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Microsoft employees demand cancellation of contracts with ICE

With pressure mounting on the Trump administration's family separation policy, Microsoft employees have joined the fold. As first reported by the New York Times, more than 100 of the company's staff have signed an open letter to CEO Satya Nadella
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EMs: Canary in financial coal mine?

From: Buisness-standard By Kenneth Rogoff Recommended by: business-standard Even if any emerging-market bond meltdown remains contained, recent jitters ought to be a wake-up call, even for advanced economiesAre brewing exchange-
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Score yourself a sweet new mobile phone contract deal in April has unveiled a range of new deals across their leading handsets, with fantastic prices on big data tariffs.  SEE ALSO: Huawei goes camera crazy with the new P20 Pro This includes the brand new Huawei P20 and P20 Pro, which many
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Fixed-term contractual employment: A small move in the right direction

From: Buisness-standard By Mahesh Vyas Recommended by: business-standard Last week the Union government took a baby step in the right direction. It made it easier for industry to hire labour contractually for a fixed, implicitly
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HR’s Role In Protecting Company Trade Secrets

On May 11th, President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (“DTSA”) into law. It is an amendment to the Economic Espionage Act and provides a new, federal court civil claim for acts of trade secret misappropriation that
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Court Decisions Now Mixed on Worker Arbitration Clauses

As I think about all of the agreements with arbitration provisions that I’ve drafted for clients over the years. ***wipes brow, tugs collar, clutches pearls***  Certain arbitration agreements may blunt certain federally-protected
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Is The Uber Deal A Step Toward A Third Worker Classification?

The ride-sharing company Uber recently announced a preliminary $100 million agreement to settle claims alleging that it improperly classifies its workforce as independent contractors. Because the settlement involves the foremost business entity in
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Landed a new gig Heres what you need to know before signing any noncompete agreement

From: Mashable By Nellie Akalp Recommended by: Mashable Image: Sofie Delauw/Getty ImagesCongratulations, you’ve been offered the jobs of your dreams — now just sign away any future career prospects for the next several years and
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Got a Fee Dispute? Here’s How A Judge Will Decide

There are two purposes of every contract: To protect the “reasonable expectations” of the parties. To compensate one or more parties for “damages” caused by “reasonable reliance” on those expectations. Your
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Answers to last week's quiz (#430)

This person was a teenager in New York when he started selling clothes from the trunk of his Volkswagen. At the age of 20, this person opened a basement shop called People's Place, which grew into a small chain of stores. Name him.Tommy Hilfiger.