Successful Injunctive Relief Obtained

Recently, the Commercial Litigation Group at HRMM&L obtained injunctive relief on behalf of a business software and information technology firm. One of the firm’s longtime employees who managed numerous accounts for the firm resigned employment with little notice. The firm soon learned that its former employee had gone to work for a direct competitor providing similar services in violation of restrictive covenants set forth in the employee’s employment agreement. The Commercial Litigation Group quickly filed a Civil Complaint and Motion for Preliminary Injunction against the former employee and new employer and conducted a preliminary injunction hearing before the Court of Equity in the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas. The Court issued an Order enjoining the former employee from engaging in any further work that would be competitive with the firm thereby protecting the firm from any further loss of business.

Questions Every Business Must Ask

Q. Has your business recently reviewed its legal structure to determine whether it is set up in the most advantageous manner for legal and tax purposes, considering recent developments and changes in the law?

Q. Do the owners of your business have a current, updated buy-sell agreement which controls how ownership interests in the business are to be transferred in the event of an owner’s death, disability or termination of employment?

Q. Have the owners of your business developed a succession plan to define how ownership and authority will transition upon the death or retirement of the present owners?

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Supreme Court Rules that Former Employees Have No Right to Review Their Personnel Files

by Ethan R. O’Shea, Esq. On June 20, 2017, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court settled the issue once and for all as to whether former employees are entitled to review their personnel files after their discharge. They are not. Pennsylvania’s Personnel Files Act (“Act”) controls access to employee personnel files. In the case of Thomas Jefferson… Read more »

Business Advisory Group Hosts ““To Catch a Thief: Understanding the World of Trade Secrets and Making Non-Competes Work for You”

The Business Advisory Group hosted a free program at the firm entitled: “To Catch a Thief: Understanding the World of Trade Secrets and Making Non-Competes Work for You” on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 from 8:00 – 10:00 am. How do you protect proprietary information and your client base in the face of a key employee’s departure?… Read more »

Business Advisory Group Hosts “How Pre-Nuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreements Can Protect Your Business” on April 20, 2017

The Business Advisory Group hosted a seminar entitled “How Pre-Nuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreements Can Protect Your Business” on Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 8:00-10:00 am at the offices of Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin (375 Morris Road, Lansdale, PA). Attorneys Jon Samel and Douglas I Zeiders were the speakers for this free event. If marital problems affect a… Read more »