The LexBlog Network churns out hundreds of valuable posts each and every day, but this week we’ve identified 10 of the top articles over the last week—bringing back a longtime favorite. Written by legal experts, they feature commentary and analyses on relevant topics such as the Biden-Harris administration, how sectors have changed in response to COVID, social media strategies, and more.

Top 10

Shifting goalposts: how technology has changed sports and broadcasting in 2020

Nearly every industry has been impacted in some way or another by the pandemic—sports and broadcasting are no exception. Franz Gernhardt of Bird & Bird LLP discusses the implementation of automatic camera systems and changes to TV production in the sports realm. Spectator sounds at ghost matches are another new development that may stick around even when things go back to normal. Franz explores whether or not these changes are temporary or permanent on the blog MediaWrites.

Los Angeles’s Slow Streets program criticized for mostly serving wealthy communities

Limiting traffic and encouraging foot and bike traffic seemed like a great idea—the Slow Streets program was initially praised by many in transportation and community development circles. But, West Coast Trial Lawyers explains how the program ended up primarily benefiting white neighborhoods where people were working from home.

Change is in the air – L&E under the Biden-Harris administration

How will labor and employment legislation change under the new administration, and how much change will Biden even be able to implement? Kelley Drye explains that most changes will come in the form of Executive Orders since it will be harder to get things through Congress. On the blog, Labor Days, they further explore the administration’s agenda for minimum wage, immigration, the OSHA, and more.

Trump lawsuit dismissed for no evidence

The Trump campaign has filed numerous lawsuits following the presidential election. They’ve overall been weak and lacking in evidence, Thomas J. Crane explains on the San Antonio Employment Law Blog. He shares comments from Judge Brann and why the lawsuit was dismissed.

How to know your who, what, why and how of social media

When creating content for social media, it’s important to establish what your goals are. You have to think SMART, Stefanie Marrone explains. That means making your posts specific, measurable, actionable, realistic, and time-bound. She poses a number of questions to ask yourself on her blog, Social Media Butterfly.

Advantages of private arbitration over public court litigation

In this post, Jeremy Baker of Baker Law discusses choosing between arbitration and court litigation. For starters, arbitration can be less time consuming and more cost efficient than litigation while also providing confidentiality. However, the choice is complicated and dependent on the nature of the dispute Jeremy explains on Baker Law Blog.

2020 hindsight: finding opportunity in distress

The aviation and travel sectors took a massive hit due to COVID-19. However, looking at the bright side, the surviving airlines should emerge from the pandemic leaner and stronger. Ashleigh Standen and Christopher Jackson of Reed Smith LLP write about continuing low oil prices, high asset maintenance and safety standards and the other opportunities for the industry on the blog Legal Flight Deck.

Happy Thanksgiving! 7 things for which we are thankful – 2020 edition

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Stephanie Gaston and Anne Yuengert of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings recount seven things that occurred in employment law that they are thankful for. They talk about the continual addressing of sexual harassment in the workplace, clarity from the DOL on joint employer status, and more on the blog Labor & Employment Insights.

Can employers require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19?

With a vaccine for COVID-19 hopefully in the near future, the question arises whether or not employers can require their employees to get vaccinated. Benjamin Widener of Stark and Stark addresses this question, explaining how the most important factor is the nature of work. He discusses Title VII, the ADA, and other legal considerations on New Jersey Law Blog.

Brexit – The End Game?

The deadline has already passed for any UK-EU Agreement to be reached in time for translation and consideration by the European Parliament. Thomas Reilly of Covington and Burling discusses Brexit—specifically the OBR assessment, the Biden effect, and political turmoil on the blog Global Policy Watch.

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Michelle works on LexBlog’s Publishing team and assists in managing and creating the company’s editorial and social content, as well as working with clients to ensure the overall success of their blogs. She has experience working in all different realms of publishing—including newspapers, magazines and research journals. Michelle has published a poetry book and been featured in an anthology.