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Washington State Governor Signs Law Severely Limiting Non-Competes
Washington state has joined the ranks of an ever-growing number of states that impose significant restrictions on employee non-compete agreements.
United States
17 May 2019
Labor Unions, Advocacy Groups, And Academics Ask Federal Trade Commission To Issue Rules Banning Non-Competes
Academics and advocacy groups have filed a petition with the Federal Trade Commission asking the agency to initiate the rulemaking process and ban non-compete agreements.
United States
9 Apr 2019
Washington State Lawmakers Seek To Partially Ban Non-Competes
As readers of this blog well know, there is a growing trend of state legislatures seeking to limit or outright ban non-competes.
United States
27 Mar 2019
Webinar Recap! Protecting Trade Secrets From Cyber And Other Threats
Building a culture of trade secret protection is essential for protecting against cyber threats.
United States
1 Aug 2018
Defend Trade Secrets Act First: Claim Tossed Based On Whistleblower Immunity
In what appears to be a first under the DTSA, a United States District Judge has thrown out claims against an alleged trade secret thief on the basis of the DTSA's immunity for confidential disclosures to attorneys...
United States
25 Apr 2018
Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Password-Sharing Case, Leaving Scope Of Criminal Liability Under Computer Fraud And Abuse Act Unclear
On Tuesday, October 10, 2017, the United States Supreme Court denied certiorari in Nosal v. United States, 16-1344.
United States
23 Oct 2017
Briefing Recap! Trade Secret Protection: What Every California Employer Needs To Know
•Employers should continue to use caution when using non-California forum selection clauses and choice of law provisions in agreements that are "conditions of employment" with California employees.
United States
23 Jun 2017
Webinar Recap! Trade Secret Audits: You Can't Protect What You Don't Know You Have
We are pleased to announce the webinar "Trade Secret Audits: You Can't Protect What You Don't Know You Have" is now available as a webinar recording.
United States
22 Nov 2016
Computer Fraud And Abuse Act Ruling: Did The Ninth Circuit Just Criminalize Password Sharing?
Not exactly. A divided Ninth Circuit panel recently affirmed the conviction of a former employee under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, holding that "[u]nequivocal revocation of computer access closes both the front door and the back door"...
United States
19 Jul 2016
San Francisco Passes Fully Paid Parental Leave (For Most)
On April 5, 2016, San Francisco became the first American jurisdiction to mandate fully paid parental leave for parents to bond with their child.
United States
12 Apr 2016
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