Posts tagged with 'legal'
Dramatic Changes Are Transforming the Legal ProfessionRead the rest of this entry »
The business of lawyering is undergoing a transformation that is as dramatic as it is still little recognized even by many in the profession.
As has been the case with so many other sectors of the economy, the COVID pandemic accelerated changes already occurring. Most obvious has been the rapid deployment of technology in ways that few in the field would have predicted even as recently as the beginning of …
Supreme Court Extends Employment Protection to LGBTQ WorkersRead the rest of this entry »
Monday, the US Supreme Court ruled that the Civil Rights Act protects gay and transgender workers from employment discrimination.
It is a decision that extends the protection nationwide and affirms a practice we at Green Key Resources have always followed.
“At Green Key Resources, equal employment opportunity has been, and will continue to be a fundamental principle,” said Adina Goldman, Director of Human Resources. “We’ve always been committed to a …
Offshoring Legal Work Is a Fast Growing TrendRead the rest of this entry »
Outsourcing legal work has been around for so long now that calling it a trend seems a stretch. Even some of the largest law firms will farm out document review and litigation support.
Offshoring this work is, however, legitimately called a trend.
Outsourcing administrative and routine legal paperwork to paralegals is not an uncommon practice. Nor is outsourcing research and legal analysis. Temp firms with a legal specialty division routinely …
All Employers Now Liable Under NY State's Broadened Discrimination and Harassment LawsRead the rest of this entry »
The New York States legislature last week adopted a series of changes to New York's anti-harassment and discrimination laws. Expected to be approved by the Governor, the amendments expand the protections of employees to all businesses regardless of size and removes a defense to harassment claims long relied on by employers.
An alert issued Monday by the Seyfarth Shaw law firm details the changes cautioning employers that some of the …
Employers Scrambling to Comply With New Jersey Pay LawRead the rest of this entry »
In the year since New Jersey passed one of the toughest -- if not the toughest -- equal pay laws in the nation, employers have scrambled to comply.
The New Jersey Law Journal calls the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act, "Unprecedented in breadth and scope in pay disparity claims." It makes it unlawful to pay members of a protected class (as defined by New Jersey, which is substantially …
New York City Law to Require Accommodation Dialogue and ReportRead the rest of this entry »
A little noticed change to New York City's Human Rights Law will take effect October 15 that will have "profound consequences" for employers there.
The change requires employers operating in the city to engage in a dialogue with employees requesting an accommodation because of religious beliefs, disability, childbirth, domestic or sexual violence or stalking.
In an analysis of the amendment to the law, Littler attorney Eli Freedberg explains that it …
Your LinkedIn Post Can Get You Into Legal TroubleRead the rest of this entry »
As practically everyone of working age in the U.S. knows, LinkedIn is the place to be if you're serious about your career. Having an active presence there is a critical -- some might say -- indispensable part of building your personal brand.
But, as Liz Vevea and her current employer, Citi-Cargo & Storage Co., discovered to their dismay, what you post on LinkedIn about your new job can get you …
Employers Need to Prepare For the EclipseRead the rest of this entry »
On August 21 the first solar eclipse in the U.S. since 1979 will occur. It will be visible throughout the contiguous 48 states, part of Mexico and much of Canada. However the path of totality, where the moon will entirely cover the face of the sun, will be only about 70 miles wide, stretching from Oregon to South Carolina.
As exciting as the eclipse will be -- millions of eclipse …
Labor Law Tips Every Manager Should KnowIt may be tempting to resolve a serious discipline problem by terminating the miscreant on the spot. Don't do it. Instead, send the guilty party home with instructions to report to HR the next morning.Read the rest of this entry »
That's the advice of Paul Trimmer, an employment attorney with Jackson Lewis. He was one of some two dozen attorneys offering advice and updating hundreds of HR professionals on the status of labor law at …
You Can be Fired For What You PostHR managers, says the Society for Human Resource Professionals, have to explain to employees that their actions on social media may not just be offensive, but can cause them to lose their jobs. While some states have laws …![endif]-->!--[if>![endif]-->!--[if>![endif]-->!--[if>![endif]-->!--[if>Read the rest of this entry »