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California Employer Compliance: New Laws Affect Nearly Every Business

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The 2017-2018 legislative session concluded last month with new laws effecting almost all employers in California. Here’s a summary of the new laws, as well as the bills that would have had a significant impact, but were...more

Farella Braun + Martel LLP

New California Employment Laws Will Require Significant Changes in 2019

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California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law several bills that will have significant impact on employers’ workplace obligations. Effective January 1, 2019, the new laws will restrict nondisclosure agreements and...more

Dechert LLP

Comments on Proposed Changes to SEC Whistleblower Rules Highlight Challenges

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The numerous submissions made in response to the requests for comment by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC” or “Commission”) highlight that many of the proposed amendments to the whistleblower rules, if...more

Orrick - Global Employment Law Group

California #TakesTheLead on Harassment Laws: What Does It Mean for Employers?

As you’ve likely been monitoring, last month the California legislature passed several bills to Governor Brown for signature relating to sexual harassment. The hashtag #TakeTheLead emerged as a symbol reflecting California’s...more

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

New California Laws Change Sexual Harassment Landscape

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On Sunday September 30, 2018, while many of us were busy setting our Fantasy Football lineups, outgoing Governor Jerry Brown signed a number of work-related bills arising in response to the #MeToo movement that will...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

New York State Issues Final Guidance Regarding Combating Sexual Harassment In The Workplace

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The State of New York has issued final guidance on combating sexual harassment in the workplace. This includes updated guidance on the mandatory sexual harassment prevention policies and annual employee training applicable to...more

Holland & Knight LLP

HR Toolkit Series, Part 4 - Protecting Proprietary Information and Trade Secrets

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In a recent Holland & Knight webinar, Partners Kara Ariail, Brandon Elledge, and Terry Elling discussed trade secrets and related issues affecting government contractors when employees are hired or leave. In case you missed...more

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,...

Massachusetts Court Provides Guidance on Choice of Law and Forum Selection Clauses in Restrictive Covenants

With Massachusetts’s comprehensive noncompete law taking effect on October 1, 2018, many employers are reviewing and likely revising their restrictive covenants to ensure that they are compliant with the new law. In...more

Dechert LLP

Private fund side letters: common terms, themes and practical considerations

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Side letters are an (increasingly) common way of formalising negotiated arrangements between a private fund and an investor. Whilst used more widely in the closed-ended fund context (given the limited withdrawal rights...more

Proskauer - California Employment Law

California Imposes New Mediation Disclosure Requirement On Attorneys

Earlier this month, Governor Brown signed new legislation (SB 954), which requires lawyers to provide their clients with a printed disclosure describing the confidentiality restrictions applicable to mediation. This...more

Proskauer - Law and the Workplace

Proskauer Delivers #MeToo Webinar With EEOC Commissioner Feldblum

On September 5th, Proskauer partner Steve Pearlman had the honor of delivering a webinar with EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum, which Proskauer senior associate Danielle Moss moderated. Commissioner Feldblum is the co-author...more

Cozen O'Connor

II-35- The New Sexual Harassment Training/Policy Requirements in New York State and New York City

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This special episode discusses the new sexual harassment training and policy requirements imposed by New York State and New York City (following a brief discussion of a significant development on joint employer liability)....more

McManis Faulkner

California Legislature Passes Assortment of Bills to Curb Sexual Harassment

by McManis Faulkner on

The #MeToo movement sent shockwaves through the hearts and minds of employers and employees alike last fall, and the California Legislature – known for introducing progressive legislation – jumped at the chance to address...more

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,...

Protecting Confidential Information and Trade Secrets When Employees Leave the Company

When employees leave a company—whether it is due to a voluntary or involuntary separation—their former employers may worry about the security of the company’s confidential information and trade secrets. This article answers...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

Protecting The Confidentiality Of Franchise Negotiations

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The Fox Rothschild team of Megan Center and Alex Radus recently gave a presentation at the International Franchise Expo in New York City on the “Top Ten Provisions to ‘Never’ Negotiate in a Franchise Agreement.” A summary of...more

Dentons

Confidentiality concerns

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"Gagging clauses" have come in for some bad press over recent times, especially where matters of wider social and public concern have been involved. Nowhere is this more true than in the context of the #metoo movement, where...more

Fisher Phillips

Will He or Won’t He? Employment Arbitration Ban Proposal Heads to Governor Brown

by Fisher Phillips on

The #MeToo movement and the national focus on sexual harassment have sparked significant legislative activity at the state level designed to address these issues. Here in California, lawmakers introduced over two dozen bills...more

Proskauer - Law and the Workplace

New York State Releases Draft Anti-Harassment Training and Policy Models for Public Comment

As we have previously reported, pursuant to provisions of the state budget signed into law this past April, effective October 9, 2018, all New York State employers will be required to adopt written sexual harassment...more

Payne & Fears

AB 3080, Banning Mandatory Workplace Arbitration Agreements, Now Awaits Governor’s Signature

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On August 22, 2018, the California Senate voted to approve AB 3080, a bill prompted by the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment. Nominally, the bill is intended to combat the use of mandatory arbitration agreements and...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Court Holds That Attorney Is Not Bound By Confidentiality Provision

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On August 13, 2018, the California Fourth District of Appeal held in Monster Energy Company v. Schechter that an attorney who signed his client’s settlement agreement under the phrase “approved as to form and content” was...more

Haight Brown & Bonesteel LLP

Attorneys’ “Professional Thumbs-Up” to Settlement Agreement by Approving as to "Form and Content” is Insufficient to Impose...

In Monster Energy Co. v. Schechter, et al. (No. E066267 – 8/13/2018), the Fourth Appellate District reversed the trial court’s partial denial of the attorney defendants’ (“Attorneys”) underlying special motion to strike...more

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

Employment Basics for Family Offices in New York

Operators of family offices or other small businesses may not realize that they are obligated to comply with federal, state and local labor and employment laws. While it is true that several employment laws only apply to...more

Foley & Lardner LLP

Massachusetts Legislature Passes Comprehensive Noncompetition and Trade-Secrets Reform

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The Massachusetts General Court has passed legislation that, if signed by the governor, will comprehensively reform the law governing employee noncompetition agreements and trade-secret misappropriation. If enacted, these...more

Cozen O'Connor

Five Tips for Protecting Your Company’s Trade Secrets

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Protecting your trade secrets and proprietary information is a vital part of your business. Every company needs to have policies and agreements in place to prevent employees from stealing property, and wrongfully soliciting...more

Reminger Co., LPA

Revisiting and Rethinking Confidentiality Clauses in Ohio Settlement Agreements

by Reminger Co., LPA on

When negotiating a resolution to a civil lawsuit, most defendants seek to make the terms of settlement confidential, and most plaintiffs are willing to consent to at least some level of confidentiality. ...more

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