WilmerHale Partners Josh Fox and Laura Schneider and Counsel Ariella Feingold recently explored common employment law issues and what you can do now to minimize the risk of expensive legal headaches down the road. They also shared six things that startups need to know about hiring your first employees and letting them go when necessary.
Two years here. Three years there. Another five somewhere else. Frequent job-hopping used to be a red flag, suggesting to prospective employers that a candidate was unfocused and disloyal. That stigma seems to be gone. Changing jobs might be the best way to score a significant salary bump and move up the career ladder.
The idea of offering unpaid internships is attractive for startups trying to maximize their labor force while minimizing spending. However, using unpaid interns can pose significant legal risks. This post will help you understand the risks of intern misclassification, navigate the federal and state legal requirements for unpaid internships, and learn how to structure compliant unpaid internships if they are appropriate for your company.
As a startup company on the East Coast, why require all employees to sign non-competition agreements, given that the practice places our company at a competitive disadvantage to companies located on the West Coast that do not use non-competes?