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Unpaid Internships Under Scrutiny

The controversy surrounding unpaid internships is increasingly in the news. Reports of interns filing wage and hour class actions in, for example, The New York Times and PBS's NewsHour, have highlighted an often-unnoticed...more

10/23/2013 - FLSA Harassment Human Rights Internships Sexual Harassment Unpaid Interns

Inevitable Disclosure of Trade Secrets Doctrine Still Disfavored In New York

While New York law in theory recognizes the "inevitable disclosure" doctrine, a federal district court there, in Janus et Cie v. Andrew Kahnke, recently reinforced the state's hostility to the doctrine by dismissing an...more

9/30/2013 - Disclosure Inevitable Disclosure Doctrine Trade Secrets

"Eye on Privacy" Newsletter - September 2013

In this issue: - Digital Advertising Alliance Releases Guidance on the Application of Its Self-Regulatory Principles to the Mobile Environment - TCPA Update: Recent Decisions and Significant Upcoming Change to...more

9/24/2013 - CalOPPA Data Brokers FCRA FTC Mobile Apps Mobile Devices Privacy Laws Privacy Policy Proposed Legislation Social Media Social Media Policy TCPA

Seattle Increases Oversight of Employer Hiring Processes with Council Bill 117796

On June 10, 2013, the Seattle city council unanimously passed Council Bill 117796, which Mayor Mike McGinn signed into law on June 20, 2013. The provision, which takes effect on November 1, 2013, will dramatically impact the...more

8/20/2013 - Compliance Criminal Background Checks Criminal Records Hiring & Firing Local Ordinance

U.S. Supreme Court Issues Three Decisions Favorable to Employers

By the end of this year’s term, the United States Supreme Court had issued three “employer-friendly” decisions. While the decisions do not dramatically alter the employment law landscape, employers will still welcome the...more

8/2/2013 - American Express v Italian Colors Restaurant Arbitration Agreements Class Action Discrimination Employer Liability Issues Harassment Racial Discrimination Retaliation SCOTUS Supervisors Title VII UT Southwestern Medical v Nassar Vance v. Ball State University

Significant Changes to California Pregnancy Leave Will Take Effect on December 30, 2012

The Fair Employment and Housing Commission (FEHC) recently issued revised regulations that govern pregnancy disability leave (PDL) in California. The new regulations take effect December 30, 2012, and include changes that...more

12/13/2012 - CFRA Disability Discrimination FEHC FMLA Notifications Pregnancy Pregnancy Discrimination Reinstatement

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