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Biglaw Practice Leader Encourages Women to Tell Him If They Plan on Becoming Pregnant – For ‘Budgetary Reasons’

Biglaw Practice Leader Encourages Women to Tell Him If They Plan on Becoming Pregnant – For ‘Budgetary Reasons’

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Above the Law reports that women in the Jones Day Business and Tort Litigation group have been “encouraged” to tell management if they were pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant within the next year.

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Biglaw Firm Reverses Course on Associate Raises, Now With $190,000 Starting Salary

Biglaw Firm Reverses Course on Associate Raises, Now With $190,000 Starting Salary

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Seventh-year associates at Fish & Richardson can look forward to salaries of $325,000 on the new scale, reports Above the Law.

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What CA Employers Need to Know About Wage & Hour Class Actions and PAGA Lawsuits

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Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP will present a webinar discussing new developments in California wage and hour laws that provoke class action litigation and will offer ways to avoid, manage and resolve these issues.

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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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Clients’ Rate Concerns Slow the Spread of Associate Pay Bump

Clients’ Rate Concerns Slow the Spread of Associate Pay Bump

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Firm billing rates for the largest 100 law firms rose last year, and an across-the-board raise could indicate another hike in billing, reports Bloomberg Law.

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Milbank Takes Associate Starting Salaries to New Level

Milbank Takes Associate Starting Salaries to New Level

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The raise will bring starting salaries for associates to $190,000, up from the current $180,000, reports Bloomberg Law,

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May 3 Live Event: Explore the Value of ESOPs By Studying a Proven Implementation

May 3 Live Event: Explore the Value of ESOPs By Studying a Proven Implementation

Event, May 3, 2018, 2:30-6 p.m., NYC
ESOPs, when properly done, can position a company for financing, allow for acquisitions, help attract and retain top talent in a competitive environment and create wealth for owners and employees.

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Love Contracts and Policies on Office Romance: What Can an Employer Do?

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employers must be diligent in making sure that the policies are enforced fairly and without a disparate impact, writes Ashley Robertson Parr for Nexsen Pruet.

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GC Roles at Large Banks Went Mostly to Women in 2017

GC Roles at Large Banks Went Mostly to Women in 2017

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The ranks of women general counsel in the Fortune 500 continued to grow in 2017, particularly in the financial services industry, though it remains more male-dominated than other sectors, according to a Bloomberg Law report.

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Why Many Companies Are Giving Bonuses – Not Raises – After the New Tax Cuts

Why Many Companies Are Giving Bonuses – Not Raises – After the New Tax Cuts

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The Washington Post reports that companies like Apple, American Airlines, Bank of America and AT&T have been giving bonuses to their workers in the wake of the new U.S. tax law, but fewer employers are putting their tax savings into a boost in base pay.

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Can You Really Shut Down Your Company a Week After Your Workers Unionize?

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If lawyers decide to pursue a case charging that Ricketts acted illegally, they’ll have to prove that some part of the business is still operating, according to the Pacific Standard.

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How Weak Are Employee Nondisclosure Agreements?

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Drafting and enforcing NDAs is an area rife with risks and traps, warns Gregory W. McClune of Foley & Lardner.

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Confusion With Independent Contractors v. Employees

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There is an immediate financial incentive to hiring a contractor instead of an employee but having misclassified employees can be an extremely expensive mistake, writes Natalie Lynch of Lynch Law Firm.

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Equity Compensation for Partnerships and LLCs

Event, June 21, 2017, 1 p.m. EDT
Partnership and LLC equity compensation programs raise many of the same issues that arise with corporate equity compensation. However, because of the“flow-through” nature of partnership taxation, there are some unique planning opportunities and pitfalls that can arise in the realm of partnership equity compensation.

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Congressman Targets Assistant General Counsel Over Political Activism

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The assistant general counsel of a New Jersey-based bank company says she found herself in a touchy situation after a U.S. Congressman complained to her employer about her activism that targeted the lawmaker.

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Why Not Having an Employment Contract With Bank Officers Will Hurt You

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Having an employment agreement with an officer and other key employees is advisable, as it is the easiest way to protect the bank’s interest when an officer departs, write Amber M. Rogers and Alan J. Marcuis for Hunton & Williams.

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What Do — And Should — In-House Lawyers Think About The Biglaw Pay Raises?

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“If firms try to pass too much of their increased overhead on to clients, the clients will balk — and in this day and age, with competition from great boutiques and alternative legal services providers, clients have significant leverage,” writes David Lat of Above the Law.

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More Firms Follow Cravath’s Lead to $180,000 Starting Associate Pay

More Firms Follow Cravath’s Lead to $180,000 Starting Associate Pay

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Just one day after Cravath, Swaine & Moore announced an increase in associate salaries, bringing first-years’ pay up to $180,000, BigLaw firm Milbank, Tweed, Hadley, & McCloy told its associates that it would match the new scale, according to Above the Law.

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Cravath Raises Associate Base Salaries to $180,000

Cravath Raises Associate Base Salaries to $180,000

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Above the Law is reporting that BigLaw firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore has hiked salaries for associates — ranging from $180,000 for first-year associates to $315,000 for eighth-years.

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How to Speed Up the Corporate Decision-Making Process

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The CEO of CEB, a multi-national best practice insight and technology company recently wrote an article in Fortune Magazine titled “Revving Up Your Corporate RPMs” that notes that, despite advances in technology, decision-making and change in the business world has actually slowed down in the last decade

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