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Another Illinois appellate decision applies fifield, but a dissent suggests that the issue of what constitutes adequate consideration for a restrictive covenant in Illinois remains open for judicial discussion
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • June 29 2015

Readers of this blog know that long settled understandings regarding what constitutes adequate consideration for a restrictive covenant in Illinois


SCOTUS upholds exchange subsidies King v. Burwell
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • June 25 2015

In a split decision announced today, June 25, the U.S. Supreme Court, in King v. Burwell, ruled in upholding the tax credits to individuals in all


California Court of Appeal holds that party seeking to enforce forum selection clause as to unwaivable statutory rights has burden to show enforcement would not diminish rights
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • June 25 2015

California Business & Professions Code 16600 contains a strong public policy against non-competition agreements. To address this prohibition, some


Lessons from the Sony hack: the importance of a data breach response plan
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • June 23 2015

In a decision emphasizing the need for employers to focus on data security, on June 15, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of


U.S. Supreme Court to review Tyson Foods donning and doffing decision
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • June 22 2015

On June 8, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court granted Tyson Foods’ petition for review of the Eighth Circuit’s decision affirming the district court’s


Take 5: views you can use : five EEOC initiatives to monitor on the agency’s golden anniversary
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • June 22 2015

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") opened its doors on July 2, 1965, exactly one year after President Lyndon B. Johnson signed


NLRB dramatically educates private school on meaning of concerted protected activity
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • June 17 2015

While we have been reminding readers of the fact that the National Labor Relations Act (the “Act”) protects employees regardless of whether they are


Retailer’s lack of actual knowledge of applicant’s need for religious accommodation does not bar religious bias suit
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • June 16 2015

On June 1, 2015 the U.S. Supreme Court revived a religious discrimination claim against Abercrombie & Fitch (“Abercrombie”) after the fashion


Gawker Media employees vote for union representation what does this mean?
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • June 8 2015

On June 3, 2015 editorial employees at Gawker Media ("Gawker") voted to be represented by the Writers Guild of America, East (the Union"). In this


Sixth Circuit rules that a reasonable belief about unlawful conduct is enough to state a Sarbanes-Oxley retaliation claim
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • June 5 2015

In its May 28th, 2015 decision in Rhinehimer v. U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc. (pdf), the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that an employee who