David Walton

David Walton

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2016/2017 Labor & Employment Observer

Activist NLRB Created More Problems For All Employers in 2016 - What Happens Under President Trump? During 2016, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or the Board) maintained its generally pro-union, anti-employer...more

1/12/2017 - 21st Century Cures Initiative ADA Affordable Care Act Ambush Election Rules Anti-Retaliation Provisions Antitrust Provisions Arbitration Asset Seizure Ban the Box Blacklist Browning-Ferris Industries of California Inc. Criminal Investigations DACA Decriminalization of Marijuana Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) Disability Discrimination DOJ DOL Dream Act E-Verify EB-5 EB-5 Regional Centers Educational Institutions EEO-1 EEOC Email Policies Employee Definition Employee Handbooks Employee Restrooms Employees Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Federal Contractors FLSA Foreign Workers FTC Gender-Based Pay Discrimination Gig Economy Graduate Students H-1B Healthcare Hospitals HRA Immigrants Immigration Reform Independent Contractors Intellectual Property Protection Joint Employers Management Rights Clauses Marijuana Medical Marijuana Mexico Minimum Salary Minimum Wage Misclassification NLRA NLRB Non-Compete Agreements Obama Administration OFCCP Over-Time Pay Transparency Persuader Rules Protected Activity Right to Strike Section 7 Sick Leave Small Business Staffing Agencies Teaching Assistants Trump Administration Unions USCIS Wage and Hour Whistleblower Protection Policies Whistleblowers White-Collar Exemptions Witness Statements

Trade Secrets Litigation Likely to Surge in 2017 Under the DTSA

In 2016, Congress drastically changed trade secret law with the passage of the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (the DTSA) that creates a federal civil action for trade secret theft, and we expect plenty of trade secret...more

1/9/2017 - Asset Seizure Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) Ex Parte Immunity Misappropriation Trade Secrets Uniform Trade Secrets Acts Whistleblower Protection Policies

Civil Seizure to Dominate Litigation Under the Defend Trade Secrets Act

With a stroke of the pen, President Obama signed into law the first-ever federal trade secrets regime, opening federal courthouse doors to all trade secrets litigants. While federal subject matter jurisdiction is widely...more

5/18/2016 - Asset Seizure Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) Ex Parte Misappropriation Private Right of Action Whistleblower Protection Policies

2014/2015 Labor and Employment Observer

In This Issue: - Message from the Chair - On the Horizon: Is Obama Remaking the Workplace While Leaving Congress Behind? - The 2014 Supreme Court Decisions Every Employer Should Know - What to Expect from the...more

1/2/2015 - Affordable Care Act Barack Obama Big Data Cybersecurity E-Verify EEOC Employer Liability Issues Employer Mandates I-9 Immigration Procedures Legislative Agendas LGBT Marijuana Medical Marijuana NLRB PDA Pregnancy SCOTUS Social Media Social Media Policy Strategic Enforcement Plan Unpaid Interns Whistleblowers

Labor And Employment Observer - 2013/2014

In This Issue: Message from the Chair; Social Media and the Workplace: 2013 and Beyond; Unpaid Internships: Training Ground or Legal Landmine?; Supreme Court’s Nassar Decision Sets Higher Causation Standard for a...more

1/7/2014 - Affirmative Action Background Checks Big Data Causation D.R. Horton Disability Discrimination DOL ENDA FMLA Minimum Wage OFCCP Religious Discrimination Same-Sex Marriage SCOTUS Social Media Unpaid Interns US v Windsor UT Southwestern Medical v Nassar Veterans Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act

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