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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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Tip #1 for Drafting Executive Employment Agreements: Define “Cause” Broadly

Tip #1 for Drafting Executive Employment Agreements: Define “Cause” Broadly

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Bill Wortel of Bryan Cave advises that an executive employment agreement should include a definition of cause that provides the company with flexibility to terminate an executive for legitimate, non-discriminatory business reasons.

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Want to Peek at Your Employee’s Email? Be Careful

Want to Peek at Your Employee’s Email? Be Careful

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Employers should be wary of accessing an employee’s web-based email account without permission, writes Clarence Webster III of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings.

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Workplace Plaintiffs Face Long Odds at Trial, Analytics Data Indicates

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The ABA Journal reports that only 1 percent of plaintiffs who file federal job discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims win on the merits at trial, according to an analysis by the Lex Machina legal analytics firm.

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Webcast: Emerging Trends And Legal Analytics For Employment Litigation

Event, July 13, 12 p.m. EDT
Above the law and Lex Machina will offer an overview of recent developments in employment litigation, including the rise of legal analytics.

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When Employees Take Workplace Communication Offline

When Employees Take Workplace Communication Offline

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Employers are obligated to investigate certain discrimination complaints and they are required to prevent retaliation. The problem comes when employers investigate workplace affairs without a worthwhile non-retaliation policy. This article explores the interplay between non-retaliation policies and workplace investigations.

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What Would the Perfect Employee Agreement Look Like?

What Would the Perfect Employee Agreement Look Like?

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Bryan K. Wheelock of Harness Dickey has posted an item on the firm’s website contemplating what perfection might look like in regard to an employee agreement.

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Class Action Accuses Steptoe & Johnson of Gender Bias

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Ji-In Houck of Los Angeles says her starting pay at the firm as a contract attorney was barely half the $165,000 that inexperienced male lawyers made – though she had experience in civil litigation.

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The Importance of Having an Anti-Retaliation Policy When Conducting an Investigation

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Employers are obligated to investigate certain discrimination complaints and they are required to prevent retaliation, advises Natalie Lynch of Lynch Service Company.

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