Protecting trade secrets and important company information is common practice for Connecticut businesses, and most use non-compete agreements with their employees. These agreements typically prohibit workers from being hired by competitors of their former employers, although some might go on to work for competitors in positions of a different scope. Retailer giant Walmart says that one of its former executives is violating her non-compete agreement by considering a position with Amazon, one of its biggest competitors. In cases such as this, litigation is often necessary.
Zoning laws are essential to maintaining the order and appearance of cities, towns and neighborhoods. Whether denoting residential or industrial areas, these zones ensure that land owners utilize their property in accordance with the law. But what happens when an owner's land use needs differ from the property's zoning ordinance? Connecticut residents have a few options at their disposal.
Growth is a crucial issue facing municipalities and business owners. For cities and counties, growth means and increase in tax revenue that may mean additional programs or closing deficits. For business owners, it may create opportunities to pass their success to shareholders and employees. While these goals may be different, they depend on the same thing: quality housing.