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LATEST NEWS AND STORIES

  • Supreme Court Investigation into Leaked Opinions Finds Nothing

    In May 2022, Politico published a draft opinion of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization on its website. It was the first known leak of a Supreme Court opinion. Chief Justice John Roberts vowed to investigate and find the culprits. In January 2023, the court released the results of its investigation: it found nothing.

  • Will Madison Square Garden Face Consequences for Blocking Lawyers From Banned Firms?

    MSG Entertainment, which operates Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall, is facing litigation from numerous lawyers because it banned their entry into these venues.

  • EEOC Issues Updated Guidance on Accommodating Hearing Disabilities

    In January 2023, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued updated guidance on how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to individuals with hearing conditions.

  • Apple To Audit Its Labor Practices

    A new Apple filing with the SEC reflects its intention to audit its human rights policy and workers' rights. The company said, "We plan to conduct an assessment on Apple's efforts to comply with its Human Rights Policy as it relates to workers' freedom of association and collective bargaining rights" by the end of 2023.

  • Unintended Impacts of Pay Transparency Laws

    The New York Times published an article examining the impact of laws requiring employers to include salary ranges in job postings. California's and Washington's laws just went into effect, while New York City and Colorado have had their laws in place for some time.

  • International Female Soccer Player Wins Action Against French Club Team

    As of January 1, 2021, FIFA, the international soccer governing body, began requiring all club teams to allow at least 14 weeks of maternity leave for players and to pay them a minimum of two-thirds of their full salary. In addition, club teams must reintegrate the players into their football activity and provide "adequate ongoing medical support."

  • Recent Settlements By FTC Reflect Some Of Its Reasoning Behind Proposed Ban on Non-Competes

    During the first week of January 2023, the Federal Trade Commission announced its legal action against three companies to force them to drop non-compete restrictions on thousands of workers.

  • Hamline Professor Fired After Displaying Prophet Muhammad Image

    Erika Lopez Prater taught global art history as an adjunct professor at Hamline University. Aware that many Muslims hold deep religious beliefs that do not allow for the depiction of the Prophet Muhammad, she tried to take steps to address those concerns prior to showing the image.

  • Viral Cautionary Tale: The Angry Text About Employee's Maternity Leave

    An attorney working for Zashin & Rich lost his job this week after his text about an associate's maternity leave went viral. The female attorney had recently returned from her maternity leave and notified the law firm about her decision to take another job a few days later.