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The basics: Dodd-Frank vs. Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower law

November 5 2013 The Dodd-Frank and Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower laws are hot topics right now. A split of authority is developing in the federal courts over how an…

Non-solicitation clauses: they’re up to you, New York

June 26 2015 National employers sometimes include choice-of-law provisions in their employment agreements, selecting one particular state's law even for employees…

Active Shooter Drill Backfires on Employer

July 20 2016 After a spate of horrific shootings at schools and businesses across the country, employers started conducting unannounced “active shooter” drills to…

You’ve got (unprivileged) mail: court rules that prosecutors can use e-mail sent by personal attorney to employee’s work account

March 18 2013 Employees use their work e-mails for all kinds of communications, from the business-related to the personal and private. When a dispute arises…

The CEO of iGate had an affair with an employee, was fired and is now suing the company for severance - putting at issue the classic question of cause and reminding us of a few best practices

December 11 2013 In May, iGate sacked its CEO Phaneesh Murthy, claiming that the Board decided to do so after its outside legal counsel found that Mr. Murthy's…

Federal Court Rules that UnitedHealth Group Subsidiary Illegally Denied Mental Health and Substance Use Coverage to Tens of Thousands of Patients - Including Thousands of Children

March 5 2019 A federal court in San Francisco ruled today that United Behavioral Health (UBH), a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), used flawed and…

Department of Justice Issues Misleading Statement Regarding Kassim Tajideen

December 7 2018 The U.S. Department of Justice yesterday issued a statement describing the guilty plea of Zuckerman Spaeder client Kassim Tajideen that misleadingly…

The battle for a generic blood thinner

October 28 2018 The blood thinner Lovenox®—active ingredient enoxaparin sodium injection—has been prescribed more than 2.3 billion times worldwide, often to treat…

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

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

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…