Sarah M. DeFranco

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Sarah DeFranco draws from her fifteen years’ experience to provide on-call counseling to employers operating in Florida, Illinois, and New York regarding complying with federal, state, and local employment laws, such as the FMLA, ADA, Title VII, ADEA, and FLSA. Additionally, Sarah has vast experience drafting employee handbooks for employers of all sizes, executive employment agreements, restrictive covenant agreements, and separation agreements, and providing employers guidance regarding properly classifying workers as independent contractors.

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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 … Continue Reading