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Competitor poaching your employees / webinar registration -  Miami building collapse case
July 20, 2022
Announcing webinar on the Miami building collapse case presented by the fire alarm expert who installed and serviced the fire alarm and evac system.  If you do fire alarms you don’t want to miss this webinar.  Register today.
Webinar:  Champlain Towers South building collapse / alarm and security issues
When:  July 26, 2022  12PM  ET
Topic:  Hear from the fire alarm expert who serviced the fire alarm system and was intimately involved in the litigation involving Securitas Security.                 Some information that you should be aware of before the presentation:  Florida requires a voice evacuation system that provides speakers in every apartment so there can be floor by floor or building wide communication to evacuate.  This fire alarm system had that system and it was working.  Securitas provided security guards stationed at the building.  When the first fire alarm signal came into the security desk the guard did not determine the cause of the fire alarm or the zone, and did not utilize the evacuation system to alert residents.  Securitas has settled the Plaintiffs case paying over half of the almost one billion dollar settlement.  
Presented by:  Matt Haiman, Premier Alarm Systems – the fire alarm company for Champlain Towers South.  There will be ample opportunity for Q&A. 
Hosted by:  Ken Kirschenbaum,Esq
Who should attend:  Alarm owners installing and servicing fire alarm systems
Competitor poaching your employees
          A competitor got one of my techs to quit without notice and go work for them.  They targeted another employee who we managed to retain by giving a substantial wage increase.  This competitor has another ex-employee who they poached a few years ago. 
          Can I enforce my non-compete agreements?  Is there anything else I can do?
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          The Standard Form Agreements have a provision that prohibits your subscribers from soliciting or employing your employees.  There is a remedy provided and you can enforce it.
          The Standard Employment Agreement also has provisions that prohibit your employee from soliciting other employees to leave, using your confidential and proprietary business data to compete against you and in some cases accept employment with a local competitor after leaving your employee.  Generally, you can enforce these provisions.
          Your competitor however is not under any contract with you and may freely compete.  You are not without remedy however.  A competitor who knows your employees are under contract with you and induces a breach of the employment contract may be held liable for your damages.  This is not an easy case to bring or win and you should expect significant legal cost in bringing such action.
          Better compensation package may be the better option to retain employees.

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Ken Kirschenbaum,Esq
Kirschenbaum & Kirschenbaum PC
Attorneys at Law
200 Garden City Plaza
Garden City, NY 11530
516 747 6700 x 301