When Can a Party Win Attorney’s Fees?

Clients often ask me whether they can recover their attorney’s fees associated with resolving a dispute.  I hear this question both from clients that are trying to pursue a claim and from clients that are defending against a claim that has been made against them.  The American Rule is that each party to a dispute […]

Family and Medical Leave Act Turns 20

The Family and Medical Leave Act was enacted 20 years ago, in February 1993.  Despite its age, it is still a controversial law – with some folks still hoping to abolish it, some folks still trying to expand its reach, and courts still disagreeing over how to interpret some of its provisions.

Court Ruling Raises More Questions About NLRB’s Recent Social Media Decisions

I have discussed the National Labor Relations Board’s recent social media decisions here and here.  To summarize, in the past year or so the NLRB has made it very clear that, in its view, all employees (union or not) have a right to discuss the terms and conditions of their employment on social media sites […]

National Labor Relations Board Issues First Decision Finding Company’s Social Media Policy Violates National Labor Relations Act

As I have discussed here, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) has recently turned its attention to companies’ social media policies.  Under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act, all employers, including those that have no union, are prohibited from interfering with employees’ rights to discuss their terms and conditions of employment amongst themselves.  […]

EEOC Announces New Strategic Plan

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has issued a draft of its new 4-year strategic plan that is scheduled to take effect on October 1, 2012.  While the strategic plan doesn’t tell us exactly which cases the EEOC will find most important (and specific facts will generally determine the likelihood of the EEOC investigating a […]

Ms. Myer to Speak at Technology Law Institute on October 19

Ms. Myer will be co-presenting a legal update at the State Bar of Georgia’s Technology Law Institute in Atlanta on October 19, 2012.  Ms. Myer currently serves as Secretary of the Technology Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia and is scheduled to serve as Chair of the 2013 Technology Law Institute.