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  • Looking Back and Looking Forward: Labor and Employment Trends for 2018

    January 01, 2018 |

    President Trump had an eventful first year in the labor and employment arena. With his first year in office now wrapping up, this is a perfect time to look back at how the Trump Administration's policies have shaped labor and employment law issues at both the federal and state level, and where we expect to go in 2018.

  • Employee Claims in Bankruptcy Pose Significant Liability Exposure

    January 01, 2018 |

    When a corporation determines to file for Chapter 11 protection, questions concerning the status of existing labor and employment agreements and viability of employee claims immediately arise. Indeed, there are litanies of potential pitfalls for companies that file for bankruptcy without strictly following the requirements of federal or state employment laws.

  • How to Avoid the Pitfalls of a Bad Sexual Harassment Policy

    January 01, 2018 |

    How can companies make sure they have sexual harassment policies in place to protect interests and employees? The authors talked to several attorneys about common pitfalls and the lay of the land in the corporate environment right now. Here are highlights from those conversations.

  • Employee Claims in Bankruptcy Pose Significant Liability Exposure

    January 01, 2018 |

    Lessons Learned From In re FPMI Solutions Inc.

    There are litanies of potential pitfalls for companies that file for bankruptcy without strictly following the requirements of federal or state employment laws. This article discusses the requirements and how to meet them.

  • Workplace Bias and Gender Pay Equity in Silicon Valley, 2017

    December 01, 2017 |

    It was only a couple of years ago that a jury rejected Ellen Pao's gender discrimination claims and rendered a defense verdict in favor of her former employer, a prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firm. Now, issues of bias and pay equity are again taking center stage, with almost daily media reports about Silicon Valley's gender problem and a continuing list of companies and notable Silicon Valley figures being taken to task with allegations of inappropriate conduct toward women.

  • The Challenges of Regulating Employee Speech

    December 01, 2017 |

    In this article, the authors discuss some recent controversies involving employee speech and the laws governing employers' ability to regulate and respond to disruptive speech in the workplace.

  • Internal Whistleblowers

    December 01, 2017 |

    Scotus Review of Dodd-Frank to Change the Landscape

    On June 26, 2017, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Digital Realty Trust Inc. v. Somers, to review a U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit decision regarding SEC whistleblowing protections. The Court's ruling is highly anticipated, as it will clarify the landscape for whistleblower protections.

  • Employment Attorneys See Business Gains Amid Weinstein Scandal

    December 01, 2017 |

    The heightened awareness of sexual harassment in the workplace has resulted in a surge of client calls to plaintiffs attorneys who litigate such claims.Meanwhile, defense attorneys, bracing for more litigation, said they are fielding more calls from corporate clients that want training conferences and advice on how to handle internal complaints and internal investigations.