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Departing Employee Required to Transfer Social Media Accounts–Hyperheal Hyperbarics v. Shapiro

This is an ownership dispute over a departing employee’s right to use social media accounts and trademarks of an employer. The facts are somewhat atypical. Shapiro founded a company called Hyperheal Hyperbarics to provide “hyperbaric oxygen therapy”. In 2014, the … Continue reading

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Distribution of Employee Stock Awards in Washington Divorce

In a Washington divorce, the court must characterize the assets as separate or community property.  While categorizing some types of property are fairly straightforward, others can be more complicated.  Employee stock options, for example, are characterized based on when they … Continue reading

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NYC Hospital employee caught selling patients’s private information

Approximately 100 patients from Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn had their private information stolen  by a negligent employee. 52 year old Orlando Jemmott, a long time hospital employee working in the emergency room is accused of selling the health data … Continue reading

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Insurance Company May Be On the Hook for Negligent Hiring Claim After Employee Commits Sexual Assault

California insurance companies may try to avoid defending personal injury claims against an insured by arguing that the conduct does not fall under the insured’s policy. This can greatly reduce a plaintiff’s chance of recovering for their injuries, because many … Continue reading

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Employee final pay – five reminders

Five reminders about the timing requirements for providing final wages to employees: An employee who is discharged must be paid all of his or her wages, including accrued vacation, immediately at the time of termination. An employee who gives at … Continue reading

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