While political activity and freedom of speech are the crown jewels of our democracy, employers need to be wary of potential claims of coercion by employees.
Three of the most valuable assets of businesses are trade secrets, customer relationships and employees. Noncompete agreements can be an effective tool to protect these assets.
Here are the top issues for Florida legislators this session, according to Gunster’s government affairs law & lobbying team.
Confidentiality is a big concern and can drive decisions about exactly how much to document – brief descriptions are key.
Significant recent developments for the EPA rule defining waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) include adverse GAO findings & a defunding attempt. Most important for Florida, the WOTUS rule will decide what waters are considered federal wetlands and require a permit from the Army Corps of Engineers before being altered (as well as involving review under the Endangered Species Act).
Litigators often depend on demonstrative evidence and exhibits to help make a persuasive argument, and to help increase understanding and retention levels of juries. However, too little time and effort is spent on the creation of such evidence – especially when, to be effective, demonstrative evidence requires meticulous preparation.
Spidey sense needed on long-term patent licensing deals in light of the recent Supreme Court decision in Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment.
In short, the Oct. 6 ruling will affect any company transferring personal data across the Atlantic, which could include payroll, HR and/or customer information.
The Oct. 9 ruling raises real questions about whether the rule will ultimately survive the court’s scrutiny.
Promptness in reacting to a data breach and awareness of the relevant regulations is critical to helping a company avoid harsh fines, consumer backlash and further data loss.