The dog days of summer are clearly upon us. So, it seems the right time for another installment of the occasional feature, Quick Hits, featuring a few posts or tidbits you might have missed recently.
- Protecting your company’s trade secrets isn’t an easy task. But developing a program and a comprehensive approach to protecting them is one way to try to make those secrets protectable in the future.This recent post by the Non-Compete and Trade Secrets Blog, provides several good practical suggestions.
- The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act is one of those laws that hasn’t received much attention in the past but is starting to once people start to understand some of the implications that may arise. The Delaware Employment Law Blog picks up on one of those issues: Do bald employees have a claim under GINA?
- The ADAAA is finally making its way into various court decisions. The GT LE Blog reports that "as cases subject to the ADAAA come to the fore, a court’s attention will shift away from arguments about whether or not an employee’s impairment is a disability, to whether or not the employer engaged in the interactive process and offered the employee a reasonable accommodation."
- A while back I commented that at some point we were likely to see an overtime claim arising out of an employee’s use of a Blackberry (or iPhone) while "off duty". That day has arrived, according to a recent post by the Workplace Prof blog.
- On a related subject, this recent post in Law Technology News suggests that telecommuting options present some significant challenges for employers.
- Despite rules requiring registration, some in-house counsel in Connecticut continue to get tripped up in the registration requirements, as the Connecticut Law Tribune reports.
- A report suggests that juries are not being too sympathetic to age discrimination claims that are being brought to trial.