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Independent contractors for global organizations

  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
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  • Global, USA
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  • July 14 2014

As the global market grows seemingly smaller, more and more companies are expanding their reach around the world. Some companies send U.S. employees

State Supreme Court clarifies the definition of "employ"

  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
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  • USA
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  • June 21 2010

Recently the California Supreme Court held that third-party merchants were not "employers" as defined by the Industrial Welfare Commission, in part because they did not control the conditions of employment for the subject agricultural employees (strawberry pickers), i.e., did not hire them, fire them, or even have a right to tell them what to do or direct their work

Implementing a trade secrets protection program

  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • August 16 2010

In the business world, protection of trade secrets can make the difference between success and failure, or profit and loss

The party's over

  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
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  • USA
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  • November 2 2010

Many dealerships treat their dealer trade drivers (DX drivers, auction drivers, hikers, etc.) as "contract labor" or "independent contractors," paying them a lump sum for their services and withholding no taxes

Protecting trade secrets through employee surveillance: risky business

  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 14 2011

The difference between having a trade secret and not can come down to the steps that a company takes to protect its secrets

Ninth Circuit reverses course on Computer Fraud & Abuse Act

  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
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  • USA
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  • May 16 2011

More often than not when a management law firm informs its clients of recent case developments, the news is not good

Ninth Circuit rules for employers in protecting trade secrets

  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • May 12 2011

More often than not when a management law firm informs its clients of recent case developments, the news is not good

Credit checks in California now tougher than ever

  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
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  • USA
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  • October 12 2011

Effective January 1, 2012, California employers will have to avoid yet another potential legal hazard that haunts businesses with the threat of costly penalties: the unauthorized use of consumer credit reports regarding job applicants and current employees

An intoxicating trade secret: Sam Adams versus Anchor Steam

  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
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  • USA
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  • September 28 2011

Describing itself as doing business in the “Better Beer” part of the beer market, Boston Beer Corporation the maker of Sam Adams beers filed a lawsuit yesterday against competitors Anchor Brewing Company and Anchor Brewers & Distillers the maker of Anchor Steam beers as well as Judd Hausner

Lawsuit serves up lessons for restaurateurs

  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
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  • USA
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  • December 1 2011

A decision issued this summer by a federal district court in New York provides important lessons for professionals in the food services and restaurant industry regarding employee defection and trade secrets issues