Work Matters Blog

L&E Plaintiff Lawyers Served Treat From Fifth Circuit

By Michael P. Maslanka |

For employment lawyers, this case is like double frosted chocolate cake: Rich and deliciious. Here are two yummy bites.

Is Document Review Void of a 'Modicum' of Legal Judgment?

By Michael P. Maslanka |

Remember the name David Lola. He may have started something of a revolution in legal services.

Be a Passionate Advocate, but Know When to Say 'I'm Sorry'

By Mike Maslanka |

A sincere, heartfelt and authentic apology goes a long way.

Say 'Yes' on Learning How to Say 'No'

By Mike Maslanka |

Having a hard time saying "no" to requests at work, or in general? I know I always have. After all I reason: "If I say no, then I may not be asked again."

Learn to Listen to Find Resolution, Avoid a Fight

By Mike Maslanka |

Lawyers should seek to resolve conflict. The costly war of litigation and trial is, like surgery, the course of last resort.

Performance Reviews: Good Idea or Worthless?

By Michael P. Maslanka |

Do performance appraisals really work? Depends on your objective.

Fifth Circuit Throws a Wrench in Retaliation Claim Format

By Michael P. Maslanka |

A complainant needs more than just belief that someone is violating the law for their complaint to be considered protected activity.