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7 Questions With Susan Naftulin of Rehab Financial Group

The 7 Questions With… interview series will give you an inside glimpse into the lives of various individuals involved in the legal profession, but in very different ways. Today we’re exited to welcome Susan Naftulin,...more

Startups and the Beginning of the Employment Relationship - Who, What, When, Where, and Why?

WHO to Hire? Startup companies can reduce or eliminate future problems with employees through careful hiring practices. Best practices include...more

Supreme Court Expands Religious Discrimination Liability

Most employers know that Title VII prohibits discrimination against applicants or employees based on religion. They also know that Title VII requires employers to provide reasonable, religion-based accommodations to employees...more

Top 10 Bad Questions to Avoid When Interviewing a Job Applicant

When interviewing job applicants, there are good questions and bad questions. A good question seeks relevant and helpful information about the person applying for the job and about the applicant’s job qualifications...more

That is SO last week - July 2015 #2

Last week, The New York Times’ The Upshot blog covered a topic that has been one of our top concerns for a while: how big data can discriminate. The post followed a Carnegie Mellon University study that reported, among many...more

Fifth Circuit Fires at the Department of Labor with Colorful, Precedential Prose

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently slammed the United States Department of Labor with a finding of abusive conduct and ordered an award of significant monetary sanctions for bad faith, harassment, and abusive...more

Workplace Investigations

If you are an employer or HR professional and have not had to conduct a workplace discrimination investigation, consider yourself lucky, or possibly naïve. At some point every employer will be confronted with the employee...more

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Against Abercrombie In Headscarf Religious Accommodation Case

The U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the EEOC’s lawsuit against Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc., alleging that Abercrombie violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by refusing to hire a Muslim applicant, who wore a...more

Yahoo's General Counsel, Ron Bell, Talks with @HsuUntied About His Role as GC [Video]

Today, my special guest is Ron Bell, Vice President and General Counsel of Yahoo! Ron was very gracious to take the time to sit down with me at the Yahoo! headquarters to talk about what it’s like being the Yahoo! GC and the...more

FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 170-Yas Froemel and Facilitation Payments [Video]

In this episode I visit with Yas Froemel, a PhD student in Germany who has developed and academic interest in facilitation payments. We discuss her work, the Anti-Corruption Forum which she founded and her upcoming conference...more

Supreme Court Holds That Employers Do Not Need Actual Knowledge of an Applicant’s Need for a Religious Accommodation Before They...

The Supreme Court recently held that job applicants may hold their potential employer liable for intentional discrimination under Title VII if the applicant can show that his or her need for an accommodation was a motivating...more

Internal Investigations: The Three C’s – Confidence. Credibility. Cost.

In this issue: - THE THREE C’S — CONFIDENCE, CREDIBILITY AND COST - WHO CONDUCTS THE INVESTIGATION? - SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION - MINDSET AT THE OUTSET OF AN INVESTIGATION - THE NEED FOR...more

Stanford Law School Professor @MarkLemley Discusses Playing Video Games with @HsuUntied [Video]

Today, my guest is Stanford Law School Professor Mark Lemley (also Founding Partner of Durie Tangri and Founder of Lex Machina) who talks about playing video games. Being a full-time professor, a partner at a law firm and a...more

Henry Bushkin, Johnny Carson's Lawyer & Business Manager, Talks About Life with the King of Late Night [Video]

Today, my special guest is Henry Bushkin, who was Johnny Carson’s lawyer, business manager, advisor, confidante and author of the book Johnny Carson. I sat down with Henry in his apartment on the Upper East Side to talk about...more

Lawyer Nathan Sawaya Talks with @HsuUntied About His Life as a Lego Brick Artist [Video]

Today, my special guest is Nathan Sawaya who is a Lego Brick Artist. What started as a side hobby after working as a lawyer has now blossomed into a full time profession with millions of bricks. Even though Nathan has...more

Interview with James Koukios

Ed. Note-today I continue my series of interviews with people prominent in the FCPA space. Today is James Koukios, formerly a Manager in the DOJ’s FCPA unit, who recently went into private practice at Morrison & Foerster....more

FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 151-Glenn Lammi of the Washington Legal Foundation [Video]

In this episode I visit with Glenn Lammi of the Washington Legal Foundation who discusses the work of the WFL....more

FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 150-Tanya Otterstein-Liehs on the Process of Fitness [Video]

In this episode, I visit with Canadian fitness guru Tanya Otterstein-Liehs on her process approach to fitness, the need for a positive attitude in any job you perform and how she has been able to create a large clientele...more

Shane Glynn, Product Counsel at Google, Talks Base Jumping with @HsuUntied [Video]

Today, my guest is Shane Glynn, Product Counsel at Google, who is a base jumper. After learning how to parachute out of an airplane, he tried base jumping off a bridge and instantly became hooked. But despite the thrill of...more

Tips From The Inside: Stacey Constas, Senior Corporate Attorney, Standex International Corporation

In this installment of The In-House Advisor, we interview Stacey Constas, Senior Corporate Attorney / Corporate Governance Officer at Standex International Corporation, a global manufacturer of industrial components and food...more

On HsuUntied: @GuyKawasaki Talks Photography, Hockey, & His 10 Days of Law School [Video]

Today, my guest is Guy Kawasaki, the Chief Evangelist of Canva, an online, graphics-design service, Trustee of the Wikimedia Foundation, and former Chief Evangelist of Apple. Although my guests are normally lawyers, most...more

Do Witness Interview Memoranda Deserve Opinion or Merely Fact Work Product Protection?: Part II

Last week's Privilege Point discussed Lance Armstrong's unsuccessful attempt to discover witness interview memoranda government agents prepared during their civil investigation of Armstrong's misdeeds. United States ex rel....more

Did You Lose the Job Before You Even Met Your Interviewer? (Tips for a successful interview)

You are ready for your interview. You have done your homework; checked the website and prepared some pertinent questions to ask. However, before stepping into your interview, consider the complex system of verbal and...more

Jon Lindsey, Founding Partner at Major Lindsey & Africa, Discusses His Juggling Hobby on @HsuUntied [Video]

Today, my guest is Jon Lindsey, one of the founding partners at Major Lindsey & Africa, who shares his juggling hobby with me. Borrowing from his skills as a two-string stunt kite flyer, Jon originally learned how to juggle...more

How PLI is Using Gamification in Continuing Legal Education  [Video]

Feb. 25, 2015 (Mimesis Law) -- Anita Shapiro, president elect for the Practicing Law Institute, talks with Lee Pacchia about her organization's mission to provide lawyers with continuing legal education programs and how it is...more

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