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After firm sues its own lawyer for alleged ‘quiet quit,’ she files bias suit; stuffed bear noose cited

A lawyer sued by her law firm for an alleged “quiet quit” while working from home filed a lawsuit Monday that claims bias and retaliation by her former employer.

Most deputy general counsel dissatisfied in current roles, new study shows

Deputy general counsel are reporting widespread burnout and dissatisfaction in a new study published Wednesday by legal talent provider Axiom and market research consultant Wakefield Research.

Oil-rig employee earning over $200K is entitled to overtime because of daily rate pay, Supreme Court rules

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that an oil-rig employee who typically works 84 hours per week is entitled to overtime pay, despite making more than $200,000 annually.

9th Circuit blocks California’s ban on forced arbitration agreements in workplace disputes

A federal appeals court on Wednesday blocked a California law that makes it a crime to require employees to sign agreements for arbitration of workplace disputes.

Weekly Briefs: Legal jobs increase in January; 11th Circuit doesn’t rule out execution by firing squad

Legal industry adds 2,400 jobs

The legal services sector added 2,400 jobs in January, according to preliminary and seasonally adjusted figures released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.…

Text accusing exiting lawyer of sitting on her keister during maternity leave leads to second departure

An indignant lawyer blasted a colleague in a text for leaving her law firm following paid maternity leave. The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association was flooded with angry calls, texts and emails from members expressing outrage and demanding action.

FTC cites unfair competition law to justify proposed ban on noncompete agreements; will it hold up in court?

The Federal Trade Commission has proposed a rule that would ban employers from imposing noncompete agreements on workers and independent contractors.

Being a judge is among top five jobs for importance of stress tolerance, ranking says

Judges and magistrates are among the nation’s top five high-stress jobs, according to an online database of occupations.

Biden relied on 96-year-old law and 1917 Supreme Court decision to impose railway labor agreement

A process outlined in a 96-year-old law governing railroads led to a bill signed Friday by President Joe Biden that imposes a contract agreement between workers and railroads.

If recession comes, how will law firm ‘quiet quitters’ fare?

David Wang, an attorney and chief innovation officer at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, has some advice for workers who are “quiet quitting”—the viral term for people who haven’t actually left their jobs but mentally have checked out and are doing only the bare minimum.

SCOTUS legal counsel defends Alito dinner with evangelical couple, says leak report is ‘uncorroborated’

The legal counsel for the U.S. Supreme Court is defending Justice Samuel Alito’s ethics following a report from the New York Times alleging that one of the justice's dinner companions later passed along information about the outcome of an upcoming Supreme Court decision to an anti-abortion crusader.

Former Biden judicial pick faces possible sanctions for alleged ‘countless hours wasted’ in bias case

An assistant New York attorney general who was once nominated for a federal judgeship is defending his litigation decisions after a federal judge ordered him to show cause why he shouldn’t be sanctioned.

Ex-EEOC lawyer is making ‘highly questionable’ assertion about abortion travel benefits, Littler Mendelson says

The former general counsel of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is “misleading and intimidating” employers who provide travel benefits for women traveling to obtain abortions, according to a letter by Littler Mendelson’s Workplace Policy Institute, the law firm’s government affairs arm.

Florida can ban businesses from requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination, 11th Circuit rules

A federal appeals court is allowing Florida to enforce a law that bans businesses from requiring proof of a COVID-19 vaccination.

Legal industry loses 13,100 jobs in 2 months

The legal services sector is shedding jobs for two months in a row.

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