Despite the risks involved, there are many legitimate reasons why companies decide to monitor their employees' social media activity.
In recent years, the single most investigated issue by the U.S. Department of Labor is whether workers categorized as "independent contractors" satisfy the very distinct standards for this category of workers under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Courts have struggled to find a concrete definition of "integral and indispensable"—leading to considerable uncertainty in employment policies and costly litigation.
Law enforcement is increasingly becoming a for-profit phenomenon, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce isn't happy about it.
Key decisions in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill litigation have highlighted the evolving legal landscape in assessing liability and financial responsibility in a major accident.
Although the new rules have a limited impact on the applicable Texas law regarding eminent domain, they do require parties to provide the RRC with more specific information in order for an applicant to obtain a pipeline permit.
While clients sort out the effects of current commodity prices, lawyers must consider how the drop in oil prices will affect demand for legal services across the state in 2015 and 2016.
Breakdowns in document retention put companies at incredible risk for penalties and sanctions from regulatory agencies and courts in litigation. It is important for every company to develop a policy that curbs that risk.
In some instances companies have to get aggressive to protect their brands, even if such moves prove unpopular. The resulting fallout is just a cost of doing business.
With employment eligibility audits of form I-9 employment eligibility verification records on the rise, these lax attitudes may turn costly.
A few months ago we gave tips on drafting non-competes. This month, we look at litigating them. When that decision needs to be made, all eyes turn to the GC. Here is a GC punch list.
While many have focused on the executive orders that address undocumented foreign nationals, the president also expressed a desire to revise immigration procedures for foreign skilled workers and professionals.
As part of the effort to combat and prevent fraud involving these nonimmigrant visas, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service utilizes a special investigative unit, which, among other things, performs site visits at petitioning employers' places of business.
We live in a phrase driven world. Often using a phrase as if on automatic pilot, not understanding the hidden or inadvertent meanings behind the phrase.
What can practitioners do to address this issue in copyright cases?
To minimize the total spend in patent cases is to take the offense early to encourage the patent holder to dismiss the suit or settle as early as possible on defense-favorable terms.
It's fitting that Cherry Hearn arrived at such an unorthodox company in such an unorthodox way.
These gatherings can invite unwanted sexual advances and potentially unlawful conduct.
Many noncompetes are difficult to understand, confuse employees rather than enlighten them and read as if they were written in the 1970s.
Nine months ago, Blake Brodersen left Scott & White Health Plan in Temple, where he had been assistant general counsel for more than 12 years, to become general counsel of Molecular Rebar Design, a young Austin company working with carbon molecules.
To make break-ups more straightforward and slightly less painful, employers should carefully review all provisions of their severance agreements with the following guidance in mind.
At least eight GCs attending the recent 2014 Legal Week Corporate Counsel Forum were asked about the greatest challenges facing in-house legal departments, and how the role of the department is changing.
Although working in-house was Julie Lennon's original plan when she went to law school, it wasn't until after almost 20 years in private practice that she finally made the move in-house.
The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission have encouraged companies to include FCPA audit rights as part of a robust compliance program. GCs tasked with drafting a right-to-audit clause should consider the following.