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So far, 2013 has been active for proposed non-compete legislation.
At the beginning of any calendar year, it's not surprising to see a number of bills introduced in state assemblies or legislatures - many of which have...more
Major Tax Reform Proposal Starts to Take Shape -
This week, the Maine media reported that Senator Woodbury is leading a bipartisan effort to draft a major tax reform proposal. This proposal will likely propose changes...more
In January, I discussed Maryland's proposed Senate Bill 51, which (if passed) would ban certain non-compete agreements if an employee was deemed eligible to receive unemployment benefits....more
A quiet week in Augusta. The House and Senate did not meet and only five Committees met to work on legislation. When the Legislature returns next week, there will be less than two months to go until the statutory adjournment...more
The ACLU is trying to dismantle a “right to work” law passed in Michigan in December, saying people were locked out of the capitol while the measure was debated. ...more
Legislation has been introduced in the Minnesota House of Representatives that would completely ban employment noncompete agreements, with exceptions for sale of business-based provisions. If passed, the proposed law would...more
As readers of this blog may know, a few years ago I drafted Illinois' proposed Covenants Not to Compete Act.
Several legislators had determined, at that time, that a bill was necessary to regulate the use and...more
What do Michigan and New Hampshire have in common, besides being two more states Mitt Romney couldn't carry?
They have proposed or enacted legislation that restricts the use of so-called "afterthought" non-competes. This...more
As you may have heard, the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals recently sent shockwaves through the labor relations world by holding that President Obama's "recess" appointments to the National Labor Relations Board...more
In January, we told you about recent activity by the National Labor Relations Board that overturned or departed from settled precedent. As promised, in Part 2 of this Alert series we summarize recent decisions where the...more
Assembly Bill 1344 (“AB 1344”), signed by the Governor on October 9, 2011, made several changes to laws involving local governance. The bill was introduced in response to the City of Bell controversy. The provisions of AB...more
In the early morning hours of January 1, 2013, the Senate approved the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (the “Act”) by a vote of 89-8. Less than 24 hours later, the House of Representatives also approved the Act by a vote...more
On January 1, 2013, Congress passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (the “Act”), which halts tax increases scheduled to go into effect for most Americans as part of the so-called fiscal cliff. The Act generally...more
House Commerce Committee Chair Designate Joe Atkins has announced his top ten committee topics for the 2013 legislative session. Leading the list, not surprisingly, is health insurance exchange legislation. Passage of HIE...more
Executive Summary: On November 14, 2012, the Senate passed the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (WPEA) of 2012. The House previously approved the Act, and President Obama is expected to sign it into law. The Act...more
On November 6, 2012, Washington became a national trailblazer when voters approved a state initiative legalizing the recreational use of marijuana (Colorado passed a similar law the same day). As of December 6, 2012, it will...more
The looming presidential election seems to have slowed the NLRB down, despite the fact the Board is currently at a full complement of five members. As of July 24, it will be down to four, as Member Flynn's resignation will...more
The General Assembly finished its business for 2012 last night and although there was a last minute flurry of legislation, several bills that had been tracked by many employers came up short.
•Senate Bill 79, which...more
In This Issue:
01 Second Annual Conference On The Renaissance Of American Manufacturing; 02 Congress Passes Legislation To Overturn The Federal Circuit’s GPX Decision; 03 President Obama Establishes The Interagency...more
President Barack Obama’s controversial appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) have sparked a constitutional firestorm and subsequent legal battle that could potentially alter the makeup of the labor...more
In This Issue:
Domestic Policy Matters:
Congress is in pro forma session, with the House scheduled to reconvene fully on January 17 and the Senate on January 23.
Last Friday (December 30th), the White...more
President Obama signed the Trade Adjustment Assistance Extension Act of 2011 (“TAA Extension Act”) into law on October 21, 2011. The new law took effect immediately. Passage of the TAA Extension Act by Congress was...more
With overwhelming support, the New York City Council recently passed a bill to increase scrutiny of the City's outsourcing practices. The Outsourcing Accountability Act amends existing law, Local Law 35 of 1994, and requires...more
California is at it again! Over the past few weeks Governor Jerry Brown signed several employment-related bills – some of which require employers of all sizes to update their policies and practices. Some of the new laws, most...more
In This Issue:
- The America Invents Act
- NPR's This American Life Takes on the Patent System
- Hey! You Stole the Invention I paid You to Invent!
Excerpt from The America Invents...more
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