Connor is joining the San Francisco office of Nossaman Guthner Knox & Elliott, a 130-attorney Los Angeles-based firm with a national practice, and four other lawyers have also left the now-BigLaw K&L Gates firm this year. But other lawyers who were originally at the boutique remain at K&L Gates, the legal newspaper notes. Among them are Berg & Parker’s former name partners. … [Read more...] about Merger Mania: From Small to BigLaw, Then Goodbye Job
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Notable Court DecisionsNot to be left behind, courts across the country issued decisions that will impact how employers respond to requests for accommodations from disabled employees and applicants. The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court decision that held that the Americans with Disabilities Act does not require that employers provide a disabled employee with a noncompetitive reassignment as an accommodation. The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals held that an employee can establish causation for a disability discrimination claim if the employee can show that a discriminatory intent contributed in any way to an adverse employment action. And courts in California further expanded disability related protections, finding that an employer’s denial of an accommodation to a nondisabled employee may serve as evidence of association discrimination under State and that an employee who was seeking medical treatment in connection with an asymptomatic tumor was … [Read more...] about Saying Goodbye to 2016 – It’s Been Quite the Year!
The nobility with which Charles has conducted his life was as-ever apparent in his brief note. With his customary writer's concision and his physician's precision, he explained his circumstances without sentimentality. A tumor had been removed from his abdomen early on, he reported, and though his prospects for recovery had seemed good for a while, the cancer returned and is moving rapidly. … [Read more...] about Parker: Goodbye, Charles
So how will customers be able to drink their favorite Frapp? It might take a bit of getting used to, but the chain has designed strawless lids, which it now offers at 8,000 of its stores in the U.S. and Canada for drinks like Starbucks Draft Nitro and Cold Foam. Additional stores, beginning in Seattle and Vancouver, will be getting the lids beginning this autumn. … [Read more...] about A major change is coming to your Starbucks coffee soon
Wow, I thought to myself. I make fun of him for years, he loses the election, and now he wants me to come to Washington and cheer up the staff? I was caught off guard, and the first thing that popped out of my mouth was, “Well, uh, where would I stay?” … [Read more...] about Dana Carvey Remembers George H.W. Bush, From Muse to Friend