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Lawsuit serves up lessons for restaurateurs
  • Fisher Phillips
  • 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


Independent contractors for global organizations
  • Fisher Phillips
  • 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


FCRA class actions
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • April 1 2015

The slowly rising waves of Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) class-action litigation are beginning to crash against employers. And if you thought that


What The $100M Uber Settlement Means To All Employers
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • April 28 2016

The ride-sharing company Uber recently announced a preliminary $100 million agreement to settle claims alleging that it improperly classifies its


Implementing a trade secrets protection program
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • August 16 2010

In the business world, protection of trade secrets can make the difference between success and failure, or profit and loss


Does the ratio of CEO to employee pay matter?
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • August 11 2015

The SEC recently voted to require employers to disclose the pay gap between the CEO and his or her employees. Unions, investors, and other groups


The party's over
  • Fisher Phillips
  • 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


State Supreme Court clarifies the definition of "employ"
  • Fisher Phillips
  • 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
  • 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


Protecting trade secrets through employee surveillance: risky business
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • March 14 2011

The difference between having a trade secret and not can come down to the steps that a company takes to protect its secrets