Why Your Workforce Should Not Be Debating Roseanne's Demise!

The cancellation of the ABC comedy series Roseanne in the wake of allegedly racist tweets by the show’s star, Roseanne Barr, is undoubtedly a hot topic of debate across America. On one side of the debate are those who subscribe to the view ABC did the right thing. On the other side of the debate are those who believe ABC acted precipitously. So, why should such debates be avoided in the workplace? The simple answer is the debates may be cited as part of a charge or lawsuit alleging race discrimination or harassment under Title VII of the Civil Rights of 1964 (“Title VII”), the Civil Rights Act of 1866 or state or local law. READ MORE

Delivery Of CAD Files To Clients Creates Liability For Unwary Design Professionals

Technology changed the way we think about everything. Ironically, some of the most technologically advanced professionals – architects and engineers – frequently fail to think about their professional liability risks created by the technology used during the construction process. For example, a escalating trend for the last 10 years has been for clients to demand design professionals deliver their computer aided design (CAD) files both during the design phase and along with final, sealed construction documents. This trend will only continue because CAD systems, previously cost-prohibitive, have become readily available to virtually everyone involved in the construction industry. Clients and

Steve Ladik Recognized By Chambers USA 2018 As Immigration Law Leader

The 2018 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers For Business has recognized Firm Member Steven M. Ladik as a leading lawyer in the field of immigration law. Mr. Ladik is specifically ranked as a Band 2 immigration lawyer in Texas. The individual commentary notes that Mr. Ladik "is highly regarded for his expertise on PERM certification processes and the immigration consequences of M&A." The commentary adds: "He is noted for his representation of professional sports leagues, and is identified by observers as "a premier lawyer." Chambers USA 2018 rankings are compiled from confidential, in-depth interviews with clients and attorneys from across the country. The assessments are ba

State-Specific Harassment Prevention Mandates: The Emerging Reality for Multi-State Employers

For more than thirty years, sexual harassment has been a recognized form of discrimination prohibited by federal and state employment discrimination laws. Prudent employers have thus long recognized written policies and training to be essential risk management tools for combating sexual harassment in the workplace. Recently, the effectiveness of employer policies and training has come into question. A June 2016 Report of the EEOC Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace noted: “Much of the training done over the last 30 years has not worked as a prevention tool—it’s been too focused on simply avoiding legal liability.” Although the June 2016 EEOC Report set forth only re

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