Is a former employee stealing your data so that he can start competing with you? Can he get around his obligations by borrowing a password, or by having his partners

in crime do it? You may have a friend in the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Billy Hammel of our Dallas Office and Susan Bassford Wilson of our St. Louis Office have a good breakdown of the recent decision in United States v. Nosal.

Our Workplace Safety Practice Group has good news and bad news from the OSHA front. The good news is that the Agency has decided to delay enforcement of the non-retaliation provisions of the “Reasonable Reporting Procedure” Rule, which was set to take effect on August 1. The bad news is that penalties for OSHA violations are getting ready to increase by 78 percent. (Seriously.)

This week on FOCUS, our women’s leadership blog. I do not deserve this. (Is that a humblebrag?) Anyway, thanks, Heather!