• Cybersecurity Risk With Seasonal Workers

    For many businesses, this is the season for rapid short-term hiring. There are risks that come with a hiring surge, and this post from RSA Security suggests some practices that will minimize that risk. Seasonal workers must...

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  • Protecting Investments In IP And People

    Companies are advised to pay attention to recent DOJ Antitrust Division initiatives to go after anti-poaching pacts between companies, including by way of criminal prosecutions. Non-compete agreements can subject a company to criminal fines of up to...

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  • Employees’s Unintended Cyber-Breach Is An Underrated Threat

    The threat of the rogue employee or the vengeful former-employee is a frequent subject of cybersecurity alerts, and it’s a real issue. But companies are more likely to confront another kind of insider threat: the clueless or...

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  • Investigations Post #MeToo

    The #MeToo movement has changed what’s expected from an internal investigation of a sexual harassment claim. Every situation and employer is different, but previous assumptions – notably assumptions about privilege and confidentiality – may need to be...

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  • Bullying Prevention Month Is No Joke

    A comedy film that has become now a cult classic was spot on when it came to portraying workplace bullying,...

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  • Unconscious Bias In The Workplace

    Unconscious bias in the legal industry may affect recruiting, work assignments, pitch opportunities, and selection of outside counsel as well as staff for internal projects. Before it can be eliminated, unconscious bias must first be recognized. In...

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  • Law Firm Fined $30K For Firing Pregnant Legal Assistant

    A Colorado law firm has settled a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for $30,000. According to a press release from the EEOC, the firm fired a legal assistant approximately ten days after...

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  • Proposed NLRB Rule Would Tighten Definition of “Joint Employer”

    The NLRB has proposed a rule that would tighten the definition of “joint employer,” essentially reversing the 2015 Browning-Ferris...

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  • 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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  • Is Asbestos Litigation Breathing Its Last?

    Hardly, but it appears to be on a downward trend, or possibly at “top of the bell curve” to be followed by “a long, slow, gradual decline,” according to Mark Behrens, a defense attorney and co-chair of...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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