Busy week here. So, it’s time to bring back a recurring post of “Quick Hits” of articles you may have missed along the way. Here are some of my recent favorites:
- First, the October Employment Law Blog Carnival is up with a Halloween theme. Lots of great employment law articles for you to choose from. Thanks to Tim Eavenson for including me and putting it together.
- So, how closely do you track what employees are downloading when they leave your employment? A recent federal case dealt with a notable issue of an employee who downloaded trade secrets only to claim she never used it. The employer sued and the court refused to throw out the lawsuit finding that just the mere acquisition of such trade secrets is enough to state a claim.
- Need a refresher on what triggers the “interactive process” for an ADA claim? A Work Matters blog post does a good job with it.
- The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear arguments on whether severance to fired workers is taxable. Expect a decision in early to Spring 2014.
- Last month, the Connecticut Appellate Court decided an employment law case of Judicial Employees Local 749 v. State. Unfortunately, the ruling really rests on issues regarding arbitration and the scope of review. So, not exactly worthy of a full blog post. Read it for yourself here.
If that’s not enough, I also recommend reading Jon Hyman’s blog each Friday where he recaps the very best (or worst) in employment law each week.