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This annual update features detailed explanation, in-depth analysis, and practical advice for both management and plaintiffs’ counsel in a number of today’s hot employment topics. Plus, an annual case law update.

This comprehensive, stand-alone publication is direct from an May 2014 seminar. It is available in print or searchable PDF via download, USB Flash Drive, or CD-ROM. Click here for more information on electronic books.

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Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

LEGAL ETHICS ISSUES IN EMPLOYMENT LAW

John E. Davidson
Thomas P. Murphy


I. Introduction

II. The Joint Representations of Two or More Parties to Litigation
    A. The Defense Perspective
    B. The Plaintiff’s Perspective

III. Defending the Deposition of a Corporate Employee

IV. Internal Investigations: An Ethical Minefield

V. Ethical Issues in Settlement Negotiations
    A. Ethical and Professional Considerations: Rules Implicated

VI. Ex Parte Contact With Adversary’s Employee

VII. Handling Documents You Wish You Never Had

VIII. Social Media

IX. Confidential Communications
    A. Regarding Employees
    B. Representing Employers

X. Engagement Letters
    A. Plaintiff’s Perspective
    B. The Defense Perspective

ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT CASE LAW REVIEW
Harris D. Butler, III
Edward L. Isler


I. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964/Section 1981

II. Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)

III. Section 1983

IV. USERRA

V. Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)

VI. Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

VII. Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

VIII. Non-Compete/Restrictive Covenant Cases

IX. Duty of Loyalty

X. Statutory Business Conspiracy

XI. At-Will Employment/Wrongful Discharge

XII. Negligent Supervision/Hiring/Retention

XIII. Defamation

XIV. Arbitration

XV. False Claims Act (FCA)/Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act (VFATA)

XVI. Employee Retirement Security Act (ERISA)

PROTECTING TRADE SECRETS IN THE SNAPCHAT ERA
Daniel P. Westman
Jeremy B. Merkelson


I. Introduction

II. The Latest Technological Threats

III. Best Practices for Mitigating the Threats
    A. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Policies
    B. Trade Secret Protection Policies for International Travel
    C. U.S. Government Data Security Guidelines
    D. Keys for Developing a Basic Trade Secret Protection Program
    E. High-Tech Solutions: What Companies May Consider Doing

IV. Conclusion

BUILDING A TRADE SECRETS CASE
Thomas M. Beshere
Robyn S. Gray
Rodney A. Satterwhite


I. Introduction

II. Before Litigation
    A. Confidentiality Agreements
    B. Written Policies
    C. Physical Security
    D. Electronic Security
    E. Tracking Trade Secret Documents
    F. Third Party Agreements
    G. Education and Training
    H. Exit Interviews
    I. Self-Audits
    J. Publications and Presentations

III. Litigation Strategies
    A. Preemption of Other Tort Claims
    B. Trade Secret Identification
    C. Use of Experts
    D. Litigating Against Foreign Competitors
    E. Spoliation Issues
    F. Protecting Trade Secrets During Litigation
    G. Involving the Government

IV. Conclusion

ENDA OR NOT - THE DEMISE OF DOMA AND THE EVOLVING ROLE OF
GENDER IN THE WORKPLACE

John M. Bredehoft

CONSTANT HEADACHE - MANAGING A SICK OR INJURED WORKER
Elizabeth Owens Bille

I. A Case of ADAAA First Impression: The Fourth Circuit Holds That
Temporary Conditions May Constitute a Disability Under the
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
    A. The Changing Scope of “Disability” Pre- and Post-ADAAA
    B. The Summers Case
    C. Guidance for Employers post-Summers

II. When Performance and Disability Intersect: What Can an Employer Do
When an Individual with a Disability Engages in Misconduct or
Suffers Performance Problems

CONSTANT HEADACHE - MANAGING A SICK OR INJURED WORKER
David Kushner

I. Mandatory Preferences Under the ADA - Must an Employer Reassign
a Less-Qualified Disabled Employee to a Vacant Position

II. Transfers of Employees of Intermittent FMLA Leave to an Alternative
Position

III. What to Do (and Not Do) When an Employee Exhausts FMLA Leave:
Requests for Extended Law Under the ADA

IV. When Can an Employer Require and Employee to Go to a Doctor Under
the ADA

BRAVE NEW WORLD: LITIGATING RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS AFTER
ASSURANCE DATA, INC. V. MALYEVAC

Susanne Harris Carnell
Linda Jackson


I. Introduction

II. Assurance Data At Once Changes Nothing, But Changes Everything
    A. Assurance Data Reaffirms Decades of Precendent
    B. On the Other Hand, the Decision Changes How to Apply
    Every Precedent
    C. In Some Sense, Assurance Data Returns the Court to its Earlier
    Precedents

III. Assurance Data Likely to Dramatically Affect Procedure
    A. State Court Litigation
    B. Federal Court Litigation

IV. How Will Assurance Data Alter Litigation/Business Behavior?

ERA OF THE WHISTLEBLOWER
Brian G. Muse
James B. Thorsen

Authors

John E. Davidson

Thomas P. Murphy

Harris D. Butler, III

Edward L. Isler

Daniel P. Westman

Jeremy B. Merkelson

Thomas M. Beshere

Robyn S. Gray

Rodney A. Satterwhite

John M. Bredehoft

Elizabeth Owens Bille

David Kushner

Susanne Harris Carnell

Linda Jackson

Brian G. Muse

James B. Thorsen

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