This year will be all about discrimination and wage-and-hour lawsuits, according to general counsels at companies in the U.S. and Britain.
A survey by Fulbright & Jaworski found 35 percent of in-house attorneys expected the biggest bump in their workload to come from discrimination disputes. Around 29 percent thought wage-and-hour disputes would be the largest increase at their companies.
So here’s our question for you:
Do you think your company will see an increase in discrimination and wage-and-hour claims? Or will workplace overload come from a different kind of lawsuit?
Leave a comment below or email me.
Need to Know:
- A partner at Hogan Lovells was named general counsel of the International Air Transport Association.
- NLRB attorney Deborah Yaffe became director of the General Counsel’s Office of Appeals.
- The general counsel for the West Virginia Ethics Commission will become its new executive director.
- The Senate Finance Committee approved a general counsel for the Health and Human Services Department.
- A Memphis attorney preps for a new job as top lawyer for the Republican National Committee.
- In Chicago, many companies have female GCs, but few other women executives.
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