Human Resources

Could the Workers’ Comp “Grand Bargain” Fall Apart?

A trial court ruling in California, taken to its logical conclusion, would mean that a person who contracts Covid from a company employee would be […]

On Appeal, Plaintiffs Lose Again On Business Interruption Claim

The Eleventh Circuit is the second federal appeals court to rule against a plaintiff with a Covid-related business interruption claim. In this case the court […]

Board Diversity Lawsuits Are Not Faring Well

The recent dismissal of two shareholder lawsuits alleging failure to promote board diversity continues an increasingly unmistakable trend, writes D&O expert Kevin M. LaCroix in […]

Latest Hollywood Covid Insurance Dispute; $100M For “Mission Impossible”

In the latest of a flood of claims that began early last year, the production company working on the latest in the Tom Cruise “Mission […]

New Ransomware Ploy: Bribe An Employee

A San Francisco-based cybersecurity company says it managed to establish communication with a ransomware group that had been contacting employees of some of its clients […]

New, Tighter, Restrictions On Non-Competes In Illinois Reflect A National Trend

A bare bones law prohibiting non-compete agreements for low-wage workers in Illinois has been dramatically augmented by amendments signed into law by Governor J.B. Pritzker […]

George Mason Law Prof Who Had The Virus Sues Over Vaccine Mandate

A law professor at George Mason University has sued university officials over the school’s mask and vaccine policies. Plaintiff Todd Zywicki alleges they violate both […]

Synthetic Talk Is Cheap But It Can’t Be Free, Say Critics

The revelation that 45 seconds of what appears to be the voice of the late Anthony Bourdain in the movie Roadrunner was generated by a […]

Sacked By A Robot, Say Former Amazon Workers

Drivers in Amazon’s Flex delivery service are being monitored, graded and in some cases fired, by artificial intelligence, according to an article in Bloomberg. Algorithms […]

Five Out Of Six Voters Would Sharply Restrict Solitary Confinement

In a recent survey of 2,487 registered voters by the Program for Public Consultation (PPC) at the University of Maryland, a significant majority of respondents […]

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