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Federal Court Dismisses Non-Compete Claim Based on Facially Overbroad Activity Restraint

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The covenant restricted the employee from taking any position with another company that engaged in the same business as the employer.

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Female GCs’ Pay Disparity: 78% Compared to Male Counterparts

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Overall, general counsel of both genders report total compensation ranging from $350K to around $900K based on company revenue.

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Labor and Employment Partner Gray Mateo-Harris Joins Barnes & Thornburg

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Barnes & Thornburg LLP has added Gray Mateo-Harris as a partner in the Labor & Employment Law Department.

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Barnes & Thornburg Adds Labor and Employment Partner Amy Zdravecky

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Barnes & Thornburg LLP has added Amy Zdravecky as a partner in the Labor & Employment Department.

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Collective Bargaining Agreements Must be Interpreted According to ‘Ordinary Principles of Contract Law’

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Lower courts found in favor of retirees in the dispute over union retiree health benefits, but the U.S. Supreme Court reversed.

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Tone-Deaf Memo: Biglaw Firm Doesn’t Think Men Get Nearly Enough Credit

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If you’re trying to promote diversity, giving (mostly) white men center stage is doing the very, very least you can do, advises Above the Law.

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‘Not Looking for Old White Guys’: Restaurant Chain Must Pay in Age Bias Suit

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The EEOC said applicants who were turned away were told they were “too experienced,” as well as, “we are not looking for old white guys.”

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No-Poach, No-Solicit Provisions of Corporate Agreements Now Face Criminal Prosecution

No-Poach, No-Solicit Provisions of Corporate Agreements Now Face Criminal Prosecution

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A nearly ubiquitous element of corporate conduct, thought to be legal and competitively harmless, now faces the prospect of criminal prosecution by the U.S. Department. of Justice, according to Locke Lord.

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New York Company Must Pay $5.1 Million for Demanding Religious Practices From Employees

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The EEOC alleged that United Health Programs of America employees were being forced to follow an internal “Harnessing Happiness” system that required them to engage in activities such as prayers, religious workshops and “spiritual cleansing rituals.”

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Download: 2018 E&C Hotline & Incident Management Benchmark Report

Download: 2018 E&C Hotline & Incident Management Benchmark Report

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The new NAVEX report shows the number of employee complaints and misconduct reports are rising — and a surprising 44 percent of all reports are substantiated.

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Franchise ‘No-Hire’ Agreement Class Actions and the Single Enterprise Defense

Franchise ‘No-Hire’ Agreement Class Actions and the Single Enterprise Defense

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Franchisor employers should assess whether the joint employer risk is worth accepting in order to pursue the single-enterprise defense, warns Seyfarth Shaw.

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Ruling on Union Pensions Could Affect Hundreds of Companies

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The case arose when Just Born announced three years ago that it would no longer enroll new employees in the multi-employer pension it had participated in for decades and would instead divert money into a 401(k) plan for those workers.

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Littler and ComplianceHR Launch PAID Forward Solution for Wage and Hour Compliance

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Employment and labor law practice Littler and ComplianceHR, a joint venture of Littler and Neota Logic, announced the launch of PAID Forward.

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Michael Best Hires Labor & Employment Partner to Join Milwaukee Office

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Jennifer L. Ciralsky has joined Michael Best in its Milwaukee office as a partner in the firm’s Labor & Employment Relations Practice Group.

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What to Do When You’re in the Sexual Harassment Hot Seat

What to Do When You’re in the Sexual Harassment Hot Seat

Webinar, May 2, 2018, 1 p.m. CDT
The #MeToo movement has many employers uncertain about the best ways to protect themselves from sexual harassment complaints and the right way to respond after a complaint has been made.

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DOJ Stomping Out ‘No Hire’ Agreements Among Competitors

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Companies with no-hire agreements with competitors — be they written or informal — must be aware that the DOJ will investigate and prosecute these agreements, warns Goodwin Procter.

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No-Poach Agreements Targeted by Plaintiffs, Enforcement Agencies and Senators

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Agreements among companies to not hire each other’s workers are more risky than ever, warns Pepper Hamilton LLP in a post on its website.

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Sinclair-Style Employment Contracts That Require Payment for Quitting are Uncommon

Sinclair-Style Employment Contracts That Require Payment for Quitting are Uncommon

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The Conversation reports that some Sinclair employees have said that their employment contracts made it prohibitively expensive to walk away.

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May 3 Live Event: Explore the Value of ESOPs By Studying a Proven Implementation

May 3 Live Event: Explore the Value of ESOPs By Studying a Proven Implementation

Event, May 3, 2018, 2:30-6 p.m., NYC
ESOPs, when properly done, can position a company for financing, allow for acquisitions, help attract and retain top talent in a competitive environment and create wealth for owners and employees.

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Former University GC Gets a $430K Retirement Payout

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Robert Noto, who had been with the university since 1995, resigned about a month after MSU Trustee Brian Mosallam called for his immediate resignation.

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