafted, and reviewed a multitude of contracts, resolutions, and agreements for a wide array of business owners. Brian has represented clients who are starting a business, selling a business, buying a business, creating a partnership, establishing a corporate entity, as well as those that are dissolving a business throughout the State of Florida. Brian M. Rokaw is knowledgeable and experienced in all real estate related matters, both residential and commercial including closings, financing, and litigation. Brian has drafted hundreds of deeds, affidavits, bills of sale, and settlement statements. Brian has represented clients in all areas of the real estate industry, including buyers, sellers, developers, management companies, brokers, and investors throughout the State of Florida. Brian M. Rokaw has successfully defended against actions and negotiated settlement agreements involving all types of consumer debt. Brian has represented homeowners and commercial property owners that are facing foreclosure, being pursued by judgment creditors, consumers burdened by secured and unsecured financial obligations, as well as collection accounts throughout the State of Florida.

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Employee Rights Legal Questions and Answers

Employee Rights

Noncompete Agreement

Georgia

Asked on Jul 4, 2023

How does a noncompete agreement work?

I am an employee at a small business and I have recently been asked to sign a noncompete agreement. I am not sure how these agreements work and what rights I have as an employee. I am also concerned about the restrictions that could be placed on me if I sign the agreement. I want to make sure I understand the implications of signing the agreement before I do so.

Nancy B.

Answered Aug 4, 2023

In its simplest terms, a noncompete agreement in an employment context is an agreement that says you will not compete with your former employer if you ever stop working for them. It typically forbids things like: + Working for a competitor + Starting a company that sells the same services/products as your employer + Recruiting employees from your current employer after you have left that employment. One thought is that this could be requested shortly before letting an employee go just to protect the company from competition but I hope that is not the case here as it seems like an unfair use of the noncompete agreement ability in Georgia. The issues are usually the geographical scope (for example within 15 miles of Dalton, Georgia), the time period (one or two years is usually sufficient and courts do not favor long noncompete agreements), and the consideration (such as a new job - which is not applicable in your case, or more compensation). Regards, Nancy A. Burnett

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Settlement Agreement

Washington

Asked on Dec 18, 2023

Are there caps on damages in settlement agreements?

I am a small business owner who is in the process of settling a dispute with a former employee. The employee is claiming a certain amount of damages, which I believe is excessive. I am interested in finding out if there are any caps on damages that can be included in a settlement agreement, as I would like to come to an agreement that is fair and reasonable for both parties.

Merry A.

Answered Dec 22, 2023

In Washington, there are no punitive damages. Employment resolutions are usually based on some percentage or multiple of a person's salary. It is your job to reach a settlement that is fair and reasonable for you, not for a litigant against you (that's their job, not yours). If you are having difficulty resolving this dispute, you may want to consider mediation. Before you pay the employee, be sure to have them sign a full and complete release of all current and future liability and claims against you individually, your business, your heirs; etc. Also, if you have business insurance, it's possible you are entitled to a free attorney to represent you in this dispute.

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Employee Separation Agreement

Texas

Asked on Jun 20, 2023

Employee separation agreement and COBRA benefits?

I recently left my job and I was given a severance package that included a Employee Separation Agreement. I am trying to understand what my rights are in regards to continuing my health insurance coverage under COBRA. I am trying to determine if my former employer will pay for any of my COBRA premiums and if I am eligible for any additional benefits under the Employee Separation Agreement.

Mark D.

Answered Aug 4, 2023

The opportunity to continue benefits after the termination of an employment relationship is required under COBRA if your employer has 20 or more employees. COBRA further requires that notice must be sent to former qualified employees with instructions on how the former employee can elect to participate in such benefits, the deadlines for making such an election, and the cost of making the election to continue benefits. Unless the separation agreement provides specifically for the payment of the COBRA premium, the cost of continuing benefits is going to be the sole responsibility of the former employee and those premiums must be made in the time periods specified.

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Employee Rights

Employment Agreement

California

Asked on Sep 28, 2022

I have a question about California severance pay

Just received a notice from company for an immediate layoff

Christopher M.

Answered Sep 30, 2022

There is no requirement under California law that a company pay severance to a terminated employee. Your severance pay will be controlled by either your employment agreement or employee handbook. However there are certain things, like paying you your final paycheck immediately that your company will be required to do under California law.

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Employee Rights

Confidentiality And Noncompete Agreement

California

Asked on Dec 21, 2023

Are non-competes required in an NDA in California?

I run a small business. I am hiring an employee and would like to know if non-competes required in an NDA in California?

Darryl S.

Answered Jan 23, 2024

No, not required and generally should be treated with caution. How can I help?

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