With all the technological advancements over the past five to ten years, doesn’t it sometimes blow your mind that the FAX machine is a tool many businesses use on an everyday basis. In our brief interview, VLP Law Group Founding Partner David Goldenberg explains that simplifying this process is one of the first steps lawyers should take to creating a more efficient law practice. Goldenberg will be speaking as part of the Technologies for eLawyering session at the Legal Marketing Technology Conference West October 11th in San Francisco. Enter code “TechDayLXBN” for an extra $50 off.
Throughout my career I have worked with some fantastic leaders. I keep a little notebook where I write down interesting quotes, ideas and thoughts that I pick up from them from time to time.
Last week, a federal judge in Illinois showed us why employers may be wise to (lawfully) search for and use electronic communications involving an employee.
Here’s an interesting juxtaposition of two stories from over the weekend (if you consider a Monday morning story about football over the weekend to qualify temporally), the first this one from Saturday’s Wall Street Journal about the massive underfunding of state public employee pensions.
EEOC’s Multifaceted Effort to Aggressively Target Employer Policies Potentially Having "Disparate Impact"
As many of you know, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has been on an aggressive tear of late on a broad range of issues. In addition to upping its investigations of charges of individual “disparate treatment” discrimination, it is undertaking a number of new initiatives that show a renewed focus on facially neutral employer policies that may have a (frequently unintentional) “disparate impact” on protected classes of employees.
With the Presidential election just six weeks away, we have yet to see any of the major party candidates tackle employment law issues in detail. That, of course, is not surprising.
I see a lawyer about once a year. I don’t want to use his real name, so I will call him Sam. We spend only a few minutes together. But, in that short time, I learn from Sam all the wonderful things he has accomplished since the last time I saw him. He loves to talk about himself. In our short time together, he never asks what is going on in my life.
As the various forms of social media have become increasingly pervasive, employers have struggled with appropriate responses to employees’ use of the social media sites. One question in particular that has arisen is the extent to which employers can seek to regulate and even discipline employees’ use of social media to comment on the employer or their workplace.
In what has been perhaps the most telegraphed wind-up punch to hit employers in some time, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has finally weighed in on the issue of employer social media policies.