October 17, 2018
There may be no more critical tool for new companies and inventors than a solid nondisclosure agreement. Generally speaking, standard nondisclosure agreements allow a company to share secret information with other parties while legally prohibiting those parties from spreading the information to a wider audience. Nondisclosure agreements (also known as NDAs) can be used for a variety of purposes, including dissemination of financial information, marketing plans, new technologies, or confidential business processes. NDAs are especially important when a company or entrepreneur is trying to protect their trade secrets. Legally speaking, trade secrets consist of any information that: (1) derives independent…
May 14, 2018
Thanks to a new court ruling, companies, large and small, that do business in California may need to review their treatment of employees and independent contractors. The Dynamex case created a new ABC test that will make it more difficult for companies to classify workers as independent contractors.
May 26, 2015
The National Labor Relations Board has handed down another social media law opinion. Can an employee be protected from firing after a profane Facebook rant about a supervisor?
January 6, 2015
My regular readers know that I often check in with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and their rulings concerning employees’ use of social media and other electronic communication tools (here’s one previous blog post on the subject.) December 2014 brought some big news in the world of employment law: the NLRB overturned a previous ruling that restricted employees’ use of company email for union organizing communications. What’s the ruling all about, and does it affect non-unionized workplaces?