Seyfarth Synopsis: Wishing you a wonderful holiday season. 

As we begin the traditional start of the holiday season and before the crush of the end of the year is upon us, we wanted to take a moment to thank you – the readers of the Employment Law Lookout Blog – for your loyal readership and feedback.  We strive to
Continue Reading Thankful (and Bonus Social Media Privacy Legislation Desktop Reference)

By Amy A. Abeloff, Daniel P. Hart, Robert B. Milligan

SS Trade Secrets-Pass It OnSeyfarth Synopsis: Yesterday, May 11, 2016, President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”), which Congress passed on April 27, 2016. With President Obama’s signature, the DTSA has now become the law of the land, and a federal civil remedy for trade secrets misappropriation now exists.  

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Continue Reading Obama Signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act — Management Alert and Webinar

By James R. Beyer

A worker’s authorized access of an employer’s computer system during the course of his employment, in which he acquired information that he later misused, gives rise to civil liability under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFFA), the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana held April 3 (Associated Pump & Supply Co.,
Continue Reading Louisiana District Court Extends Pro-Employer Interpretation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act’s “Authorized Access” Provisions to Impose Civil Liability on Former Employee