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Five mistakes to avoid in drafting non-compete and non-solicitation agreements

USA - May 16 2013 Employers often seek business protection by entering into agreements with employees that restrict their business activities after leaving employment

Give me a break: what Virginia law says about employee meal and rest breaks

USA - January 30 2013 Most people have heard the phrase "there's no such thing as a free lunch," but the recent rash of cases across the country involving litigation over

My Patient Wants a Copy of Her Records? When? How? Really?

USA - May 24 2016 The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is showing a renewed interest in assuring that patients

The ADA and workplace drug testing: what are an employer’s rights?

USA - October 25 2012 An employee who works under the influence of drugs or alcohol at work may, at the very least, have diminished productivity and poor work performance; at worst, he poses a serious safety risk to himself and those around him

Federal Circuit Maintains Software Patents Not Inherently Abstract

USA - May 18 2016 The Supreme Court's precedent requires a two-part test to determine whether otherwise patent-eligible claims - directed to a process, machine

San Francisco Passes Nation’s First Fully-Paid Parental Leave Law

USA - May 25 2016 The mayor of San Francisco recently signed the Paid Parental Leave Ordinance, a law that gives workers in the city the most generous parental leave

My Patient Wants a Copy of Her Records? When? How? Really?

USA - May 24 2016 The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is showing a renewed interest in assuring that patients

Rethinking the “Standard” Arbitration Clause in Cloud Agreements (Part II)

USA - May 23 2016 Part I of this article included a little bit of history about how it came to be so common that modern technology agreements - including “cloud

Misconduct Remedies Against an Agent Under a Power of Attorney

USA - May 23 2016 In a prior blog post, I discussed the duties of an agent under a power of attorney. In this blog post, I discuss the remedies that people have

Risks and Rewards of BYOB

USA - May 19 2016 “Sorry. We don’t have a liquor license yet.” Naturally, new restaurateurs hate to deliver such disappointing news to guests who ask about beer and