Ms. Midence has handled cases involving claims of race, national origin, age, disability and sex discrimination, as well as sexual harassment, retaliatory discharge, and wage and hour issues. She also has extensive experience drafting and enforcing restrictive covenants for employers in numerous states throughout the United States. She frequently provides advice to employers regarding employee restrictive covenant issues and drafts employment policies and training and/or management materials. Ms. Midence has appeared on CNN and 100.3 FM WIOD (Miami) to discuss discrimination and harassment in the workplace, workplace investigations, and retaliation issues.
While attending law school, Ms. Midence was a Managing Editor of the Emory International Law Review and member of the Hispanic Law Society Moot Court Team.
• Georgia's New Law: Should I Change My Restrictive Covenants Now? Legal Briefing (April 2011) [Author]
• Possible Changes to Georgia's Restrictive Covenant Law, Legal Briefing (February 2010) [Author]
• A Risky New Trendy: Replacing Employees with Independent Contractors, Workforce Management (November 2009) [Author]
Speeches and Presentations
•“Drafting and Implementing Restrictive Covenants Under Georgia's New Law,” State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division annual Employer Problems and Solutions CLE, February 2012
•“Covenants Not to Compete: A Post-Election Update,” Atlanta Bar Association, March 2011
•“Classifying Workers-Employee or Independent Contractor,” Society of Human Resource Management, May 2010
•“Employment Law 101,” Latina Women's Business Association, May 2010
Non-Compete & Trade Secrets Report
“Loyalty” Provision Actually an Unenforceable Restraint of Trade, Georgia Court Rules
April 1, 2015
Many employers require their employees sign agreements containing a “loyalty provision.” That is, a clause that requires the employee to devote all or most of his/her working time to the employer's endeavors, while the employee remains employed by the employer.
By Adriana R. Midence
In the News
November 20, 2015
Jackson Lewis Publishes Q3 Diversity Committee Newsletter
Please enjoy our Diversity Committee Newsletter for the third quarter of 2015. A best practice of our firm, it includes personal, diversity-focused messages from our Diversity Committee Chair and Diversity Committee Manager, and highlights diverse attorney promotions, diversity-related activities, sponsorships and events the firm has...
Professional Associations and Activities
•Atlanta Bar Association
•Georgia Association of Women Lawyers