Topic: Employment

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… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Integrity Act, Irreparable Harm, Horton Ruling, Money Laundering

“I’m not a saint unless you think a saint is a sinner who keeps on trying.” — Nelson Mandela Ignoring the new requirements of the Integrity Act will come back to bite you… (Noa Baddish, Susan Friedfel, and Fredric Leffler at Proskauer Rose) No (irreparable) harm, no (trademark) foul… (Eric Ball, Sebastian Kaplan, and Jedediah… Read more »

After D.R. Horton v NLRB Ruling Employers Free to Use Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements

“This is an enormous victory for employers because a class action waiver can defeat a class or collective action at the outset.” (Ron Chapman, JD Supra Perspectives) Earlier this month, an appeals court rejected a National Labor Relation Board (NLRB) ruling that employee class action waivers violate federal labor laws. Ron Chapman – the lawyer… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: International Class Actions, 2014 Proxy Season, Fraud-on-the-Market, Student Loan Servicers

On this day in 1955, the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations merged to form the labor union that once represented nearly all unionized workers in the United States. Class actions are riding the globalization wave… (Quinn Emanuel) What’s ISS thinking about for next year’s proxy season? (Kenneth Alberstadt at Akerman)… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Horton Victory, Tax Loopholes, Front Pay, Bird Deaths

  On this day in 1945, the US Senate votes to approve the country’s participation in the newly-formed United Nations. Horton heard a huge victory over the NLRB yesterday. Here’s Q&A with D.R. Horton’s lead lawyer on what the ruling means for all companies… (Ron Chapman, JD Supra Perspectives) Lawmakers want to close loopholes that… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Supply Chain Security, Safe Harbor Program, Iran Sanctions Changes, California Fracking Rules

On December 2, 2001, Enron filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Can you believe it’s been just twelve years? What do changes to US sanctions on Iran mean for American companies? (Perkins Coie) Supply chain security compliance just got a lot harder for Department of Defense contractors… (Peter McLaughlin, Rick Vacura, and Bradley Wine at Morrison… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Conflict Minerals, Google Glass, 3-D Printing, Pay Gap

Get a head start on your holiday shopping: sign up for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief today! Can’t determine the origin of your conflict minerals? There’s a description for that: “DRC conflict undeterminable”… (Jill Radloff at Leonard, Street and Deinard) How will the rise of Google Glass impact e-discovery? (Michele Lange, JD… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Whistleblower Protection, India Antitrust, Office Parties, REIT Conversions

On this day in 1999, the United Nations established November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. To remain relevant, the Office of the Whistleblower will need to continue to raise awareness of its mission… (Randy Stephens at NAVEX Global) What do multinationals need to know about India’s Competition Act?… Read more »

Here’s How to Stop Your Office Party from Turning Into a Legal Nightmare…

“36% of employers report employee misconduct at holiday parties.” (Albert Brannen of Fisher & Phillips) Sexual harassment, fights between co-workers, employees driving home drunk – the list of potential liabilities is enough to make an employer consider cancelling the annual holiday party altogether. But if doesn’t have to be that way. Not if you follow… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Attorney-Client Privilege, Brazil Corruption Law, Patent Troll Bill, JP Morgan Settlement

Dateline, November 22, 1963: President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas. Avoid embarrassment! Impress your friends! Know the difference between warranty and indemnity! (Richard Hsu at Shearman & Sterling) Who owns attorney-client privilege after a merger? (Herbert Kozlov and Edward Prokop at Reed Smith) Brazil’s new anti-corruption law goes into effect soon –… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Fair Use, In-House Whistleblowers, Mortgage Lenders, Tick Sizes

Great Moments in Internet history: on November 21, 1969, the first permanent ARPANET link is established between UCLA and the Stanford Research Institute (SRI). Your lease might be more important to the success of your business than you think… (Jeff Moerdler at Mintz Levin) Influential court of appeals says in-house lawyers shouldn’t use privileged information… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Social Media, Virtual Currencies, Patent Trolls, Generic Drugs

On this day in 1974, the Department of Justice filed its final antitrust suit against the AT&T Corporation, leading to the breakup of AT&T and its Bell System. Have a social media policy? You’ll want to add these items… (JD Supra Perspectives) Sure, Bitcoins and other virtual currencies present tantalizing investment opportunities, but look before… Read more »

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…… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: DOL Investigations, Risk Management, EU-China Treaty, Food Labels

Happy Birthday, Mickey Mouse! Say what you want about the FCPA, but don’t call it anti-business… (Randy Stephens at NAVEX Global) “Uh, yeah, there’s a man here who says he’s from the Department of Labor… What do I do?” (Eric Su at Ogletree Deakins) Now more than ever, banks must adopt risk management processes that… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Dumping Claims, Free Trade, Ethics Rules, Data Privacy

Looking for law news? You’re in luck: A change in the way the US Commerce Dept reviews dumping claims could be costly to smaller exporters… (Harry Clark and Clark McFadden at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe) Europe and the US have entered a second round of negotiations over an EU-US free trade agreement… (Aline Doussin and… Read more »