Human Resources

Zero For 2: Scathing Dismissal Of Uber Race Bias Complaint In CA

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A federal judge in the Northern District of California, for the second time, has dismissed a putative class action alleging racial disparity in the termination […]

How To Respond To Whistleblower Demands

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The company receives a letter from a former employee, alleging the company has engaged in a financial fraud and demanding a seven-figure payment, or else […]

Clinical-Trial Fraud Gets DOJ’s Attention

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Speaking at a recent conference, a Department of Justice official warned against the dangerous consequences of clinical-trial fraud and said it’s become an enforcement priority.  […]

In-House Legal At Google Touched All The Bases, But Still Lost On A Privilege Claim

When it hired a consulting firm to get advice on fending off unions, Google’s in-house legal department was careful when it wrote the retention letter, […]

Global Rundown Of AI Law & Regulation

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2021 was an active year for for policy proposals and legislation related to artificial intelligence and automated technologies, says an annual review from law firm […]

Keeping Valuable IP When a Key Employee Jumps To a Competitor

Keeping Valuable IP When a Key Employee Jumps To a Competitor

What steps can a general counsel take to ensure that valuable intellectual property stays with the company when a key employee departs for a competitor? […]

Employers Fear Never-Ending Liability Chain From Take-Home Covid Lawsuits

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A California appeals court has allowed a wrongful death lawsuit to proceed against an employer in a case where the deceased was not an employee, […]

The 500-Pound Retaliation Case

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Possibly the most widely read legal story of the new year involves a custom auto repair shop employee who had a falling out with his […]

“Sigh Of Relief” As Supreme Court Takes Up PAGA Case

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With the Supreme Court granting certiorari in Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana, California employers “who have been plagued by the filing of boilerplate PAGA […]

Gig Work Showdown Looms In ‘22

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In November 2020, California’s Proposition 22 passed with 59 percent of the vote, enabling companies like Lyft, Uber and Instacart to classify their drivers as […]