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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?
On April 24, 2013, a federal jury in the Northern District of California found former Korn/Ferry International corporate executive recruiter, David Nosal, guilty on six counts of conspiracy, stealing trade secrets, and...more
Legal News: Eye on China Quarterly Newsletter offers companies helpful insight as they successfully navigate China’s complex and ever-changing legal and regulatory environment. In this issue, we focus on the following...more
Two new criminal laws underscore the value of trade secrets as a critical asset to a corporation. These new laws, the Trade Secrets Clarification Act (TSCA) and the Foreign and Economic Espionage Penalty Enhancement Act...more
Adam Young worked for an architecture firm, Nortex Foundation Designs Inc. in Fort Worth Texas as a drafter. He was hired in 2001 and designed foundation plans based on copyrighted architectural designs that Nortex provided...more
Most people know that an employee who misuses his employer’s confidential information may be subject to damages in a civil lawsuit. Many states have enacted a Uniform Trade Secrets Act that allows an employer to pursue a...more
After last year's important Ninth Circuit decision from U.S. v. Nosal, I discussed my take on the ongoing debate within our federal courts over how to interpret the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act - and in particular, whether...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
On March 12, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued a ruling clarifying the reach of the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) when employees access computer systems. The decision...more
In December of 2011, Clark Roberts and Sean Howley, two engineers at Wyko Tire Technology, were convicted by a jury for stealing trade secrets, a crime under the federal Economic Espionage Act (EEA). The trade secrets related...more
On December 28, 2012, the President signed the Theft of Trade Secrets Clarification Act of 2012, which significantly expands trade secret protection by extending criminal penalties to the theft of a wider class of trade...more
In the summer of 2009, in an office at Goldman Sachs, in the waning hours of his last day of employment, a computer programmer named Sergey Aleynikov encrypted more than 500,000 lines of source code from Goldman’s proprietary...more
Sometimes we can learn valuable employment law lessons from even the non-employment law court decisions.
What happens if the boardroom meeting to discuss your company’s trade secrets ends up as pillow talk between an...more
Watch our latest Corporate Law Report for a round of executive speed dating, law firm style. Included in the mix: FICA tax changes in 2013; veganism as a religion (and what that means for the workplace); overtime hours;...more
The solicitation of employees by competitors is a frequent problem for companies in Germany. Many companies actively pursue a so-called “war for talents” and sometimes unlawful means are used for the purpose of soliciting...more
On December 28, 2012, President Obama signed into law the Theft of Trade Secrets Clarification Act. The Act amends the Economic Espionage Act of 1996 (EEA) and expands the jurisdiction of federal courts over cases concerning...more
The US Senate recently approved the Theft of Trade Secrets Clarification Act (TTSCA) in an effort to eradicate a loophole brought to life in a recent Second Circuit case, US vs. Aleynikov, +676 F.3d 71. The new Act is...more
On July 26, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit became the first circuit to adopt the Ninth Circuit’s holding in U.S. v. Nosal, 676 F.3d 854 (9th Cir. 2012), that the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act does not...more
In This Issue:
- Internet Retransmission of Television Broadcasts Approved:
Judge Alison Nathan of the Southern District of New York ruled on July 11, 2012, that the Internet retransmission of over-the-air...more
Did the Ninth Circuit “blow it” when it snubbed other courts and held that “exceeding authorized access” under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) means nothing less than “hacking?”...more
Your company terminates the employment of a highly skilled computer programmer who then attempts to sell the source code for your proprietary training software to a foreign entity. What would your company do?...more
I have had more than one corporate general counsel tell me that anti-corruption compliance is not very effective in protecting against foreign bribery. Their argument is that a company’s compliance program boils down to the...more
The federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1030, (CFAA) is — for most of corporate America — one of the most powerful weapons available to protect trade secrets. Like many state computer crimes laws, CFAA was...more
The federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1030 (CFAA), is — for most of corporate America — one of the most powerful weapons available to protect trade secrets. Like many state computer crimes laws, CFAA was...more
In This Bulletin:
- Supreme Court Allows Generic Manufacturers to Challenge Overbroad Use Codes.…1
- Patent Reform: The Public Speaks …. 3
- Quick Updates ….5
- Criminal Liability for Cloud Storage Service...more
Earlier this month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit seemingly stripped federal prosecutors of the use of two statutes used to combat the theft of intellectual property, critical technologies and other...more
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