You might have missed it, but earlier this month, significant new restrictions when into place that govern when the driver of a car can use his or her cell phone.
Q: I have a question about a recent “60 Minutes” segment I saw about nepotism among members of Congress. As I understand the report, it said that there are some circumstances in which nepotism is legal.
The U.S. was founded on the premise that your right to freedom of expression is broad and irrevocable. That said, just because you can doesn’t mean you should. Case-in-point: A convicted arsonist who strode into a New York courtroom recently to attend his own sentencing hearing, wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with the phrase, “Snitches Get Stitches.”
I have two little ones, and my family’s favorite holiday is Halloween. But the injury attorney in me always experiences anxiety on Halloween night – and not from the ghouls and goblins.
With unemployment figures dropping and more people getting back to work, there are reasons to be optimistic about the labor market. However, the upswing in employment is not affecting all job-seekers equally. For workers who have been out of work for over six months (otherwise known as the long-term unemployed) prospects are as bleak as ever.
Will the Supreme Court Follow California’s Lead Regarding Reasonable Accommodations for Pregnant Employees?
The U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether to hear the appeal of Peggy Young. She wants the Court to decide whether, and in what circumstances, the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 (“PDA”) requires an employer to provide work accommodations to pregnant employees. If the Supreme Court decides to take this case, it might possibly follow California’s example in requiring employers to make reasonable accommodations for pregnancy.
A federal judge in the Southern District of New York ruled earlier this month that a former intern was not entitled to pursue her claim for sexual harassment under the New York City Human Rights Law (the “NYCHRL”) because she was not an “employee” under the NYCHRL.
Sometimes what makes for trouble seeing is just what we need. Sunshine in the morning is a great way to wake up, but hard to face when heading into work.
When it comes to competitive intelligence, gathering all the appropriate information is only half the battle. Once you have the intelligence, you have to sort it and present it in an impactful manner. Joining LXBN TV at the 2013 Legal Marketing Technology Conference West, Debra Baker of Legal Vertical Strategies explains the IRAC model for presenting competitive intelligence.
These days, scarcely a week passes without news of another law firm in decline. From high-profile names to less-known partnerships, the leaders of each face pivotal decisions. Some of these firms will restructure or otherwise embark on a turnaround strategy.