Defend Trade Secrets Act Sent to Obama for Signature

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After passing the Senate (87-0) and the House (410-2), the bill known as Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (“DTSA”) is off to President Obama for signature.  Every indicator signals the President’s approval of this proposed law.  The DTSA would amend the federal criminal code to create a private civil cause of action for trade secret misappropriation.  The bill expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) trade secret theft occurs in the United States and around the world,

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DoL Releases 2012 FMLA Survey Results on the Act’s 20th Anniversary

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The following is excerpted from the survey results.  The full reports can be found herehere, and here.

In 2012, Abt Associates surveyed 1,812 worksites and 2,852 employees about experiences with family and medical leave.  The worksite survey includes both sites that are covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and those that are not covered.  The employee survey includes employees that took leave,

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