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Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House

In recent months, a federal political issue has developed regarding undocumented immigrants crossing into the United States. This week, it was revealed that this issue touches on Maine, when Governor LePage was notified by...more

Health Care Reform Implementation Update

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) received a great deal of attention this past week in Washington. The House held numerous hearings on implementation issues, including oversight of access to care for ACA enrollees and improper...more

Proposed Ban on Non-Competes in Massachusetts

Proposed legislation introduced by Governor Patrick to eliminate most forms of non-competition agreement in Massachusetts may be enacted before July 31, 2014. This legislation creates significant risks for employers with...more

North Carolina Legislative Report - May 2014

The General Assembly’s Short Session will begin next week, Wednesday, May 14, 2014. The MVA Public Affairs Legislative Report on North Carolina will be distributed weekly to keep you up to date on the latest legislative...more

Brave New World or California Dreaming? Governor Patrick Proposes Legislation Banning Non-Compete Agreements

At an economic development summit earlier today in Newton, Massachusetts, Governor Patrick stated that he will propose an economic growth bill that includes a prohibition on non-competition agreements that discourage workers...more

Here Come the Feds

What President Obama’s second term means for the tech industry - As the first president to appoint a chief technology officer, President Obama has worked hard to portray himself as a friend to the tech industry. He’s...more

U.S. Losing Immigrant Scientists to Canada – Reform Needed Now

For many years now, U.S. employers have increasingly looked to hire immigrant professionals with degrees in the so-called STEM fields: science; technology; engineering; and math. This is not a matter of discrimination against...more

Why Non-Unionized High Tech Companies Still Need to Pay Attention to the National Labor Relations Board

Overview - The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is the agency that administers the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), which is the law that protects employee rights to unionize and collectively bargain with...more

Comprehensive Immigration Reform Provides Opportunities for President, Republicans, High-Tech Companies, Labor Unions

With the current Congressional focus on discretionary spending and revenue issues surrounding Sequestration, it may seem like little attention can be paid to other policy reforms. In comprehensive immigration reform,...more

Comprehensive Immigration Reform Applies to IT Workers Too?

Overview of the VERY big changes proposed in the Immigration Innovation Act of 2013 and how these changes could affect H-1B visa seekers, those in H-1B visa status & their spouses and employers, & employment based green card...more

Lawmakers Take Aim At Password Privacy

In 1597, Sir Francis Bacon observed that knowledge is power. It’s hard to argue against that observation, which certainly Password Privacy, Legalis as true today as it was back then. And with today’s social media technology...more

Nexsen Pruet's LightSwitch Intellectual Property Law Bulletin - Third Quarter 2011 - Volume Four, No. 3

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

Employment Law Alert - October 2010

In This Issue: Social Media Continued. . .By: Kimberly B. Malerba We continue to bring you updates concerning social medial because of the increasing legal significance and potential for liability that this technology...more

German Data Protection Landscape is Changing

Against the backdrop of widely reported data breaches, and with the September 2009 federal election drawing close, the German Parliament has voted for significant changes to existing data protection laws, including new...more

NLRB WATCH: Key NLRB Precedents Likely to Fall Under Liebman Board - Part II

Last week, we began our series NLRB Watch – which will analyze 10 critical decisions issued by the Bush-appointed National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB" or "Board") that likely will be overturned in the next few years if...more

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