Though it received much attention from lawmakers, a bill (S. 494) that would have protected federal employees who disclosed information about government wrongdoing stalled. It was approved by the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee but was never considered by the full Senate. The bill would have prevented reprisals against government workers who publicly released information regarding waste, abuse, or gross mismanagement in the federal government. Such abuses in relation to secret national defense information could have been disclosed to a member of Congress.
A company is not liable for injuries sustained in a vehicle accident caused by one of its employees. The employee, though driving a company truck, was acting outside the scope of his employment when the accident occurred because the employee was traveling to meet his wife on a purely personal errand.
A state appeals court has ruled that a company’s noncompete agreement is unenforceable because it is overbroad. The court ruled that the company has “no protectable interest in public information” and “cannot deem by fiat all information…acquired through employment is confidential.”