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For Here or To Go? Senators Introduce Bill to Ban Noncompete Agreements, Increase Mobility For Sandwich Makers and Other Low-Wage...

Congress is getting into the non-compete business.  Citing the use of non-compete agreements by companies such as Jimmy John’s sandwich shops, Senate Democrats recently introduced a bill—called the Mobility and Opportunity...more

Supreme Court Update: TEVA Pharmaceuticals USA V. Sandoz (13-584); Department Of Homeland Security V. Maclean (13-894); Holt V....

Greetings, Court fans! While we in New Haven were more-or-less spared having to dig out from "Winter Storm Juno" (aka "snowbigdeal"), it's taken us a while to dig out from the Court's recent pile of opinions. With this...more

Court of Appeal of Alberta Upholds Employers Anton Piller Order

Among the Court of Appeal of Alberta’s first decisions of the New Year, was its decision in Peters & Co Limited v Ward, 2015 ABCA 6 (CanLII), regarding the matter of an Anton Piller Order obtained by an employer, an...more

The Supreme Court: Cases to Watch in the October 2013 Term

This week marks the first Monday in October, which for Supreme Court watchers is a holiday: the start of a new term. While not everyone gets that excited about the new term, there are several cases that the Court intends to...more

"Business Cases in the US Supreme Court"

The U.S. Supreme Court recently closed its 2012 term with its usual headline-grabbing flurry of June decisions. Several of those decisions, as well as many more that received less publicity, will affect business interests. In...more

Why Every Employer Needs a Social Media Policy

In 2012, most employers are engaging the public with social media sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. These social media sites can be cost effective ways to generate new business in a world where people spend more...more

The US Health Care Law: What’s Next for Stakeholders

In a widely publicized recent health care ruling, the Supreme Court largely upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Court determined that the individual mandate is constitutional. However, the Court...more

Summary of Supreme Court Affordable Care Act Opinion

In a 5-4 decision issued today and authored by Chief Justice John Roberts, the United States Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act (ACA)’s individual mandate — the requirement that most individuals obtain health...more

Can You Go to Jail for Lying on Facebook?

During last week’s oral argument before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on the case of U.S. v. Nosal, 642 F.3d 781 (9th Cir. 2011), reh’g en banc granted (Oct. 27, 2011), members of the Court, including most...more

Mexico Non-Compete and Trade Secrets Law: A Primer for U.S. In-House Counsel

On paper, the restrictive covenant law in Mexico looks a bit like California, but on closer examination it may be easier for a company to achieve certain goals in Mexico. For U.S. practitioners, Mexico offers an interesting...more

Socially Aware: The Social Media Law Update - Vol. 2, Issue 2 - April 2011

In this issue: FTC Charges Google With Deceptive Practices; California District Court Holds Facebook Posts Subject to CAN-SPAM Act; Ninth Circuit Takes Sides in Battle Over Terms of Use in World of Warcraft Case; New Charge...more

Noncompete News: Uncertainty Remains Regarding Georgia Noncompete Laws

On November 3, 2010, Georgia voters approved a constitutional amendment giving effect to the Georgia Restrictive Covenants Act ("RCA"). What we do know is that the RCA constitutes a monumental change to existing Georgia...more

Noncompete News: Uncertainty Remains Regarding Georgia Noncompete Laws

On November 3, 2010, Georgia voters approved a constitutional amendment giving effect to the Georgia Restrictive Covenants Act ("RCA"). What we do know is that the RCA constitutes a monumental change to existing Georgia...more

Navigating the Information Superhighway: Understanding the Impact of Social Media In the Workplace

In This Publication: *Potential Legal Exposure Due to Employee Use of Social Media ..How To Minimize Risk To Your Company *Can An Employer Monitor Social Media Content of Its Employees *Potential Liability for...more

Fenwick Employment Brief

IN THIS ISSUE: *Starbucks Prevails in Claim of Unlawful Criminal History Question in Application *Costco Defeats Challenge to Bonus Overtime Calculation *Hospital Lawfully Discharged Janitor For Not Calling in Daily...more

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