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Three Steps That Allow Companies to Use the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act for Misuse of Computers and Information – Even in the...

Key Takeaway: Companies that follow these 3 steps can use the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act as a tool to combat the misuse of their computers (and information) by (1) actively monitoring for misuses, (2) taking reasonable...more

Taking Legal Control Of The Company Social Media Account

What happens when the employee who set up the company’s LinkedIn account leaves? ...more

Right Of Privacy Claim Survives Summary Judgment Based On Oral Disclosure in Workplace

In Ignat v. Yum! Brands (March 18, 2013) an employee claimed a violation of her right of privacy when her supervisor publicly disclosed to coworkers her bipolar condition. The trial court granted summary judgment to the...more

Who Owns an Employee’s LinkedIn Account?

LinkedIn is a social media site catering exclusively to professionals with 200 million registered users in 200 countries. For many businesses, marketing via social media is a critical component to success. Employees use...more

Missouri Uniform Trade Secrets Act Does Not Protect Customer Information Insufficiently Guarded or Which is not Truly "Trade...

In this case, a corporate successor, Central Trust Investment Company (hereafter also "Central Trust") sued the former employee (Kennedy) of its acquired company, Springfield Trust & Investment Company (hereafter also "STC"),...more

New Jersey's Medical Marijuana Law Impacts Employers

The New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act raises a slew of issues for employers that have yet to be fully explored and resolved in litigation. New Jersey employers must have an ongoing relationship with an...more

Jurisdiction for an International Computer Fraud Lawsuit?

The proper jurisdiction for suing someone for engaging in computer fraud from a foreign country, directed at a company in the United States, is the place where the wrongfully accessed computer server is located if the...more

Mobile App Privacy Developments In California

The Attorney General of California has begun sending non-compliance letters to mobile app developers who are not complying with the State’s privacy laws because their apps do not have a privacy policy. The apps targeted are...more

California Employment Bill Recap

California legislators have been active passing several employment law bills that impact local businesses in recent months. Here’s a recap of some with brief summaries. Legal counsel should be sought for a complete...more

Preventing Unfair Competition In The Absence Of A Non-compete Agreement

You’ve read the tile of this article. There it is, up above. Let me repeat: Preventing Unfair Competition in the Absence Of A Noncompete Agreement What I really want you to focus on is the last part. The part that reads:...more

California’s Shine the Light Act: Plenty of Reason$ for Businesses Not to Shine It On

Recent class actions regarding California’s Shine the Light Act illuminate the need for California businesses to pay attention to their privacy policy compliance practices. Violations of the Act can incur civil penalties of...more

Social Media Policies and the NLRB

In recent months, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) has been hearing an increasing number of cases alleging Section 7 violations as it pertains to Social Media policies and resulting discipline and...more

New York Court Finds Clinic Not Liable for Employee's Disclosure of PHI

A federal district court dismissed an action against an employer alleging vicarious liability for an employee’s dissemination of a patient’s protected health information (PHI) related to treatment for a sexually transmitted...more

California Employment Law Notes

Employee Who Provided False social Security Number and Other Information Was Barred from Suing For Disability Discrimination Employer Did Not Violate CFRA by Transferring Employee upon Her Return from 19-Week Stress Leave...more

"Steps In-House Counsel May Take to Preserve the Attorney-Client Privilege," American Bar Association's Employment & Labor...

Sets forth practical strategies for in-house counsel so that they may preserve the attorney-client privilege....more

9th Circuit Rules For Employers In Protecting Trade Secrets

More often than not when a management law firm informs its clients of recent case developments, the news is not good. This is an exception. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit recently decided a case which offers...more

When employees disparage their employer on social networks: practical tips

Outside the arena of unionized shops, the employee still has the 1st Amendment right of freedom of speech; and the employer still has the privilege under the employment-at-will doctrine to fire the employee for any lawful...more

Best Practices Regarding Employee Computer Use

Companies have compelling reasons to protect private and confidential information. Securing business information preserves trade secrets and other intangible assets, and protecting customer information creates trust and brand...more

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