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Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

Non-disclosure agreements (“NDAs”) can play a key component in encouraging American businesses to hire personnel, entrust them with valuable or confidential information, enter into joint ventures with other companies and resolve disputes in a mutually agreeable way (to name only a few scenarios).

Managing the Modern Workplace

February 27, 2020
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

A recent article published by Vinson & Elkins’ white collar practice group details a decision out of the Southern District of New York that highlights an alternative form of liability for companies and their executives when they get caught up in the #MeToo movement.

Managing the Modern Workplace

February 13, 2020
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

As emojis have morphed from a cute novelty into a staple element of business communication, they have begun to pose liability risks to companies. Many of these risks stem from the fact that emojis…

Managing the Modern Workplace

July 11, 2019
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

Last year, when I wrote about the new laws that had been passed by the New York State Assembly to combat sexual harassment , I was largely complimentary. After all, requiring employers to provide…

Managing the Modern Workplace

July 2, 2019
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

Many of us have found the descriptions of the behaviors exposed during the #MeToo movement to be a truly troubling comment on U.S. workplaces.

Managing the Modern Workplace

January 10, 2019
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

California employers saw many legal developments in state courts and the legislature this year.

Managing the Modern Workplace

December 26, 2018
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

Last Saturday, I was at the luggage return of George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston after a long business trip to Rome.

Managing the Modern Workplace

October 18, 2018
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

Earlier this year, I discussed New York State’s new sexual harassment law, which goes into effect on October 9, 2018.

Managing the Modern Workplace

September 6, 2018
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

A few weeks ago in this blog, my colleague Martin Luff discussed how buyers of businesses are increasingly using “Weinstein reps” in corporate transactional agreements in order to ensure that they…

Managing the Modern Workplace

August 30, 2018
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

As Louis Brandeis observed, sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants. The exposure and discussion prompted by the #MeToo movement has shone a cleansing light on the issue of sexual harassment…

Managing the Modern Workplace

August 14, 2018
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

Continuing our discussion of #MeToo, Grace Ho, Counsel in our Employment, Labor & OSHA practice, addresses some key points companies should consider when there are allegations of harassment involving…

Managing the Modern Workplace

May 29, 2018
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Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

While employers and their lawyers love to demonize California’s employment laws, I have always thought that California’s requirement that all supervisors and managers receive interactive training in…

Managing the Modern Workplace

May 24, 2018