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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
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
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
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
There's No Longer An "App For That" In Austin: Lyft And Uber Pull Out Over Driver Fingerprinting Requirements
Rideshare companies Lyft and Uber announced on May 9 that they were no longer offering their services in Austin, Texas, after voters there rejected a proposed ordinance that would have eliminated fingerprint-based background checks for drivers.
United States
26 May 2016
Game-Changing Overtime Regulations Advance To OMB Ahead Of Schedule, Final Rule Could Arrive As Early As April 2016
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) sent its much anticipated final overtime regulations to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review on March 14, 2016.
United States
5 Apr 2016
DOL Continues To Push Its Agenda With New Guidance On Joint Employment
While both the DOL and the NLRB agree that the FLSA's economic realities test is broader than the test applied by the NLRB, DOL's new guidance signals added focus by the government on this issue.
United States
22 Jan 2016
Emergence Of Transgender Status Issues In Workplace Raises Compliance Questions For Employers
In March, Saks Fifth Avenue settled a high-profile transgender discrimination lawsuit in Texas federal court.
United States
26 May 2015
United States
2 Jan 2015
NLRB Reverses Course On Employer Email, Creating Presumptive Right Of Employees To Use Work Email Systems For Union Organizing
In a game-changing 3-2 decision on December 11, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) overruled its 2007 Register Guard decision, which upheld the right of employers to limit employee access to company email systems, calling it "clearly incorrect" and holding that employees have a presumptive right to use their employers’ email systems for non-business purposes, like communications about union organizing, wages and working conditions, during "nonworking time."
United States
30 Dec 2014
Take Your Pick: E.D.N.Y. Decision Offers Guidance For Plaintiffs And Defendants Alike On How To Handle "Picking Off" Attempts In FLSA Collective Actions
"Sometimes surrender is the best option." That is how Judge Raymond J. Dearie of the Eastern District of New York begins his opinion in Anjum v. J.C. Penney Co., Inc., before denying J.C. Penney’s motion to dismiss a putative Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) collective action based on the company’s offer to pay the claims of four named plaintiffs with offers of judgment under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 68—a strategy often referred to as "picking off."
United States
7 Nov 2014
Enforcing Non-Competes Against Telecommuters
The number of people working from home, or "telecommuting," has increased over time, with Census data showing that 17 percent of American employees do their jobs remotely.
United States
20 Jan 2014
Time's Up: Supreme Court Upholds Enforcement Of Claim Limitations On ERISA Plan Language
Christmas may have come a little early for plan administrators and companies looking for clarity in ERISA litigation.
United States
6 Jan 2014
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