Join us for a breakfast briefing on March 27 in Palo Alto for an update on the latest trends and regulations impacting multinational employers in Latin America. Hear from leading practitioners in five key LATAM jurisdictions – Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Venezuela – as we address hot topics that employers are facing right now

President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act into law on Wednesday, adding another layer of protection for companies’ trade secrets and garnering near-unanimous support in Congress.  So what’s in this legislation that managed to bring the parties together, and more importantly, what does it mean for employers?  Here are 5 key takeaways from the DTSA.
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Conducting a layoff can be a difficult and delicate process.  The first step in any layoff is to determine which employees will be terminated.  In the current business environment, the last thing any employer wants is an employee bringing suit!  So, how can employers start off on the right foot to avoid a lawsuit by a disgruntled former employee?
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For many, Texas brings to mind images of cowboy boots, belt buckles, and, of course, oil.  Unfortunately, the collapse of oil prices has forced many companies in Texas to cut labor costs through reductions in force.  Conducting a RIF, while attempting to avoid future liability, can raise a variety of questions.  How do we choose which employees to include in the RIF?  What notices must we give to employees?  What do we need to consider when issuing final pay?  Do we need to provide employees with severance?
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