JD Supra Corporate Brief: Trade Secrets, Employee Hours, Iran Sanctions, Snowden Revelations

Yes, it’s Monday. Good thing there’s law news (and coffee!):

There are seven different bills related to trade secrets currently pending before Congress… (Daniel Corbett and Gabriel Ramsey at Orrick)

Here are 2.75 million reasons why you need to be very very careful when rounding employee hours… (Michael Cardman at XpertHR)

2013 has been an excellent year for real estate investment trusts… (Morrison & Foerster)

Employers may find it difficult to distinguish between an independent contractor and an employee – but the feds probably won’t… (Jeanine Conley and Amy Traub at BakerHostetler)

Does the IRS consider door prizes at the company holiday party taxable income? No … and yes… (Vicki Nielsen at Ogletree Deakins)

US and EU efforts to ease Iran sanctions could product new opportunities for some companies – if they steer clear of the pitfalls… (Paula Howell Anderson, Stephen Fishbein, Danforth Newcomb, and Philip Urofsky at Shearman & Sterling)

Recent anticorruption cases in the US, Canada, and the UK have set the tone for future enforcement… (Jeremy Levin and Daniel Starck at Baker Botts)

The SEC’s new aggressive focus on litigation isn’t going too well so far… (Sutherland Asbill & Brennan)

Edward Snowden’s revelations about US surveillance have increased tensions in the US-EU relationship with respect to privacy and data transfers… (Mark Sableman at Thompson Coburn)

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