Hiring/Talent


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    How generative AI could alter the staffing mix in legal departments

    The emerging tech will result in more data-focused hires and lawyers becoming a minority on in-house legal teams, a KPMG global leader predicts.

    By Feb. 20, 2024
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    Republicans say proposed rule would disincentivize apprenticeships

    The lawmakers’ complaints focus on administrative requirements, including mandatory disclosures and required adoption of a time-based model.

    By Kathryn Moody • Feb. 20, 2024
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    Curbing risk while lowering costs using remote attorneys

    As long as the right structure is in place, general counsel can take advantage of lower-cost legal work outside the United States without imposing outsized risk, a legal executive says.

    By Feb. 15, 2024
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    Court won’t enforce arbitration agreement because employee signed ‘No refused’

    The employee’s continued employment wasn’t enough to compel arbitration because the agreement expressly required her signature, the 11th Circuit said.

    By Laurel Kalser • Feb. 5, 2024
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    EEOC commissioner schools Mark Cuban on Title VII hiring practices

    In a series of tweets, Andrea Lucas noted that characteristics like race and sex “can’t even be a ‘motivating factor’” in hiring.

    By Ginger Christ • Feb. 1, 2024
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    Legal chiefs, diversity officers view DEI differently, survey finds

    “The lack of alignment in the C-suite could pose new challenges for organizations in communicating and acting on their IE&D-related positions and values,” the Littler report said.

    By Jan. 25, 2024
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    CEOs don’t want to hear how smart you are, former United chief tells GCs

    Chief executives want their top lawyer to be their trusted adviser on achieving goals and avoiding pitfalls, Oscar Munoz says. 

    By Jan. 25, 2024
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    76% of companies link pay to ESG performance in rising trend

    The biggest companies are weaving ESG into pay incentives despite a backlash against the use of sustainability as a metric for corporate performance.

    By Jim Tyson • Jan. 24, 2024
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    Conservative approach called best way to meet independent contractor test

    Erring on the side that your workers are employees, not independent contractors, is the safest way to protect against challenges under the upcoming 6-prong federal rule.  

    By Jessica Mach • Jan. 23, 2024
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    Deputy GCs most likely to be identified as legal chief successors

    Managing counsel are more likely than senior counsel to let management know of their interest in becoming a general counsel, a report about aspiring GCs found.

    By Jan. 23, 2024
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    DOL: Beyond Yoga contractors to pay over $1M in wages, damages to garment workers

    Additionally, the Office of the Solicitor secured a consent judgment against Good Cash and Premium Apparel entities, imposing a $200,000 civil money penalty for violating the Fair Labor Standards Act.

    By Zoya Mirza • Jan. 9, 2024
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    Deep Dive

    6 in-house legal trends to watch in 2024

    AI, labor, antitrust, bankruptcies, women GCs and cross-collaboration are among the headlines in-house counsel can expect this year.  

    By Lyle Moran and Robert Freedman • Jan. 9, 2024
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    DOL independent contractor final rule announced, will take effect March 11

    The rule largely tracks the agency’s October 2022 proposed rule, adopting a six-factor, “totality-of-the-circumstances” framework for analyzing worker-employer relationships.

    By Ryan Golden • Jan. 9, 2024
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    What Congress’ new attempt to strengthen age bias laws means for employers

    The Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act would restore the “mixed-motive” test struck down by a 2009 U.S. Supreme Court decision.

    By Ryan Golden • Jan. 8, 2024
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    Wells Fargo workers in Delaware file for union election

    Wells employees at several branches nationally have made clear their intent to unionize. Late last month, a branch in New Mexico became the first to vote to do so.

    By Gabrielle Saulsbery • Jan. 5, 2024
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    New York likely to pursue noncompete ban again in 2024

    Not only do Democrats possess firm control of the state Legislature, but the governor could introduce her own proposal that would be attached to the state budget.

    By Jan. 4, 2024
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    UPS will pay $150K to settle claims it fired diabetic employee after he asked for breaks, EEOC says

    In addition to the payment, it agreed to train the HR department on how to properly respond to a request for a reasonable accommodation.

    By Laurel Kalser • Jan. 4, 2024
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    80% of businesses plan to track office attendance this year, survey finds

    Whatever incentives they use (or don’t use), employers are on track to force a nearly complete return to the office by the end of this year.

    By Emilie Shumway • Jan. 2, 2024
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    Nearly 90% of in-house lawyers are dissatisfied with their jobs, survey finds

    A growing percentage of in-house attorneys also are seeking new roles, including at law firms, according to a report from legal talent provider Axiom.

    By Dec. 20, 2023
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    EEOC inks $90K age discrimination settlement for 49-year-old rejected for sales job

    Despite the provisions of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, commentators have long described age discrimination as one of the more persistent forms of workplace bias.

    By Ryan Golden • Dec. 19, 2023
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    Opinion

    The rise of the head of legal role

    Some organizations are looking to bring in a leader who is narrowly focused on navigating risk, compliance and legal-specific matters.

    By Anna Gorodetsky • Dec. 14, 2023
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    2023 will be remembered as a big year for employment law

    Issues stemming from pay transparency, size discrimination and return-to-office policies remain in flux as in-house counsel look ahead to 2024.

    By Dec. 14, 2023
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    Pay transparency laws risk colliding with antitrust concerns

    In-house counsel walk a fine line helping their organizations comply with pay disclosures without setting off alarms over pay collusion.

    By Ramona Dzinkowski • Dec. 8, 2023
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    New York governor voices concerns about proposed noncompete ban

    Gov. Kathy Hochul said that she would like state-level legislation to permit higher-income workers to enter into noncompete agreements.

    By Dec. 5, 2023
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    Professional development helps lawyers ascend to GC posts

    Legal chiefs who are promoted from within are more likely than external hires to receive opportunities that enabled them to rise the in-house lawyer ranks, a report says. 

    By Nov. 30, 2023