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Jon Hyman
Don’t Call the Whole Thing Off When Negotiating IP Rights With Employees

Tomaydo-Tomahhdo is a local sandwich shop, and a purveyor of damn fine paninis and wraps. As for litigation, let’s say its lunches are way better. It sued one of its former chefs, claiming that he stole its book of recipes to open a competing catering...

Donna Ballman
How Discrimination Can Kill You

Pretty much every day I fight employers who don't take discrimination seriously. HR people and management tend to think people who complain about discrimination are poor performing whiners. But discrimination is real, and it really happens in the...

Philip Miles
The Scope of Discovery is Changing!

The Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI - famous for their "yellow books" in these parts) contacted me to update a chapter I had previously contributed to their Taking and Defending Depositions coursebook - seminar coming soon to Philly , Pittsburgh...

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
Be Sure Your Holiday Season at Work Starts Out With a Treat and Not a Trick

by Kaitlin L. Hillenbrand As we transition from summer picnic season to fall/winter party season, you may be inclined to hold a gathering for your employees. After all, you appreciate them and want to show your thanks by showing them a generous, good...

Eric Meyer
Keep Your Insensitive FMLA Comments to Yourself. You Too, HR.

I’ve heard the Family and Medical Leave Act referred to as the “Friday/Monday Leave Act.” Heck, I called it the Friday/Monday Leave Act last week. Turns out, I need to watch what I say. A “get out of jail free card.” ...

Jon Hyman
The Other Side of the Coin on the Appropriate Response to Harassment

Last week I discussed the importance of a timely and effective remedial response by an employer to an employee’s harassment complaint. Today, I examine the other side of the coin—what happens when an employer does not take proactive steps...