Add salary history to the growing list of inquires off limits to those who interview and evaluate prospective job candidates. Several cities and states have passed legislation that, broadly, prohibits a prospective employer in the private sector from asking questions about an applicant's compensation history.
Non-compete clauses in employment contracts typically seek to preclude employees from working for a competitor for a specific period of time and within a specific geographic area. Most states allow non-competition agreements, provided they are reasonable in scope and justified by the employer's legitimate business interests. California, however, generally prohibits covenants not to compete, subject to limited exceptions.
This article focuses on the strategies that an equipment financier may explore when it needs to file a proof of claim in a bankruptcy case to preserve its rights. It also describes a debtor's right to object to a creditor's claim.