A man who at one time was a high-ranked employee at National Beverage Corp., the manufacturer of the famous LaCroix sparkling water drink, has sued his former employer on claims that he was wrongfully terminated.
Businesses are under constant pressure to increase their profits year after year. That can be particularly difficult, as the economy changes and evolves over time. Demands for goods and services ebb and wane, and even the best company can't perpetually turn record-breaking profits.
The United States Supreme Court has clarified an important procedural rule that may serve to allow more Colorado workers who file federal discrimination cases to pursue their claims without having to worry about legal pitfalls.
Most company executives and mid-level managers are expected to sign non-compete agreements as a condition of their hire or continued employment. It's a reasonable expectation to prohibit their leaving the company with pilfered recipes or trade secrets or from siphoning off top-tier clients for their new venture.