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California Enacts Supplemental COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave, Which Includes Vaccination-Related Absences

USA - March 23 2021 California Governor Newsom signed into law a new bill, SB 95, that provides for up to 80 new hours of COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave to covered…

Ira M. Saxe, Suzanne E. Rode, Thomas P. Gies.

The U.S. Department of Labor's Independent Contractor Rule Postponed as the New Administration Reconsiders

USA - March 9 2021 On Tuesday, March 2, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) postponed the effective date for a new regulation establishing a five-factor test for…

Andrew W. Bagley, Eric Su, Ira M. Saxe, Thomas P. Gies.

Ninth Circuit Opens the Door to Modifying a Trade Secret Identification After Discovery

USA - November 2 2020 Under the California Uniform Trade Secrets Act (CUTSA), and many other states’ trade secret acts, a plaintiff must identify its alleged trade secrets…

Raija Horstman, Valerie M. Goo.

First Circuit Reverses Misappropriation Verdict, Citing Lack of Specificity

USA - August 17 2020 On July 21, 2020, the First Circuit clarified the high burden that a plaintiff faces when asserting that certain types of business materials are…

Christine B. Hawes.

Eleventh Circuit Solidifies Protection of Trade Secrets Threatened By “High-Tech Corporate Espionage” Under Florida’s Trade Secret Law

USA - May 29 2020 On May 22, the Eleventh Circuit clarified trade secrets misappropriation analysis under the Florida Uniform Trade Secrets Act (“FUTSA”)…

Molly A. Jones.