The toughest decision that lawyers, in-house or otherwise, help clients make is whether to impose the employment-law equivalent of capital punishment: termination of an employee
Most law students and new lawyers know it's critical to have a mentor, but how can they find one? Lawyers are busy, the economy is bad, and it's easy to feel adrift
My first job was as a field attorney for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in Houston. I had hoped to clerk for a judge, but in this hope I was disappointed
I celebrated my 30th anniversary as a lawyer in 2011. Here are 10 things I have learned over the years
In the "Alice in Wonderland" world of employment law, one of the hard parts of an in-house lawyer's job is telling an internal client that something that makes zero practical sense makes complete leg
The Family and Medical Leave Act continues to bedevil corporate counsel. The idea is a good one: providing 12 weeks of unpaid leave for employees who find themselves or their close family members inc
It was a chance to consort with the enemy — a powwow with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. And everyone wanted in
...to commercial litigation. Two small firms, Atlanta's Constangy Brooks & Smith and Washington's Gilbert Oshinsky, opened offices focused on practice...
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision last week to hear Mohawk Industries Inc.'s contention that it shouldn't face a civil racketeering suit could resolve disagreements about how courts handle similar su
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