Trial by Jury: Why It Matters in a Democratic Society
A Moment of Simple Justice - Stop Talking
Waldman: Stop Immunizing Websites That Allow Harassment
Busy Days For Voting Rights Advocates, Thanks to SCOTUS
A Moment of Simple Justice - Snitching Ain't Easy
Bringing a Lawsuit to Find Out What Happened and Why
A Moment of Simple Justice - Death by Cop
A Moment of Simple Justice - Ferguson & the Media
A Moment of Simple Justice - Revenge Porn
The Evolution of Informed Consent in U.S. Courts
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 71-World Cup Report-Part IV
Why Does BigLaw Have So Few Black Partners?
Friedman: Abramson Dismissal a 'Teachable Moment' for Companies
New Program Helps Women Lawyers Return to BigLaw
A More Perfect Union: Why Punish Russia for Crimea?
End Game in the Fight Over Same Sex Marriage?
Is Punishment Dead in America?
Annual Labor & Employment Update 2013
NYC Gifted Programs Should Rely on 'Math,' Lawyer Says
Coyle: Robert's SCOTUS Doesn't Respect Congress
Our company has been considering implementing financial incentives for employees to participate in biometric screening as part of an employee wellness program. Are there legal issues we should be...more
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requires health care providers and other businesses to protect the confidentiality of certain patient information. Last month in an unpublished decision, the...more
Must an employer obtain permission from the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario to access medical records held in the employer’s own file on an employee who filed a human rights complaint with the Tribunal? That question is...more
In recent weeks, New Jersey's primary whistleblower statute—the Conscientious Employee Protection Act ("CEPA")—has been the subject of increased judicial scrutiny....more
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment. An employer is required to make a reasonable...more
In the 1980’s the Supreme Court of Canada pre-emptively ended the development of a common law tort of discrimination. The case, Seneca College v. Bhadauria, stands out as one of the lost opportunities in the development of...more
In California, Arbitration Agreement Valid Despite Lack of Rules -
Why it matters: California employers scored a victory with the Peng decision, with the court making clear that a procedural error in failing to include...more
In an unprecedented move, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently dispatched 1,330 emails to the work and personal email addresses of current and former employees and managers of Case New...more
In This Issue:
- U.S. Supreme Court Issues Two Important Decisions Under Title VII
- Supreme Court Holds Lone Plaintiff’s FLSA Collective Action Is Moot When Claims Are Resolved Before Certification
The NLRB's controversial requirement that employers post notices informing employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act (as reported in our January and May 2012 FEBs) has been held unconstitutional by the...more
Kenneth Hatai sued his employer (CalTrans) and his supervisor (Sameer Haddadeen), alleging discrimination based on his Japanese ancestry and the fact that he was not of Arab ancestry like Haddadeen. The case was tried to a...more
In Hatai v. Dept. of Transportation, a California court of appeal upheld a trial court's decision to exclude "me too" evidence of discrimination from individuals outside of the plaintiff's protected class, but in doing so...more
As a resource to our clients, the Labor, Employment and Workplace Safety team at K&L Gates has summarized major legislative changes and key cases affecting employers in 2013 in certain key states in which we...more
In 2008, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) was amended, broadening the surveillance powers of the federal government with respect to communications outside of the United States. In Clapper v. Amnesty...more
On January 8, 2012, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas issued a ruling denying a preliminary injunction in a case involving the use radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags embedded in name badges to...more
A video clip from a policeman’s deposition may remain on YouTube because the city failed to justify why it should be taken down.
The City of Collinsville, Illinois, sought a protective order to remove the video clip, which...more
In EEOC v. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans (issued on November 20, 2012), the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, which is the federal appellate court covering Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin, ruled that a company did not...more
Our preview of the September term of the Illinois Supreme Court concludes with Hope Clinic for Women v. Adams. Although Hope Clinic arises from a constitutional challenge to Illinois’ Parental Notice of Abortion Act, the...more
Description of Super Injunctions as issued primarily in the U.K. and why First Amendment prior restraint prohibition has kept this phenomenon from crossing the Atlantic.
Originally posted at www.injunctionsblog.com ...more
If you are unsure how to comply with a court order or have been accused of contempt of court or are wondering what could happen if it is found that you did not comply with a court order, then you want to give this your...more
Quentin Bargate, Senior Partner and Head of Litigation at the City of London law firm Bargate Murray, comments on “Footballergate” the recent clash between the English Judiciary and Parliament, privacy incliding...more
Holmes v Petrovich Development Company, LLC Court of Appeal, Third District (January 13, 2011)
Typically, communications between a person and their lawyer are protected by the Attorney-Client privilege, even if they are...more
THIS DOCUMENT COVERS PATIENTS RIGHT UNDER TITLE 9-Title IV specifies conditions for group health plans regarding coverage of persons with pre-existing conditions, and modifies continuation of coverage requirements.
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: THIS DOCUMENT COVERS PEOPLE WITH HIV-WHO HAVE SPECIAL RIGHTS THEY SHOULD BE AWARE OF....more
New Jersey Appellate Division denies defendants' motion for leave to file an Interlocutory appeal of Trial Court's Order Denying Compelled Psychiatric Evaluations and Psychological Testing of Racial Harassment Plaintiffs...more
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