Russell Beck to Speak at West Coast Trade Secrets Conference

On Wednesday, December 2, 2020, Russell Beck will be speaking at Sandpiper Partners’ third annual program on trade secrets. The program, which will be held online, is titled “Trade Secrets: Protection, Enforcement and Litigation West Coast Conference." The one-day program starts at 2 p.m. PT on December 2, 2020. Registr...
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Nicole Gage Joins Beck Reed Riden LLP

November 19, 2020
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Beck Reed Riden LLP is pleased to announce that Nicole E. Gage has joined the firm. With over 20 years of experience in intellectual property counseling and litigation, Nicole adds breadth and depth to our team, particularly in the areas of trademark and copyright. Nicole's expertise seamlessly complements the firm's...
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Russell Beck to Speak at Sandpiper Partners on Trade Secrets

On Tuesday, November 17, 2020, Russell Beck will be speaking at Sandpiper Partners’ fourth annual program on trade secrets. The program, which will be held online, is titled “Trade Secrets: Protection, Enforcement and Litigation East Coast Conference.” The one-day program starts at 3 p.m. ET on November 17, 2020. Regist...
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Russell Beck to Speak at The Sedona Conference on Trade Secrets

On November 10, 2020, Russell Beck will serve as a Dialogue Leader for The Sedona Conference's Working Group on Trade Secrets. Russell will be speaking on a panel titled "Leveraging Internal Assets in the Governance and Management of Trade Secrets." The two-day annual meeting for The Sedona Conference Working Group 12 ...
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Russell Beck to Speak at PLI Trade Secrets Program

On Wednesday, October 28, 2020, Russell Beck will be speaking at Practising Law Institute’s program on trade secrets. The program, which will be held online, is titled “Advanced Trade Secrets 2020: New Risks, New Challenges & Emerging Solutions.” The one-day program starts at 9 a.m. PDT on October 28, 2020. More inf...
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Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Benefits Start January 1, 2021

Starting January 1, 2021, most of the benefits established by the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Law (“PFML”) become available to employees who work in the state. Specifically, as of that date, an eligible employee taking leave for any of the following reasons can receive pay during leave, which is offered b...
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Will Employers Always be Required to Permit Teleworking?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to employees when such accommodations are needed to permit employees to perform the “essential functions” of their jobs. However, an employee who cannot perform the essential functions of a job, with or without an accom...
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Nicole Gage and Jillian Carson Giving Presentation About Intellectual Property

On October 2, 2020, Nicole Gage and Jillian Carson will be panelists for a Boston Bar Association presentation titled "Introduction to Intellectual Property." The goal of the presentation is to provide an overview and introduction to the various types of intellectual property for new lawyers and law students. This pres...
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Russell Beck Presenting on Employee Mobility in the Pandemic Era

On September 23, 2020, Russell Beck will give a presentation titled: "Employee Mobility, Non-Competes, and NDAs: Protecting Trade Secrets and Customer Relationships in the Pandemic Era."  The complimentary webinar, presented by the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), will take place on Wednesday, Septemb...
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Bob Shea to Speak About Returning High Risk Employees to Work

Bob Shea will appear on a panel of experts assembled by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly titled "Legal Aspects of Returning High Risk Employees to Work." The free event will be held on Tuesday, September 15, at 10 a.m. ET on Zoom. More information and registration is available here. Anyone who is unable to attend the liv...
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U.S. Department of Labor Issues Guidance on Tracking Hours of Employees Working Remotely

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a tremendous rise in the number of employees working remotely. Also, many employees are spending parts of their “normal workday” on non-work matters, such as tending to childcare responsibilities and, as the school year starts, supporting remote schooling and/or modified school sched...
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Russell Beck and Hannah Joseph in the Boston Bar Journal on Protecting Trade Secrets

Russell Beck and Hannah Joseph's article about strategies to protect trade secrets while office employees are largely working from home was recently published by the Boston Bar Journal. Their article, titled "Protecting Trade Secrets During (and After) a Global Pandemic: Practical Tips for Employers" provides practica...
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Mid-Year Trade Secret Case Roundup and Legislative Updates

There have been several significant trade secret cases this year. In their "Trade Secrets - Annual Year in Review (2020)," which was accepted by the American Intellectual Property Law Association for its Virtual Annual Meeting, Russell Beck and Hannah Joseph summarize some of the key case holdings and legislative develop...
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