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Students May Now Organize… For the Time Being – Flip Flops in the Summer

The issue of whether students may be considered employees for purposes of organizing under the National Labor Relations Act has been a hotly contested issue over the past decade.  On August 23, 2016, the Board reversed itself again and held that certain students at Columbia University are able to organize under the NLRA. For many …

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Increased Penalties for Immigration-Related Violations

The U.S. Department of Justice has issued a new rule increasing penalties against employers for various immigration-related violations. The new penalty structure applies to civil penalties assessed after August 1, 2016, whose associated violations occurred after November 2, 2015. Given the significant increase in penalties for immigration-related violations, employers should use particular care when dealing …

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Join the National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms for their 2016 Annual Meeting, September 14-16 in Houston, Texas

Join NAMWOLF at the 2016 Annual Meeting & Expo in Houston, Texas. The Annual Meeting is a great opportunity to increase your participation and relationships with NAMWOLF Law Firm Members. All attendees further benefit by attending CLE sessions specific to Law Firm Member practice areas, which provides greater insight into each Law Firm Member’s experience …

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Emergencies on Campus: Is Your Institution Prepared?

Last week, El Centro College, a community college located in the heart of Dallas, found itself in the middle of the crossfire during the sniper shooting that killed five police officers and wounded several others.  The event was supposed to be a peaceful protest over recent police shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota. Thanks to a …

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Happy Independence Day!

Happy 4th of July! From your friends at the National Law Review

Gender Neutral Restrooms Now Required in NYC

On June 28, 2016, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed legislation passed earlier this month by The New York City Council to amend the City’s administrative code, plumbing code and building code to require gender neutral restrooms. The new law applies to businesses and other establishments in the City’s five boroughs with existing …

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Los Angeles Employers Must Pay Higher Minimum Wages And Provide Expanded Paid Sick Leave

On July 1, 2016, employers who have more than 25 employees performing some work in the City of Los Angeles (the “City”) will need to provide higher minimum wages and six paid sick days per year. Employers with fewer workers in the City will need to expand sick leave benefits by July 1, 2016, but …

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Fourth Circuit Allows Casino Workers to Proceed With Putative Class and Collective Action For Unpaid Training Time at “Dealer School”

The Fourth Circuit recently decided in Harbourt v. PPE Casino Resorts Maryland, LLC that casino workers may proceed with a putative class action alleging that their unpaid attendance at a Maryland casino’s “dealer school” violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and Maryland wage laws. Background Plaintiffs alleged that the Casino advertised for dealer positions after Maryland …

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Happy Memorial Day from the National Law Review!

The National Law Review remembers those who have given their lives in service to this great country. We thank all miliary men and women who continue to protect the freedoms the fallen died defending. Please have a safe and happy Memorial Day! the Team at the National Law Review

Why Law Schools Must Change to Produce More Hirable Attorneys

Recently, I had the great pleasure of speaking at a Chicago Bar Association event for young attorneys on the topic of networking. After about 20 minutes I observed how ravenously everyone was taking notes and the deep level of attentiveness that I was receiving from the participants. While this is not unique to me as a …

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