Publication: Corporate Counsel

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Don't Delay When Paying a Departing Employee

Yes, you know it’s important to pay employees, and that applies even when they quit or are fired. A recent class action filed against Apple Inc. alleges, among other things, that the company didn’t give employees who were leaving their final paychecks ... [Published Corporate Counsel - 1 hour ago]
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When It's Good to Have Older Workers on Board

There’s a lot of age discrimination out there in the world of employment, but Christina Stoneburner of Fox Rothschild raises a new question: When is being an older employee actually more desirable for the workplace?She uses a Fox Rothschild attorney as ... [Published Corporate Counsel - 1 hour ago]
Entities: Workers, Lawsuit
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 1 reports

Settlement Ends Long-Rolling Skee-Ball TM Dispute

An intellectual property fight over the arcade game Skee-Ball has ended with a confidential settlement and licensing agreement that will enable the operators of a hipster-happy “Brewskee-Ball” league to continue its Skee-Ball tournaments at bars in Brooklyn, ... [Published Corporate Counsel - 6 hours ago]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated 17 hours ago - 1 reports

Where Have All the Unpaid Internships Gone?

Stock“It’s not what you know; it’s who you know.” Today’s college and graduate school students seeking employment opportunities in a difficult job market would probably agree with this maxim. Historically, students and graduates have used internship programs ... [Published Corporate Counsel - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Entry-Level Accountants and the FLSA

Sorry accountants, but your professional designation makes you a full-on professional and thus excluded from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Gena Usenheimer of Seyfarth Shaw explains that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held, ... [Published Corporate Counsel - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

Click to Resolve: Moving Mediation Online

Mediator Charlie Irvine makes the case for online dispute resolution in a recent post on the Kluwer Mediation Blog . “If precedent is anything to go by, it would be foolish to bet against the forward march of technology,” he says, and urges mediators ... [Published Corporate Counsel - Jul 26 2014]
Entities: FaceTime, Video Chat, Skype
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

To Keep Unions Away, Play Fair

The United Auto Workers union and others are stepping up their organizing efforts, says Foley & Lardner senior counsel Michael Groebe. On Labor and Employment Law Perspectives , Groebe offers tips to help companies wanting to keep unions away.First, Groebe ... [Published Corporate Counsel - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Class-Action Waivers in Calif. and Beyond After 'Iskanian'

In June the California Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated decision in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation of Los Angeles . In its already controversial opinion, the court held that its prior decision in Gentry v. Superior Court , which had held that ... [Published Corporate Counsel - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Aereo's Next Opponent: The US Copyright Office

What if Aereo Inc. is right and the U.S. Copyright Office is wrong?The little upstart that had the chutzpah to challenge the goliath television companies by streaming supposedly free over-the-air broadcasts to customers lost its case in the U.S. Supreme ... [Published Corporate Counsel - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

The Bathroom: Not the Best Place for a Time Clock

Last week, the New York Daily News reported that workers at a Chicago faucet company were disciplined after exceeding their allotted bathroom time of 30 minutes per week, or six minutes per day.The article says that to monitor their employees’ bathroom ... [Published Corporate Counsel - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Looking to Rewrite Music Copyright for the 21st Century

The U.S. Copyright Office is soliciting further input for its study on the efficacy of the music-licensing system in the digital age as record companies, publishers and other players in the music industry suggest various changes to this key aspect of ... [Published Corporate Counsel - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

A Trade Secrets Road Trip Across 50 States

Employers and in-house counsel constantly are looking for ways to protect their proprietary information. Questions on enforcing noncompete and nonsolicitation agreements rarely have easy answers, especially for companies operating in multiple jurisdictions. ... [Published Corporate Counsel - Jul 24 2014]

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...by Steven Marks, RIAA's digital business chief and general counsel, and Susan Chertkof, RIAA's business and legal affairs senior vice president. "However, as a possible path forward, we would like to engage with our colleagues to explore whether stakeholders could agree to replace current Section 115 with a modern, efficient blanket license that would cover all the rights implicated when musical works are used as part of music products offered to consumers in the 21st century."
...unnecessary hardship if they find themselves automatically enrolled in a plan in which they do not wish to participate," the organizations wrote. "In addition, the automatic enrollment requirement is redundant, expensive and unnecessarily burdensome for employers without increasing employees' access to coverage."
TS: I recently spoke at Columbia. I told them, "You'll do yourself a disservice if you don't always question why." I'm a huge believer in working in-house. It strikes the right balance...
"GM knew about the safety defect for years, did not report it as required by law and did not take action to protect Americans from that defect until earlier this year. As a result of NHTSA's engagement, all of the GM vehicles with defective ignition switches have been recalled for replacement of the defective ignition switches. The results of NHTSA's timeliness investigation and GM's own internal investigation into the Chevrolet Cobalt recall, led by former U S Attorney Anton Valukas, showed at all levels of the organization [that] GM's decision making, structure, process and corporate culture stood in the way of safety at a time when airbags were failing to work properly in millions of GM products."

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When It's Good to Have Older Workers on Board [Published Corporate Counsel - 1 hour ago]
Don't Delay When Paying a Departing Employee [Published Corporate Counsel - 1 hour ago]
Settlement Ends Long-Rolling Skee-Ball TM Dispute [Published Corporate Counsel - 6 hours ago]
Where Have All the Unpaid Internships Gone? [Published Corporate Counsel - Jul 29 2014]
Entry-Level Accountants and the FLSA [Published Corporate Counsel - Jul 28 2014]
To Keep Unions Away, Play Fair [Published Corporate Counsel - Jul 26 2014]
Click to Resolve: Moving Mediation Online [Published Corporate Counsel - Jul 26 2014]
Class-Action Waivers in Calif. and Beyond After... [Published Corporate Counsel - Jul 25 2014]
The Bathroom: Not the Best Place for a Time Clock [Published Corporate Counsel - Jul 24 2014]
Looking to Rewrite Music Copyright for the 21st... [Published Corporate Counsel - Jul 24 2014]
Aereo's Next Opponent: The US Copyright Office [Published Corporate Counsel - Jul 24 2014]
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A Trade Secrets Road Trip Across 50 States [Published Corporate Counsel - Jul 24 2014]
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