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Dorsey & Whitney's Employment Law Handbook Now Available Online:


Over the years, many of you have received printed copies of Dorsey's Employment Law Handbook. I'm pleased to inform you that the handbook is now available on line and can be viewed here. I think you'll ...


Intellectual Property Webinar Series - Changes To Confidentiality Clauses - 4/26- Webinar:


Join us for a discussion of changes that may be required to your standard confidentiality clauses. We will focus on recent SEC enforcement actions against companies whose confidentiality clauses do ...


Hugging Can Create a Hostile Work Environment, Ninth Circuit Rules--Are Your Employees Aware?:


"He's just the hugging type"--we have all heard one time or another in the workplace. But is there a limit to platonic hugging in the workplace? The Ninth Circuit recently ruled there is. In order ...


Don't Get Hooked! W-2 Phishing Scams on the Rise During Tax Season:


Tax season can be a trying time of the year for any employer, but even more so now. As HR Departments across the country are working hard to distribute W-2 forms to employees, cybercriminals are using ...


New Federal Law Protects Consumers' Right to Post Negative Online Reviews:


In the digital age, online reviews of a business are often the first place consumers turn to in order to gather information about a business, such as a restaurant, retail store or even a professional ...


Dorsey & Whitney Immigration Travel Alert January 207:




Labor & Employment - New Form I-9 for all U.S. Employers - Dorsey & Whitney:


As of 1/22/2017, employers are required to use the new version of Form I-9 to verify identity and employment eligibility of employees. See the new form (11/14/2016 N version) at https://www.uscis.gov/i-9. ...


Dorsey & Whitney - Intellectual Property Webinar Series, 1/18:


Patenting & Licensing When Subject Matter Eligibility is Uncertain Join us for a discussion of recent trends in patent subject matter eligibility, including the impact of Alice v. CLS Bank, Ariosa ...


Dorsey's Intellectual Property Webinar Series: Patenting & Licensing When Subject Matter Eligibility Is Uncertain, 1/18:


Intellectual Property Webinar Series Patenting & Licensing When Subject Matter Eligibility is Uncertain Join us for a discussion of recent trends in patent subject matter eligibility, including ...


It's Easier for Employers to Sue for Data Theft, The National Law Journal:


Two new developments this past year have made it easier for employers to sue employees in federal court for stealing data from company computers. The most recent is the U.S. Court of Appeals for the ...


Business Law & Beyond: Legal Experts On Growing, Financing & Protecting Businesses In Montana, 12/5, Bozeman :


Join nine of Dorsey's attorneys for our annual seminar covering legal issues facing Montana businesses. Presented in both Bozeman 12/5 and Missoula 12/6, take this opportunity to hear our panel of attorneys ...


Business Law & Beyond: Legal Experts On Growing, Financing & Protecting Businesses In Montana, 12/6, Missoula:


Join nine of Dorsey's attorneys for our annual seminar covering legal issues facing Montana businesses. Presented in both Bozeman 12/5 and Missoula 12/6, take this opportunity to hear our panel of ...


EEOC Updates Its National Origin Discrimination Guidance:


On November 18, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") issued Enforcement Guidance on National Origin Discrimination, replacing the 2002 Compliance Manual section on the same topic. ...


A Diamond is Forever. What About Your Advertising Claim?:


An advertising slogan like "A Diamond is Forever" may be eternal, but the same cannot be said about some comparative advertising claims. If a company advertises its product as superior to a competitive ...


Improvements to technology used in your business are eligible for patenting--it's not your business.:


If you have talked about patenting inventions lately, you might have been told that software per se is not eligible for patenting and that you should protect your business's intellectual property ...


DOJ and FTC Issue Antitrust Guidance for Human Resource Professionals:


Everyone knows that price-fixing among sellers of competing products is illegal, but price-fixing by buyers can also violate the antitrust laws. That is true even in the market for buying services ...


NHTSA Tells US Automakers Must Make Cyber Security Top Prority:


Today The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued cybersecurity guidelines today telling automakers they need yo make shielding electronic and computer systems in vehicles from hackers ...


Dorsey & Whitney - EEOC Releases Final Reporting Form for Compensation Data:


The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") has finalized a reporting form that requires certain employers to report summary compensation data categorized by gender, race, and ethnicity. ...


2016 Update On Non-Compete Agreements, Trade Secrets And More, 9/26, Missoula, Montana :


What Your Company Needs to Know to Protect its Employees. Non-compete agreements, trade secrets, and similar restrictions on current and former employees have come under increased scrutiny this ...


Intellectual Property Webinar Series, 10/5, Online:


IP in Europe Post-Brexit: Registrations, Enforcement and Other Questions Join us for a discussion on how Brexit will affect IP in Europe. We will discuss the status of the unitary EU patent ...


Dorsey Update - New Immigration Rule to Welcome Start-Up Foreign Entrepreneurs:


Following up on President Obama's proposal to acknowledge the global marketplace of ideas and leverage current immigration law to encourage entrepreneurship and economic growth, the U.S. Citizenship ...


Intellectual Property Webinar Series Federal Trade Secrets, 7/27, Online:


What you should know about the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) Join us for a webinar on July 27 as we discuss the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA). We will highlight the changes ushered in by the ...


Chambers USA 2016 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Practice Groups in Missoula - Congratulations to Jack Manning, Dan Semmens, Erin McCrady, and Steve Bell :


International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that four lawyers in the Firm's Missoula office https://www.dorsey.com/locations/missoula were ranked by Chambers and Partners in its annual ...


Dorsey & Whitney - The Ins And Outs Of Design Patents, 4/20, Online:


Intellectual Property Webinar Series Design patents are an often overlooked option for protecting a product offering. Design patents have been increasing in popularity in the fields of consumer ...


Dorsey and Whitney eUpdate - Payroll Managers, Beware!:


In recent days and weeks, schemes have arisen in which a payroll employee receives an email from a company "executive" (really, a scammer with a slightly-fake email address) asking the payroll staff ...


Dorsey & Whitney's Intellectual Property Webinar Series: The Ins And Outs Of Design Patents (4/20):


Design patents are an often overlooked option for protecting a product offering. Design patents have been increasing in popularity in the fields of consumer electronic devices and user interfaces, ...


Intellectual Property Webinar Series The Ins And Outs Of Design Patents, 4/20:


Design patents are an often overlooked option for protecting a product offering. Design patents have been increasing in popularity in the fields of consumer electronic devices and user interfaces, ...


IP Due Diligence And Drafting In M&A Transactions, 3/15, Webinar:


Join Dorsey and Whitney Partners Liz Buckingham and Stu Hemphill for a practical overview of the critical issues to consider when conducting intellectual property diligence on a target's IP ...


EEOC Proposal Seeks to Expand Pay Discrimination Enforcement by Requiring More Data from Employers:


Under new rules proposed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"), companies with 100 employees or more would be required to report payroll data on all workers to the federal government ...


EEOC Releases Draft Retaliation Guidance:


On January 21, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") issued a draft guidance entitled, "PROPOSED Enforcement Guidance on Retaliation and Related Issues." The public has 30 days ...

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