Labor/Employment

Why Employers Are Vulnerable To “Take-Home” Covid Lawsuits

It’s a growing litigation niche that could generate billions in liabilities, following a pattern that became familiar in asbestos litigation. These cases allege company liability “even though the plaintiff…

“Disturbing Images”: A Beleaguered Content Moderator Sues YouTube

The same lawyer who won a $52 million settlement earlier this year for a Facebook employee is representing a woman who did similar content moderation…

Tesla
Tesla Wins In Ruling Vs Ex-Employee

In the latest turn in a protracted legal battle, a federal judge dismissed a defamation claim by a former Tesla employee, while allowing the company’s trade secrets case…

Elevator Repairmen Allege Years Of Blatant Racism On The Job

It’s inherently dangerous work, but when it also includes confronting things like “noose” graffiti, the n-word scrawled playfully backwards, racist insults and clueless or actively…

Pandemic Underscores Need To Insure Intangible Assets

A recent joint report from Lloyd’s of London and KPMG finds that as much of 85 percent of total business value in many industries now…

How In-House Counsel Can Protect Trade Secrets

As bring-your-own device policies proliferate and digital storage becomes cheaper and more prevalent, it gets easier to pilfer trade secrets. Whether intentional or unintentional, it…

Employers Hit With Covid-19 Wrongful Death Lawsuits

An increasing number of families of employees who have died of Covid-19 are filing lawsuits against employers. The key question in many of these suits…

Accused Of Abetting Child Slave Labor, Two U.S. Companies Challenge Alien Tort Ruling

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by Cargill and a U.S. subsidiary of Swiss-based Nestle SA, over whether U.S. companies can be…

Tracking A “Wave” Of Covid Lawsuits Vs Employers

There have been more than 300 Covid-related lawsuits filed in U.S. courts since the beginning of the year, according to a tracking project by law…

Gen Z Joins the Workforce

A fresh crop of entry-level workers is about to join the workforce. “Generation Z” is currently the term most accepted to define those born in…

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