Friday, March 17, 2017
MATT STILES PARTICIPATES IN BBJ'S TABLE OF EXPERTS
Matt Stiles represented Maynard & Gale in the Birmingham Business Journal's "Insights Into Labor & Employment" Table of Experts which was published in the March 17 issue of the Journal. He is one of only two lawyers who served as an "expert" to provide insight into several key issues top employers face regarding labor and employment law. Some of Matt's insights include potential changes to labor and employment law under the Trump Administration, prospects for the American Health Care Act, and some ways companies can navigate the hiring/firing process while reducing the risk of litigation. When asked to comment on litigation-causing issues that businesses don't often think about until too late, Matt noted that while businesses are increasingly well-prepared to defend their intellectual property and trade secrets, many often take a set-it-and-forget it approach to their contracts. To that end, Matt recommends all employers have a policy in effect to annually revisit their non-compete agreements for all states where they have employees.