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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...


Is Employee Out of Commission? Not So Fast, Says Appellate Court

USA - March 20 2018 When an employer changes its contract with an employee, the change should be communicated clearlyand preferably, in writing. Otherwise, the employer...