The EEOC has recently made policing employers’ use of credit checks on employees a big priority of theres. But, it hasn’t gone well for the commission. It didn’t go well when they sued Kaplan Education for their use of credit checks as a hiring screen—and it really didn’t go well when they decided to appeal the decision.
With any innovative technology, there’s bound to be some growing pains. With the IRS recently deeming Bitcoins property, and not currency, this could certainly fall into that category—though many have said it’s much worse. Still, there is some good to this.
Appropriately managing employee social media use can be a sticky subject for employers. They have to balance between taking the necessary steps to protect themselves and making sure they’re not infringing any of their employees’ rights.
Driverless cars, undoubtedly, will be the greatest advancement in automobile safety ever—and it’s not even going to be close. The amount of lives this technology will save is unfathomable. But sometimes, new technology doesn’t always work perfectly. So if there’s an accident involving a driverless car, who’s liable?
Data breaches, almost more than any other legal arena, have become a breeding ground for class action lawsuits. So in the wake of the Heartbleed bug, companies are more wary than ever of legal liability from data breaches caused by the bug.
There’s boung to be a good deal of gray area with any new piece piece of legislation. No matter how clearly defined things seem to be, sometimes it takes some litigation to figure everything out. The same holds true with the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act, which was enacted in September of last year.
Technology enables companies of all types—law firms included—to work what can affectionately be described as “black magic.” “So what’s behind this?” “Oh, some new technology.” But while, in some places, technology’s impact is hidden, in others it’s obvious: and that’s the case—at times‚with technology and the law, where data has helped lawyers provide better client service to the clients they have and make better pitches to the clients they don’t.
In a video that’s a bit different than what we did with the rest of our coverage of the 2014 Legal Marketing Association Annual Conference, we turned this interview over completely to our guests. Panelists Michael Hertz of White & Case and Deborah Grabein of Andrews Kurth recap discuss whether or not top-level executives can lead the way in making law firms more social.
The key to nullifying about any concern is to proactively put a plan in place that dramatically decreases its chances with happening. That is especially true when it comes to social media for lawyers and law firms. In speaking with LXBN TV at the 2014 Legal Marketing Association Annual Conference, Randall Craig of 108 Ideaspace explains how law firms can nullify concerns over risks and time commitment.
Whether you’re selling legal services or Girl Scout Cookies, relationships are an invaluable part of bringing in money. In speaking with LXBN TV at the 2014 Legal Marketing Association’s Annual Conference, Frank Ellis of Silverback Advisors explains how something called ‘account centricity’ can help law firms better serve their clients.