ANALYSIS: Only Plausible #MeToo Claims Keep Case In Court
Two recent SDNY cases alleging sexual harassment make clear that a new federal law on arbitration clauses will keep the entire case in court, even if only some of the claims are sexual harassment claims. But the new law requires those harassment claims to be plausibly pled, the court said.
ANALYSIS: Three Takeaways from McDonald’s Toxic Culture Debacle
In 2018, McDonald’s Corp. faced a crisis in governance after allegations of a widespread culture of sexual harassment and employee misconduct surfaced. McDonald’s implemented several initiatives to remedy its workplace culture. But two significant developments in January—one judicial and one regulatory—show that repercussions from the matter are still ongoing.
ANALYSIS: Sobering Data? Survey Finds Less Law School Drinking
Law students today are drinking less alcohol than law students in the past—at least at those events hosted by law schools, according to Bloomberg Law’s second Law School Preparedness survey.
ANALYSIS: SEC Marketing Rule Says Adviser Ad Ratings Are Now OK
The SEC’s investment adviser marketing rule requires disclosures and satisfying criteria for using third-party ratings in an advertisement.
ANALYSIS: Union Workers Haven’t Seen Raises Like This in Decades
Union contracts ratified in 2022 gave workers their highest average pay raise in more than 30 years, a Bloomberg Law data analysis shows. It’s a phenomenon that covers the whole of the US labor market—and 2023 is shaping up to be even more lucrative for union workers.
ANALYSIS: How Evaluating Legal Tech Boosts In-House Efficiency
In-house legal departments have improved the use of metrics to measure the worth of their legal technology. But when efficiency is at the top of legal departments’ goals, using a formal process to evaluate legal tech tools can give corporate lawyers an edge that mere metrics can’t.
ANALYSIS: Experts’ Tips for Best, Worst Layoff Practices
Given the prevalence and impact of layoffs over the past few months, Bloomberg Law invited two employment law experts to discuss best practices and common pitfalls for employers as they consider, plan, and conduct employee layoffs.