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  • It Depends On How You Define Consensual

    In what is arguably the other big #MeToo trial, former PBS talk show host Tavis Smiley acknowledges having consensual sex with two female subordinates. PBS claims it was justified in taking him off the air and withholding...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • MeToo Has Changed Everything, From Workplace To M&A

    The breathtaking demise of celebrities may be the most dramatic result of the #MeToo movement, as Jerry Seinfeld once mused during an interview. “That’s an aspect of this unease we feel, that you just wake up —...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Global Warming In The Workplace

    Injuries and deaths aside, worker productivity is beginning to take a hit. According to one study, it decreases by two percent for every degree Celsius above room temperature. Employers who conclude potential effects will be negligible should...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Phishing Has Succeeded At More Than Half Of U.S. Organizations

    More than half of U.S. organizations were successfully phished in 2019, meaning they lost data, faced a credential or account compromise, or a ransomware...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • New Joint Employer Rule “Qualified Positive” For Employers

    The new joint employer rule, approved by the Department of Labor earlier this month, is a positive for employers, but practitioners expect a spate of litigation before its effect will be clarified....

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • 12 Years For Possessing Cell Phone In Jail

    The Mississippi Supreme Court has affirmed the 12-year sentence for a black man who brought a cell phone into jail after being booked for a misdemeanor. Authorities discovered he had the phone when he asked a jailer...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • MeToo Suit Can Proceed Against Prestigious Art Magazine, Not Alleged Perp

    A former intern and later employee of Artforum, the distinguished contemporary art magazine, accused its former publisher of persistent sexual harassment. Her claim was echoed by many employees and artists who’d come into contact with the accused,...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • Challenge To CA’s Women-On-The-Board Law Fails To Materialize

    A law that was expected to spawn a wave of litigation – and which even Governor Jerry Brown, who signed the bill in 2018, acknowledged might be challenged as unconstitutional – seems to be on track with...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • Have Algorithms Gotten A Bad Rap?

    Sendhil Mullainathan, a professor of behavioral and computational science at the University of Chicago, is the co-author of two studies that document the extent to which racial bias influences institutional decision-making. In one study, pairs of resumes...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • Years of ADA Shakedowns Alleged, And A Law Firm Settles

    A Silicon Valley law firm has settled a lawsuit alleging that it was shaking down small businesses by filing lawsuits for minor and in some cases bogus ADA violations and then extracting settlements.

    • Posted 6 months ago
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