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On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA).  Among other things, the DTSA provides immunity to individuals who disclose trade secrets in the course of  a whistleblower retaliation lawsuit, provided the trade secrets are filed under seal, or who disclose trade secrets to the government and/or an attorney solely for the purpose of reporting or investigating a suspected violation of the law.

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These days, news of the latest data breach - whether involving a local “mom and pop” store or a national retailer - is constantly breaking.  If it seems like breaches are becoming more and more common, it’s because they are.  Much more, as it turns out.

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Harter Secrest & Emery LLP is excited to partner with All Covered and Dell SonicWALL to host “Cyber Threat Update Luncheon: A View of Recent Developments on the Cyber Risk Front from the Legal and Technical Perspectives”. This complimentary presentation and luncheon starts at 11:00 am on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at Harter Secrest & Emery’s Rochester office.

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After much discussion and negotiation, New York State passed a Paid Family Leave Benefits Law on April 1, 2016. Click below to view a webinar hosted by HSE Labor and Employment Attorney Luke P. Wright addressing what this law entails and the actions that employers should consider taking today, before the law goes into effect.

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Big changes are in store for employers in New York State.  On April 4, 2016, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed off on legislation to implement scheduled wage hikes that will eventually raise New York’s minimum wage to $15.00 per hour over a period of several years. The amount and pace of the increase will vary based upon geographic location within the State.  The increase represents a compromise between Governor Cuomo, who sought a faster rise to the $15.00 per hour mark, and the Senate Republicans, who pushed for more time for employers to adjust to a rising wage. 

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