State Attorneys General Put Anti-Poaching Clauses In Their Sights

Shutterstock Modern franchise agreements often contain so-called anti-poaching clauses.  These clauses provide that a franchisee will not hire workers from other franchisees in the system.  These types of clauses are generally known as ‘no poach,’ ‘non-solicitation,’ ‘non-compete’ or ‘no hire’ agreements.  Franchisors have included them to protect their franchise systems from employment poaching from within. […]

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Oil prices mixed as G20 warns of risks to growth

TOKYO (Reuters) – Oil prices were mixed on Monday as finance ministers and central bank governors from the G20 warned that risks to global growth have increased with rising trade and geopolitical tensions among other vulnerabilities. file photo: Oil barrels are pictured at the site of Canadian group Vermilion Energy in Parentis-en-Born, France, October 13, […]

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Dollar dips, stocks slip on Trump remarks

SYDNEY (Reuters) – The dollar declined on Monday against major currencies to its lowest in more than two weeks after U.S. President Donald Trump criticized the Federal Reserve’s tightening policy, while stocks slipped on fears of further trade protectionist measures. FILE PHOTO: Bundles of banknotes of U.S. Dollar are pictured at a currency exchange shop […]

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BHP served with class action over Samarco dam failure

(Reuters) – Global miner BHP said on Monday it has been served with a class action proceeding in the Federal Court of Australia regarding the 2015 Samarco dam failure in Brazil. BHP Billiton Chief Executive Andrew Mackenzie is silhouetted against a screen projecting the company’s logo at a round table meeting with journalists in Tokyo, […]

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EU Issues Worrying Warning Over Future Of Bitcoin

A bitcoin is seen at Bitcoin exchange shop in Wielopole Street in Krakow, Poland. (Photo by Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) Despite bitcoin’s latest price rally, the world’s largest cryptocurrency is still struggling to reach mainstream adoption, and now the European Union (EU) has warned bitcoin and other decentralised cryptocurrencies could be derailed by […]

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