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President Signs New Federal Trade Secrets Act; Added Protection for Employers

Posted in Highlight, Laws and Regulations

Yesterday, President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act — a broad federal law designed to give companies added protection.  It does not circumvent state law — indeed, where a state law is more protective of the trade secret, it still applies. Nevertheless, it provides a base level of uniformity nationwide. My colleagues, Pat Fahey… Continue Reading

Quick Hits: Carnivals, Trade Secrets, Interactive Process, Taxes and Arbitration

Posted in Discrimination & Harassment, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Litigation, Wage & Hour

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…. Continue Reading

Who Owns Your Company’s Social Media? Are You Sure?

Posted in Highlight, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Litigation, Social Media

In my presentations on social media this year, I’ve talked a bit about the Phonedog v. Kravitz case where an employer sued a former employee who continued to use the company Twitter account he had started. When the employee left, he merely changed the Twitter account’s handle to his own name and took the 17,000 Twitter… Continue Reading

This Week in Social Media & Employment Law: Facebook Privacy Settings, Stored Communications Act, Social Media Policies

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Social Media

As social media continues to dominate the world — or at least conversations about employment law —  there are a few notable posts that are worth delving into this week that explore the topic further.  Forbes blogger Kashmir Hill (formerly of Above the Law) has a good piece on whether privacy settings matter on Facebook… Continue Reading

Do You Know the Muffin Man? Bimbo Prevents Him From Switching Jobs

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance

What’s the recipe for a successful enforcement of a restrictive covenant case? Well, if you missed our webinar yesterday, there’s a case out of Pennsylvania that takes that discussion out of the kitchen and into the real world. Ever eat Thomas’ English Muffins and wondered how they make all those "nooks and crannies"? Well, the… Continue Reading

Oops! They Did It Again! – Preventing Data From Walking Out the Door

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance

With companies laying off people in droves, protecting what’s LEFT of the company — namely, it’s company data and trade secrets — becomes that much more important. For that reason, I’ll be speaking at our firm’s Breakfast Roundtable on March 19th at 8:30 a.m. in our Hartford office (sorry, no webinar just yet; it’s coming… Continue Reading

Five Questions With…Frank Rudewicz, Managing Director of UHY Advisors FLVS, Inc.; Tips from a Forensic Litigation Consultant

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance

Every so often, it’s nice to hear from people who know what their talking about. Today, we’ve got part of this blog’s "Five Questions" feature.  I posed five questions for Frank Rudewicz, Managing Director of UHY Advisors FLVS, Inc.  UHY provides forensic litigation and valuation services which are particularly useful for things like electronic discovery, trade secrets… Continue Reading