Sarah M. DeFranco

Sarah M. DeFranco

Sarah DeFranco focuses her practice on counseling employers regarding complying with federal and state employment laws, developing workplace policies and practices, drafting employee handbooks and employment agreements, and properly classifying workers as independent contractors. Sarah also defends management in employment litigation arising under Title VII, the ADEA, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and related state laws. Sarah has significant experience in defending Charges of Discrimination pending before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and related state agencies. Sarah also has experience litigating claims to enforce restrictive covenants in employment contracts.

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Attention Employers: Action Required Before Having Employees or Contractors Sign Non-Disclosure Agreements

In May, President Obama signed the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 into law, the details of which we reported in a recent Akerman Practice Update. The Act allows companies for the first time to bring trade secret theft claims under federal law. One of the many important provisions of the law that employers should not overlook is … Continue Reading