Th Supreme Court’s nationwide legalization of same-sex marriage was the conclusion of a long and hard-fought fight. But while the fight has reached its conclusion, there’s a lot ahead on the road to equal rights for LGBT individuals.
The intersection of legal marijuana use and employment decisions is always an interesting and dicy place. That was illustrated recently by a Colorado Supreme Court case in which a Dish Network employee was fired for off-duty medical marijuana use.
Non-compete agreements have been in the news quite a bit recently—and whether it’s more the cause of it or the response—we now have legislation proposed by two lawmakers, the MOVE Act, that would cut down on their use if enacted. But, will it be?
The current cable television model isn’t going to be around forever—that much is clear. But even with the advent of Netflix, HBO Go and a multitude of other platforms, cable’s still putting up quite the fight, with a recent lawsuit between ESPN and Verizon FiOS being an example.
In a case that is highly technical, but very meaningful, the Supreme Court recently awarded financial institutions a big victory in Bank of America v. Caulkett, a case deciding whether or not that debtors in Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases cannot “strip off,” or completely void, junior mortgages that are underwater.
“Why does RadioShack ask for your phone number when you buy batteries?” is a question that was once asked by Kramer in Seinfeld. Now, we have the answer—that data is pretty valuable, as evidenced by the bankrupt company’s efforts to sell it off in an attempt to pay down its debt.
The fight for a $15 minimum wage has been a big source of news across the country. It’s been a tough battle in some places, but in others, the hope is a reality—and Los Angeles is one of those places as the city council there voted last week to gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour.
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Bruce Jenner’s recent announcement that he is making the transition to being female has brought discussion around transgender individuals to the forefront—and that includes discussion of treatment of such individuals in the workplace. Obviously, employers want to make all the necessary accommodations, but sometimes it’s not clear what those should be.
It isn’t completely unusual for two competitors to register the same trademark—especially not when they’re developing similar products. But you don’t usually see it when one is simply looking to troll another. Yet, that may be what we have with ESPN and Gawker’s Deadspin.
The Supreme Court agreeing to take up Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins is flying under the radar a little bit—probably more than it should given its potential impact. While the case revolves around the Fair Credit Reporting Act, its reach extends toa number of other areas—including privacy and data security.