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Trade Secrets Cases Shoving Aside Noncompetes Amid High Turnover

A recent ruling that ex-employees could be liable for stealing trade secrets like customer lists—but not for calling those customers in violation of a covenant—was an outcome fitting an emerging trend. Companies that feel exploited by former employees increasingly turn to trade secrets claims for relief, as restrictive covenants fall out of favor.

Senate Bill Would Boost OSHA Funding, Direct New Hiring (1)

A Senate spending bill released Monday would provide the U.S. Labor Department’s workplace safety agency with an extra $74.1 million, and appropriators called for the agency to use the rise to hire 200 additional workers for enforcement activities.

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Covid-19 Vaccine: Can Your Employer Make You Take It?

As employers are making plans to return to their workplaces. How quickly they succeed will likely depend on how many of their employees get vaccinated.

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