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Attention New York Employers: When It Comes to Workplace Harassment, Times Are Changing

Employers have only seven weeks to ensure that all employees working in the State of New York have completed a sexual harassment prevention training program that meets the standards required by the newly amended New York Human Rights Law.  The mandatory training obligation applies to all companies, regardless of their size, and will continue to … Continue Reading

A Non-Compete Law Roadmap for Tech Start-Ups in Key Jurisdictions

Israeli companies doing business in the United States have a wide range of states from which they hire employees. As our colleagues in the California, Massachusetts, New York, and Texas offices demonstrate in the article below, laws governing non-competition restrictions can vary substantially from state to state. An employee’s location can therefore significantly impact the … Continue Reading

Impact of New Massachusetts Noncompete Law on Emerging Tech Companies

The Massachusetts Noncompetition Agreement Act, M.G.L. c. 149, § 24L, has been the law of the Commonwealth for almost four months. The statute only applies to agreements entered into between employers and certain employees and independent contractors on or after Oct. 1, 2018, so the law’s ramifications are still largely yet to be determined. Nevertheless, … Continue Reading

California Employee Can Agree to Non-Compete Clause When Represented by Counsel

Many employers and attorneys assume that covenants not to compete found in employment agreements are not enforceable against California residents absent narrow exceptions, and that courts would reject any attempt to apply another state’s choice of law provision to draft around this issue. A recent case from the Delaware Chancery Court, NuVasive, Inc. v. Patrick … Continue Reading

Crossing Borders: Employment Considerations – Is Employment a Universal Concept?

We often expect differences among legal approaches to employment relationships around the globe. Do we ever think about the similarities? In the vast majority of countries through which my legal work life has blazed a trail, there is one concept that is remarkably universal: the definition of employment. When characterizing what happens in each of … Continue Reading

Ten Tips for Good Corporate Compliance Programs

For companies who operate in many jurisdictions, one of the major challenges of growing into a global company is ensuring compliance with many different local laws, regulations, rules, and customs.  It is an ongoing effort to manage as the business expands.  Following are 10 tips for a good global compliance program.  We discuss these areas briefly … Continue Reading
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