Cassidy Mara

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Cassidy Mara represents employers in unemployment disputes, wage and hour, harassment, wrongful termination, and discrimination claims. She has experience advising clients in large scale layoffs and conducting due diligence for employers purchasing, or merging with, another employer. Cassidy also conducts anti-harassment trainings and advises on employee handbooks and related employment policies. In addition, she represents employers in complex employment litigation matters, including managing discovery, preparing for evidentiary hearings and depositions, negotiating and drafting settlement agreements, and managing class actions and single plaintiff suits.

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Biden Order: Consider a Federal Rule on Non-Competes

Don’t be misled: President Biden’s July 9 Executive Order does not bar non-compete agreements. Rather, it “encourages” the Chair of the Federal Trade Commission to use rule-making to limit their use.

In fact, the only text in the Order addressing non-competes reads, in its entirety: “To address agreements that may unduly limit workers’ ability to change jobs, the Chair of … Continue Reading

Weed and the Workplace: Recent Developments in New York, Virginia, and Colorado

Employers take note: recently New York became the 15th state to legalize recreational marijuana use through Senate Bill 854A, and Virginia is not far behind. These and other developments related to marijuana continue to impact the workplace.… Continue Reading