Discrimination comes in all forms. In our 2011 entry on the dismissal of an EEOC suit against Bloomberg, we noted that Karen Lockwood, a senior female partner in Howrey, a Washington D.C. firm and then president of the D.C. Women’s Bar Association, made a distinction between discrimination and unconscious bias: “Law firms are way beyond discrimination… Problems with advancement and retention are grounded in biases, not discrimination.”
After two recent snowstorms and with temperatures dipping to record lows in the region, it is clear that winter is well underway here in the Delaware Valley.
Sure seems that way. The above and below are slightly different questions than the one I posed the other day: Why did Tyson Recall, but Foster Farms Not?
Readers of this blog will no doubt notice (in posts here, here, here and here, for example) that my passion for employment law is matched only by my love of the New York Yankees. (I leave to others to debate whether that is a character flaw; Red Sox fans need not chime in, however.)
2013 was a big year for Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank whistleblower developments, with a whopping $14 million bounty award from the SEC standing out as the most impactful. But if there’s just one thing to be learned as we head into 2014, it’s that enforcement officials are just getting started. But if there’s more, and there is, we bring in attorney Steve Pearlman to LXBN TV to explain it all.
For centuries, we’ve ingested magic elixirs in pill and syrupy forms to cure whatever ails us and to ward off future illness. Hard scientific evidence of efficacy may have been lacking for these nostrums, but lingering doubts fell sway to the testimonial charms and hard-sell tactics of proverbial snake oil salesmen.
Warning that “it would be foolish, if not irresponsible, for plaintiffs to store truly private or confidential information on electronic devices that are carried and used overseas,” District Court Judge Edward R. Korman dismissed a challenge to Department of Homeland Security policies allowing searches of electronic devices without reasonable suspicion at the border.
On January 10, 2014 the Supreme Court granted certiorari in two patent cases, one copyright case, and a fourth case that may have implications for federal trademark law.
The Constitutional standing of President Barack Obama’s National Labor Relations Board recess appointments heads into murky waters as the Supreme Court heard the oral arguments in the NLRB v. Noel Canning case on Monday morning.
Thinking about terminating an employee who recently came to work for you? You may be feeling relatively safe. After all, he’s an “at-will” employee and things just aren’t working out.