For the fifth year in a row, U.S. employers have seen an increase in the number of wage-and-hour lawsuits filed against them in federal court, according to calculations by the Federal Judicial Center
Lydia Cruz-Moore didn't like the way her co-workers did their jobs, and she wasn't afraid to say so.
Terminating an employee is never an easy thing to do. But by paying careful attention to the termination letter and exit interview, HR professionals and in-house lawyers can help make sure the termination of a worker goes as smoothly as possible - and keep the potential for post-employment lawsuits to a minimum.
What could your company do to improve its data breach preparedness?
On March 25, 2013, The New York Times reported that the "world's largest law firm," DLA Piper, had been accused by a former client of a "sweeping practice of overbilling."
This is the debut installment of The Sanity Clause, column, we examine contract issues faced by in-house counsel.
Cybercrime is neither rare nor isolated these days. Every company with an online presence or even a connection to the Internet has become fair game.
Attorneys for companies across the U.S. continue to deal with litigation involving "patent trolls" on a regular basis, but recently the general counsel for one company has been taking an unusual step: Alan Schoenbaum, GC for Web-hosting company Rackspace, is going online to lay out his anti-troll strategy in public.
In a recent survey by AT&T, 49 percent of adults admitted to texting while driving. Distracted driving?driving while texting, talking on mobile phones or browsing the Web?causes accidents costing billions of dollars each year. When drivers use mobile devices behind the wheel of a company vehicle, their employers can get stuck with the bill.
Two top lawyer-executives at the Colt firearms manufacturing companies have filed wrongful discharge lawsuits against the legendary West Hartford, Conn., gunmaker, and are seeking millions of dollars in lost pay.