• As Robotics and AI Transform Work, Legal Must Play Key Role

    “The unstoppable march of disruptive technologies” is transforming the workplace, often evoking fear in both employers and the workforce, write the authors of this Today’s General Counsel article. Employers fear operational changes and an uncertain regulatory environment,...

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  • Overlooked Criteria For Your Next In-House Hire

    Based on an informal survey of general counsel from multiple industries, the author lists the most important criteria to use when hiring for the legal department, aside from credentials, work experience, and references. Cultural fit tops the...

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  • Did Iowa’s Governor Keep A Sexual Harassment Suit Under Wraps Before Election?

    Shortly before her election in November, the administration of Iowa Republican Governor Kim Reynolds okayed a highly unusual settlement of a pending sexual harassment lawsuit, before it had even been filed. (Reynolds, a former lieutenant governor, was...

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  • Retaliation Is Common Despite Anti-Retaliation Policies

    Anti-retaliation policies are pervasive in U.S. corporations but retaliation is pretty common too, according to a blog on the Converscent site. Most such policies have little impact because they go unread or are quickly forgotten after being...

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  • Protecting The Corporate Jewels: Digital Forensics In Internal Investigations

    Digital forensics, in particular as applied to internal investigations of potential trade secret theft or improper use of proprietary data, is an area of labyrinthine complexity, but some principles are clear enough. In this article, James Vaughn,...

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  • Which Attorney Jobs Pay The Most?

    A recent survey broke it down by type of attorney, from the top two (“Law Firm Partner”) to the bottom (guess). General counsel came in at number two. The numbers, compiled by Payscale Inc. and based on...

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  • Temp Worker Injuries Sure To Get The OSHA Fisheye

    The agency’s working assumption is that temporary workers are at increased risk for work-related injury and illness, in part because they are sometimes left out of safety training and safety assessments. That means, explains this post from...

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  • Old Sexual Violence Charges Won’t Derail This Career

    Boxing may be one of the last big-time careers where an old sexual assault allegation – or sometimes even a conviction, as in the case of Floyd Mayweather – can be “slipped” like a weak left jab....

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  • Combating Internal Fraud

    Organizational fraud, said to be costing on average about five percent of revenue, is by definition difficult to detect. There is no typical fraudster profile. On the contrary, fraudsters often have the ability to “build a false...

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  • #MeToo And Federal Law: Will The Courts Ever Catch Up?

    There is a disconnect between what courts have deemed actionable workplace behavior under sexual harassment law and what, because of the #MeToo movement, has been widely recognized as behavior that is unacceptably discriminatory and oppressive. With few...

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