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Yahoo’s New Parental Leave Policy Raises Some Interesting FMLA Questions
Ann Curry’s Departure from the Today Show Presents a Number of Lessons for Employers
Businessweek Reporter: BigLaw Is "Crash Landing"
[Legal Perspective] When Is It NOT Okay to Delete Your Social Media Account?
D.C. Court Wreaks Havoc on NLRB Pro-Worker Cases
Can You Be Fired for a Tattoo?
President Obama Appoints Three Members to NLRB, but Will They Be Confirmed?
Social Media Law Report - Who Owns Your LinkedIn Account, FTC Guidance on Social Ads, More...
Your Employer Doesn’t Own Your LinkedIn Account, and They Shouldn’t Try To
What You Need to Know About New Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez
Study Reveals Alarming Statistics On Theft and Employee Misuse of Company Data
As Expected, Noel Canning v. NLRB Headed to the Supreme Court
Marijuana in the Workplace
5 Risks of Telecommuting (And How Employers Should Handle Them)
Two Key Elements Every Social Media Policy Should Include
Corporate Law Report: Global HR, Textual Harassment, Working Interviews, and Other Workplace Issues
As Supreme Court Defines “Clothes,” Biggest Impact Will Be on Judiciary’s Deference to DOL
How to Handle Illegal Interview Questions
Corporate Law Report: Workplace Romances, FMLA Changes, California Tax News, and More
Do 'Love Contracts' Ease the Risks of Office Relationships?
Hiring an employee away from a competitor can be a potential legal minefield. It can lead to significant exposure to lawsuits for causes of action including misappropriation of trade secrets, claims of tortious interference...more
In This Issue:
Employee Tip Pools: Dive In With Caution; Ahhh…Spring; and The Ska/Duclaw Trademark Dispute Over Euphoria, Trademark Lessons for the Craft Brewer
Excerpt from Employee Tip Pools: Dive In With...more
The "inevitable disclosure" doctrine is one of the most discussed, controversial topics in unfair competition law. The commentary among academics and bloggers reminds me of the ongoing debate over the proper scope of the...more
An employer may have rights in a patent on its employee’s invention in three situations...more
In today’s complex global economy, competition is fierce. For many businesses, trade secrets are their single most important and valuable asset, and strong protection of that asset is paramount. In the same regard, trade...more
The (Gold) Gloves Are Off -
Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips has a lot to say. He's well-known for being outspoken, and he's a prolific tweeter on his @DatDudeBP account, which boasts over 650,000...more
In This Presentation, Ned Sackman, an attorney and member of Bernstein Shur’s Labor and Employment Practice Group, explores ways companies can secure intellectual property using the following tools:
If you have followed this blog, then you likely already know that restrictive covenants are legal and enforceable in Florida. You should also know that – although enforceable – restrictive covenants are strictly construed...more
Employers in New Hampshire now must comply with further restrictions on their ability to enforce non-compete and anti-piracy agreements. Venturing further into the already murky area of the enforceability of such agreements,...more
On Monday, I offered several reasons why non-compete cases don't settle. Today I flip this concept around.
It is true most non-compete cases do settle, a reflection that business cases get resolved for pure economic...more
Password encrypted computers, locked file drawers, swipe cards allowing for restricted access. These are all measures taken by businesses to protect their confidential business information and trade secrets. While these steps...more
Every judge, lawyer, and litigant is probably familiar with the maxim that most civil cases settle. That's undoubtedly true. But some classes of suits are better positioned to settle than others. In non-compete and other...more
On March 18, 2013, TBA Global, LLC, a live events market and communications agency, sued LEO Events, LLC and several of its owners for breach of non-solicitation agreements and misappropriation of TBA’s trade secrets and...more
One of the most common pitfalls we see with startups is the failure to either properly register or assign the company’s intellectual property. This detail is often lost in the desire to move forward with fundraising attempts...more
“Distribution in China – Legal Issues” is a four-part series. Part I discussed the business models and legal structures most commonly used for distribution in China. Part II looked at important issues to consider in the...more
Fake judgments, fashion law, lots on contracts and privilege in the BLG Monthly Update for March 2013!...more
A client recently came to me with a problem lawyers often hear: the client’s family-owned business needed to hire new employees to keep up with the growth. In particular, the company needed additional sales force and...more
February 2013 was an active month in the world of non-competes and trade secrets, and if we read the tea leaves, it looks like things are only going to get busier. Before I recap some of February's highlights and direct you...more
“Three can keep a secret if two are dead.” — Benjamin Franklin.
In the shrinking world of social media, privacy seems to be an all but forgotten concept. But in the world of business, trade secrets are critical to...more
One of the more difficult aspects of trade secrets law is determining how long to enjoin competitive conduct that infringes trade secret rights of the owner....more
Workers' comp for sex on the job, tattoos in the workplace, neat contracts cases: all this and more in the BLG Monthly Update for Feb. 2013...more
Most non-compete (and some trade secrets) cases are effectively decided at the preliminary injunction stages. For counsel, this means that a significant part of the lawsuit must be tried quickly and with great efficiency....more
In This Issue:
- Asia Employment Law Update
- France Employment Law Update
- UK Employment Law Update
- United States Employment Law Update...more
The long-running dispute between Mattel and MGA Entertainment is one of the most notable, costly competition cases of the last decade. As most readers probably know, Mattel makes the popular Barbie line of dolls and sued its...more
The new year is off to a pretty big start. We've already seen significant decisions from federal appellate courts on criminal trade secrets prosecutions and the epic Mattel/MGA "Bratz" dolls dispute. We have a looming debate...more
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