Labor and Employment Law

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Judge's Porn Habit Results In Suspension
Posted on 30 Oct 2012 by Margaret (Molly) DiBianca

Under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), an individual who wrongfully accesses information stored on a computer can be held civilly and/or criminally liable. Employers have attempted to use the CFAA to prosecute employees who steal the company's... Read More

My Employee Deleted All of Her Work Emails and Quit. Can I Sue Her For That?
Posted on 13 May 2014 by Eric Meyer

Well, sure, you can. But winning that case -- especially if you're thinking about a claim under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act -- may be another story. The CFAA is designed to prevent unauthorized access or malicious interference with a computer... Read More

Your Ex-Boss Wants You In Jail
Posted on 5 Jun 2012 by Donna Ballman

I've noticed a disturbing trend recently. Not only are former employers suing ex-minions, but they're trying to have them tossed in jail. That's right: quit and go to jail, especially if you go to work for a competitor. The criminalization... Read More

Bradford K. Newman, Partner at PaulHastings, on Employment Issues
Posted on 27 Apr 2010 by Corporate and Securities Law Community Staff

Bradford K. Newman, Partner and chair of the employee mobility and trade secret practice at PaulHastings, discusses the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act in the context of an employee's "authorized" use of company systems for unauthorized purposes... Read More