• Transgender Employees And Employment Discrimination

    Courts are split regarding the degree to which Title VII applies to transgender employees. Further muddying the waters is the fact that the executive branch under Trump – or in this case more specifically under Attorney General...

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  • Internet Entrepreneur Establishes Whistleblower Support Organization

    The public view of whistleblowers has dropped precipitously from its high point, which probably was around 2002, when three whistleblowers were named “Persons of the Year” by Time Magazine, says Los Angeles Times columnist Michael Hiltzik. More...

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  • Binding Arbitration Ban R.I.P.? Not In California

    The California State Assembly has, by a wide margin, passed a law banning mandatory arbitration clauses in employment contracts. This development comes on the heels of the Supreme Court’s decision in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis. What...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Littler’s Annual Survey Of Workplace Issues

    Littler’s seventh annual survey looks at the legal, technological and social issues having the greatest impact on the workplace. The year 2017, the report says, “began with employers eagerly expecting the new, business-friendly presidential administration to pare...

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  • Does Your Boss Own Your Brain?

    If a prospective hire approaches a company with a new business idea, that company’s lawyers must determine when the idea was developed, using what resources, and whether or not the prospective hire is subject to a “proprietary...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • NDA Ban Can Be Nullified By Complainant

    The state of New York has enacted several new laws that address sexual harassment. The prohibition against non-disclosure agreements has been well-publicized, but in a client alert, the Arent Fox firm points out an open question. It...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • $18M Award To Employee Fired After Arrest

    A jury found Allstate Insurance Co. liable for $2.6 million in actual damages, and nearly $16 million more in punitive damages to former employee, Michael Tilkey for firing him following an arrest that ultimately saw the dismissal...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • CA Supreme Court Cracks Down On “Contractor” Designation

    California ’s state supreme court has made it more difficult for employers to classify workers as contractors. It’s not only companies in the gig economy that will be affected by this decision,  because it is likely to lead...

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  • #TimesUp

    “It’s time to ensure that your company has a strong policy prohibiting sexual harassment in the workplace and that the policy is vigorously enforced,” writes Jennifer Robinson in this Today’s General Counsel column from the employment firm...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • Resource Alignment Is A Big Law Department Challenge

    A survey found that legal departments, despite increased demand for their services, managed to keep their spending flat last year. How they managed to do that breaks down to two broad strategies: Pressuring outside firms to keep...

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