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January 2017: The 12 Biggest Labor And Employment Law Stories
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • February 2 2017

The world of labor and employment law is always evolving at a rapid pace, leading us to summarize a few of the most significant cases from the


Restrictive Covenants Can Swing Both Ways: A 3-Step Plan To Avoiding Legal Risks When Onboarding New Employees
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • March 31 2017

Employers have been using restrictive covenant agreements - contracts that contain non-compete, customer non-solicitation, employee non-solicitation


Choice of Forum and the Parties Matter in Med Device Cases (Particularly in Minnesota)!
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • January 9 2017

The medical device industry has seen a litigation boom in recent years in non-compete litigation. A new case out of the District of Minnesota


Twas the Night Before Christmas -- Non-Compete Style
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • December 11 2016

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the company; A disgruntled employee kept saying “please jump with me.” She was trying to line up a


Are Referral Sources Protectable Under Florida Law?
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • January 21 2016

The question of whether referral sources constitute legitimate, protectable business interests under Florida's Covenants Against Unfair Competition


Defend Trade Secrets Act: How To Inform Employees
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • May 25 2016

The Defend Trade Secrets Act amends the Economic Espionage Act by providing a civil remedy for trade secret misappropriation. The statute offers many


New Federal Trade Secret Statute Requires Important Updates To Contracts And Policies
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • July 1 2016

With the recent passage of the Defense of Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), businesses are welcoming the many benefits the statute brings, including federal


Did the White House’s “Call to Action” Get "Trumped"?
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • December 12 2016

The White House, under the Obama Administration, recently issued a “Call to Action” to state legislators across the country for non-compete reform


Jawbone v. Fitbit: a Discovery Fight over the Extent of Trade Secret Misappropriation
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • March 17 2016

Jawbone and Fitbit are competitors in the business of selling fitness trackers. As competitors will sometimes do, Fitbit hired a number of employees


Statutory Requirements for Invention Assignment Provisions
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • March 17 2016

You may have spent time drafting (or having your lawyers draft) enforceable restrictive covenants to protect your company's confidential and