JD Supra Corporate Brief: EU Trade Secrets, Social Media Firings, Common Whistleblower Complaints, Chief Compliance Officers

For the record, Tuesday is in fact Newsday here at JD Supra… Enjoy!

The EU just took a significant step closer to uniform protection of trade secrets… (Orrick)

Turns out that sometimes it’s OK to fire employees based on their social media activity… (Stephen Asay at Pillsbury)

Good news for proponents of California’s cap-and-trade auction… (Morrison & Foerster)

The most common whistleblower complaints in 2013: corporate disclosures and financials, offering fraud, and manipulation… (Stephen Quinlivan at Leonard, Street and Deinard)

Want your Chief Compliance Officer to be effective? Put her office in the C-suite… (Michael Volkov)

It’s what you need to know about the Affordable Care Act and worker classification… (Latham & Watkins)

Will you be ready for OSHA’s new global harmonization standards? (Glenn Israel and Kai McGintee at Bernstein Shur)

The SEC’s Deferred Prosecution Agreement with Scott Herckis is the latest confirmation that the Commission is serious about its cooperation initiatives… (James Dowden at Ropes & Gray)

Will fracking recipes remain secret? (John Masterson at Lewis Roca Rothgerber)

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