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    Act like an investor before joining startup as first in-house counsel, GCs say

    Look past the growth opportunities to understand how the leadership handles money and whether they’re expecting you to fill a functional role or act as a strategic advisor.

    By Sept. 28, 2023
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    Former PayPal leader joins Disney Parks as chief counsel

    Louise Pentland starts at Disney amid its newly announced plans to spend $60 billion over 10 years to support its parks, experiences and products segment.

    By Sept. 19, 2023
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    What employers can do in a world without noncompetes

    Forfeiture clauses are one tactic. They provide a meaningful disincentive for employees to engage in competitive behavior.

    By Steven Pearlman, Daryl Leon and Edna Guerrasio • Sept. 14, 2023
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    Orthofix ousts CEO, CFO, CLO, citing ‘offensive conduct’

    An investigation conducted by an independent outside legal counsel found that the three executives had “violated multiple code of conduct requirements.”

    By Maura Webber Sadovi • Sept. 14, 2023
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    How in-house attorneys can build strong networks

    As you grow in your career, you’ll find that the more diverse perspectives you can gain, the faster and more meaningful your growth will be. 

    By Tim Parilla • Sept. 13, 2023
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    New Moody’s general counsel starts tenure

    Richard Steele, the longtime legal chief of the company’s Moody’s Analytics subsidiary, has deep experience in M&A and go-to-market efforts. 

    By Sept. 12, 2023
  • Third parties can be liable for employment discrimination, Calif. court rules

    The California Supreme Court’s unanimous decision also has implications for employers who utilize outside providers to assist with the hiring process.

    By Sept. 11, 2023
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    California acts on noncompetes, caste discrimination

    The noncompetes law expands the ways in which employees can challenge such agreements in the Golden State, according to attorneys.

    By Ryan Golden • Sept. 11, 2023
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    More states join paid leave trend, making it harder for employers to keep up

    Benefits teams that seek to stay ahead of local family and medical leave requirements may need to make adjustments soon, experts said.

    By Ryan Golden • Sept. 7, 2023
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    How to channel your inner Barbie when negotiating compensation

    Too often women in-house lawyers are being paid less than men. They need to become their own best advocate.

    By Heather Fine • Sept. 7, 2023
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    How to avoid ambiguity in non-disparagement clauses

    A few simple changes to how you draft provisions in a separation agreement can help prevent problems down the road, employment law specialists say.

    By Sept. 7, 2023
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    9 in 10 companies will return to office by end of 2024, survey says

    28% of respondents said their organizations would threaten to fire employees who don’t follow new in-person mandates.

    By Carolyn Crist • Aug. 31, 2023
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    Top life sciences GCs can take home nearly $2M a year

    Some general counsel at public life sciences make roughly $1 million annually in long-term incentives, according to a BarkerGilmore compensation survey.

    By Aug. 31, 2023
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    Healthcare GCs at public companies can make upwards of $1.6M

    Legal chiefs at public healthcare businesses make much more than their private company peers due to long-term incentive pay, a compensation survey found.

    By Aug. 28, 2023
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    Director who performed nonexempt work for 80% of his workday ruled FLSA exempt

    The amount of time spent performing certain work “can be a useful guide” in determining exempt status, but time alone “is not the sole test,” according to the FLSA’s regulations.

    By Ryan Golden • Aug. 24, 2023
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    Starbucks’ ‘overbroad’ workplace civility rule oversteps NLRA, Board rules

    On the heels of its Stericycle ruling, NLRB said Starbucks must rescind its “How We Communicate” workplace policy.

    By Caroline Colvin • Aug. 14, 2023
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    Ex-Twitter GC joins cultivated meat company as legal chief

    Sean Edgett, who was fired as general counsel shortly after Elon Musk took over Twitter, has started at Upside Foods amid the company achieving several milestones.

    By Aug. 7, 2023
  • NLRB ruling foreshadows scrutiny of workplace civility, social media rules

    All policies that restrict employee speech and actions must be reviewed — “and very likely rewritten,” according to a management-side attorney.

    By Kate Tornone • Aug. 7, 2023
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    OpenAI promotes former Amazon lawyer to general counsel

    The new GC at the company behind ChatGPT says OpenAI is “navigating and shaping largely uncharted legal territory.”

    By Aug. 1, 2023
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    Why GCs need to step back from day-to-day legal work

    Delegating allows general counsel to focus on strategy and talent development, Mastercard’s newly announced chief legal officer advises.

    By July 25, 2023
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    USCIS announces new Form I-9, will allow permanent remote review for E-Verify users

    The new Form I-9 will be available for use Aug. 1, and eligible employers may use the remote review alternative that same day.

    By Ryan Golden • July 21, 2023
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    Using legal training to take an alternative career path

    A tough hiring market helped Erin Dunn of legal marketplace Priori learn that lawyering skills can be useful in other types of work.

    By July 20, 2023
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    Hiring roundup: Salesforce taps new legal chief from Wachtell

    Caterpillar, Northrop Grumman, Binance and VantageScore also announced legal department leadership changes.

    By July 18, 2023
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    Mastercard hires Micron GC as new chief legal officer

    Rob Beard, who will also serve as head of global policy, brings M&A and capital markets experience to his new role with the payments technology company.

    By July 17, 2023
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    Why companies should review noncompete clauses in equity award agreements

    Given increased government scrutiny, employers need to be mindful of the time periods noncompetes cover and review state-specific requirements, a Baker McKenzie partner said.

    By July 14, 2023