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Creating Defensible Employment Agreements Before an Employee’s First Day

Creating Defensible Employment Agreements Before an Employee’s First Day

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Significant tools in the arsenal of strategies are contracts signed by the employee, but waiting until the employee departs is too late to start thinking about them, points out Spiwe L. Jefferson in an article for the ACC.

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JPMorgan Judge Upends $1.1 Million Whistle-Blower Verdict

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A U.S. district judge says she saw prejudice in a jury’s verdict Tuesday that would have awarded $1.13 million in damages to a former JPMorgan Chase & Co. employee over her dismissal, according to Bloomberg.

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Tips For Drafting Employee Handbooks: Avoiding Breach of Contract Claims

Tips For Drafting Employee Handbooks: Avoiding Breach of Contract Claims

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To avoid breach of contract claims premised on employee handbook policies, employers should include an express contract disclaimer in their employee handbook, according to Bryan Cave.

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How Lawyers Protect the Harvey Weinstein in Your Workplace

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NDAs are geared to ensure that the fraction of people who do come forward can’t warn others or bring claims to light, all of which contributes to the culture of silence around workplace harassment, according to Bloomberg Law.

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How to Structure Global Mobility Assignments, Expatriate Postings and Cross-Border Secondments

How to Structure Global Mobility Assignments, Expatriate Postings and Cross-Border Secondments

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In structuring overseas postings, multinationals inevitably struggle with the interplay between expatriate assignment strategy and the legal ramifications of a particular foreign posting, points out Donald C. Downling, a shareholder in Littler Mendelson P.C.

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CBS Fires Legal Counsel Over Facebook Comments on Vegas Shooting

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CBS fired a a senior legal counsel after she criticized some victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting as “Republican gun toters” who did not deserve sympathy, reports The Washington Post.

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Employment Attorney: NFL Players Can Be Fired For Political Protests

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Regardless of the cause, Dallas employment lawyer Rogge Dunn says, more employers are regulating employees’ actions inside and outside of work.

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Trump’s Impact Felt in Supreme Court Labor Rights Cases

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When the Supreme Court opens its 2017 term on the first Monday in October, its very first cases will serve as a stark reminder of why elections matter, predicts USA Today.

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Lurid Lawsuit’s Quiet End Leaves Silicon Valley Start-Up Barely Dented

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In contrast to the venture capitalists who were knocked off their perches this summer by harassment complaints, Upload was scarcely dented by the publicity surrounding the suit, The New York Times reports.

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Sex Scandal Simmered for Years Before Silicon Valley CEO’s Swift Fall

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After weeks of growing scrutiny of alleged sex-related improprieties involving Social Finance CEO Mike Cagney, the start-up said he would leave as chief executive by the end of the year and that he would step down immediately as chairman, reports The New York Times.

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The Questionable Non-Compete: How to Hire Someone but Avoid a Tortious Interference Claim

The Questionable Non-Compete: How to Hire Someone but Avoid a Tortious Interference Claim

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What specific steps should you take to set up your best defense to a claim that your company interfered with a new hire’s non-compete agreement with her current employer?

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Law Firm Sex-Bias Cases Will Turn on Key Question: Can Partners Be Employees?

Law Firm Sex-Bias Cases Will Turn on Key Question: Can Partners Be Employees?

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Reuters reports that a sex bias suit filed by an anonymous partner hinges on whether a law meant to protect employees applies to her – an equity partner.

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On-Demand: Recent Developments in Employee Whistleblower Litigation

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Jackson Lewis has posted an on-demand webinar exploring recent developments and important decisions in whistleblower litigation under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Dodd-Frank Act.

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Federal Employee Overtime Policies in Flux

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Businesses hoping to avoid overtime obligations for hourly workers must jump through three hoops in most cases. One of those hoops is to pay at least the minimum salary set by the U.S. Department of Labor.

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Confusion Between ‘FMLA’ and ‘Maternity Leave’ Sends Employer to Trial

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HR Dive reports on a federal case in which an employee’s Family and Medical Leave Act suit will go to trial over how she was fired after confusion about how much leave she had available.

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Google CEO Cancels Company Town Hall on Gender Dispute After Employee Questions Leak

Google CEO Cancels Company Town Hall on Gender Dispute After Employee Questions Leak

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Sundar Pichai said in an email to staff that several Google employees became fearful for their safety and grew concerned about being outed for speaking up at the town hall, the Associated Press reports.

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By Firing Engineer, Google Shows What You Can Say – And What You Can’t – At Work

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When a Google employee wrote in a memo that women are not as qualified as men to be software engineers, he learned the hard way that free speech protections only go so far, writes Tracey Lien for The Los Angeles Times.

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Making Sure Your At-Will Employees Remain At-Will

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Employers must ensure that their supervisors do not unwittingly modify the at-will relationship with employees, warns Pullman & Comley.

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Work for Us – Or Else: The Rise of Noncompete Contracts

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Some companies have taken the idea of demanding loyalty through noncompetition agreements a bit too far, writes Alan Greenblatt in Governing.

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How to Manage Non-Disclosure Agreements

How to Manage Non-Disclosure Agreements

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Aliya Ramji, director of legal and business strategy for Figure 1 Inc., responds in ACC Docket to a question from a corporate lawyer who asks about the most important parts of a non-disclosure agreements.

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