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116 ABA Journal Employees articles.

The winners in law’s ‘Great Resignation’ will be firms that focus on innovation, not compensation

Law had an attrition problem before the pandemic hit. Now it’s in hyperdrive, dovetailing with a wider movement of dissatisfied workers quitting their jobs in the wake of lockdown restrictions, in what economists have dubbed the “Great Resignation.”

Legal employment has broken pre-pandemic records, revised figures show

The number of legal jobs broke pre-pandemic records in October 2021, according to revised data released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Judge lifts order barring 7 health care workers from jumping to new hospital

A Wisconsin judge on Monday lifted his prior order that temporarily barred seven health care workers from leaving their hospital in Neenah, Wisconsin, for new jobs in Appleton, Wisconsin.

Supreme Court will hear case of praying football coach

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear the case of a high school football coach who lost his job after defying the school district’s orders to stop praying with students at the 50-yard line after games.

Roberts, Kavanaugh votes key as SCOTUS upholds vaccine mandate for health workers but not for others

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday gave the Biden administration one loss and one win in its bid to impose vaccine requirements on health care workers and employees at larger companies.

Judge slams Davis Wright for failing to mention settled, adverse caselaw, orders $40K in sanctions

A federal judge has ordered Davis Wright Tremaine and one of its partners to pay more than $40,000 in sanctions for failing to mention “long-standing, settled caselaw” that barred the court from issuing an injunction sought by the law firm.

Lawyer is suspended for texting witness during phone deposition; how did opposing counsel find out?

A Florida lawyer has been suspended for 91 days for texting advice to a witness during a phone deposition and then failing to come clean when questioned by the opposing counsel and a judge.

6th Circuit picked to consider 34 challenges to vaccine mandate; these plaintiffs filed initial suits there

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Cincinnati was picked in a court lottery Tuesday to hear 34 consolidated challenges to the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for larger employers.

Court lottery will determine which federal appeals court hears vaccine challenges

A lottery is expected to happen this week to determine which federal appeals court will hear legal challenges to the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for larger employers.

Fired legal assistant derides Fox Rothschild’s ‘pearl-clutching’ over explicit photo in proposed lawsuit

A fired legal assistant at Fox Rothschild is defending her decision to include a partly redacted, sexually explicit photo as an exhibit in her proposed amended lawsuit alleging sexual misconduct by a lawyer at the law firm.

Will employer vaccine mandate survive? OSHA would act under little-used statutory provision

President Joe Biden’s plan to require businesses with more than 100 workers to require vaccinations or testing relies on a little-used provision of a 1970 law.

Now that the COVID-19 vaccine has full approval from the FDA, how will employers respond?

There’s a sense that implementing mandatory vaccine policies could be difficult for employers—particularly when employees are not seeking religious or medical accommodations and instead fall into the “I don’t want to” group.

Property rights group notches another SCOTUS victory in ruling against agricultural unions

A California regulation allowing union organizers to access private property of employers is a physical taking requiring just compensation, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 6-3 decision Wednesday.

Biden reverses course on Trump’s immigration policies—but will high-skilled workers return?

President Joe Biden has made clear that he wishes to make it easier for immigrants to live and work in the U.S.—and he’s connecting this to America’s ability to succeed.

Amazon drops arbitration requirement after facing over 75,000 demands

Many companies require their employees and customers to resolve disputes through arbitration rather than in the courtroom. Now, Amazon is no longer one of them.

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