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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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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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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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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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Limits to Enforcement of Non-Compete Agreements

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The court found that by preventing the individual from performing any work or services, whether as an employee, consultant or independent contractor, for any competitor, the agreement went beyond the limits of reasonableness, according to Pullman & Comley’s Working Together blog.

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Former Partner Hits Jones Day With Gender Bias Suit

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The complaint describes Jones Day as a “fraternity” in which women are dependent on male lawyers for success and in which business development occurs primarily at strip clubs and sports events, according to Bloomberg Law.

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Are Your Employees’ Electronically-Signed Agreements Enforceable?

Are Your Employees’ Electronically-Signed Agreements Enforceable?

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In several recent cases, employees have disputed that they electronically acknowledged an agreement with their employer,” writes Drew York for Gray Reed & McGraw.

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VA Nurses’ Class-Action Overtime Lawsuit Could Open Door to More Plaintiffs

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Class representatives brought the lawsuit on behalf of nurse practitioners and physician assistants from VA facilities across the country.

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Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants Receive Class Action Status in VA Overtime Suit

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A federal judge has certified a class action lawsuit involving nurse practitioners and physician assistants accusing the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs of failing to pay overtime since 2006.

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Restrictive Covenants in Non-Compete Agreements: Broader is Not Better

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The opinion demonstrates why it is so important to limit the activities prohibited by a restrictive covenant, as well as the geographic scope and duration, to what is reasonably needed to protect the employer, according to Roetzel & Andress.

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Littler Survey: Employers Reeling from Regulatory Shifts, New Forces Impacting Workplace

Littler Survey: Employers Reeling from Regulatory Shifts, New Forces Impacting Workplace

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Littler’s seventh annual survey of more than 1,100 employers reveals how companies are responding to rapid social and political changes.

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Chipotle Cuts Losses, Settles Case With Ex-Worker Rather Than Face Big Damages

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Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. on Monday reached a confidential settlement with a former employee, rather than face punitive damages for wrongfully firing her in January 2015 from the the restaurant she once managed, reports The Fresno Bee.

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Gig Worker’s Hopes of Arguing Case in Court Are Dashed By Arbitration Agreement

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The April 25 decision is a solid win for gig employers and could provide a template for how other similar businesses should structure their own arbitration agreements, according to Fisher & Phillips LLP.

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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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‘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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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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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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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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