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Employers may cash in on side hustle

Employees may use their free time to seek profit from their interests or hobbies by writing a book, developing a new video game or making pottery or jewelry. Social media and the internet almost limitlessly expand the opportunity to market these side hustles and performing other outside work such as blog writing. Employees need to carefully review existing employment contracts and negotiate updated agreements to deal with these activities.

Things to know about noncompete and nondisclosure agreements

Noncompetition and nondisclosure agreements are becoming more prevalent in many businesses and professions. Potential or current employees should pause and carefully consider these clauses when they are offered in an employment contract or at another time.

Getting around forced arbitration

For almost 20 years, forced arbitration agreements have been buried in legal verbiage in employment agreements requiring employees to submit to binding arbitration for disputes and taking away their rights to go to court. Despite many court cases upholding arbitration agreements, there are still many ways to contest these clauses in employment contracts.

Pennsylvania considers ending non-compete agreements

Pennsylvania now enforces non-competition agreements if certain conditions are met. A bill pending before a state house legislative committee, however, would severely restrict their use. This could change the circumstances for negotiating employment contracts.