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Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete LLP

You’ve been warned those independent contractors are probably employees

USA - July 17 2015 Are you still using "independent contractors"? Get out of here - you know they're really employees! Donald Trump might be an independent contractor

Employees’ “low-tech” sloppiness causes high-tech problems

USA - July 17 2015 A good reminder for employers about maintaining cybersecurity comes from a recent Washington Post article ("This is why the government keeps getting

Your employee ODs? You may be responsible.

USA - July 17 2015 Scary. Did you know that you could have workers' compensation liability for your employee's addiction to pain killers, or even an overdose, if the

Women aren’t lead counsel as often as men it’s gotta be bias!

USA - July 17 2015 Does the court system discriminate against women lawyers? Could be!!!! Anyway, that’s what a couple of women litigators assume, based on their study

EEOC, Abercrombie settle hijab lawsuit

USA - July 21 2015 We went to the U.S. Supreme Court, and all I got was this lousy $45K? (Better than a lousy t-shirt, I guess.) Law360 reports that, now that the U.S

Employment law autopsy: “old fart” gets fired

USA - July 24 2015 Here’s a lesson: Don’t call your employee an “old fart,” especially if you think you may need to fire him someday. And don’t call his co-workers “old

Document review attorneys may not be exempt from OT, court says

USA - July 24 2015 Uh-oh. Lawyers who do document review may not be exempt from the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act, according to a court decision

EEOC, Abercrombie settle hijab lawsuit

USA - July 21 2015 We went to the U.S. Supreme Court, and all I got was this lousy $45K? (Better than a lousy t-shirt, I guess.) Law360 reports that, now that the U.S

Women aren’t lead counsel as often as men it’s gotta be bias!

USA - July 17 2015 Does the court system discriminate against women lawyers? Could be!!!! Anyway, that’s what a couple of women litigators assume, based on their study

You’ve been warned those independent contractors are probably employees

USA - July 17 2015 Are you still using "independent contractors"? Get out of here - you know they're really employees! Donald Trump might be an independent contractor