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The Spy Who Came Into the Court

January 13, 2005
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It’s up to the U.S. Supreme Court to say whether changed times justify a change in the rule of law that has governed contractual disputes between Uncle Sam and his espionage agents since the Civil War.
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Identifying and Preventing Employment Class Actions

August 19, 2004
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An attorney discusses what warning signs you should watch for and what steps to take now to avoid a lawsuit.
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Identifying and Preventing Employment Class Actions

August 19, 2004
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An attorney discusses what warning signs you should watch for and what steps to take now to avoid a lawsuit.
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The Life Cycle of a Twofer

May 28, 2004
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It's all too easy for an internal investigation into harassment or discrimination to become an opportunity for retaliation. And voila--two legal claims instead of one.
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The Legal Burden, Alas, Is Yours

January 30, 2004
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Employers now risk having every case turned into one in which juries will weigh irrelevant information and question business decisions.
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The Supreme Court's Workplace Docket

January 5, 2004
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The court will consider such issues as reverse age discrimination, ERISA's primacy over state-court lawsuits and the limits of existing sexual-harassment case law.
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Question Authority

September 18, 2003
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HR is bound on all sides by rules and laws. And, yes, you certainly need to be regarded by the leadership as a trusted partner in keeping the company on the right side of legalities. However, I would like to add this: Break as many rules as you can.
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Discovering The Law of Gravity

August 29, 2003
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To jurors in an employment-law case, some things are as certain as gravity. But they're often the very things that employers and their attorneys overlook.
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Sample Nondisclosure Agreement

August 29, 2003
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An example of a nondisclosure agreement that could be used with vendors, contractors, consultants, and others.
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Employers' Biggest Legal Mistakes

July 29, 2003
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Ten things that can explode into costly lawsuits, unionization and an unhappy workforce.
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