Recruiters are increasingly turning to social media to screen and recruit candidates. Jobvite’s 2012 Social Recruiting Survey found that 92% of respondents plan to use social media for recruiting. Often, recruiters are viewing and considering information that should not be utilized in the hiring process. LinkedIn is replete with information that should not be considered when searching for or selecting candidates.
As we continue our startup blog series, How to Select New Counsel and Manage Legal Fees, we focus on law firm size in the process of hiring an attorney. There is no “one size fits” for whether a startup company should select a big or small law firm. Strong arguments can be made for both. It is very important to prioritize your company’s needs, budget and comfort level.
LXBN TV: Why the Supreme Court Made the Right Call in Banning Life Sentences for Juveniles—LaszloLaw’s Jayme Moss
Lost in the shuffle of rulings on the Affordable Care Act and Arizona’s controversial immigration law, the Supreme Court issued a ruling banning mandatory life sentences for juveniles as it violates the Eighth Amendment forbidding cruel and unusual punishment. To explain why the Supreme Court made the right decision and the impact mandatory life sentences have had, we bring in Jayme Moss of Laszlo & Associates and their Boulder Criminal Law Advisor.
On the same day that a New York court decision requiring Twitter to produce user information went public, the company released its first ever Transparency Report. Going forward, this report will be issued on a biannual basis. The report provided a breakdown of requests for user information and content, by country, and compared the number of requests made by each nation and the percentage of queries honored by Twitter.
Mobile medical apps designed for use on phones and tablets are generally unregulated. In July 2011, the FDA published guidance indicating its intention to use the existing regulatory framework for a small subset of apps. It planned to scrutinize apps used as accessories to already-regulated medical devices and apps that use attachments to turn mobile devices into regulated medical devices.
Two weeks ago, out of the blue, two of the major health systems in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (where I live) announced they had signed a letter of intent to merge (they call it a joint venture, but they’re merging their executive officers and their boards). They even had a long but light on details press release to mark the occasion
Big Bank Litigation: Barclays Libor Scandal Securities Suit Filed and Other Financial Institution Litigation Developments
At the PLUS D&O Symposium in New York this past March, I participated on a panel entitled, “Financial Institutions Underwriting: Is it Safe to Come Out Yet?” The implication of the panel topic was that perhaps with the passage of the credit crisis, financial institutions might not be as big of a D&O underwriting risk as they had been perceived to be during the crisis. At the same time, the presentation of the title in the form of a question suggested that perhaps there might still be further risks ahead.
I recently read an article, ‘Gray Divorce’: Over 50, and Spitting Up, about the doubling of the divorce rate among those over 50 in the past 20 years while the American rate of divorce among other age classifications has declined. What is the reason for the increase in the rate of divorce of those over 50 and what can be do to prevent it?
Is obesity a “disability” entitled to protection under the Americans with Disabilities Act? As our nation allegedly gets more zaftig this question could take on enormous significance. (By the way, did you know that Marilyn Monroe really was not a size 14 but smaller than a size 2? It’s a fact! I am so disappointed. I loved the idea of a size-14 sex symbol.)
Who doesn’t love a good five-part series on Twitter? Don’t answer that. Today, we have the last installment from my presentation, which covers some frequently asked questions that I’ve gotten with regard to Twitter, as well as the questions that came in as I was preparing the presentation.