A recent post by my friend Eric B. Meyer on his The Employer Handbook prompted me to make sure I understood an employer’s duties to our military veterans.
According to this https://www.morganlewis.com/pubs/uptick-in-fca-investigations-and-litigation-targeting-tech-services 11/2/2020 White Collar Lawflash from the Morgan Lewis law firm,
“The False Claims Act (FCA) imposes liability on any person for making false claims or false statements in connection with a claim. 31 USC § 3729(a)(1)(A), (B). A “claim” is any request or demand for money made directly or indirectly to the government. FCA liability requires proof of materiality, meaning that the government would not have paid a claim had it known of the alleged falsehood.
The U.S. Justice Department filed an antitrust suit against Google on 10/20/20. The DOJ press release alluded to the similarities of Google’s alleged conduct with that of Microsoft in in the 1990s.
Intentional Tort Suits – Coming Soon? In my 9/10/20 post Don’t Get Complacent About COVID Lawsuit Immunity Laws, I spelled out some of the limits on those laws. I also … Continue reading COVID Intentional Tort Class Action Suits
A Federal judge in Western Pennsylvania has ruled that the governor’s open-ended lockdown order violates the 1st Amendment and the Due Process and Equal Protection provisions of 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Once you have figured out what your company’s trade secrets are, it is vital to engage your employees in the effort to protect them from improper use or disclosure.
What Are COVID Lawsuit Immunity Laws?
The Idaho legislature recently passed, and the governor signed into law, a bill intended to shield businesses from lawsuits by people claiming they got COVID after visiting their establishment.
Trade secrets are inventions and methods that have value to your company and that would lose the value if they were disclosed to your competitors.
Working from Home and an Economic Downturn Are Creating a Perfect Storm for Increased Theft of Trade Secrets.
Some industries have problems that happen again and again. Construction has a handful of things that go wrong so often that the U.S. Government created some if-then clauses that go into virtually every government-funded construction contract.
The Benefits of Getting It in Writing.
I believe that Getting it in Writing helps us increase the likelihood of success in everything we do.
I am fond of saying “always get it in writing!”
What is “it?” Anything on which you intend to rely, including some thing as simple as a coffee date. An exchange of emails or text messages dramatically improves the likelihood that you and the other person will show up at the right place, on the right date and time.