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Jim counsels publicly traded companies and other complex employers on matters related to executive compensation. His clients operate globally in a wide range of industries, including financial services, manufacturing, food, telecommunications, utilities and other service-based companies. Jim advises clients on all aspects of the employment, compensation, benefits and severance of directors, executive officers and other senior managers. He has significant substantive experience with all forms of executive compensation and benefit plans.

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently voted along party lines to enact a comprehensive ban on nearly all worker noncompetition provisions. This final rule, which applies to a broad range of employers and employees – from entry-level to executives, is scheduled to become effective on September 4, 2024, 120 days following its publication in the Federal Register on May 7, 2024.Continue Reading Understanding the FTC’s Noncompete Ban: A Comprehensive Guide for Employers

Building on the foundation laid in the first episode, the second installment of this series uses additional examples from the TV show The Office to delve deeper into the intricacies of noncompetes. This time, Troutman Pepper Partners Tracey Diamond and Evan Gibbs join Labor + Employment Partner Matt DelDuca and Employee Benefits + Executive Compensation Partner Jim Earle to focus on the concept of “forfeiture for competition.” Key points that were highlighted include:Continue Reading Navigating Noncompetes: A Comprehensive Guide – Part 2

In the first episode of this two-part series, our Labor + Employment and Employee Benefits + Executive Compensation practices join forces and provide a comprehensive overview of noncompete agreements. Troutman Pepper Partners Tracey Diamond and Evan Gibbs join Partners Constance Brewster and Jim Earle to discuss the popular TV series, The Office, and the basics of noncompetes, their legal implications, and their role in the modern business world, all while drawing interesting parallels to situations from the TV series. Key topics covered include:Continue Reading Navigating Noncompetes: A Comprehensive Guide – Part 1