Frederick Sandstrom

Frederick Sandstrom

Blank Rome LLP

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Congress Passes Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act

Action Item: President Barack Obama is expected to sign a new law that will provide companies with a federal cause of action for trade secret protection claims. The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (“DTSA”) passed Congress...more

5/3/2016 - Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) Economic Espionage Act Misappropriation Pending Legislation Trade Secrets Whistleblower Protection Policies

Don’t Get Smoked By Pennsylvania’s New Medical Marijuana Law

Action item: Governor Tom Wolf is expected to sign legislation on Sunday, April 17, that will legalize medical marijuana in Pennsylvania. The new law also prohibits discrimination against certified users of medical marijuana,...more

4/18/2016 - ADA Decriminalization of Marijuana Drug Testing Employment Policies Hiring & Firing Medical Marijuana

Department of Labor Issues New FMLA Forms

Action Item: The Department of Labor’s release of new model Family and Medical Leave Act notice and certification forms serves as an important reminder that all covered employers should periodically review their FMLA...more

6/13/2015 - DOL FMLA FMLA Certification Forms GINA

U.S. Supreme Court Decision Will Lead to Intense Scrutiny of ESOP Fiduciaries

The United States Supreme Court issued a decision yesterday that will result in significant changes to employee stock ownership plan ("ESOP") administration and design, which could jeopardize the viability of stand-alone...more

6/27/2014 - Employee Benefits ESOP FIfth Third Bancorp v Dudenhoeffer SCOTUS Stocks US Bancorp

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