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Independent contractors for global organizations
  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • Global, USA
  • July 14 2014

As the global market grows seemingly smaller, more and more companies are expanding their reach around the world. Some companies send U.S. employees


State Supreme Court clarifies the definition of "employ"
  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • June 21 2010

Recently the California Supreme Court held that third-party merchants were not "employers" as defined by the Industrial Welfare Commission, in part because they did not control the conditions of employment for the subject agricultural employees (strawberry pickers), i.e., did not hire them, fire them, or even have a right to tell them what to do or direct their work


Protecting trade secrets: confidential information and customer relationships audits
  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • June 16 2011

For any company seeking to protect its trade secrets, it is important to take reasonable measures designed to maintain the secrecy of the information at issue


Credit checks in California now tougher than ever
  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • October 12 2011

Effective January 1, 2012, California employers will have to avoid yet another potential legal hazard that haunts businesses with the threat of costly penalties: the unauthorized use of consumer credit reports regarding job applicants and current employees


An intoxicating trade secret: Sam Adams versus Anchor Steam
  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • September 28 2011

Describing itself as doing business in the “Better Beer” part of the beer market, Boston Beer Corporation the maker of Sam Adams beers filed a lawsuit yesterday against competitors Anchor Brewing Company and Anchor Brewers & Distillers the maker of Anchor Steam beers as well as Judd Hausner


Lawsuit serves up lessons for restaurateurs
  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • December 1 2011

A decision issued this summer by a federal district court in New York provides important lessons for professionals in the food services and restaurant industry regarding employee defection and trade secrets issues


5 keys to mediating non-compete and trade secret disputes
  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • February 21 2012

Mediating a non-compete and trade secrets dispute is different than mediating general commercial disputes


The party's over
  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • November 2 2010

Many dealerships treat their dealer trade drivers (DX drivers, auction drivers, hikers, etc.) as "contract labor" or "independent contractors," paying them a lump sum for their services and withholding no taxes


Using conviction records as a screening tool
  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • June 1 2012

The retail industry is beset by shrink both from internal and external sources


Ten non-compete issues to consider when buying a business
  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • July 16 2012

Every day businesses across the country merge and consolidate their operations