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Doctors' Equal Pay Collective Action Gets Negative Diagnosis
The Ahad decision is welcome news for employers faced with potential equal pay class and collective actions and is the latest in an emerging line of cases noting the difficulties in certifying equal pay or pay discrimination cases.
United States
16 May 2019
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Third Circuit: Spying On Former Employee's Social Media Account Does Not Constitute "Unclean Hands" To Bar Trade Secret Misappropriation Claim
Consider this: a former employee has just left his or her employer and may have taken trade secrets to a competitor.
United States
4 Apr 2019
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New York City: Employment Actions Based On Hairstyle May Be Unlawful Race Discrimination
On February 18, 2019, the New York City Commission on Human Rights (NYCCHR) announced new enforcement guidance deeming certain actions taken based on an individual's hair or hairstyle
United States
6 Mar 2019
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A 2018 Trade Secrets Year In Review
With the holidays behind us and our calendars flipped over to 2019, we're taking a look back at some key trade secrets developments of the past year.
United States
17 Jan 2019
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Oregon Announces Final Rules For Equal Pay Law Set To Take Effect January 1, 2019
As we reported last month, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) issued proposed regulations interpreting the provisions of the new Oregon Equal Pay Act of 2017,
United States
12 Dec 2018
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In Oregon, Employers Await Guidance As New Equal Pay Law's January 1, 2019 Effective Date Looms
The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) has issued proposed regulations interpreting the provisions of the new Oregon Equal Pay Act of 2017, which will become effective January 1, 2019.
United States
14 Nov 2018
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Intent To Use Is Sticking "Pointe" In Denial Of Preliminary Injunction
On October 25, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts denied motions for injunctive relief in a case involving trade secrets allegedly stolen by a departing consultant...
United States
14 Nov 2018
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Now We've Got Your Attention: Recent Amendments To SF Fair Chance Ordinance Give Job Applicants Right To Sue And Send Penalties Soaring
San Francisco recently added significant teeth to its "Fair Chance" ordinance, which is designed to give applicants who have criminal histories a chance to get their foot in the door without being automatically disqualified.
United States
19 Oct 2018
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Now We've Got Your Attention: Recent Amendments To SF Fair Chance Ordinance Give Job Applicants Right To Sue And Send Penalties Soaring
San Francisco recently added significant teeth to its "Fair Chance" ordinance, which is designed to give applicants who have criminal histories a chance to get their foot in the door without...
United States
17 Oct 2018
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Don't Rock The Boat: Eleventh Circuit Sinks Boatmaker's Trade Secrets Claims Against Rival
On August 7, 2018, the Eleventh Circuit affirmed summary judgment in favor of defendant in Yellowfin Yachts v. Barker Boatworks, LLC. Sending the rival high-end boatmakers back to shore...
United States
15 Oct 2018
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In Hawaii, "Aloha" May Mean Both Hello And Goodbye, But When Employees Leave, Who Owns The Customer Relationships?
As we've observed over the years, when addressing trade secrets claims based on customer lists, courts have landed all over the place.
United States
4 Oct 2018
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Massachusetts Enacts New Reforms On Noncompetes, Becomes 49th State To Enact UTSA
Just two days after TSW's inaugural post, we brought you news of Texas becoming the 48th state to enact some form of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA).
United States
9 Sep 2018
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THANKSGIVING EDITION [FROM THE ARCHIVES]: Court Protects Quizno's Franchise Turkey Trade Secrets
This Thanksgiving, Trade Secrets Watch is serving a delicious tale about protecting trade secrets in a franchising relationship.
United States
28 Nov 2016
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Court Of Appeal Gives California Employers A Break – But Not A Full Vacation – From PTO Reporting Requirements
Your employees may spend their time daydreaming about how to spend the vacation hours they accumulate each pay period – and in California, they are entitled to be paid out upon termination for any accrued...
United States
21 Nov 2016
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DOL's Final Rule On Sick Leave Takes Effect: Contractors Have Until Year's End To Comply
On September 29, 2016, the DOL released a final rule requiring federal contractors to provide seven days of paid sick leave annually.
United States
18 Oct 2016
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North Carolina's "Bathroom Bill" Dealt A Blow As Debate On Transgender Access Continues
A North Carolina federal judge blocked the University of North Carolina from enforcing a state law requiring transgender people to use bathrooms and locker rooms corresponding to the sex on their birth certificates.
United States
9 Sep 2016
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RIGHT IN THE BREADBASKET: Lessons From Early Cases At The Intersection Of Noncompetes And The DTSA
As many TSW readers are aware, 2016 has been a big year for trade secret law, with both the United States and the EU expanding trade secrets protections and increasing the uniformity of their laws.
United States
1 Sep 2016
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Decades Later, Questions Linger Over Disability Access Online, But ADA Litigation Continues
When the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was enacted in 1990, computers used floppy disks and the "World Wide Web" was still being tested by scientists at CERN.
United States
21 Jul 2016
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Brexit's Potential Impact For Trade Secrets In The UK
To the surprise of many and the dismay of more than sixteen million United Kingdom voters, the previously unthinkable has occurred, the UK has voted to leave the European Union.
UK
20 Jul 2016
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Seventh Circuit Holds That Mandatory Arbitration With Class Waiver Violates NLRA, Setting Up Circuit Split
In Lewis v. Epic Systems Corp., the court held that a mandatory class arbitration clause negating an employee's ability to bring and recover from any wage-and-hour collective actions violated Sections 7 and 8 of the NLRA.
United States
13 Jun 2016
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