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Non-Compete and Trade Secrets Blog

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Illinois Court Confers Another Win for Employees in Non-solicitation and Trade Secrets Case

USA - July 5 2018 In a recent decision, the Northern District of Illinois continued its trend of invalidating employment agreements, this time in regard to a…

Dynamex Ripples Continue To Be Felt: 2 Very Recent Developments

USA - June 22 2018 It’s impossible to ignore the reverberations that continue to shake the business landscape after the landmark April 30 Dynamex ruling introduced the…

New California Regulations on National Origin Discrimination Effective July 1

USA - June 22 2018 Issues related to immigration status, national security policy, and country of origin continue to be a hot topic of animated discussion at the federal…

Robots, Automation and A.I., Oh My - California Proposes to Establish “Commission on the Future of Work”

USA - June 21 2018 The “future of work” is the topic du jour these days for pundits, academics, policy makers, employers and unions alike. Numerous conferences, white…

Uber and Lyft Say No More Mandatory Arbitration For Sexual Assault And Harassment Victims

USA - June 5 2018 Just last month, Uber announced that it would no longer require its passengers, drivers, or employees to arbitrate their individual claims of sexual…

A “Crowbar to Get Everything” : Motorola v. Hytera and the Issues with Imaging Computers in Discovery

USA - June 4 2018 In an interesting 15-page discovery order, Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Cole of the Northern District of Illinois rejected Motorola's attempt to obtain…

Part III: State Legislatures’ Initial Response to the Call to Action - Proposed Legislation

USA - May 30 2018 In this final installment of our three-part series, we highlight restrictive covenant reform legislation that is currently pending before the state…

Part II: State Legislatures’ Initial Response to the Call to Action

USA - May 23 2018 Following the Obama White House's Call to Action in October 2016, state legislatures have been busy enacting restrictive covenant reform, particularly…

State Legislatures Heed the Obama White House’s “Call to Action”: Part 1 of a 3-Part Series Examining State-Level Restrictive Covenant Activity

USA - May 21 2018 State legislatures across the country have been active in recent years proposing and enacting legislation concerning employers' use of restrictive…

Steal Trade Secrets, Get Cut: BladeRoom Jury Bleeds Emerson Electric to the Tune of $30 Million

USA - May 16 2018 A California federal jury recently decided that Emerson Electric Company owes prefabricated module manufacturer BladeRoom Group Limited $30 million in…