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TRO Issued Against ‘Disloyal’ Ex-Employee (access required)

Defendant former employee of plaintiff audio video services company who allegedly began invoicing customers for himself and company competitors several years before defendant went to work for a competitor likely breached his fiduciary duty of loyalty and committed tortious interference ...

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SOX whistleblower ruling leaves gap for courts, Congress (access required)

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WASHINGTON — The recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling extending Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower protection to private contractors of publicly-traded companies has some attorneys concerned about the lack of any limiting principle. The decision in Lawson v. FMR LLC  was the court’s first ...

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Employers face new era of ADA compliance issues (access required)

A recent opinion from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and state laws like New Jersey’s new pregnancy accommodation statute highlight the new era of compliance issues facing employers dealing with worker medical situations. Accommodating issues of temporary disabilities ...

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Lawyer says online post led to firing (access required)

A Richmond federal court has dismissed a civil rights suit filed by a staffer for former Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli who says she was forced to resign in retaliation for an online post that called the AG an “egomaniac” who ...

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Supreme Court order adds twist to contraception mandate challenges (access required)

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WASHINGTON — A one-page, non-merits order from the U.S. Supreme Court has infused new energy into court challenges brought by nonprofit employers who claim that the Affordable Care Act’s contraception coverage requirement violates their constitutional and statutory religious rights. The ...

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