A California federal judge ruled Monday that Faraday Future waived attorney-client privilege on documents surrounding its employment agreement with a former Mayer Brown LLP partner accusing the electric car startup of tricking him into accepting an in-house job, as well as documents connected to his termination.
Texas Mutual Insurance Co. wants a state appeals court to find that it is not required to reimburse a construction company for workers' compensation benefit payments made to an out-of-state employee, arguing that the trial court's ruling to the contrary would lead to "absurd results."
The U.S. Department of Labor must reconsider a decision denying former AT&T employees access to a program for American workers replaced by foreign labor, after the U.S. Court of International Trade found Tuesday that the department had failed to consider evidence of outsourcing.
Indiana will not conform to the federal tax code provision offering a tax exclusion for unemployment compensation, the state Department of Revenue said in guidance about federal tax code changes enacted under legislation providing relief for the coronavirus pandemic.
U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai touted the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement's strengthened labor and environmental rules on Tuesday, but said that the deal should serve as a starting point for future accords to address shortfalls.
Georgia's attorney disciplinary board is asking a federal judge to dismiss an attempt by Atlanta attorney L. Lin Wood to shake its request he undergo a mental health evaluation, saying a federal court shouldn't intervene in an attorney conduct matter.
Data mining startup Celonis said Tuesday that it had hired a former Netcracker Technology chief legal officer and chief compliance officer as its first chief legal officer.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill Monday that bans so-called COVID-19 vaccine passports, enshrining into law what he'd previously enacted through an April executive order, according to a release from his office.
The IRS requested comments Monday on the information collection burden posed by forms for reporting property exchanges and tips and receipts, and those used to claim credits for paid family and medical leave or oil and gas production.
A pair of Canadian private equity firms named in a man's sprawling racketeering suit alleging cannabis companies Verano Holdings LLC and Harvest Health & Recreation Inc. were responsible for his arrest have asked a federal judge in Colorado to dismiss the case or put it on hold so it can be handled via arbitration.
While the Pennsylvania Supreme Court unanimously deemed a broad no-poach agreement between two companies void as a matter of public policy Thursday, attorneys say the justices left the door open for employers to respond with more narrowly tailored provisions designed to pass legal muster.
The Fourth Circuit rejected a whistleblower suit brought by a Nuclear Regulatory Commission engineer against the agency, noting in a decision on Friday that the relevant laws and U.S. Supreme Court decisions only protect tipsters from retaliation by "persons" and not government entities.
A Texas magistrate judge has recommended granting a default win to a unit of a Danish software provider for oil and gas companies after finding that the colleague of a former sales manager accused of swiping over $10 million in trade secrets went "into the bowels of the system" to permanently delete source codes at their new company within days of a preliminary injunction.
Nursing home operator Symphony Bronzeville Park urged the Illinois Supreme Court on Friday to reverse a state appellate court's finding that Illinois' workers' compensation law doesn't preempt claims for statutory damages under its biometric privacy statute, saying a former employee is seeking a new, judicial exception for her alleged workplace injury.
A contract between a temporary staffing agency and Waste Management that labels workers as independent contractors isn't enough to defeat evidence that an injured worker suing the company is considered an employee under the Workers' Compensation Act, the Texas Supreme Court held Friday in tossing the suit.
The New Jersey state appeals court on Friday revived a whistleblower suit brought by a former vice president of security alarm company ADT LLC, ruling that more findings were needed to determine if the ex-employee's arbitration agreement with the company's predecessor was enforceable.
Two former Semtech executives accused of conspiring with a British satellite communications company argued on Friday that England has no jurisdiction over the trade secret and copyright claims against them since they had worked for the semiconductor maker in France.
Former New England Patriots assistant coach Bret Bielema and a University of Arkansas booster group have settled fraud claims centering on the coach's contract buyout as part of his dismissal from the school and subsequent role with the NFL franchise, according to a Thursday court filing.
Employers could contribute to employee retirement accounts when workers make payments toward their student loan debts under a bill released Thursday by Sen. Ron Wyden, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.
Business staffing firm ShiftPixy Inc. filed initial public offerings for four special purpose acquisition companies that would raise $1.25 billion combined, hoping to acquire and take public multiple businesses, under guidance from Loeb & Loeb LLP.
A Texas appellate court on Thursday revived a lawsuit brought by a pipe fitter who alleged he was wrongly fired after a false positive test result for cocaine, holding that the trade association that collected his biological sample and the laboratory that tested it owed him a duty of care in handling the sample.
A Houston jury decided Thursday that a former chief engineer for FMC Technologies Inc. did not misappropriate its design drawings when he moved to competing subsea drilling technology firm Dril-Quip Inc.
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania barred part of an agreement between two Pittsburgh shipping companies that said one company wouldn't hire the other's employees, ruling Thursday that such agreements were unreasonable restrictions of trade.
An attorney disbarred after a dispute about client settlement funds can't sue the Florida Bar for defamation over a grievance letter detailing the underlying allegations, the Eleventh Circuit has held.
The Biden administration's $14.2 billion discretionary funding request for the U.S. Labor Department would help to hire staff to address worker misclassification and other wage issues and policies, agency chief Marty Walsh told a House subcommittee.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration missed an initial deadline for issuing COVID-19 emergency temporary standards, but the confirmation of Marty Walsh as labor secretary this week and recent agency actions could mean an ETS is coming soon, and mask wearing in the workplace is one area the order might address, says Gabrielle Sigel at Jenner & Block.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's new environmental, social and governance enforcement initiative’s focus on investment advisers and funds is misguided and could distract from the pursuit of true misconduct stemming from material omissions in corporate disclosures, upon which fund strategies are based, say Richard Kirby and Beth-ann Roth at R K Invest Law.
As pandemic-related employee retaliation claims are expected to rise, employers must take steps to institute clear policies on access to company documents and confidential information, and ensure their disciplinary policies on document theft stand up to scrutiny, say Angelique Newcomb and Liran Messinger at Littler.
In "Why the Innocent Plead Guilty and the Guilty Go Free,” U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff catalogues the many ways our criminal justice system is broken, and in doing so, gives the public an intimate look into the thoughts, reasoning and personal experiences of a renowned federal judge, says Third Circuit Judge Stephanos Bibas.
Attorneys and law firms often look to cast the widest net possible and maximize online impressions, when they should be focusing their digital marketing efforts on fewer, better-qualified prospects, says Guy Alvarez at Good2BSocial.
Employers can minimize ability-to-pay challenges to their immigrant petitions by considering their timing and tailoring supporting evidence to address questions the U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services are most likely to ask about their financial circumstances, say Anita Smalley and Douglas Halpert at Hammond Neal.
Following last month's reintroduction of a federal bill seeking to ban or limit the use of employee noncompetes, companies should explore alternative avenues to protect trade secrets, confidential business information, customer goodwill and other legitimate business interests, say Russell Beck and Erika Hahn at Beck Reed.
A Pennsylvania federal court's recent decision in M3 USA Corp. v. Hart provides guidance for employers on protecting trade secrets when remote employees leave, and highlights associated jurisdictional issues to consider when bringing litigation against a remote employee, say Jeffrey Csercsevits and Kelsey Beerer at Fisher Phillips.
If your opposing counsel is a so-called Rambo litigator, there are ways to turn their scorched-earth litigation tactics and ad hominem attacks into assets that favor your client, says Margeaux Thomas at Thomas Law.
A Tennessee federal court's novel approach in U.S. v. SouthEast Eye Specialists, barring U.S. Department of Justice intervention in a False Claims Act suit, is unsupported the statute, frustrates its purpose, may impede DOJ enforcement and should be rejected, say Catherine Dorsey at Baron & Budd and Jacklyn DeMar at Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund.
The particular tasks for which a law firm client can expect to be billed have become unpredictable in the era of COVID-19, making flat fees and other alternative fee arrangements more attractive for both in-house and outside counsel, says Jessica Hodkinson at Panasonic.
Brian Miller, the special inspector general for pandemic recovery, discusses what companies and attorneys can do to avoid CARES Act fraud, how his team approaches protecting taxpayer money, and some of the challenges and successes SIGPR faced building an agency from the ground up amid a pandemic.
The current criteria for exceptions to U.S. pandemic-related travel bans — established by the flurry of inconsistent guidance that's been issued, revised, rescinded and resurrected this past year — are irreconcilable, harming U.S. companies, workers and our economy, says Angelo Paparelli at Seyfarth Shaw.