• 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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  • Women in Porn Dispute Win Copyright – And $12.7 Million

    Twenty-two women who claim they were duped into participating in porn videos have won their case in California state court. In addition to $12.7 million in damages, a judge has awarded them copyright to the work. The...

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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,...

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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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  • $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...

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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...

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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...

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  • #MeToo Two Years Later: Some Unintended Consequences

    Consciousness has been raised, and training and reporting procedures have improved, but some new laws have had mixed results, writes Littler attorney Helene J. Wasserman in this Today’s General Counsel article. Settlement short of trial has become...

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  • Unions Strike Back

    After decades of declining strike activity, 2018 proved to be an active year, with workers in both public and private sectors taking to the streets. This happened despite the fact that in 2018 the density of union...

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  • Ohio Lawsuit Puts “Sheltered Workshops” Under Scrutiny

    An obscure section of a 1938 fair labor standards law is allowing employers to pay thousands of disabled workers astonishingly low wages, according to an analysis from FairWarning, an investigative news organization that covers consumer, workplace and...

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