Tenth circuit issues decision emphasizing critical need for employment diligence
A recent federal appeals court decision highlights some of the pitfalls of entering into commercial transactions without conducting thorough employment diligence – even in the asset purchase context. Read more [...]
Law firms are making some progress on diversity efforts
Minority attorneys made up 11.8% of all partners in 2021, which was about a one percentage point increase from last year’s Law360 Pulse’s Diversity Snapshot.
DOL cybersecurity investigations: endless document requests
Parties involved in a Department of Labor (“DOL”) Employee Benefits Security Administration (“EBSA”) investigation often ask a simple question: how much information am I obligated to provide the DOL in [...]
Overcoming obstacles to recruiting and retaining diverse employees
Erik Eisenmann is a Milwaukee-based partner with Husch Blackwell and leads the firm’s labor and employment group. As 2021 comes to a close, employers throughout the country are [...]
Finding ways to show team members you care
The success of any law firm hinges on its people. No successful law firm was ever built on the backs of average team members. If team members know that you truly care about them, they can flourish. When that happens, a law firm can truly accomplish great things.
Tight job market puts firms in scramble for legal talent
Not long ago, the law profession had developed a reputation for being a barren job market saturated with attorneys, especially for young associates. But backed by evidence of healthy hiring and recruiting practices, many in the industry are saying that the sun is starting to shine again.
Handle with care accommodation requests for remote work
As a result of a first-of-its-kind case filed recently by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, employers may soon get a glimpse at the administrative body’s attitude toward the future of work-from-home arrangements.
Lawyer impairment in the age of remote work
Remote work may turn out to be helpful to individual lawyer well-being, but at the same time law firm management may have more difficulty recognizing and assessing mental health issues that could interfere with a lawyer’s ability to practice law.
Now is the time for post-COVID HR audits
As companies prepare policies for their post-pandemic workplace, allowing employees to maintain work-from-home arrangements can have major ramifications.
Hiring: Finding the right person is mission critical
We’ve all been there. We hire someone we really believe will be a great hire. Soon, though, it becomes clear it is not a good fit. I had to make [...]
Brought to you by BridgeTower Media