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Bakery Says Employee’s FMLA Claims Don’t Rise to the Occasion

USA - October 10 2018 Under the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), employers are required to provide 12 weeks of unpaid leave to employees with certain family or medical...


Is A Twitter Account An Employer’s Trade Secret? Yes, Says Media Company

USA - August 9 2018 Companies zealously guard their trade secrets and other information that gives them a competitive edge. And as we’ve covered in prior posts, companies...


Can You Fire Someone For Racist Tweets?

USA - June 4 2018 On May 29, Roseanne Barr posted a tweet comparing former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape. ABC’s reaction was swift and decisive: it fired Barr...


Can Employees Agree to Arbitration and Give Up Their Right to Bring Class Actions? Yes, Says Supreme Court

USA - May 23 2018 Companies and individuals frequently enter into arbitration agreements requiring that claims be brought before a private arbitrator, rather than a...


Gone Phishing: Employer Faces Liability for Mistakenly Disclosing W-2 Forms to Scammer

USA - April 25 2018 Phishing is the attempt to obtain sensitive electronic informationsuch as usernames, passwords, or financial informationunder false pretenses...