Ever thought about the similarities between the auto industry and today’s legal market? How about what a post-pandemic world will look like for lawyers? These are just two of the many interesting topics covered in this week’s Top 10 round-up. Read on to learn more about what the Biden administration has accomplished these first 100 days as well as some tips from Clio to improve your legal writing.
Has Biden been living up to his campaign promises? Well, in terms of being “the most pro-union president you’ve ever seen,” he certainly seems to be taking steps in the right direction. Neresa De Biasi and Juan J. Larios Jr. of Epstein Becker Green explain how Biden’s latest executive order is creating a task force that will hopefully strengthen unions and make it easier for workers to unionize. The Task Force has 180 days to make their recommendations, the two report on Management Memo.
Now that’s a title no one would have expected to come across 10 years ago. While this is a situation that should (hopefully) never arise again, the legal discussions offered in this case may be significant for future disputes concerning speech made on interactive online platforms, Joy Wang of Norton Rose Fulbright says. She offers a comprehensive breakdown of different courts’ rulings and what Justice Thomas—who issued a concurring opinion—had to say on the matter. Check it out on Social Media Law Bulletin.
We’re finally moving away from articles on “how to deal with the pandemic” and now we’ve entered the phase of “post-pandemic” blog posts. For lawyers specifically, how will things change now that we’ve adapted to a virtual world? While no one can really say what will happen next, Nicole Black at MyCase does a good job at least making some informative predictions. She cites a report from the ABA Coordinating Group on Practice Forward, analyzing findings related to the impact of the pandemic on the practice of law. Rather than try to fit everything from the report into one huge blog post, she’s making it a three-part series that can be found on MyCase Blog.
Sarah Rochelle‘s blog post on UK ground rent reform is an excellent example of a well-done blog post. Before diving into the meat of the topic, she prefaces her post with a quick summary of what’s to come. There’s no intimidating wall of text either, as she breaks the post up into sections under different headers—headers that anticipate some of the most likely questions to arise. All of that on top of an informative yet conversational tone make this post—available in its entirety on Mayer Brown’s Real Estate Insights blog—an easy 10/10.
Trying to stay up-to-date on the DOL and cybersecurity issues? McGuire Woods’ Maria Rasmussen breaks down the latest guidance issues excellently. She separates the guidance into three separate pieces and provides scannable bullets highlighting the key points. Tips for hiring service providers, cybersecurity program best practices, online security tips for participants—she covers everything on the blog Password Protected.
Just as we’re transitioning to post-pandemic posts, we’re no longer spending as much time talking about mandatory vaccination—we’re finally talking about what reality looks like for fully vaccinated individuals. Seyfarth Shaw bullets out the key information from the CDC’s latest guidance—notably, fully vaccinated people can now forego masks, testing and social distancing in certain settings. The guidance doesn’t provide information for the workplace just yet, but it’s a step in the right direction, Seyfarth Shaw says on Employment Law Lookout.
“The reality cuts like knife: the United States of America is one of the only countries in the world that doesn’t maintain a federal paid leave program for its workers.” A strong opening line from Littler’s Jeff Nowak, this article delves into Biden’s plan to change that reality. So, what is the plan? Why is paid FMLA leave necessary? What’s the likelihood of passage? Nowak answers all these questions on his blog, FMLA Insights.