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Ex parte TRO's: courts don't like them
  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • February 8 2012

Every now and then, non-compete and trade secret plaintiffs conclude that the need for relief is so urgent that a temporary restraining order is not enough


What is a "workweek", and why should you care?
  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • June 15 2011

Many compensation policies and similar documents refer to wages for non-exempt employees in the context of a "week", a "pay week", a "pay period", "the schedule", an "overtime week", or some other ambiguous word or phrase


Washington employers claim victory in medical marijuana battle
  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • June 13 2011

On June 9, 2011, the Washington Supreme Court handed employers a comprehensive victory in the long-running medical marijuana battle, deciding that employers need not accommodate an employee's use of medical marijuana, and that employees terminated for medical marijuana use even offsite use have no basis to sue their employers


NLRB publishes final rule changing representation election procedures
  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • December 23 2011

On December 22, 2011, the National Labor Relations Board published a final rule implementing sweeping changes to its long-standing representation election procedures


Dispute serves up lessons for restaurateurs in employee defection and trade secrets
  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • January 15 2012

A case pending in New York federal court, BLT Restaurant Group LLC v. Laurent Tourondel, Michael Cinque and LT Burger, Inc., provides a reminder of important lessons for professionals in the food services and restaurant industry regarding employee defection and trade secrets issues


What does Obamacare have to do with non-compete agreements?
  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • March 29 2012

Well, technically speaking, nothing


New state law further regulates hiring
  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • March 29 2012

Billed as a means to protect out-of-work Oregonians from discrimination, the Oregon legislature passed a new law that prohibits overt unemployment discrimination in job advertisements


Another case to watch in the ongoing debate over the Computer Fraud & Abuse Act
  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • January 26 2012

The past year has produced noteworthy decisions from the Sixth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals and recent Congressional hearings regarding the applicability of the Computer Fraud & Abuse Act (“CFAA”) to employers’ claims that disloyal employees accessed their employers’ computers in order to take trade secrets, source code, and other valuable electronically stored information


"Independent contractors" are again front-and-center
  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • September 19 2011

The U.S. Labor Department announced today that it has entered into a cooperative alliance with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and others aimed at ending "the business practice of misclassifying employees as independent contractors in order to avoid providing employment protections."


Substantial pay increases, paid-leave requirement proposed
  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • April 8 2012

If a 35 spike in the minimum wage, a $590-per-week increase in the salary amount required for exempt "white collar" workers, an immediate 41 rise in the cash wage required for tipped employees, and a new paid-time-off requirement are prescriptions for an economic upturn, then help might be on the way