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On November 6, 2015 By sdotzel November 2, 2015
And the 2015 award for most influential class of wage equality spokeswomen goes to — Hollywood actresses. Patricia Arquette’s passionate Oscar acceptance speech this past February demanding gender wage equality was met with cheers, standing ovation, and increased conversation on the topic around the country. More recently, the Sony hack revealed a huge pay [...]Continue Reading →
On November 2, 2015 By bjacobs November 1, 2015
For emerging tech companies like Uber or Lyft and established behemoths like Amazon alike, maintaining their classification of a subset of their workers as independent contractors is crucial. Such classification allows these corporations to keep their costs down and limit their liabilities. For the former, in fact, their business model virtually depends on this arrangement.
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As an increasing number of employees use social media like Facebook and Twitter to communicate with their coworkers, the NLRB has recently issued a series of rulings and advisories that seek to protect employee rights in a social media context. Employers often seek to discourage employees from posting comments that reflect negatively on [...]Continue Reading →
On March 19, 2011 By Andrew Harline March 18, 2011
In this age of ubiquitous communication, some people can’t seem to pry themselves away from a Blackberry keyboard, while others loath the dreadful pings and relentless LED notifications that invade their leisure time. Employees identifying with the latter group could find relief once state and federal courts begin to rule on a new class of [...]Continue Reading →
In the news…
Class-action plaintiffs claim Disney stiffed highly-paid financial analysts on overtime pay.
Laws governing sports agents under fire for repeated failure to enforce its provisions.
Facebook’s new location-based service “Places” gets mixed reviews from users regarding privacy implications.
Activision comes under fire in California for Continue Reading →
On July 29, 2010 By Mark Donnell July 29, 2010
Lane Kiffin can’t catch a break. Not that he deserves one. On Monday, the Tennessee Titans joined in on the Lane Kiffin bashing with the rest of the state of Tennessee by filing suit against Kiffin and the University of Southern California. This came just days after Titans head coach, Jeff Fisher, publicly [...]Continue Reading →
In a complaint filed this week, Cassandra Marie Smith of Roseville, Michigan, alleges that she was “constructively discharged” because she failed to meet the “discriminatory and illegal requirements” demanded of a “Hooters Girl.”
Under a different set of facts, this case might make a bit of sense. Suppose Ms. Smith drank a few [...]Continue Reading →
Thirty-year study underway to research link between cellphone use and negative health effects.
iPad potential taken to new heights as concert pianist performs on device at symphony hall.
Case of lost iPhone prototype may result in criminal charges.
Live Nation’s merger with Ticketmaster instills fear [...]Continue Reading →
On November 4, 2009 By Casey McLaughlin July 22, 2010
In an effort to protect people’s genetic information from exploitation, President George W. Bush signed the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) into law on May 21, 2008. The Act forbids insurance providers from denying medical coverage to otherwise healthy people because they have a genetic predisposition to a particular disease, and [...]Continue Reading →
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