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Eric Meyer
"How can I keep the white girl?"

[ Editor's Note: Because " Playing the Race Card " was already taken ] The title of this post is comprised of the seven poorly-chosen words from a Vice President of Operations at a Detroit casino right before the casino terminated a white...

Robin Shea
One word on political discussions at work: Shhh.

During this season of elections, it seems to be a good time to talk about political discussions in the workplace. It's also on my mind because I was interviewed about that subject this week for an article that will appear in a soon-to-be published...

Donna Ballman
Why Did The Lawyer Put This In My Contract?: Confidentiality

This will continue my attempt to explain some of the legal mumbo jumbo in your employment contract, and why the lawyers put it there. Today, I'll talk about confidentiality. You may see a sentence or two in your agreement that look something like...

Eric Meyer
Ethics charges for two lawyers over Facebook friending a litigant

It was bound to happen sooner or later... Mary Pat Gallagher of the the NJ Law Journal reports here (subscription required) that two NJ defense lawyers face ethics charges after their paralegal allegedly friended an attorney-represented plaintiff in...

Margaret (Molly) DiBianca
Employee's Tookus Antics Costs Him $2m

Jason Selch worked as an investment analyst for his employer for 10 years. The company went through multiple mergers and acquisitions and eventually was bought by a Bank of America subsidiary. After the BoA merger, Selch learned that his friend and co...

Edwin Hopson
Federal Court Rejects NLRB Challenge to State "Secret Ballot" Law

On September 5, 2012, U.S. District Court Judge Frederick J. Martone ruled that an Arizona state constitutional amendment addressing how employees choose a union was not on its face preempted by the National Labor Relations Act. The NLRB had filed suit...