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Expanded protections against trade secret theft

Congress recently enacted the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), which creates a new federal civil cause of action for misappropriation of trade secrets. The DTSA provides for additional remedies, but also imposes certain compliance obligations upon companies seeking to recover ...

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Labor Laws: Gearing up for overtime sea change

Even though the U.S. Department of Labor’s new overtime rule won’t take effect until Dec. 1, employers are advised to start preparing for the change now. “It’s a good time to analyze the whole workforce,” said Brian Shenker, an employment ...

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Fair wages, worker’s dignity are basic rights

Workers have been exploited by their employers since time immemorial. For Heaven’s sake, even the patriarchs of the Bible held slaves. The Flavian Dynasty used 100,000 Jewish prisoners – captured in the Siege of Jerusalem – to help build the ...

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On the Freddie Gray Case: Despite acquittal, Nero may still plead the Fifth

BALTIMORE, MD — Despite his acquittal Monday on assault and related charges stemming from the arrest of Freddie Gray last year, Officer Edward Nero may still have reason to invoke his right to remain silent as his co-defendants go to ...

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Class-action-waiver ban levels playing field

Earlier this month the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a proposed rule that would effectively block banks, credit card companies and other financial services providers from using pre-dispute arbitration clauses to bar their customers from bringing or joining class actions ...

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Veterans Affairs: A hero’s welcome

Just steps away from Nassau Community College, which houses a center for veterans affairs, stands an unlikely beacon of hope, community and gratitude for returning soldiers. It’s the headquarters of Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, a Garden City law firm ...

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Obama’s Hiroshima trip misguided

We live in the real world and just lately I’ve wondered whether President Obama occupies the same planet. Obama will travel to Japan this month and visit Hiroshima, the first sitting president to do so after the United States in ...

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Legal Commentary: The Supreme Court case that wasn’t

For people interested in land use law, this was to be the battle of the century. Both sides had honed their arguments and press releases to justify their position in an epic confrontation in the U.S. Supreme Court over whether ...

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Joe Dowd: Cruz on his ‘grassy knoll’

For a very brief moment last week, Donald Trump actually sounded vaguely presidential, whatever that means. Though clearly scripted, his brutish demeanor, which has half the nation and large swaths of the planet scared witless, was gone. Then, The Donald ...

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President Obama takes on criminal justice reform

Last week was National Reentry Week. Reentry is a correctional term of art that encompasses the release of prisoners in federal, state and local lock-ups who are making the transition from prison to the community. President Barack Obama chose this ...

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Putting data security to the test

Earlier this spring, we learned one of the largest reported data breaches happened not to a government agency, large retailer or multinational corporation, but to an obscure Panamanian law firm. This should come as no surprise, given what we know ...

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Attorney breaks legal ground to protect New York mosque

BOSTON, MA — The Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act is best known for protecting patient access to abortion clinics. But a Chicopee attorney is using a lesser-known provision of the federal civil rights statute as a shield against ...

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