Daniel Westman

Daniel Westman

Morrison & Foerster LLP

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New Executive Order Places Additional Reporting Obligations on Government Contractors and Creates an Additional Weapon in the...

On July 31, 2014, President Obama signed the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order, which requires both government contracting officers and government contractors to track and coordinate contractor and subcontractor...more

8/4/2014 - ADA ADEA Barack Obama Chief Compliance Officers Davis-Bacon Act DOL Executive Orders Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Federal Contractors FLSA FMLA NLRA OSHA Rehabilitation Act Reporting Requirements Subcontractors Title VII

Employment Law Commentary -- Volume 26, Issue 7 July 2014 -- Building A Workforce Culture Of Data Security In The Post-Snowden Era

Last month’s Employment Law Commentary discussed the high level of international attention now being paid to protecting trade secrets from misappropriation, with recommendations for practical steps that companies may take to...more

8/1/2014 - Best Management Practices Confidential Information Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection Edward Snowden Employer Liability Issues Personally Identifiable Information Phishing Scams Privacy Concerns Trade Secrets Training

Executive Order Extends LGBT Protections to Federal Contractor Employees

On Monday, July 21, 2014, President Obama amended two prior executive orders to extend employment protections to lesbian, gay and/or transgender (LGBT) workers. Executive Order 11246 was first signed by President Lyndon B....more

7/23/2014 - Barack Obama Discrimination Employer Liability Issues Executive Orders Federal Contractors Federal Employees Gender Identity LGBT Protected Class Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Employment Law Commentary -- Volume 26, Issue June 2014 -- Protecting Trade Secrets Globally: Comparing The U.S. And EU

International attention to misappropriation of trade secrets has never been at a higher level. In early May 2014, a U.S. federal grand jury indicted several Chinese military officials for allegedly misappropriating trade...more

7/1/2014 - China Defend Trade Secrets Act EU Misappropriation Trade Secrets

White House Announces the Administration Strategy on Mitigating the Theft of U.S. Trade Secrets

On February 20, 2013, the White House released the Administration Strategy on Mitigating the Theft of U.S. Trade Secrets (the “Strategy”), which “recognizes the crucial role of trade secrets in the U.S. economy and sets out a...more

2/25/2013 - Economic Espionage Act Mitigation Theft of Trade Secrets Clarification Act Trade Secrets

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