• Does Your Boss Own Your Brain?

    If a prospective hire approaches a company with a new business idea, that company’s lawyers must determine when the idea was developed, using what resources, and whether or not the prospective hire is subject to a “proprietary...

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  • NDA Ban Can Be Nullified By Complainant

    The state of New York has enacted several new laws that address sexual harassment. The prohibition against non-disclosure agreements has been well-publicized, but in a client alert, the Arent Fox firm points out an open question. It...

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  • $18M Award To Employee Fired After Arrest

    A jury found Allstate Insurance Co. liable for $2.6 million in actual damages, and nearly $16 million more in punitive damages to former employee, Michael Tilkey for firing him following an arrest that ultimately saw the dismissal...

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  • CA Supreme Court Cracks Down On “Contractor” Designation

    California ’s state supreme court has made it more difficult for employers to classify workers as contractors. It’s not only companies in the gig economy that will be affected by this decision,  because it is likely to lead...

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  • #TimesUp

    “It’s time to ensure that your company has a strong policy prohibiting sexual harassment in the workplace and that the policy is vigorously enforced,” writes Jennifer Robinson in this Today’s General Counsel column from the employment firm...

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  • Resource Alignment Is A Big Law Department Challenge

    A survey found that legal departments, despite increased demand for their services, managed to keep their spending flat last year. How they managed to do that breaks down to two broad strategies: Pressuring outside firms to keep...

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  • Does The Conflict-Minerals Law Hurt African Miners?

    Many companies will soon be fulfilling their SEC requirement to report on whether mining of certain minerals in their supply chain has fueled the continuing conflicts in Central Africa. The requirement, part of Dodd-Frank and a legacy...

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  • 17 Percent Of EEOC Sexual Harassment Complainants Are Male

    In a recent CNN poll, ten percent of men reported they had been victims of sexual harassment at work. The percentage of sexual harassment charges filed before the EEOC by men is even higher – 17 percent...

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  • Fallout From Trump’s Affairs: The End Of The Nondisclosure Agreement?

    Two women – adult film actress/director Stephanie Clifford, aka Stormy Daniels, and Playboy model Karen McDougal – say they had sexual relationships with Donald Trump and maintain their nondisclosure agreements are invalid. This has lined up some...

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  • Companies Are Backing Off On Drug-Testing

    A Gallup poll last October found that 64 percent of Americans favor legalization of pot. That’s the most since Gallup first started asking the question back in 1969, when only 12 percent supported legalization. Drug tests costs...

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