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The company I work for got acquired and is now a new entity. What happens if I refuse to sign the non-compete with this new company? Can they fire me? What can I hold against that?
I assume that your new company has acquired all the assets of your old company, which includes your employment. But this new company is free to ask you sign a non-compete, and it could be a condition of employment so they could fire you if you refuse to sign.
NY state typcially disfavors non-competes, and while it doesn't have laws for non-competes in general use by all types of businesses, but it does have some restrictions based on the specific kind of company this is. Basic guidelines include that 1) it must be reasonably limited in scope and duration; 2) its restrictions are no greater than necessary to protect the employer’s legitimate interests; 3) its must not be harmful to the general public, and 4) it must not be unreasonably burdensome to the employee.
Even when those four requirements are met, an employer seeking to enforce a non-compete agreement has to prove it is not merely seeking to use the non-compete agreement to prevent competition. Instead, it has to show the non-compete is necessary to protect its legitimate interests, such as to prevent the employee from using or disclosing its trade secrets or confidential information, to protect the company’s goodwill, or to prevent special harm due to the unique nature of the employee’s job.
To get advice about this particular agreement, you're going to need to hrie a lawyer licensed in NY to review it.See question
Phone company is hassling with me. I filed a claim for damaged phone. The insurance company filed the wrong date of incident and is reporting that the phone being used isn't covered under my insurance plan for the date the incident occurred. Now ...
It sounds like you need to correct the date of loss with your insurance company to remedy this. Contact your insurance agent for help.See question
I am starting a small business repairing instruments, I want to write a contract for my repair orders. What is the best method to have it so once the customer approves the work I did and I receive payment, he cannot come after me. I have heard abo...
All businesses need documents to run properly, including contracts with your business's customers. You're wise to want written contracts with your customers, which should include not just warranties, but payment provisions, how long a warranty you're offering, dispute resolution, and various other terms to make it an enforceable and comprehensive agreement. A site like this provides only general comments. For the specific advice you need, involveing th details of how your business will operate, you need to retain your own lawyer.
Spending a little money on good legal advice now will save you lots of grief later.
Also, consider getting advice about entity formation, insurance, advertising and social media, website disclosures and disclaimer, etc. etc.See question
A bank owed me money, so I made a forum post online to discuss what I should do about it. I then decided to sue in small claims. The bank decided to settle, but in the settlement documents they want me to sign there is a "confidentiality and no...
No. The confidentiality/non-disparagement clause wouldn't be retroactive, iot would only be from the date of settlenment.
You might want to hire a lawyer to review this draft agreement to make sure it doesn't have any warranties stating that you haven'tt done these things, to make sure you don't make this settlement voidable because of something like this, and to make sure it's otherwise enforceable.See question
I am making LED light displays. I am using UL certified components, but still have to solder two wires to the LED light strip. Do I need to have any permits or anything for this?
if you're asking about the intellectual property protection of of these displays, they might be eligible for copyright registration, as sculptures.
If that's what you meant, see a local IP lawyer for help.See question
they are wanting account #'s Balance sheet income statements etc. I feel I should just attach a screen shot of the accounts and their balances. they do not need my account # at this point. I am giving them my bank name and the branch man...
Extremely unlikely that any reputable lessor has any interest in "hacking your accounts down the road." They want financial security, given that they've invested heavily to buy the building you want to lease.
If you're concerned about protecting your credit, there are ways to protect your accounts from hacking, such as a credit freeze. See this FTC link:https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0497-credit-freeze-faqs
Many landlords of commercial leases will want your personal guarantee if you want the lease to be in your legal entity's name, and they will also ask for what you may consider very intrusive financial information, such as tax returns for the last 2 years, as well as your authorization to do a credit check so they can see how you've handled credit in the past.
You will be asked to sign a lease application under penalty of perjury, and false statements would be grounds to rescind (cancel) your lease. You wil be asked to provide a security deposit for the rent.
A commercial lease is a big financial commitment, so you're best off hiring a lcoal real estate lawyer to help you with this.See question
I am making a biographical film about a singer I like, I want to use one of his early recordings, but the label he recorded it with is out of business (and no other label ever reissued the songs) Can I legally use these recordings without permissi...
The threshold question is who owns the copyright to the sound recordings because that's who you MAY need permission from, and aa "synch" license from, to use these recordings in your film. It's possible, though not likely, that recording uses would be considered "fair," and would not require a license.
Whether that record label filed for bankruptcy protection, merged with or was sold to another company, or simply stopped operating, the intellectually property rights still exist, and it will be your IP lawyer's job to track them down.
And your legal issues don't end with the SOUND RECORDINGS you want use. You also want to use the MUSICAL COMPOSITIONS embodied in those sounds recordings, and those rights are separately entitled to copyright and are owned by those composition's songwriters and are needed for any synch license.
This is not a DIY job, nor is the legal work required to produce a biolgrpahical film. Besides the music rights, you also need a life rights deal with the singer, plus all the other work required for film production counsel, such as entiy formation, cast and crew contracts with or without the applicable unions, equipment contracts, location releases, product placement, bonding and insurance contracts, script and film copyrights, etrc. etc. And then of course there are distribution issues.
Hire an entertainment lawyer ASAP.See question
Pro per, I filed a complaint in federal court. The defendants filed a motion to dismiss. A few days before the hearing, the judge took the case off calendar. (I was told by an attorney that the judge probably felt that he had enough information to...
Your jduge will have their ules posted, so check those. Federal court clerks will also take your questions, and while they won't provide legal advice, your judge's clerk may provide some help.
Note that federal judges don't need, and freuqently don't allow, oral argument, and rule on the papers submitted. Also, as you mayv know, federal judges dpn't have any deadline on when they rule, and can take as much time as they like.
If fereal law governs your case, a state courtr's deicision isn't relevant, so supplementing your opposition to add that, evcen if allowed by your judge, won't make a difference.
Should you case survive this motion to dismissIf and you can;t affords to hire counsel, if you don't own a good reference book like the Rutter Guide, get it.See question
if someone purchased 50 tickets and the odds say 1 out of 3.98 are winners but you have to scratch off 8 tickets before having a winner, is this a justifiable and/or valid claim? and what if this same occurrence happened with more than just one of...
Have you ever heard the cliche that "lotteriers are a tax on stupidity"? No matter what they say the odds are, they're not in anyone's favor but the lottery operator's. The house ALWAYS win in the long run, and studies show that the people who play lotteries don't have the discretionary income to waste on the lottery tickets they buy.
Thinking you're different somehow is magical thinking not based on reality. Lottery tickets may buy you a few moments of hope about getting something for nothing, but you're MIUCH better off using the money for something constructive that you have some control over, like things for work/education/health.See question
I was contracted to write all the music for a 40 minute film. Got paid for it. Music was written specifically for this film. Film will be screened in Canada and in Russia (among other places, not sure about the US). Besides the money received ...
That all depends on what you signed. It could have been a commissioned "work for hire" for an audio-visual work that you sold to the buyer (the film's producers) and were paid a flat fee buyout for, so they own its copyright, even though you're the author of the musical work or works.
It could have been a license to the score/soundtrack that you own (and should register for a copyright in your or your "loan out" company's name) and got an advance against royalties.
If you're good enough and lucky enough to get hired as a professional musician, why didn't you have a lawyer negotiate this deal for you? No,you shouldn't discuss with the film producers. They're on the other side of this deal. You need your own representation.See question