Just last week, in the case GameStop Corp., a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) administrative law judge applied recent Board precedent and ignored contrary cases from federal courts to find an employer’s arbitration agreement was unenforceable because it waived the right of employees to bring class or collective actions.
The tragedy and pervasiveness of prescription drug abuse is well-documented. According to the latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health released last week, 1.9 million Americans used prescription painkillers for a nonmedical purpose for the first time in 2012.
Continuing a flurry of recent legislative activity (see posts here and here), the California legislature on Tuesday passed a bill requiring that California law enforcement agencies obtain a search warrant to compel the production of communications content (e.g., emails and social media messages) from providers of electronic communication services.
Wow! A lot has happened on this topic since our July 29, 2013 post! The developments over the last six weeks are significant because one city (Richmond, California) may be close to making a decision whether to use eminent domain to acquire underwater mortgages, while another (North Las Vegas, Nevada) has decided it will not use eminent domain to acquire underwater mortgages.
Yesterday began this series of five posts to highlight five developments from this past summer in the area of social media and employment law. In Part 2 today: are legislators acknowledging that they went too far with their “Facebook demand” laws, or are they simply refining the laws with the benefit of passing time?
With several states now moving forward with legalized medical or recreational marijuana regulatory schemes, how to obtain business financing remains a hurdle legal marijuana growers and distributers have yet to solve.
A young lawyer in private practice, even if an associate, is often anxious to prove his or her mettle in attracting clients. With a baby and a commitment that my wife, Lisa, would stay at home to care for our newborn daughter, we were energized to expand our income.
The Washington Post has published an interview with the now-confirmed commissioner of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Richard Cordray. We’ve excerpted some key highlights; the full interview is well worth reading.
Scott Greenfield (@scottgreenfield) writing on a law firm’s gaming Yelp ratings of the firm’s lawyers touched on a much bigger issue. That being the willingness of lawyers to breach their ethical obligations when it comes to Internet marketing.
Recently, a client hired me to conduct a survey of general counsel in a defined local market. The survey sought, among other things, to uncover the attitudes of general counsel toward a specific list of local firms.