Non-compete agreements play an essential role in a commercial enterprise by limiting a former employee from using information gained from a former employer to gain an unfair advantage in the workplace. As an important part of employment law, non-compete agreements are designed to protect a business' interests on many different levels. Many companies require a non-compete to minimize the possible competition between a former employer and their old company. While competition is healthy in most cases, using trade secrets gained during a person's employment can cause substantial financial harm to their prior employer.
The FLSA employment law decides which employees qualify or which are exempt for overtime pay. An exempt employee due to their rate of pay and type of work duties do not qualify for overtime pay, whereas non-exempt employees are required to be paid overtime (time and a half) for hours worked over forty in a workweek.
Being pressured, embarrassed, or intimidated at work can make going to your job every day incredibly difficult. These situations are challenging to deal with and also leave you feeling confused as to how you can put a stop to them. You should not have to work under these conditions, and there are laws that protect your rights, so you don't have to work under this form of harassment. But how do you distinguish between sexual and non-sexual harassment?