The Defense Against Trade Secrets Act: what does it means for you?

May 23, 2016 |

This month, President Obama signed into law the most significant trade secret reform in nearly twenty years: the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA).  The Act received enormous bipartisan support, illustrating how significant this issue is to business. How does the Act impact your workplace? Historically, trade secret protection has been the exclusive domain […]

Thanks DOL. Now what?

May 18, 2016 |

At last, the final version of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) overtime rule has been issued. The final rule will: -Raise the salary threshold for overtime eligibility for “white collar” workers from $455/week to $913 per week or $47,476 per year, effecting a projected 4.2 million workers. -Automatically update the salary threshold every three years, […]

Understanding the Zone in the Workplace

May 11, 2016 |

-Attorney Timothy G. Kenneally Retaliation protection in the workplace is defined by the “zone of interests” standard. If an employee falls within the interests sought to be protected under the law (Title VII) that employee is shielded against retaliatory adverse employment action. A recent decision by the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (the “Commission”) in Schillace […]

Um, where are those DOL overtime changes again?

May 6, 2016 |

Government moves at its own pace. Sometimes the effective date of change is unknown, or as was once famously coined, a “known unknown.” In the case of the changes to the salary threshold for overtime pay, it is unknown when the rule will become effective (and perhaps even what the final salary threshold will be). […]

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