Category: Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition

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Federal and State Authorities Bring Antitrust Enforcement to the Contingent Workforce Sector 

From JDSupra, Doug Allen, Miguel Lopez, and Rachel Fendell Satinsky discuss antitrust enforcment efforts in the contingent…

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Nevada Staffing Executive Indicted for Wage Fixing

The United States Department of Justice announced the indictment of a health care staffing executive for conspiring…

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When Collusion Proves Costly: A Cautionary Tale on Potential Penalties for 93A Violations

From JDSupra, Emily Slaman discusses a chase in which names, resumes, and candidate information were shared by…

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Finally, Judicial Guidance Interpreting the Massachusetts Noncompetition Agreement Act

From JDSupra, Danielle Dillon, Natalie Groot, and Geri Haight discuss a case in which a non-compete agreement…

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FTC Proposes to Ban Employee Noncompete Agreements

From JDSupra, Zarema Jaramillo, Jessica Kriegsfeld, Jonathan Lewis, and Julie Levinson Werner discuss a rule proposed by…

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Federal Court Determines that Garden Leave Payments Under Massachusetts Non-Compete Law Are Not Wages, Limiting Former Employees’ Leverage Under Wage Act

From JDSupra, Dawn Mertineit and Cat Johns discuss a recent case in which the court said that…

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Massachusetts Court Rejects Attempt to Circumvent Non-Compete Law

From JDSupra, Sara Higgins discusses a recent case in which an employer attempted to circumvent the requirements…

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Court Awards Employer Over $1 Million for Former Employee’s Breach of Nonsolicitation Clause

Staffing companies are often concerned that their salespeople will leave ant solicit their customers on behalf of…

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Former Owner of Health Care Staffing Company Indicted for Wage Fixing 

Antitrust Division Remains Committed to Prosecuting Collusion in Labor Markets A federal grand jury returned an indictment…

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Four Individuals Indicted on Wage Fixing and Labor Market Allocation Charges

Conspiracy Aimed at Suppressing Pay for Essential Workers During COVID-19 Pandemic A federal grand jury in Portland,…

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Health Care Staffing Company and Executive Indicted for Colluding to Suppress Wages of School Nurses

The United States Department of Justice alleges that a healthcare staffing company manager amnd others agreed not…

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Oh the Horror: No Work for Hire in Friday the 13th Screenplay 

From JDSupra, Joshua Revilla discusses a case in which the rights to Friday the 13th hinged on whether…