01.09.2023Federal Trade Commission Proposes Banning Noncompete ClausesOn January 5, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) proposed a radical and unprecedented rule that would prohibit employers from entering noncompete clauses with their workers. This follows the initiation of a landmark FTC enforcement action aimed at noncompete clauses and a larger crackdown on what the FTC perceives as unfair restrictions on competition.
09.21.2021NY HERO Act COVID-19 Designation Activates Employer Prevention PlansOn September 6, 2021, New York State Governor Kathy Hochul announced that the New York State Commissioner of Health has designated COVID-19 a highly contagious communicable disease that presents a serious risk of harm to the public health under the New York Health and Essential Rights Act (HERO Act), thus requiring all employers to implement workplace safety plans to prevent workplace airborne infectious disease outbreaks.
06.07.2021Supreme Court Narrows Liability Under the Computer Fraud and Abuse ActLate last week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision that narrows the scope of a statute used by the Government and private parties against individuals who access computer systems without authorization. The decision in Van Buren v. United States resolved a split among lower courts limiting both civil and criminal liability under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), a statute that prohibits individuals from “intentionally access[ing] a computer without authorization or exceed[ing] authorized access, and thereby obtain[ing]…information from any protected computer.”