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Can You Keep A Secret? The European Union’s New Directive on Trade Secrets and its Impacts on Whistleblowers
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • USA
  • May 27 2016

It is no secret that the European Union’s (“EU”) Directive on Trade Secrets was a long time in the making. The Directive was first proposed in


Securities Industry Employment Arbitration
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • USA
  • May 25 2016

In the securities industry, the majority of all employment disputes are resolved through binding arbitration. This mandatory arbitration system is


Not So Fast: Administrative Review Board Vacates Discrimination Finding Sought by OFCCP
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • USA
  • May 24 2016

A recent decision from the Department of Labor's Administrative Review Board serves as a warning to federal agencies against overreaching in their


Digging Into the New Overtime Regulations
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • USA
  • May 20 2016

Within the Department of Labor's aggressive regulatory agenda in the last few years, its proposed regulations on the white collar exemptions from


O Canada: The U.S.’s Neighbor To The North Proposes Its Own Whistleblower Program
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • May 17 2016

The Ontario Securities Commission ("OSC"), Canada's largest securities regulator, has proposed establishing its own whistleblower program for


The “Pot, Kettle, Black” Doctrine
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • USA
  • May 17 2016

The adage “the pot calling the kettle black”referring to someone who is guilty of the very thing that he accuses another ofis a bit of equitable


Here’s a Tip: “Substantial and Important Contributions” to Pre-Existing SEC Investigations Can Pay Off For Whistleblowers
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • USA
  • May 17 2016

In a move evidencing the SEC's continued commitment to its whistleblower program, the commission announced on Friday that it has awarded a


BREAKING: President Obama Signs Defend Trade Secrets Act Into Law
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • USA
  • May 11 2016

This afternoon, as anticipated, President Barack Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act into law, wrapping up a lengthy bipartisan effort to bring


Employers Left Hanging Again: Coates v. Farmers Reaches Settlement & Still No Answers on Interpreting California’s Fair Pay Act
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • USA
  • May 10 2016

What many were hoping would bring clarity to California’s Fair Pay Act, further left employers in the dark on how to interpret the Act. On April 29


We Get Out Our Crystal Balls on the Imminent DOL Overtime Rules
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • USA
  • May 2 2016

The prognostication efforts are going into high gear as employers seek to forecast and prepare where the Department of Labor may land on its final