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DOL overtime rule change could impact staffing at nonprofits

By Sharon Brooks Hodge | Jul 5, 2016

WASHINGTON – A lawyer specializing in nonprofits says organizations have several options when considering how to comply with new overtime rules imposed by the Department of Labor, including whether to reclassify employees as non-exempt.

All-white jury awarded Muslim, black co-worker $3.4M in discrimination case

By Sharon Brooks Hodge | Jun 22, 2016

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – The attorney for two road-marking employees said a federal jury in Connecticut sent a strong message to state contractors about the penalty for allowing a racially discriminatory and hostile work environment.

Attorney: U.S. SC won't hear Tom Brady's appeal if he loses at Second Circuit

By Sharon Brooks Hodge | May 11, 2016

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – As expected, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has asked the full roster of judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to review a decision affirming a four-game suspension imposed by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Attorney to colleagues: Don't Facebook friend your opponent

By Sharon Brooks Hodge | May 9, 2016

Whether it’s called mining or spying, becoming an adversary’s Facebook friend to obtain detrimental information that could be used in court crosses ethical boundaries, an attorney specializing in digital discovery says.

After settlement, MLB remains vulnerable to antitrust challenges

By Sharon Brooks Hodge | May 2, 2016

Although a settlement this year between Major League Baseball and its fans avoided a trial, an antitrust expert for the plaintiffs says MLB remains vulnerable to future legal challenges.

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