Human Resources

Why A Company Sued Its Own GC For Malpractice

The internecine dispute followed a period of cash flow problems and resulting difficulties in making payroll at the plaintiff finance company. The company then, at…

Walmart Loses Trade Secret Case, Ordered To Pay $115M

A California-based company alleged that Walmart agreed to try out its fresh food monitoring technology, then cancelled their agreement and rolled out its own version,…

Careless “Offboarding” Leaves Gaping Cybersecurity Hole

Insiders are the most common source of organizational breaches. That fact is well understood at this point, but a crucial subset of that broad category…

Amazon Strikes Back – Sues NY Over “Exorbitant” Covid Demands

Amazon has filed a preemptive lawsuit in federal court in the Eastern District of New York, asking for a declaration that New York attorney general…

Can Workers, Fearing Covid, Quit And Still Get Unemployment?

Shortly after taking office, President Biden issued an executive order asking the Department of Labor to instruct state unemployment agencies to allow workers to claim…

Death of Philly Cheesesteak Supervisor Triggers Covid Lawsuit

A supervisor at an Original Philly Cheesesteak plant was instructed to take temperatures of employees as they reported for work in early April, and the…

Proposed NY Law Would Regulate Hiring By Algorithm

Legislation proposed for New York City would require companies to disclose when an applicant for employment has been assessed by software. It would also require…

Associate GC, Fired After Insurrection Selfie, Files Lawsuit

The former associate general counsel of Goosehead Insurance, Inc., who was fired after posting a video of himself stating his beliefs outside the capital during…

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…