Client Alert: Federal Trade Commission Bans Use of Non-Compete Agreements

 By Kana Caplan and Jack Cartwright On April 23, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) voted 3-2 to ban employers from using noncompete agreements with employees. The rule, first proposed in January 2023, prohibits businesses from entering into new noncompete agreements with any employees.  Businesses, however, will be able to enforce existing non-compete agreements against […]

A Whole New World: What Georgia Employers Need to Know Following FTC’s Blockbuster Announcement it will Seek to Limit Non-Competes

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) published a proposed rulemaking on January 5, 2023, aiming to eliminate entirely the use of non-compete agreements between employers and employees, including invalidating existing agreements that employers may have entered into years earlier.  The proposed rule, which will impact private employers in all states, including Georgia, is located here: […]

Joyce Gist Lewis Interviewed by Law 360 Regarding Corporate Efforts to Increase Use of Diverse Outside Counsel

Firms must embrace that increasing diversity is more than just a hurdle to clear, said Joyce Gist Lewis, a partner at Krevolin & Horst LLC. “[It’s] buying into the concept that having a diverse pool of lawyers makes you stronger, makes you better and more competitive in the marketplace,” she said. “If you’re going to […]

Kana Caplan Assists in 1782 U.S. Discovery for Hong Kong Corporation

Attorney Kana Caplan recently wrapped up a multi-state effort to collect discovery under 28 U.S.C. §1782 on behalf of Telehealth Products Corporation, Ltd (“Telehealth”).  Telehealth is a Hong Kong company that manufactures various medical devices, including an automatic pill dispenser that helps dementia patients and their caregivers improve the management of pharmaceutical treatments.   Telehealth […]

Can I Be Sued If a Customer Visits My Business and Later Tests Positive for COVID-19?

The uncertain landscape faced by thousands of small business owners in Georgia got a new wrinkle last week when Georgia’s governor announced that many “non-essential” businesses ordered shuttered during the pendency of the shelter-in-place order would be permitted to reopen. Along with questions regarding best practices to protect employees and staff when businesses reopen their […]

Jeffrey D. Horst

Jeff Horst is Krevolin Horst’s senior litigator and “a go-to lawyer for referrals.” Jeff handles a wide variety of business related disputes in the areas of appeals, business torts, contracts, corporate governance, covenants not to compete, employment, entertainment, franchise, insurance coverage, intellectual property, officer and director liability, professional liability, securities litigation, shareholder disputes, and trade […]

Zahra S. Karinshak

Zahra focuses her practice on whistleblower cases (False Claims Act/qui tam), white collar criminal defense, corporate internal investigations, and complex civil litigation.  For 8 years, Zahra served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia. As a veteran and former state Senator, she has extensive experience dealing with the government.

Business Litigation

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