• 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....

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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...

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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 2 weeks 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 1 month 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...

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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 2 months ago
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  • $10M Settlement In Riot Games Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

    Riot Games, a $1B-plus company owned by Chinese technology firm Tencent, has agreed to a $10 million payout to approximately 1000 women who worked at the company over a period of five years. Allegations in the gender...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Insurance May Cover Allegations Related To Sexual Abuse

    Claims against companies related to sexual abuse – such as negligent hiring or negligent supervision and negligent retention – are becoming more common. Because the underlying act is often intentional and abhorrent, companies may assume their insurance...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Legal Battle With Ex-CEO At Barnes & Noble Is A Study In Privilege

    The CEO of Barnes & Noble was accused of sexual harassment by an executive assistant, triggering an investigation under the aegis of the company’s general counsel. The CEO was then fired, without severance pay, and rancorous litigation...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Workplace Shootings: The Three Ps

    It’s a possibility that unfortunately these days cannot be discounted. With that in mind, the author of identifies three essential components of a strategy...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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