Author Archives: National Law Forum

About National Law Forum

A group of in-house attorneys developed the National Law Review on-line edition to create an easy to use resource to capture legal trends and news as they first start to emerge. We were looking for a better way to organize, vet and easily retrieve all the updates that were being sent to us on a daily basis.In the process, we’ve become one of the highest volume business law websites in the U.S. Today, the National Law Review’s seasoned editors screen and classify breaking news and analysis authored by recognized legal professionals and our own journalists. There is no log in to access the database and new articles are added hourly. The National Law Review revolutionized legal publication in 1888 and this cutting-edge tradition continues today.

Final Rules Released for Federal Contractor Paid Sick Leave and New EEO-1 Report

Thursday was a busy day, with the announcement of two long-awaited final rules from the EEOC and the US Department of Labor (“DOL”). The EEOC released the final version of the revised EEO-1 form, and the DOL released the final paid sick leave rule for federal contractors. (And, as we reported yesterday, the US House of Representatives …

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Supreme Court Set to Settle Dispute over Washington Redskins Trademark Registration

There has been another twist in the story of the long battle by Native American interest groups to obtain revocation of the U.S. registration of the infamous Washington Redskins trademark. This is another step in the 20-year journey that began with the initial challenges to the team name. On Thursday, September 29, 2016, the U.S. …

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Iron Man Composer Battles Tech Giant Sony and Ghostface Killah

The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled in favor of the composer of the 1960s Iron Man theme song, finding material facts in dispute as to whether the song was commissioned as a work for hire. Jack Urbont v. Sony Music Entertainment, Case No. 15-1778-cv (2d Cir., July 29, 2016) (Hall, J). In …

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Learn about Leadership Development and Legal Marketing, November 14-15

Join LMA and Lead Star™ for the inaugural leadership development experience for the legal marketing industry. The program incorporates current research with experiential activities, providing legal marketing professionals with a unique perspective on their personal leadership style and tendencies. When: November 15-16, 2016 Where: LMA Headquarters, 330 N. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL 60611 Learn more about the value …

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Labor Department Announces Procedural Changes to H-2B Visa Program

In an effort to further streamline the H-2B application process and make it less burdensome for employers, the Department of Labor has announced procedural changes to reduce the amount of documentation to demonstrate “temporary need.” To get approval to hire H-2B workers, an employer must establish that the need for H-2B workers is temporary in …

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Lemon Laws: Potentially a Sour Future for Manufacturers of Autonomous Vehicles

Lemon laws have existed for several decades to protect consumers from permanently defected vehicles. Though they may vary state to state, lemon laws generally require manufacturers to replace or reimburse consumers for vehicles that have either undergone three to four unsuccessful repairs within two to four years or were out of use due to repairs …

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Register Today for Next Week’s LMA Legal Marketing Tech Conference West – October 5 & 6, 2016

The Legal Marketing Technology Conference is the largest conference dedicated to technologies that law firm professionals use to identify, attract and support clients. Register today! Join us for the full day conference on October 6, and the half day pre-conferences on October 5. Our pre-conferences include: Technology Workshops and a Lead Marketers’ Summit. Agenda highlights: …

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Spearheading Technological Change and Innovation: The Role of the Legal Marketer

Technology is changing the landscape of the legal world, and making it possible for law firms to achieve new heights in terms of client service, transparency, and making smart, data driven choices.  Roland Vogl, Executive Director of Stanford Program in Law, Science and Technology (LST), will be the keynote speaker at the LMA Technology Conference in San …

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Can Employees Commute Tax-Free on Uber or Lyft?

Uber, Lyft, and their competitors, offering handy apps, responsive drivers and competitive prices, are fast becoming a favored commuter option.  Many employers either subsidize employee commuter expenses or allow employees to pay for commuter expenses through payroll deductions.  Under current law (Internal Revenue Code Section 132(f)) and regulation, these expenses can be tax-free (up to …

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Networking Pitfalls- Falling for the Wrong People

Over the past 10 – 15 years there has been a dramatic increase in the number of people actively focusing on networking. Increasing competition, along with more widespread attention on building a strong network, is encouraging lawyers to flock to networking functions in droves. However, this can be an especially difficult challenge for an attorney …

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