EEOC Sues Over Criminal Background Checks

In a previous post here, I noted that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or  EEOC, had begun to focus on criminal background checks by employers.  The thinking is that requiring criminal background checks can constitute illegal discrimination on the basis of race because a higher percentage of African Americans than Caucasians have criminal convictions.  Thus, […]

Using Smart Phones in the Age of Electronic Discovery

In the days before the use of computers to store documents and the use of email to communicate became a way of life, conducting “discovery” – information gathering – during a lawsuit was fairly straightforward.  A written request would be made for documents fitting a certain description; and junior attorneys and paralegals would sit in […]