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Businessweek Reporter: BigLaw Is "Crash Landing"
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D.C. Court Wreaks Havoc on NLRB Pro-Worker Cases
Can You Be Fired for a Tattoo?
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Social Media Law Report - Who Owns Your LinkedIn Account, FTC Guidance on Social Ads, More...
Your Employer Doesn’t Own Your LinkedIn Account, and They Shouldn’t Try To
What You Need to Know About New Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez
Study Reveals Alarming Statistics On Theft and Employee Misuse of Company Data
As Expected, Noel Canning v. NLRB Headed to the Supreme Court
Marijuana in the Workplace
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Two Key Elements Every Social Media Policy Should Include
Corporate Law Report: Global HR, Textual Harassment, Working Interviews, and Other Workplace Issues
As Supreme Court Defines “Clothes,” Biggest Impact Will Be on Judiciary’s Deference to DOL
Sept. 6 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia talks with Bloomberg News bankruptcy columnist and editor-at-large Bill Rochelle about how a strategy backfired on the pilots' union at American Airlines. Bill also...more
We’re seeing huge increases in the number of RFPs corporate legal departments are issuing to try to get the best law firms, lawyers and service. But we’re not seeing huge increases in the quality or effectiveness of those...more
In the second half of the last century, BigLaw developed and then fine tuned its pyramided business model. The name of the game was leverage: put an increasingly large cadre of associates at the base of the pyramid, have...more
One of the most interesting and controversial laws taking effect in 2012 involves greatly increased penalties for the willful misclassification of employees as independent contractors. I litigated quite a few class actions...more
There are many differences between Canadian and UK employment law. This note sets out a précis of some of the issues that Canadian businesses may wish to bear in mind when establishing or furthering a commercial presence in...more
What law partners and Managing Partners of law firms forget about some times is that a law firm is a business. It is a business like any other business, it’s no different than an accounting firm or an electrical contracting...more
On 17 March 2011 the UK Government Equalities Office (GEO) published a new policy paper – “the public sector Equality Duty: reducing bureaucracy“. It shows a slight sea change, and a more light touch approach.
Do you employ temp workers? agency workers? If so you need to read this article! The new Agency Worker Regulations came into force on 1st October 2011 and are going to shake things up for employers and no doubt create many...more
The fact, rarely spoken of publicly, is that law firm partners are simply employees at will.
The issue is framed in the context of (1) a recent federal case in which a female partner was ousted by her partners and claimed...more
As Howrey slips beneath the waves and the likelihood that some other law firms may similarly dissolve, it is critical for every partner in a law firm in dissolution or on the brink of dissolution have a complete understanding...more
With the market for lateral law firm partners opening and with many law firm partners considering making a lateral move, perhaps for better opportunities, perhaps because the form has grown in a direction that does not...more
As the economy continues
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Successfully assimilating lateral hires is important
in all types of market conditions — years
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