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14 Jun 2015, 5:59 am by SHG
Walter Olson, at Overlawyered, here and here, Amy Alkon and Hans Bader have gone to town on an Economist article about how the Americans with Disabilities Act may change the nature of the internet. [read post]
12 Jun 2015, 4:45 am by Jon Hyman
Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination Post-trial maneuvering in a discrimination verdict — via Walter Olson’s Overlawyered “Must-haves” for your harassment investigation — via Robin Shea’s Employment & Labor Insider SCOTUS ruling on religious garb puts employers in a double bind — via HR Café Your employee has a fragrance allergy. [read post]
2 Jun 2015, 6:54 am by Amy Howe
  Commentary comes from Noah Feldman for Bloomberg View, Marci Hamilton at Hamilton and Griffin on Rights, Lisa Soronen at the International Municipal Lawyers Association’s Appellate Practice Blog, Walter Olson at Cato at Liberty, Hera Arsen at Ogletree Deakins, Daniel Fisher of Forbes, and Fisher and Phillips at its blog, In Mellouli v. [read post]
1 Jun 2015, 5:09 am by SHG
  Walter Olson at Overlawyered has been pounding this point home for a long time, as has Radley Balko. [read post]
29 May 2015, 3:19 am by Jon Hyman
 — via Walter Olson’s Overlawyered “Sixth Circuit creates circuit split on private search doctrine for computers” — via How Appealing What Companies Should Ask Before Embracing Wearables — via Harvard Business Review Cyber Insurance: Why you should require certain vendors to have it — via Privacy and Data Security Insight Don’t Tweet On Me! [read post]
15 May 2015, 7:45 am
Welch cites an earlier article by Walter Olson, who points out that exclusion of more knowledgeable jurors is a standard tactic: [A] major goal of the selection process is the removal of any jurors with too strong a base of experience, knowledge, or opinion about the case’s subject matter. [read post]
8 May 2015, 4:25 am by Jon Hyman
— via Mike Haberman’s Omega HR Solutions Arbitration … be careful what you ask for — via Michigan Employment Law Connection Wage & Hour Study: minimum wage hurt employment, earnings, mobility for low-skill workers — via Walter Olson’s Overlawyered NFL Cheerleaders To Be Deemed “Employees” And Protected Under Proposed Law — via Wage & Hour - Development & Highlights FLSA Exemption Changes: More On… [read post]
4 May 2015, 9:15 pm by Walter Olson
http://t.co/6djaLLNrMV https://t.co/gn1O14y2NF — Walter Olson (@walterolson) May 4, 2015 Screenshot of now-deleted @NBCLatino "draws fire" post. pic.twitter.com/Wnsl7R45ro — Walter Olson (@walterolson) May 4, 2015 But the legacy media coverage didn’t necessarily improve after a day for reporting and reflection: An obscene question. [read post]
30 Apr 2015, 6:04 am by SHG
Walter Olson as well (edit: plus a new post today in Newsweek). [read post]
24 Apr 2015, 4:54 am by Jon Hyman
— via HR Examiner with John Sumser LinkedIn dodges a legal bullet — via Walter Olson’s Overlawyered The Dos and Don’ts of Work Email, from Emojis to Typos — via Harvard Business ReviewHR & Employee Relations I walked in on employees having sex — and I think there’s a sex club in my office — via Ask a Manager Yelling at Co-Workers and Employees: Is It Ok? [read post]
15 Apr 2015, 9:15 pm by Walter Olson
I’m quoted: “The South Mountain case happened to be one of these that captured the imagination,” said Walter Olson, a blogger for the libertarian Cato Institute who has written about the Sowers case. [read post]
27 Mar 2015, 4:47 am by Jon Hyman
— via Blogging4JobsLabor Relations NLRB to help illegal workers secure visas — via Walter Olson’s Overlawyered House Committee Grills NLRB Leaders on “Quickie” Union Election Rule — via TLNT Employee Manuals Need Spring Cleaning Thanks to the NLRB — via Michigan Employment Law Advisor Don’t Fear Recertification — via LaborPains.org How do You Lose a Union Election after Winning It? [read post]
27 Mar 2015, 3:38 am by Amy Howe
At Cato at Liberty, Walter Olson weighs in on Wednesday’s opinion in Young v. [read post]
13 Mar 2015, 4:35 am by Jon Hyman
Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination Jury awards $150K to employee who feared scanner as “Mark of the Beast” — via Walter Olson’s Overlawyered Tackle Bias in Your Company Without Making People Defensive — via Harvard Business Review Transgender employees and the so-called bathroom conundrum — via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog GCs: Does Your Company Have (or Need) a Non-Discrimination Policy? [read post]
27 Feb 2015, 4:15 am by Jon Hyman
— via Wage & Hour - Development & Highlights “Rises In The Minimum Wage Really Do Destroy Jobs” — via Walter Olson’s Overlawyered Eleventh Circuit Rules That Employer Cannot Assert Worker Misconduct Equitable Defenses in FLSA Unpaid Overtime Claim Where Employer Knew Employee was Under-reporting Time — via Employment Matters Blog Defendant Barred from Unilateral Meetings With Putative Class Members Outside of Formal Discovery Process,… [read post]
23 Feb 2015, 4:37 pm by Schachtman
Bald Faced Lie”). [5] See “Preparing for your deposition” a.k.a. the Baron & Budd asbestos memo” Wikipedia; Walter Olson, “Thanks for the Memories: How lawyers get the testimony they want,” Reason (June 1998). [6] Not everyone agrees. [read post]
20 Feb 2015, 4:45 am by Jon Hyman
Department of Labor’s blueberry squeeze goes wrong — via Walter Olson’s Overlawyered Government Gets Cold Shoulder to “Hot Goods” Provision Usage — via Dan Schwartz’s Connecticut Employment Law Blog Predictable Scheduling: The Next FLSA Frontier? [read post]
17 Feb 2015, 9:14 pm by Walter Olson
" (at 22:35) http://t.co/FBzYqbHLEy #CopenhagenShooting — Walter Olson (@walterolson) February 15, 2015 Unpublishable owing to fear: "And not only in Denmark. [read post]
17 Feb 2015, 6:57 am by Daniel Schwartz
Walter Olson, who has been blogging at Overlawyered longer than just about anyone, has a very notable story about the Obama administration’s efforts to expand wage & hour law and intensify its enforcement. [read post]