Lieff Cabraser Partner Dean Harvey Discusses the Expansion of Antitrust Law to the Employment Setting

Dean Harvey on Antitrust and Employment Cases

Workers are recovering millions after challenging illegal anticompetitive “no-poach” agreements between companies that restrict employee mobility and depress salaries. Dean Harvey, plaintiff attorney and partner at Lieff Cabraser, provides detail on the successful 2015 “High Tech” Employees class action suit against Apple, Google, Intel, Adobe, and industry giants that resulted in a settlement valued at $435 million, the largest resolution in history of antitrust claims in the employment setting, on either an aggregate or per-class-member basis. [Read more…]

Anne Shaver Speaks on Gender Equity in Tech at ABA National Symposium on Technology in Labor and Employment Law

Anne Shaver Speaks on Gender Equity in Tech at ABA National Symposium

Lieff Cabraser partner Anne B. Shaver will be speaking at the American Bar Association (ABA) National Symposium on Technology in Labor and Employment Law, taking place from April 11-13, 2018 at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square. Ms. Shaver will be featured on the panel titled “#TimesUp for ‘Brotopia’: Striving for Gender Equity in Tech” on Thursday, April 12 from 9:15-10:30am. [Read more…]

Tech General Counsel Need to Guide HR Departments to Avoid Major Crises

High tech employment discrimination, harassment

The Recorder (subscription) examines recent tech employment scandals and advises companies to have their general counsel “work more closely with human resource departments if they want to avoid…explosive discrimination allegations” seen so prominently in recent months. Calling out Uber and Tesla, the article makes it clear that if companies don’t work hard to improve their diversity numbers, complaints of discrimination problems are not going to go away. [Read more…]

Lasting Effects of the Silicon Valley No-Poach Case Spread

High-Tech No Poach Case

According to The Recorder, “The groundbreaking [High-Tech Antitrust] class action, one of the first to successfully apply antitrust law to employment activity, has ushered in a wave of similar suits targeting California animation studios, North Carolina medical schools, a mixed martial arts promoter and additional tech companies.” [Read more…]