Human Resources

The Decision That Has Shaped Privilege Law For 40 Years

This is the fortieth anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that “forever redefined the corporate attorney–client privilege,” writes Todd Presnell in his Presnell on Privileges…

$10M Fine For Ticketmaster To Settle Charges It Hacked Competitor

Under the terms of a three-year deferred prosecution agreement, Ticketmaster will pay $10 million to avoid prosecution for conspiracy to engage in computer intrusion, wire…

Trump Diversity Training Order Roils HR Depts, Triggers Lawsuit

An executive order prohibiting “divisive concepts” in diversity training has caused confusion and discord in HR and legal departments, and in some organizations, engendered some…

Remote Work, Employee Well-Being And COVID-19

The COVID pandemic has been a catalyst for changes in the workplace, none more consequential than the increase in remote work, which often means working…

Would Employers Get Sued Over Mandatory Vaccinations?

No Covid vaccine has yet been FDA approved, but some employers are already asking whether they will be able to establish mandatory vaccination policies for…

Executive Nostalgia For “Two Cans And A String,” Plain Talk Instead of PowerPoint

A panel of corporate secretaries and counsel expressed a growing sense of “videoconferencing ennui” and “zoom fatigue,” says an article in trade publication Corporate Secretary.…

U of Iowa Sued Over Alleged Racism In Football Program

In October, an attorney representing eight former University of Iowa football players demanded a $20 million payout for the plaintiffs and other alleged discrimination victims,…

“Snoop,” Not Hack, Hits The Mayo Clinic

Two putative class actions have been filed against the Mayo Clinic, following its announcement in October that a former employee had accessed the health records…

Former Abbott Labs VP Took Covid Trade Secrets, Company Alleges

In a lawsuit filed in the Northern District of Illinois, Abbott Laboratories has accused a former VP of “absconding to a competitor with Abbott’s confidential…

Is Internet Gaming Addictive?

Although gaming disorder was defined as an addiction by the World Health Organization in 2018, and that designation has been used as the basis for…

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