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Performance Improvement Plan Not Retaliation, 10th Circuit Finds

Fearing retaliation claims, cautious employers might be reluctant to do anything to affect an employee’s work situation after he or she has made a...
Companies with global operations were relieved to hear last week that U.S. and Canadian trade reps struck a deal to keep the North American Free Trade Agreement largely intact.

‘New NAFTA’ Won’t Rattle Supply Chains 

Companies with global operations were relieved to hear last week that U.S. and Canadian trade reps struck a deal to keep the North American...
On Sept. 20, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced revisions to the PTAB’s Standard Operating Procedures it said would “focus on increasing transparency, predictability, and reliability across the USPTO.”

PTAB Pushed Toward More Precedent, Predictability

Patent litigators — and their clients — have been hoping for better consistency from the now-six-year-old Patent Trial and Appeal Board. They may be...

NLRB Takes Another Shot at Browning-Ferris 

Proposed rule on joint employers would be more powerful than board decisionThe National Labor Relations Board is looking to restore its traditional joint employer...

Contractors Get Much-Needed Clarity on Audits

OFCCP lays out its approach on compensation compliance evaluationsEvery year, the federal government audits contractors and subcontractors for data showing that they aren’t engaging...

Companies Brace for NAFTA Aftermath

Tariffs and visas number among businesses’ concerns as U.S.-Canada-Mexico trade talks persistIt’s a tricky time to be an international trade lawyer. It’s likewise difficult to...

A Conversation: Summit Materials’ Corporate Counsel

Private practice M&A experience has come in handy for Summit Materials in-house attorney Anne Benedict.Benedict, the executive vice president, chief legal officer and secretary...

Can Employers Install No-Recording Policies?

With secret workplace recordings showing up in nightly newscasts and high-profile lawsuits, employers are perhaps more interested than ever in maintaining policies that restrict...

EEOC Files Several Harassment Lawsuits

This month the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission lit up headlines around the country with a raft of harassment lawsuits aimed at various businesses in...

NLRB Rethinking Stance on Employee Email Use

The National Labor Relations Board now has another Obama-era decision in its crosshairs — this one dealing with restrictions that employers may lawfully impose...