Human Resources

Legal Dept. Heads Surveyed About Remote Working

Attorneys Joshua I. Rothman, Ralph A. Dengler, and Robert S. Pickens of Venable surveyed in-house counsel across a range of industries to see how […]

Legal Pitfalls of the Virtual Workspace

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The pandemic has reshaped the American workplace. While many employees have been gradually returning to the office, “teleworking” remains prevalent. According to a February […]

AI Cure For ESG Woes Can Be Worse Than The Disease

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Artificial intelligence is widely regarded in the financial industry as the only realistic solution to the massive compliance burden of ESG (environmental, social & […]

In High-Stakes Biometric Coverage Battle, Players Await A Key Decision

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The Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) has spawned numerous lawsuits since it went into effect in 2008, and some big settlements. Depending on […]

18-Wheel Headache: Risk Management & Coverage Challenge For Trucking Companies

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Economic and political factors that are peripheral in much of the liability insurance market are having an outsized effect on the trucking industry. In […]

$15M For “Passing Around” An Article, And No Insurance Coverage

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An investment advisory firm that subscribed to a trade publication found its articles so useful it “passed them around,” rather than purchasing subscriptions for […]

Will Insurance Cover Companies That Facilitate Employee Abortion Travel?

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In states that have banned or sharply restricted abortion since the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision, many companies have said they will help employees who […]

Iowa Football Culture Investigation Gets Out Of The Box

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It’s become a common refrain, says Todd Presnell in his  Presnell on Privileges blog. Student athletes at a university claim mistreatment. University commissions internal […]

Sexual Harassment Wake-Up Call For Construction Industry

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A settlement between a Seattle-based HVAC contractor and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) highlights what the EEOC maintained in a hearing earlier this […]

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 […]