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Federal Court Strikes Down NLRB’s Expansive Joint Employer Rule (US)

In a decision providing significant relief for employers, a federal court in Texas struck down the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) 2023 joint employer rule.[i] Being designated a joint employer by the NLRB can have far-reaching consequences for a business, including potential obligations to negotiate with unions representing workers not directly employed by the business … Continue Reading

Apple v. Rivos: Lessons for Companies Facing Claims of Trade Secret Theft (US)

Your General Counsel receives a “cease and desist” letter from a competitor, alleging that the company’s new hire from that competitor has taken trade secrets and accusing the company of misappropriation. Your company has no need for those trade secrets and wants to compete fairly. What steps can be taken to forestall litigation? A recent … Continue Reading