6584474_1On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA).   The DTSA had passed with overwhelming bipartisan support in the Senate and House.  It became effective upon its enactment.

In an area that has long been the province of state law, the DTSA now allows a company to

Photo: dbking via Flickr (CC by 2.0)
Photo: dbking via Flickr (CC by 2.0)

In Tyson Foods, Inc. v. Bouaphakeo, the U.S. Supreme Court held that statistical or representative evidence could be used by a class of employees to prove liability for an employer’s failure to pay them for donning and doffing protective gear in violation of

As we wrap up another year of legal policies and laws in the employment area, we thought we would look back at the five most viewed blog posts for 2015.  These posts represent some of the changes in the law and the guidance issued by government agencies over the past year.

  1. The Wait is Over:

Again in the spotlight, the National Labor Relations Board punted the ball down field in a ruling that stunned the college sports world.  The NLRB Regional Director, Peter Sung Ohr, ruled last month that the Northwestern University scholarship football players were employees.  As employees, the players may vote to unionize.  The impact of this decision