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The General Counsel Bringing Home the Big Bucks

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Eric Grossman of Morgan Stanley tops the list with compensation last year of nearly $7 million.

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Invention Assignment Agreements – How to Avoid Pitfalls

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Agreements should also be drafted to encompass the widest range of intellectual property possible, advises Jeffrey A. Simmons of Foley & Lardner.

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Perkins Coie Adds Former Amazon Counsel to Labor and Employment Group

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Perkins Coie announced that Andrew Moriarty has joined the firm’s Labor & Employment group as a partner in the Seattle office.

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Non-Compete: Who is the Bad Actor?

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The Labor & Employment Law Perspectives blog of Foley & Lardner discusses the increased attention paid to restrictive covenants and the increase in litigation as employers seek to protect their confidential information and prevent a loss of business.

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States Look for New Angle to Fight No-Poach Agreements

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No-poach agreements should be limited in scope and duration, and if no-hire provisions are included, they should be limited to upper-level management, according to Fisher & Phillips.

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Abuse Allegations Arise in Wake of Lionsgate GC’s 2017 Departure

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The former general counsel of Lionsgate Entertainment left the company amid allegations of sexual misconduct and abuse, Variety reports.

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After One Month in Role, Texas Instruments CEO Ousted for Personal Conduct

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The Dallas Morning News is reporting that Texas Instruments chief executive and president Brian Crutcher has been removed from his position after violations of the company’s code of conduct.

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Employers at Higher Risk of Age-Discrimination Litigation with Changing Worker Demographics

Employers at Higher Risk of Age-Discrimination Litigation with Changing Worker Demographics

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To keep pace with changing demographics of the workforce, it is crucial that employers provide adequate training and guidance to its workforce on best practices in recruiting, hiring and evaluating employees, advises Miller Canfield.

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Does Your Employee Agreement Address These Three Often-Overlooked IP Provisions?

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Intellectual property can be one of the most valuable assets of a company and should not be glossed over, warns John E. Munro of Harness, Dickey & Pierce.

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Fifth Circuit Overturns Arbitration Order Where Employer Failed to Countersign Agreement

Fifth Circuit Overturns Arbitration Order Where Employer Failed to Countersign Agreement

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The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a Texas federal court’s order compelling arbitration in a sexual harassment and discrimination case because one party failed to sign an agreement to arbitrate, reports Karl Bayer in the Disputing blog.

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Elite Firm Blows Right Through Going Market Rate for Associates

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Dovel & Luner associates also can count on bonuses based on the firm’s success, sometimes rising to as much as $700,000, reports Above the Law.

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How Important are Irreparable Injury Provisions in Non-Compete Agreements?

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Employers who use non-compete agreements take note: Minnesota courts want to see more than just words in a contract before they will grant injunctive relief against a former employee, warns a post on the website of Dorsey & Whitney LLP.

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Webinar: Best Practices for Impactful Compliance Training

Webinar: Best Practices for Impactful Compliance Training

Webinar, July 19, 2018, 1 p.m. ET
The event is designed to show how companies are using their training programs to change employee behavior and positively impact corporate culture.

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3 Ways Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Could Transform U.S. Labor Law

3 Ways Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Could Transform U.S. Labor Law

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Experts contacted by The Washington Post said the court’s opposition to organized labor’s priorities are likely to intensify if Kavanaugh is confirmed,

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Halliburton Accused by Government of Harassing Muslim Workers

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The lawsuit continues the agency’s crackdown on employer practices or other workplace behaviors that target workers who are Muslim or Sikh, or of Arab, Middle Eastern, or South Asian descent, according to Bloomberg Law.

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Working In-House And Want To Switch Companies? Good Luck!

Working In-House And Want To Switch Companies? Good Luck!

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If you are working in-house and want to move to an in-house role in another company, the playbook is not clear and the path can be a little more obscure, writes Stephen R. Williams for Above the Law.

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O’Melveny Tops in Survey for Firm Culture, Job Satisfaction

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Vault polled about 20,000 associates to rate peer firms and their own experiences for the quality of life rankings.

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Port of Seattle Ousts GC Over Workplace Complaint – and Gives Him $500,000 Payout

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Craig Watson had been with the Port of Seattle for 28 years, serving as general counsel for the past 13 years.

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Supreme Court Deals Big Setback to Public Unions

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The 5-to-4 decision overturned a 40-year-old precedent and said that compelling such fees was a violation of workers’ free speech rights, reports The Washington Post.

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Female Attorneys Harassed at Big and Small Firms, Survey Shows

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Nearly 38 percent of respondents said they’d been the recipient of an unwanted sexual email, text or instant message at work, according to the Bloomberg Law report on the Massachusetts study.

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