Federal Court Dismisses Employer’s Counterclaims in FLSA Lawsuit

United States Magistrate Judge Stephanie A. Gallagher recently granted an FLSA Plaintiff employee’s Motion to Dismiss Counterclaims filed by his Defendant employer. Detailed excerpts from the Opinion are presented below. Most importantly, the Court notes that cluttering FLSA lawsuits with the minutiae of other employer-employee relationships would be antithetical to the purpose of the FLSA. I. BACKGROUND…

New Federal Trade Secrets Law

The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 creates a federal cause of action for trade secret misappropriation. The Act became law on May 11, 2016. This law presents an additional recourse for Maryland trade secret owners who already may bring an action under the Maryland Uniform Trade Secrets Act (“MUTSA”). Under the Defend Trade Secrets…