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Elite Firm Blows Right Through Going Market Rate for Associates

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Dovel & Luner associates also can count on bonuses based on the firm’s success, sometimes rising to as much as $700,000, reports Above the Law.

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How Important are Irreparable Injury Provisions in Non-Compete Agreements?

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Employers who use non-compete agreements take note: Minnesota courts want to see more than just words in a contract before they will grant injunctive relief against a former employee, warns a post on the website of Dorsey & Whitney LLP.

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Webinar: Best Practices for Impactful Compliance Training

Webinar: Best Practices for Impactful Compliance Training

Webinar, July 19, 2018, 1 p.m. ET
The event is designed to show how companies are using their training programs to change employee behavior and positively impact corporate culture.

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3 Ways Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Could Transform U.S. Labor Law

3 Ways Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Could Transform U.S. Labor Law

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Experts contacted by The Washington Post said the court’s opposition to organized labor’s priorities are likely to intensify if Kavanaugh is confirmed,

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Halliburton Accused by Government of Harassing Muslim Workers

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The lawsuit continues the agency’s crackdown on employer practices or other workplace behaviors that target workers who are Muslim or Sikh, or of Arab, Middle Eastern, or South Asian descent, according to Bloomberg Law.

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Working In-House And Want To Switch Companies? Good Luck!

Working In-House And Want To Switch Companies? Good Luck!

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If you are working in-house and want to move to an in-house role in another company, the playbook is not clear and the path can be a little more obscure, writes Stephen R. Williams for Above the Law.

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O’Melveny Tops in Survey for Firm Culture, Job Satisfaction

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Vault polled about 20,000 associates to rate peer firms and their own experiences for the quality of life rankings.

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Port of Seattle Ousts GC Over Workplace Complaint – and Gives Him $500,000 Payout

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Craig Watson had been with the Port of Seattle for 28 years, serving as general counsel for the past 13 years.

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Supreme Court Deals Big Setback to Public Unions

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The 5-to-4 decision overturned a 40-year-old precedent and said that compelling such fees was a violation of workers’ free speech rights, reports The Washington Post.

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Female Attorneys Harassed at Big and Small Firms, Survey Shows

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Nearly 38 percent of respondents said they’d been the recipient of an unwanted sexual email, text or instant message at work, according to the Bloomberg Law report on the Massachusetts study.

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Supreme Court Poised to Rule on Trump Travel Ban, Union Fees, Other Cases

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The U.S. Supreme Court is heading toward the end of its current term, and remaining cases include the Trump travel ban, union fees, and regulations on Christian-based anti-abortion centers.

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Limits to Enforcement of Non-Compete Agreements

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The court found that by preventing the individual from performing any work or services, whether as an employee, consultant or independent contractor, for any competitor, the agreement went beyond the limits of reasonableness, according to Pullman & Comley’s Working Together blog.

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Salary Wars Scorecard: Which Firms Have Announced Raises And Bonuses

Salary Wars Scorecard: Which Firms Have Announced Raises And Bonuses

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Above the Law has updated its extensive list of law firms that have matched Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy’s $190,000 salary scale for new associates, with almost four dozen large firms represented.

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Invitation: SCCE’s Compliance & Ethics Institute

Invitation: SCCE’s Compliance & Ethics Institute

Event, Oct. 21-24, 2018, Las Vegas
The Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics will present its 17th Annual Compliance & Ethics Institute, October 21-24 in Las Vegas, with top industry experts and professionals from around the world.

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Former Partner Hits Jones Day With Gender Bias Suit

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The complaint describes Jones Day as a “fraternity” in which women are dependent on male lawyers for success and in which business development occurs primarily at strip clubs and sports events, according to Bloomberg Law.

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Take This Fit and Shove It: The In-House Counsel Hiring Process

Take This Fit and Shove It: The In-House Counsel Hiring Process

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To be fair, past experience isn’t particularly illuminating. Every applicant for an in-house position is completely qualified and equally unqualified for the role.

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Are Your Employees’ Electronically-Signed Agreements Enforceable?

Are Your Employees’ Electronically-Signed Agreements Enforceable?

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In several recent cases, employees have disputed that they electronically acknowledged an agreement with their employer,” writes Drew York for Gray Reed & McGraw.

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Two Proven Ways to Measure Your Compliance Program

Two Proven Ways to Measure Your Compliance Program

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With data from more than 1,200 respondents, these NAVEX Global reports provide analysis of today’s compliance challenges relating to policy management and hotline reporting.

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VA Nurses’ Class-Action Overtime Lawsuit Could Open Door to More Plaintiffs

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Class representatives brought the lawsuit on behalf of nurse practitioners and physician assistants from VA facilities across the country.

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Cravath Tops Milbank’s Raises for Senior Associates

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The race to top or match big law firms’ salaries for associates took on another twist as Cravath Swaine & Moore announced it will be giving senior associates a hike that brings their compensation to $340,000.

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