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Cincinnati Divorce Law Blog

Can an Employer Make an Employee Sign a Non-Compete Agreement After Years of Employment?

Employers may decide to circulate non-compete agreements at any point in their employees' careers. Non-compete agreements are contracts like any other. They are enforced when there is mutual assent and consideration. Douglas Thompson v. Steven M. Clough, 2001-Ohio-2452, 01-LW-1197, 00CA8. Thus, employers must exchange something more than their current obligations to enforce a non-compete agreement.

Can an Employer ake an employee sign a non-compete agreement after years of employment?

Employers may decide to circulate non-compete agreements at any point in their employees' careers. Non-compete agreements are contracts like any other. They are enforced when there is mutual assent and consideration. Douglas Thompson v. Steven M. Clough, 2001-Ohio-2452, 01-LW-1197, 00CA8. Thus, employers must exchange something more than their current obligations to enforce a non-compete agreement.

Where Should You File Your Discrimination Claim?

Both federal law and state law protects employees from discrimination. Federal laws include Title VII, the ADA, and the ADEA to protect against discrimination on the basis of race, gender, national origin, age, and disability. Ohio's ORC § 4112 protects the same classes. How do employees choose where to avail themselves? It depends where an employee works and when an employee needs to bring a claim.

Grandparent's Rights in Custody Battles

Grandparents may seek custody of their grandchild for several reasons. The court will usually consider two doctrines when making the decision as to the child's custody. The first consideration is the best interest of the child. The court will consider numerous factors when deciding what is in the best interest of the child. Each state may vary on what factors to consider. The second consideration is parental rights, which presumes the parents to be in the best interest of the child. The key word is presume, which means grandparents have the opportunity to overcome that presumption by demonstrating the parent/parents to be unfit.

Grandparent's Rights in Custody Battles

Grandparents may seek custody of their grandchild for several reasons. The court will usually consider two doctrines when making the decision as to the child's custody. The first consideration is the best interest of the child. The court will consider numerous factors when deciding what is in the best interest of the child. Each state may vary on what factors to consider. The second consideration is parental rights, which presumes the parents to be in the best interest of the child. The key word is presume, which means grandparents have the opportunity to overcome that presumption by demonstrating the parent/parents to be unfit.

Prenuptial Agreemnts

Prenuptial agreements help couples decide how assets should be divided and whether spousal support or maintenance will be provided in the event of a divorce. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of people getting married is increasing, as well the number of people who enter into prenuptial agreements. Supporting this statistic, the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers conducted a survey and found that 63 percent of divorce attorneys in the past three years saw an increase of prenuptial agreements.

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