The “ban the box” movement continues to sweep through state legislatures. These laws, which vary in terms of scope and detail, generally prohibit employers from requesting on applications information about applicants’ criminal histories. Recent legislation in two states applies “ban the box” prohibitions to private employers in the state.
Go Tell It On the Mountain, but Proceed with Caution at Work: When Does a Supervisor’s Religious Expression at Work Pose a Risk of Discrimination Claims from Other Employees?
Most employers are aware of the need to consider accommodation of employees’ sincere religious beliefs that conflict with a workplace requirement. We have previously published a Roadmap for handling such requests for religious accommodation.
The kids may be waiting for Santa, and everyone is waiting for Noel Canning, but the wait is over, more or less, for indications as when the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Department of Labor (DOL) may move on proposed “ambush election” and persuader rules, respectively.
Yesterday, the FTC held a workshop to discuss legal issues surrounding the blending of ads with other content in digital media — sometimes called “native advertising” or “sponsored content.”
Two recent U.S. appellate court decisions have clarified the extent to which the First Amendment protects the social media activities of government employees.
The City of Chicago’s approval of expanded tax-increment-financing industrial districts in the Englewood neighborhood last month probably appeared to be just another routine piece of local business. But behind that vote lay plans to expand a rail yard and the surrounding community’s fight to protect itself from increased air pollution and sickness.
Recently I was at a client coaching meeting with a very savvy rainmaker who, prior to his return to the law firm side, had been a GC for 15 years.
On November 15, 2013, the Chinese Government released “A Decision on Major Issues Concerning Comprehensive and Deepening Reform” (Decision), a reform manifesto drafted at the Third Plenum of the 18th Party Congress held during November 9-12.
Mergers and Acquisitions in Tech: Examining the Megatrends of Q3, 2013—and What They Mean for Q4 and Beyond?
With a quiet Q1 and Q2 in the technology M&A space, Q3 2013 brought a pleasant surprise with its surge of deal activity, making for a healthy (and busy) end of year for the sector and raising hopes that the momentum will carry into 2014, surpassing the prosperous 2012 numbers, and making next year the year of the tech deal.
Fracking Insider Readers: We are pleased to bring you the first volume of our Federal Legislative Roundup, including updates on three pieces of legislation currently under consideration in the House: “The Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act,” “The Federal Lands Jobs and Energy Security Act,” and “The North American Energy Infrastructure Act.”