Paul Monsees

Paul Monsees

Foley & Lardner LLP

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Hiring From a Competitor? Play Defense to Limit Trade Secret Risk

When discussing trade secrets and strategies to protect valuable proprietary information, most companies focus on their outbound risk. In other words, companies pay close attention to protecting their own valuable trade...more

4/23/2015 - Competition Confidentiality Agreements Corporate Counsel Hiring & Firing Human Resources Professionals Strategic Planning Trade Secrets

Employer’s Super Anti-Harassment Policy May Increase Its Liability

A federal court in Connecticut recently concluded that a fired employee could have a valid disability harassment claim based on statements prohibiting all harassment contained in the employer’s personnel manual. The company...more

12/9/2014 - Adverse Employment Action Anti-Harassment Policies Disability Employer Liability Issues Employment Policies Hiring & Firing Hostile Environment Wrongful Termination

Using Non-Competes When Greater Employee Responsibility = Greater Protectable Interest

Many employers require new hires to sign non-compete agreements and we have advised previously about best practices for employers to refresh their non-compete terms on a regular basis. A recent decision by a Maryland federal...more

6/25/2014 - Employer Liability Issues Employment Contract Hiring & Firing Incentive Compensation Non-Compete Agreements

Are You My Supervisor?

Late last month, the Supreme Court considered whether and when a co-worker can be deemed a supervisor for purposes of evaluating if the employer is strictly liable for that person’s harassment of another employee....more

1/3/2013 - Discrimination EEOC Hiring & Firing Hostile Environment Sexual Harassment Strict Liability Supervisors Vance v. Ball State University Vicarious Liability

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