The Fair Labor Standards Act's (FLSA) exemption for "learned" individuals -- it's a grey line sometimes. But other times, it's really, really not. FLSA puts us lawyerly folk into the "exempt" category due to our advanced degrees. The same goes for engineers, doctors, and other individuals putting their graduate degrees..... […]
Welcome to the world of in-house counsel, the attorney who lives inside a company as one of its employees, advising and representing it. Did you go to the right law school for this? If you went to Harvard Law School, then you're well on your way. Harvard, though, isn't your...... Click through to keep reading this post on FindLaw.com... […]
During Microsoft's recent earnings call, CEO Satya Nadella stated that the company would "streamline the next version of Windows from three operating systems into one single converged operating system," relates The Verge. "This means one operating system that covers all screen sizes." This isn't the first mention of a one-OS-fit […]
Perhaps these requests have something to do with the Seventh Circuit's cancellation of previously scheduled oral arguments in two gay marriage appeals out of Wisconsin and Indiana. Earlier this month, the appeals were combined and fast-tracked for oral arguments on August 13. Late last week, however, the Seventh Circuit issued...... Click through to kee […]
Who could've predicted this? Perhaps anyone who has been watching the string of executions that have been carried out over the past few months -- a series of cruel and unusual science experiments using novel combinations of drugs often sourced from unregulated compounding pharmacies. Isn't this exactly why death row...... Click through to keep read […]
Being the neurotic law student you are, you've probably already started thinking about OCI even though it is still July. Considering the state of the legal market in the past few years, that's a good thing. Also given the market, we OCI starts up, we would suggest applying to...... Click through to keep reading this post on FindLaw.com... […]
If a prisoner talks to his lawyer in person, at the prison, the prosecutor typically can't eavesdrop. If he writes his lawyer a letter, the same protections apply. If they talk on the phone, again, the prosecutor is supposed to back off. But if the prisoner sends an email to...... Click through to keep reading this post on FindLaw.com... […]
When did the legal industry's decline begin, in 2009 or so? Though that was a long five years ago, the shockwave from the industry took a while to hit law schools -- we saw some decline in demand after the bloated Class of 2010 entered school, but the numbers didn't...... Click through to keep reading this post on FindLaw.com... […]
This was a wee bit unexpected. Late last week, the Ninth Circuit blocked the execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood, at least temporarily, while he pursued First Amendment right-of-access claims regarding Arizona's drugs of choice for lethal injection. On Monday, eleven judges dissented from the denial of en banc rehearing, with...... Click through to keep re […]
Microsoft sold about 5.8 million Lumia smartphones in a mere two months, a pretty impressive number considering nobody you know actually owns a Windows Phone. Out of all of the Windows-based phones in the wild, one model is far more popular than any other: the Lumia 520, which makes up...... Click through to keep reading this post on FindLaw.com... […]
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