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EEOC Issues Final Rules on Wellness Programs
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • USA
  • May 20 2016

On May 16, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued final regulations governing the treatment of wellness programs under the


Five lessons for employers from California v. Riley
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • USA
  • July 10 2014

In the waning days of its current term, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously in California v. Riley that police officers generally violate the


Reasonable data security: the FTC's guideposts for employers
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • USA
  • June 9 2014

The recent ruling by an administrative judge that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) must testify about the data security standards it uses to pursue


EEOC files suit against hospital for reviewing applicant’s hospital records
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • USA
  • October 3 2012

Blurring the line between employer and provider may be risky business for healthcare institutions


Minnesota federal court restricts employer use of Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • USA
  • August 20 2012

Increasingly, employers who suffer data breaches from employees are using the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) to trigger federal question jurisdiction and have the dispute heard in federal court


Fourth Circuit joins courts limiting employers' use of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to prosecute disloyal employees
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • USA
  • August 6 2012

The federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) allows an employer to bring a civil action against an employee who accesses the employer's computers "without authorization" or in a manner that "exceeds authorized access."


Fourth Circuit joins courts limiting use of Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to prosecute disloyal employee
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • USA
  • August 2 2012

Although the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act is primarily a criminal statute designed to combat hacking, it allows an employer to bring a civil action against an employee who accesses the employer’s computers “without authorization” or in a manner that “exceeds authorized access”


Washington court clarifies pleading requirements for CFAA claims
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • USA
  • July 9 2012

Trade secret disputes increasingly center on an ex-employee copying trade secret information from the former employer’s computer system and using that information to benefit his or her new employer


Michigan Federal Court limits use of Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to prosecute disloyal employee
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • USA
  • June 12 2012

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act prohibits (among other things) an employee from accessing an employer’s computers “without authorization” or in a manner that “exceeds authorized access.”


Ninth Circuit rules the CFAA requires proof of hacking
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • USA
  • April 19 2012

Last week, the Ninth Circuit published its long awaited en banc decision, authored by Chief Judge Alex Kozinski, in United States v. Nosal