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No one tells beginners about the “gap”

I don’t typically post videos, but this short is worth a watch. It’s a two minute video by Ira Glass. He discusses a concept called the “gap” which many of us have faced at one time or another in our careers. It’s great perspective for entrepreneurs or anyone just getting started in a new field… Read more »

UPDATED: The Pitches from #LegalTechSW (#CloudL Wins)

Full Disclosure: I only made it to the first day of #LegalTechSW, but tuned into Twitter (#LegalTechSW) thereafter. Here’s a recap of today’s pitches, in the order they presented ======================== (UPDATED 4:13PM: Winner is #CloudL) #legaltechsw and the first price goes to #CloudL Congrats! — Pieter Gunst (@DigitalLawyer) August 17, 2014 ============================================== The room is… Read more »

Got 5? Nominate @lawinsider for ABA Blawg 100.

Okay readers, it’s time for me to make my annual ask. I need your nomination for the 2014 ABA Blawg 100. The nomination deadline is  August 8th at 5 p.m. ET. I’d really appreciate your support.  Take 5 minutes to nominate this blog here>> If you enjoy this blog and its online community, I ask that you please take 5 minutes… Read more »

Employee Training: When Is It Compensable Time Worked?

Training—employers require it for all sorts of reasons. In many cases, training can be a legal requirement. Take workplace harassment training, for instance. The tradeoff here is reciprocal: Employees who engage in legally-mandated training designed to help prevent harassment in the workplace are probably less likely to harass a coworker. The payoff is measured in… Read more »

6th Circuit Green Lights Telecommuting as ADA Accommodation

By Jonathan A Segal In the EEOC v. Ford Motor Company, the Sixth Circuit recently held that telecommuting could be a reasonable accommodation under the ADA for the employee at issue. Commentators have described the decision as everything from “ground breaking” to opening up the “flood gates” to telecommuting accommodation requests. I am not surprised… Read more »

“Extreme” French Proposed E-Mail Law: Already Law in U.S.

By Jonathan A. Segal A bill is being considered in France that would severely restrict use of e-mail by employees off the clock. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/12/world/europe/in-france-a-move-to-limit-off-the-clock-work-emails.html. I have read many business leaders respond with dismay.  How much can French government regulate and expect business to survive, let alone thrive? Lots come back across the pond.  That “controversial,”… Read more »