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Jun 11, 2018

Lunch & Learn Series Recap and Upcoming Seminars

Our Lunch & Learn Spring series has ended. The series discussed social media issues, harassment training, and employee handbook and policy construction.

We will be back September 11 at the Sands in Bethlehem with our Recent Development Program. Please mark your calendars now to become up-to-date with recent developments that have occurred in the past year referring to labor and employment law. » Read More

Jun 28, 2016

DOL “Persuader Rule” Put On Hold… For Now

Earlier this year, we discussed the new “persuader rule” from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The new rule required employers to publicly disclose their hiring of labor relations consultants—including attorneys—who persuaded employees on organizing and collective bargaining issues. Notably, the new rule eliminated an exemption from disclosure for the use of consultants who did not directly contact employees, but engaged in “indirect” persuasion (e.g., creating materials, strategies, and policies for organizing campaigns).  » Read More

May 23, 2016

New Federal Trade Secrets Act Provides New Remedies to Employers and Requires Updates to Confidentiality Agreements

On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”). The DTSA creates a new federal civil remedy for trade secret misappropriation, allowing employers to file civil lawsuits in federal court for trade secret misappropriation by departing employees. » Read More

May 23, 2016

New Federal Trade Secrets Act Provides New Remedies to Employers and Requires Updates to Confidentiality Agreements

On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”). The DTSA creates a new federal civil remedy for trade secret misappropriation, allowing employers to file civil lawsuits in federal court for trade secret misappropriation by departing employees. » Read More

Mar 24, 2016

Department of Labor Issues New “Persuader” Rule

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced the final version of its new “persuader” rule, which will require employers to disclose their hiring of labor relations consultants who persuade employees on organizing and collective bargaining issues. Previously, employers were exempt from disclosing their use of consultants who did not directly contact employees but engaged in “indirect” persuasion activities (e.g., creating materials, strategies, and policies for organizing campaigns). » Read More

Mar 16, 2016

Major FLSA Changes One Step Closer to Reality

It has been a while, but there is finally movement on the Department of Labor’s proposal to drastically change the white-collar exemption regulations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, which will result in millions of employees across the country being entitled to overtime pay that are not currently so eligible. » Read More

Feb 08, 2016

Supreme Court Hampers Class Action “Pick Off” Move

With the Super Bowl now behind us, the start of spring training baseball is nearly here.  As any baseball fan knows, a well-timed “pick off” move from a pitcher can be a great strategy to prevent runs from being scored.  Late last month, the Supreme Court issued a ruling that limits the ability of defendants to “pick off” the lead plaintiff in putative class action suits. » Read More

Jan 14, 2016

2016 Employment Law Breakfast Series

Norris McLaughlin will be hosting a series of free breakfast seminars which will highlight timely legal developments and managerial concerns in labor and employment law. These seminars will provide crucial information for human resource professionals, business owners, and in-house lawyers responsible for employment law matters.  » Read More

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