When we blog about employment law issues, it is usually on something like an unfortunate employee who lost his job for testing positive for cannabis in the workplace — despite marijuana being legal in his state.
In the past, we’ve explained the DOL’s test for whether employers must pay their interns. Put simply, public employers and qualifying not-for-profit entities do not have to pay their interns.
Our lives are becoming more and more connected to technology. Without even thinking about it, spouses may have digital or virtual assets with value to the community estate that should be considered in the division at divorce.
In an age when there seem to be theories for everything, the practice of law in law departments seems to be without any foundational theories.
Embarking on an international M&A transaction can be an exhilarating time for any company, although there are a host of business and legal issues involved in choosing an appropriate target.
A recent report estimates that the ”cost of cybercrime includes the effect of hundreds of millions of people having their personal information stolen—incidents in the last year include more than 40 million people in the US, 54 million in Turkey, 20 million in Korea, 16 million in Germany, and more than 20 million in China.”
Thanks to action by Congress – something we don’t get to say often, these days – it will soon once again be lawful to “unlock” your cell phone so as to use it with a different carrier.
Justice Department Issues Proposed Rule That Would Require Movie Theaters to Provide Captioning and Audio Description Listening Devices
On Friday of last week—the day before the ADA’s twenty-fourth anniversary—the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a proposed rule that would require movie theaters with digital screens (and possibly those with only analog screens) to show movies with closed captioning and audio descriptions (if available), and to purchase equipment that would allow the transmission of such information to moviegoers with hearing or sight disabilities.
Choosing your health care power of attorney is an incredibly important decision, as the person you authorize — known also as an agent — will be able to make important decisions on your behalf if you can no longer communicate or become medically incapacitated, as in the instance of a coma.
As we have recently noted, and as many employers have probably bemoaned a time or two, sometimes it feels like the legal concept of “reasonable accommodation” has little to do with real-world notions of what is reasonable, particularly when courts are telling employees they might have to allow admitted employee theft as such an accommodation.