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Labor & Employment

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Wins for 2 corruption defendants show Supreme Court’s distaste for broad interpretations of fraud laws

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday overturned two public corruption convictions.

55 lawyers among 5% of global workforce being laid off at this BigLaw firm

Dechert laid off 55 lawyers and 43 business professionals Tuesday, as the law firm began implementing cuts to “align our staffing levels with demand.”

More than 110 lawyers leave this BigLaw firm to join new shop

More than 110 lawyers are leaving Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith to join a new law firm founded by two of its longtime lawyers.

First African American chair of ABA labor section dies on his birthday

Bernard Ashe, a labor lawyer and former member of the ABA Journal Board of Editors, died March 8 on his 87th birthday. Ashe was active in the ABA. He served on the ABA Board of Governors, the ABA House of Delegates and was chair of the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law, according to an online obituary.

Creating circuit split, 9th Circuit rules Biden had power to require vaccines for federal contractors

President Joe Biden had the authority to issue an executive order requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for employees of federal contractors, a federal appeals court has ruled.

For 2022 law grads, bar-pass-required jobs increase, while JD-advantage positions decrease

For the second year in a row, there is an increase in jobs for new lawyers, according to data released Tuesday by the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.

National Labor Relations Board outlines penalties for cases involving ‘repeated or serious misconduct’

The U.S. National Labor Relations Board has outlined penalties for employers who repeatedly or egregiously violate federal labor law.

Supreme Court considers how far employers should go for religious accommodation

In recent years, the U.S. Supreme Court has shown great deference to claims of religious discrimination, and in particular, three justices have suggested that Trans World Airlines Inc. v. Hardison—a 1977 case in which the Supreme Court ruled against an employee seeking a religious accommodation to avoid working on Saturdays, his Sabbath—was wrongly decided.

Firms are helping employers navigate post-Dobbs health benefits and abortion coverage

With dozens of state legislatures holding their first sessions of the post-Roe v. Wade era, some firms are proactively counseling clients on the highly complex, politically charged and quickly shifting landscape surrounding employee benefits and abortion laws. In doing so, attorneys have to consider real and hypothetical civil and criminal liabilities.

Lateral hiring dropped last year, fueled by decline in associate market, NALP report says

Lateral hiring decreased by 11.5% in 2022 as a result of cooling in the market for lateral associates, according to a report by the National Association for Law Placement.

Suit by Fox News producer alleges BigLaw lawyers and others pressured her to give evasive testimony

Updated: A Fox News producer alleges in a lawsuit filed Monday that she worked in a “misogynistic environment” at the network and received worse legal representation than male employees as she prepared for deposition testimony in the defamation case filed by Dominion Voting Systems.

Wigdor blasts DLA Piper’s use of confidential arbitration in case of associate fired after seeking maternity leave

The Wigdor law firm is criticizing DLA Piper for using confidential, forced arbitration to decide the case of an associate fired after seeking maternity leave.

Jackson’s votes in Supreme Court’s first 6 opinions make her ‘last justice standing’

Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson is the only U.S. Supreme Court justice who joined every majority decision without a separate concurrence in the first six merits opinions released this term, making her the “last justice standing.”

Weekly Briefs: Legal sector continues to gain jobs; Roe v. Wade archive auctioned

Legal sector adds 1,500 jobs

The legal services sector continues to add jobs, despite reports of layoffs at some BigLaw firms. The sector gained 1,500 jobs in February, according to…

Lawyer accused of pursuing client-poaching ‘modus operandi’ hit with $2.3M verdict

The Florida Injury Law Firm based in Orlando, Florida, was awarded $2.3 million last week in a lawsuit against a former associate accused of violating an employment contract by stealing the firm’s best clients.

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