Labor/Employment

Conventional Investigative Tools and High-Tech Sleuthing

The year 2020 has certainly been one that none of us will ever forget. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every aspect of our society, and…

Trump Diversity Training Order Roils HR Depts, Triggers Lawsuit

An executive order prohibiting “divisive concepts” in diversity training has caused confusion and discord in HR and legal departments, and in some organizations, engendered some…

Remote Work, Employee Well-Being And COVID-19

The COVID pandemic has been a catalyst for changes in the workplace, none more consequential than the increase in remote work, which often means working…

Would Employers Get Sued Over Mandatory Vaccinations?

No Covid vaccine has yet been FDA approved, but some employers are already asking whether they will be able to establish mandatory vaccination policies for…

U of Iowa Sued Over Alleged Racism In Football Program

In October, an attorney representing eight former University of Iowa football players demanded a $20 million payout for the plaintiffs and other alleged discrimination victims,…

Former Abbott Labs VP Took Covid Trade Secrets, Company Alleges

In a lawsuit filed in the Northern District of Illinois, Abbott Laboratories has accused a former VP of “absconding to a competitor with Abbott’s confidential…

Remote Work, Employee Well-Being and COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a catalyst for fundamental workplace change globally; but at least in the area of remote work, the long-term implications might…

Is Internet Gaming Addictive?

Although gaming disorder was defined as an addiction by the World Health Organization in 2018, and that designation has been used as the basis for…

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…

Expect Pandemic-Related Addiction Among Employees

The coronavirus pandemic is dominating the news, but the current addiction epidemic is critical as well. In fact, the two are inextricably linked. Calls to…

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