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Federal court rules temp-to-hire employee's hours before and after hire must be counted in determining FMLA eligibility
  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • USA
  • February 21 2014

The interplay between staffing agencies and client companies continues to be a common source of litigation, including an increase in cases under the


State of Texas requests court to block EEOC enforcement of criminal records check guidance
  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • USA
  • December 9 2013

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions


Court clarifies “personal benefit” for insider-trading liability
  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • USA
  • December 22 2014

The recent decision of the federal Second Circuit Court of Appeals in U.S. v. Newman et al. (December 10, 2014) is noteworthy for a few reasons


Is your confidentiality agreement enforceable?
  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • USA
  • December 22 2014

"The most valuable commodity I know of is information." For that reason, confidentiality agreements ("CAs," also commonly referred to as


Whistleblower protection for employees of public company contractors
  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • USA
  • March 24 2014

For over a decade, the Department of Labor has interpreted Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 as protecting employees of public company contractors. This was


Forum shop early or don’t shop at all
  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • USA
  • March 25 2014

On Dec. 3, 2013, a United States Supreme Court decision forced a Texas corporation to head to Virginia to litigate its construction contract with its


Second Life avatars class action settles
  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • USA
  • June 14 2013

A federal judge certified a class at least 57,000 Second Life property owners who lost their virtual property, which led to a settlement of 43


United States Supreme Court upholds contractual choice of forum clauses
  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • USA
  • December 12 2013

In a unanimous opinion, the United States Supreme Court has held that a contractual forum selection clause should be enforced, absent extraordinary


Using amateur athlete's avatar in video game could violate right of publicity, Third Circuit rules
  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • USA
  • May 24 2013

Electronic Arts, Inc., makes video games, including the NCAA Football series. EA put an avatar of Ryan Hart, an ex-quarterback at Rutgers, in the


Privacy protection for cell phones no warrantless searches
  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • USA
  • March 27 2014

A court ruled that a "person retains a legitimate expectation of privacy in the contents of his cell phone when that phone is being temporarily stored