Employers are now armed with an avenue to pursue a federal civil suit for misappropriation of trade secrets. The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (“DTSA”) was enacted in May 2016 and creates a private civil cause of action for misappropriation of trade secrets. Misappropriation of trade secrets has been a federal crime for over…

EEOC Files Suit Against Employer for Violation of Pre-Employment Medical Inquiries The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) filed suit on March 22, 2016 in the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri against Grisham Farm Products, Inc. (“Grisham”), for an alleged violation of Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”)…

Employment Law Newsletter Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects individuals from unlawful employment practices of an employer based on that individual’s race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. In recent years, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has attempted to solidify its stance, that Title VII prohibits discrimination based on…

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