The year is off to a busy start already. One of the top stories of the week, the Supreme Courts decision regarding large-employers and vaccines, was covered by many publications in our community. With a lot of buzz around that alongside more predictions for 2022 and some controversy regarding tennis star Novak Djokovic’s vaccination status, it’s an interesting Best of Law Blogging this week to say the least.


Michelle’s picks

Should I start my new business as an LLC or S-Corporation?

Always a fan of blog posts that are titled as questions, and an even bigger fan when they answer them in the opening sentence: “What if I were to tell you, you could be both an LLC and an S-corporation and still be considered one single business entity?” Matthew Brust authors this helpful piece on the differences between an LLC and S-corporation and when to make the election and the benefits of doing so. It’s a great piece to model structurally, as he organizes it nicely with headers, utilizes bullets for readability and even intersperses some images throughout the post. Available at Henderson Franklin’s Southwest Florida Business and IP Blog.

Supreme Court Blocks Large-Employer Vaccine Rule and Allows Healthcare Vaccine Rule to Proceed

This was surely one of the biggest pieces of news this week, as the Supreme Court handed down a pair of opinions affecting workers and employers across the nation. Adam Hamel‘s piece stood out as an informative, to-the-point explanation and commentary on the implications going forward. Hamel notes President Biden and Labor Secretary Martin Walsh’s disappointment in the ruling and their urging for employers to adopt voluntary mandates of their own. Available at McLane Middleton’s Employment Law Business Guide.

I Want to Keep My Pet in the Divorce

Not every blog post needs to cover some ground-breaking legislation. A good piece is also one that’s timeless and always relevant, such as the title of this post by Brook Fulks. She walks through a previous Texas ruling that established pets as property, how pets are handled in a divorce and what the available options are for pets in a Texas divorce. It’s written in a really understandable, casual manner and will be a great evergreen resource for her firm moving forward. Available at Michelle May O’Neil’s Dallas Divorce Law Blog.


Alec’s Picks

SUPERIOR COURT CHANNELS SPIDER-MAN: RULES THAT IN BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS, GREAT POWER COMES WITH GREAT RESPONSIBILITY (INCLUDING FIDUCIARY DUTIES TO OTHER PARTNERS)

If you reference Spider-Man in your blog post I’m going to include it in our Best of Law Blogging—no questions asked. I’m half joking, but Edward Robson really does deserve kudos for drawing a parallel from this court ruling to the famous quote uttered by Ben Parker. Robson clearly knows that simply recounting the facts of a court case doesn’t make for the most riveting blog post. However, by weaving in a clever pop culture reference here and there, he can hook readers in, myself included. We need more legal bloggers like Robson who are unafraid to have a bit of fun with their blog posts. Available at Robson & Robson’s Pennsylvania Business Divorce blog.

Tennis Star Novak Djokovic Refused Entry to Australia Over Vaccine Exemption; Faces Uncertain Future Following Legal Victory

Before it has even begun, the Australian Open seems to have captivated the attention of sports fans and law bloggers alike. Novak Djokovic’s attempt to compete despite his unvaccinated status has landed him in trouble with the Australian government. It’s a story full of twists and turns and Raymond Lahoud is here to walk us through it in this post which touches on immigration law, public health restrictions and more. A consummate professional, Lahoud lays out the facts of the story succinctly and in a chronological and easy to follow format. If you haven’t been tracking every development in this story, this is the definitive recap—or at least it was until late this week when Australian officials once again canceled Djokovic’s visa and announced plans to deport him. Perhaps Lahoud will indulge us with another insightful post once this whole saga has finally ended. Available at Norris McLaughlin‘s Immigration Lawyers Blog.

What to expect in employment law in England in 2022

We’re two weeks into the new year and starting to see less 2021 retrospective posts and more that are looking ahead. Amanda Sanders provides us an excellent example as she lays out the key topics and cases pertinent to employment law in England for the upcoming year. Sanders’ list feels quite comprehensive, but does not get bogged down in minutiae. Informative, concise and scannable—this post follows all the blogging best practices and is the template to follow if you’re looking to write your own post looking ahead at 2022. Available at Norton Rose Fulbright’s Global Workplace Insider.

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Alec is an intern on LexBlog’s publishing team where he creates content for the company’s various digital platforms. A former radio news anchor, Alec brings both a background in journalism and a passion for law. Alec has the eventual goal of attending law…

Alec is an intern on LexBlog’s publishing team where he creates content for the company’s various digital platforms. A former radio news anchor, Alec brings both a background in journalism and a passion for law. Alec has the eventual goal of attending law school—and of course—starting his own law blog. His writing has been published in The Seattle Times and Crosscut.

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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,

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.