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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).

February 27, 2020
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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.

February 13, 2020
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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…

July 11, 2019
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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…

July 2, 2019
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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.

January 10, 2019
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California employers saw many legal developments in state courts and the legislature this year.

December 26, 2018
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Last Saturday, I was at the luggage return of George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston after a long business trip to Rome.

October 18, 2018
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Earlier this year, I discussed New York State’s new sexual harassment law, which goes into effect on October 9, 2018.

September 6, 2018
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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…

August 30, 2018
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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…

August 14, 2018
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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…

May 29, 2018
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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…

May 24, 2018