Harwood Law has broad experience with employment law disputes, both as advisor and as an advocate in court. Its experience encompasses terminations, separation agreements, non-competition agreements, theft of trade secrets, wage disputes, commission disputes and minimum wage laws. Representative matters include:
- Obtained a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction barring former employees of an internet advertising company from taking trade secrets to a competitor, barring them from working for the competitor in violation of agreements not to compete and barring the competitor from using the client’s trade secrets.
- Obtained a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction on behalf of a retail consumer products company barring an officer of the company from taking proprietary information to a competitor and blocking the officer from working for the competitor in violation of an agreement not to compete.
- As counsel for a group of businesses and business associations that support an increase to the minimum wage for fast food workers in New York, prepared a friend of the court brief for the Appellate Division, Third Department.
- On behalf of a medical products distribution company, defeated a motion for a preliminary injunction seeking to bar the client from making accusations of fraud against a former commissioned sales representative.
- Advised an employee of a consumer goods company on claims for unpaid overtime under federal and New York wage and hour laws.
- Advised an employee of a media company on negotiation of a separation agreement.
- Advised a commissioned sales representative on obtaining commissions withheld in violation of a contract.