Monthly Archives: June 2016

Parents in the Workplace: Discrimination on the Basis of “Familial Status”

In the classic film “Kramer vs. Kramer,” Dustin Hoffman’s character, Ted Kramer, loses his high-powered job as an advertising executive. Once the prized protégé of his boss Jim, Ted has fallen out of favor since becoming sole caregiver to his five-year-old son, Billy. His parenting duties have meant no more late evenings at the office, […]

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Recourse Under Federal Law for Trade Secret Theft

On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA). This legislation will allow employers to sue in federal court to combat misappropriation of trade secrets. Previously, employers had recourse under differing state laws, which varied in their definitions of “trade secrets” as well as in the remedies available. The […]

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The Transgender Restroom Dilemma: Legal Requirements and Best Practices

This election year has seen the emergence of a controversy that might seem an unlikely subject for a presidential campaign: restrooms, and who uses them. But the question of who should use which restroom is an issue that should be considered not only by politicians, but by employers as well. It is estimated that about […]

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