James Sconzo

James Sconzo

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10 Tips for Minimizing Company Liability for Terminating Employees who Steal Trade Secrets

When your company uncovers evidence that an employee misappropriated trade secrets it must act swiftly. The company may want to fire the employee to protect itself from the potentially devastating consequences. But how can...more

7/28/2015 - COBRA Compliance Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) Employer Liability Issues Employment Policies Hiring & Firing Human Resources Professionals Misappropriation Popular Trade Secrets Uniform Trade Secrets Acts UTSA Young Lawyers

NLRB Rejects Ban On Personal E-mail At Work

On December 11, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) continued to intrude into the workplace by holding that employees have a right to use their employer's email system for union organizing purposes and other "concerted...more

12/18/2014 - Email NLRB Protected Concerted Activity Purple Communications Unions

No Pay Required for Amazon’s Warehouse Workers During Post-Shift Security Screening

On December 9, the Supreme Court held that hourly workers in Amazon warehouses need not be compensated for the time they spent waiting to undergo security screening at the end of their shifts. The case, Integrity Staffing...more

12/11/2014 - FLSA Integrity Staffing v Busk SCOTUS Security Checks Wage and Hour

Division I Athlete Commences Collective Action Seeking Pay For Play

A complaint recently filed in the Southern District of Indiana alleges that the NCAA and its Division I Member Schools have jointly agreed and conspired to engage in a widespread pattern, policy, and practice of failing to...more

11/20/2014 - Class Action College Athletes Colleges FLSA NCAA NLRB Universities Wage and Hour

Managing the Risks of a Mobile Workforce

Retiring after 30 years with the same company is rare today. The symbolism of a retirement party and a gold watch will be lost on generations as frequent employee transition between companies becomes the norm. ...more

5/28/2014 - Confidentiality Agreements Employer-Owned Intellectual Property Employment Contract Employment Policies Hiring & Firing Non-Compete Agreements Retirement Risk Assessment Risk Management Silicon Valley Wall Street

Wage And Hour Lawsuits Pose An Ongoing Threat

Wage and hour cases continue to flood the courts. During the yearlong period ending March 31, 2014, approximately 8,126 lawsuits were filed seeking relief under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. In the prior year, the...more

5/23/2014 - Compliance Corporate Counsel DOL Employer Liability Issues FLSA Wage and Hour

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