On April 14, 2022, the Seventh Circuit affirmed the entry of summary judgment on claims under the Illinois Whistleblower Act and Illinois Jury Act, concluding that the plaintiff was not terminated for engaging in protected activity. The case is Perez v. Staples Contract & Commercial LLC, No. 21-cv-2601. Background Plaintiff, a sales representative, was placed … Continue Reading
The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) has issued a form of required notice regarding the dramatically expanded whistleblower protections under New York Labor Law § 740 that took effect last month. As we previously reported, the expanded law – which took effect on January 26, 2022 – significantly bolsters protections for private-sector workers … Continue Reading
On December 12, Proskauer partners Allan Bloom, Elise Bloom, and Harris Mufson delivered a webinar focused on how recent developments in the law impact the ground rules and key strategies for settlement in four distinct areas of employment litigation. Wage and Hour. Mr. Bloom explained that, in most jurisdictions, settlements of Fair Labor Standards Act … Continue Reading
Proskauer’s Labor and Employment Law Department is pleased to announce the release of its inaugural Value Insights: Delivering Value in Labor and Employment Law survey, a resource that includes input from in-house decision makers on labor and employment matters and provides in-house counsel with tools to both more effectively help their business partners achieve their objectives … Continue Reading
Today (May 11, 2016), President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”) into law, for the first time creating a federal cause of action for trade secret misappropriation. The law has sweeping implications and is expected to have a noticeable impact on trade secret jurisprudence. In addition, the law adds new obligations for employers … Continue Reading
On April 11 and April 27, 2016, the Senate and House, respectively, passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA). The DTSA, for the first time, provides a federal cause of action for the misappropriation of trade secrets. This significant development has large implications for companies and employers nationwide. As such, Proskauer has prepared … Continue Reading
In 2015, there were important developments in New Jersey employment law. This newsletter examines some of those developments in ten key areas— background checks, whistleblowing, paid sick leave, wage and hour, Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”) litigation, arbitration, workplace injury, “Faithless Servant” Doctrine, Family Medical Leave Act, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of … Continue Reading
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