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The New Call to Action in a COVID-19 Era: The D&I Challenge Ahead for the Legal Industry

Littler Principal Cindy-Ann Thomas, Mishell Parreno Taylor, Littler Shareholder, and Kiara Harlow, Senior Recruiting Director of The Partners Group, present a multifaceted examination of the diversity and inclusion challenges ahead for the legal industry as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.
In this podcast, Cindy-Ann and her guests address the following: …

COVID and Contractors – New Leave Laws Impact Worker Classification

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many states and cities have adopted new paid sick leave laws. In a curious intersection between paid leave laws and independent contractor status laws, some of these laws establish a new and completely different approach to defining whether a food delivery driver should be classified as an “independent contractor” or as an “employee.” Rather than focusing on the duties of the worker and the business of the employer (as is done in the “ABC” test), these laws focus solely on whether the worker is engaged in a particular industry – food delivery. …

The Other Ugly Virus of 2020: Anti-Asian Bias

In the midst of our current global health crisis, the deliberate use of terms like “Chinese flu” and “Wuhan virus” has underscored hundreds of reports of racism and xenophobia directed to Asian-Americans. The spike has been so high that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently called on employers to be more attentive about creating “respectful workplaces” as reports continue to emerge about the harassment and mistreatment directed to people of Asian descent, in reaction to the novel coronavirus. …

Equal Pay in Belgium

Equal Pay Day 2020 in Belgium is on March 27. In honor of this occasion, Koen De Bisschop and Yne Machiels, attorneys in Littler’s Belgian office, provide an overview of Belgian law governing equal pay, legislative and employer efforts to combat gender-based pay discrimination, and gender discrimination litigation in general.  …

Littler’s Chief Knowledge Officer and Cornell Law Students Discuss How Hands-on Tech Training Enhances the Practice of Law

In this podcast, Littler’s Chief Knowledge Officer, Scott Rechtschaffen, talks with his Cornell Law School students about the potential for lawyers to use software to develop practical tools for the delivery of legal services. During their semester, the students experienced how to take their growing knowledge of the law, identify a problem, coordinate with subject matter and technical experts, and create a legal app designed to assist users, who might be either clients or fellow attorneys. …