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25 ABA Journal Employees articles.

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New refugees no longer welcome in Texas, governor says

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced in a letter released Friday that the state will not take new refugees under a federal…

Chemerinsky: It’s likely to be an amazing year in the Supreme Court
No U.S. Supreme Court term in recent memory has had more potential blockbuster cases on the docket than this one. The court is likely to dominate the headlines in May, and especially June 2020, with rulings on almost every major controversial area of law.
Chemerinsky: 2019 was all about setting up the blockbuster year 2020 promises to be
The past year was unusual in the U.S. Supreme Court because the justices handed down only a few blockbuster decisions but then filled their docket with a stunning number of cases of potentially great significance to be decided in spring 2020. Interestingly, the court could have taken many of these cases in the October 2018 term for decisions in June 2019, but it did not do so.
Suit accuses BigLaw lawyer of trying to rape an admin assistant and sending her explicit photos
Fox Rothschild has fired one of its lawyers after a lawsuit accused him of trying to sexually assault a legal administrative assistant and sending her a barrage of sexually explicit texts, some of which included pictures of his penis.
Equity partner at law firm wasn’t protected from mandatory retirement by federal age bias law, 8th Circuit rules
An equity partner at Armstrong Teasdale can’t sue under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act for his ouster under a mandatory retirement policy, a federal appeals court has ruled.
The role of counsel in preserving and protecting a closely held business

Many lawyers, accountants and business consultants advise closely held and family businesses. A critical time for these counselors occurs when the founder and sole owner starts to consider the role…

Federal judge reluctantly upholds reinstatement of engineer who defecated on train connector
A railroad engineer who defecated on a knuckle connecting train cars must get his job back as a result of an arbitration board decision, a federal judge has reluctantly ruled.
Country club seeks to hold waiter liable for allegedly spilling red wine on $30K handbag
A New Jersey country club sued for a red wine spill that allegedly damaged a $30,000 Hermès handbag is seeking to hold the waiter accountable.
8 ways to enhance workplace inclusivity through physical space and design
While it’s not far-fetched to speculate that changing office temperatures more than a few degrees in either direction could turn the thermostat into courtroom evidence, have entities that are committed to inclusion in the workplace considered whether a rise from 70 to 72 degrees might be enough to keep everyone more comfortable and increase overall productivity?
Employers’ job ads on Facebook discriminated against women and older workers, EEOC says
Two years ago, ProPublica and the New York Times revealed that companies were posting discriminatory job ads on Facebook, using the social network’s targeting tools to keep older workers from seeing employment opportunities. Then ProPublica reported companies were using Facebook to exclude women from seeing job ads.
ABA urges withdrawal of proposed rule that would expand religious exemption for federal contractors
The ABA is urging the U.S. Department of Labor to withdraw a proposed rule that would expand the type of federal contractors eligible for an exemption that allows them to discriminate in employment on the basis of religion.
French company held liable for death of employee after he had sex
The Court of Appeal in Paris has ruled that a French company is liable for the death of an employee who had a heart attack after sex with a stranger during a business trip.
What lawyers earn in 2019

In the decade since the Great Recession, wages for private lawyers have risen, with the average salary now at $144,230. However, digging deeper into a collection of data released in the last year-and-a-half shows the wealth is not being shared equally across gender, region, client type and practice areas.

A group of Harvard law students is trying to get rid of mandatory arbitration clauses

The People’s Parity Project launched in 2018, when the #MeToo movement began drawing attention to mandatory arbitration employment disputes involving sexual harassment and gender discrimination.

Firm settles suit alleging it solicited fake online reviews that tricked woman into becoming client

Kraemer Manes & Associates has settled a lawsuit claiming that a client got bad legal advice after she was tricked into hiring the Pennsylvania law firm because of fake online…

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