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The Employment Contract’s Covenant Not to Compete

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Many individuals blindly sign employment contracts so that they can get back to work and generate income as quickly as possible. This is especially true when jobs are scarce and the economy is struggling. In doing so, these individuals may overlook important provisions that could have negative consequences for them down the road. One such provision is the “covenant not to compete.” A covenant not to compete is a promise by an employee to its employer that continues beyond the time the employee has his or her job. Typical covenants not to compete prohibit the […]

Understanding the Different Chapters of Bankruptcy Relief

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Even though the economy is showing some signs of improvement, many individuals, families and businesses are still struggling to make ends meet. Although few consider it their first choice, bankruptcy may be the right choice for you to get a “fresh start.” There are five different types of bankruptcy. Each kind of bankruptcy is referred to by a ‘chapter’ and a short explanation of these bankruptcy chapters follows. For individuals and families, there are generally two types of bankruptcy: Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. In a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, a trustee is appointed by the […]