Sarah M. DeFranco

Sarah M. DeFranco

Sarah DeFranco represents employers in employment litigation and administrative proceedings arising under federal, state, and local discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, and wage and hour laws, as well as litigation of claims to enforce non-competition, non-solicitation, non-disclosure, and employee raiding covenants in employment agreements. Sarah provides day-to-day counseling to employers regarding complying with federal, state, and local employment laws, such as the FMLA, ADA, Title VII, ADEA, and FLSA. Additionally, Sarah has significant experience developing workplace policies and practices, drafting employee handbooks, employment agreements, restrictive covenant agreements, and separation agreements, and providing employers guidance regarding properly classifying workers as independent contractors. She also assists clients with employment issues arising from corporate transactions.

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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