Here is an overview of some of the most pressing and exciting employment law issues to watch in 2014, with an emphasis on issues that global companies in particular can expect to see..…more
Forget the negative things you may have heard about the latest generation of employees. Millennials – young adults born after 1980 now entering the workforce – are more educated, more concerned for others, and less interested in…more
When it comes to year-end planning, what's the one thing most small business owners don't do but should?
That's the question we put to attorneys writing on JD Supra, knowing that the diversity of insights would make for…more
Whether in-house or outside counsel, here are five basic skills that start-ups actually need from their lawyers..…more
D.R. Horton v National Labor Relations...
Full text copy of the Dec 3, 2013, 5th Circuit Court of Appeals decision in D.R. Horton v NLRB, overturning a previous NLRB ruling on worker arbitration agreements in what is being described as "a big win for employers."…more
Today, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued their much anticipated decision in D.R. Horton v. NLRB, overturning an earlier National Labor Relations Board ruling on worker arbitration agreements that was at the heart of…more
The law firm business model is designed for clients who can afford law firm fees, which most start-ups, frankly, cannot. A small fraction of those clients’ needs are cutting-edge legal issues. Thus, the exposure to novel issues…more
The value provided by the in-house general counsel for all companies, and also by the associate, assistant and senior counsels for larger companies, is the provision of proactive legal services, as opposed to reactive legal…more
The FDA order against 23andMe to stop genetic testing shows that in the balance between regulation and innovation, innovation will never prevail if the innovator fails to properly manage its relationship with the regulator.
Sometimes a legal dispute inspires the creative within. This is exactly what happened when I read about GoldieBlox Inc. suing Beastie Boys and producer Rick Rubin. As you may have seen in the press, GoldieBlox seeks declaratory…more
The FDA order against 23andMe to stop genetic testing shows that in the balance between regulation and innovation the FDA occasionally must address an age old debate..…more
Google glass will impact ediscovery in two ways. The first is evolutionary: there is no doubt that courts will deem non-privileged, relevant electronically stored information (ESI) on these devices as a discoverable type of…more
How might a young associate make a positive impression on partners in their new law firm? What to do to make a meaningful impact and stand out in ways that matter?
For a perspective on this oft-asked question, we turned…more
Google glasses could impact the food industry in two ways. It could feed a growing consumer demand to know more about its food and it could better enable federal agencies to gather evidence during an inspection…more
Goldieblox, Inc. v. Island Def Jam...
An action for declaratory and injunctive relief to establish the rights of a toy company, GoldieBlox, in connection with a parody video set to the tune of the Beastie Boys’ song “Girls.”…more