The Sullivan Law Group is committed to promoting workplace pay equality and has chosen this issue as the focus of our pro bono efforts in 2018. If you are a hiring manager and have concerns about your hiring and pay practices, including requests for salary history, we will be happy to provide a consultation on…

Sullivan Law Group was successful in obtaining a judgment for damages against an investment advisor and his supervising firm, NEXT Financial Group, Inc., based on claims that they recommended and sold unsuitable investments to a senior investor. The investor was in his eighties and in poor health over a period of years in which his…

Data is power. Most people do not know what the people around them earn or what incentives might be available. Start with your friends in the industry and be willing to share your own information. Ask males and females. Men commonly have these exchanges. Keep your sources confidential. Refer to “data” you’ve collected. Check external…

In a recent decision, a U.S. District Court acknowledged the “janitor rule” in determining a non-compete clause was so broad that it was unenforceable. Under the janitor rule, if the restriction is so broad that it would prohibit an employee from working in any capacity for a competitor, even as a janitor, then it’s very…

In evaluating non-competition or other restrictive covenants in employment contracts, courts currently have no authority under Virginia law to “blue pencil” or otherwise re-write an illegal or unenforceable provision in an attempt to make it enforceable. Thus, it is imperative that non-compete and non-solicitation agreements be drafted with an understanding of current Virginia law and…

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