Labor and Employment Law

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NLRB and Arbitration of Class Claims
Posted on 2 May 2012 by John Holmquist

The NLRB issued a press release today announcing that a complaint had been filed against 24 Hour Fitness Center for maintaining a requirement that all employees agree as a condition of employment to forego the filing of class action or collective... Read More

Validity of Restrictive Covenants Turns on Facts of Each Case
Posted on 15 Sep 2011 by Lee Berlik

Virginia courts will not necessarily rule on the enforceability of a restrictive covenant in an employment agreement without first examining the facts. In a recent federal-court decision from Roanoke, Judge Wilson denied a defendant's motion for... Read More

Virginia Noncompete, Formed After Termination of Employment, Upheld as Reasonable
Posted on 6 Jun 2011 by Lee Berlik

Not all noncompete agreements in Virginia are subject to the restrictive rules governing noncompete agreements formed between employers and employees. Noncompete agreements entered into between two sophisticated parties outside of the employment context... Read More

The NLRB’s Dangerous Course: Arbitration Waivers and Protected Concerted Activity
Posted on 3 May 2012 by Jon Hyman

The NLRB has announced the filing of a complaint against 24 Hour Fitness USA, Inc., claiming that the company's requirement that its employees submit all employment-related disputes to individual arbitration violated federal labor law. According... Read More