Category Archives: Legal Marketing

Sprinting towards success

Building a successful career is a marathon. It takes place over time, not overnight. And, as professionals, we’re comfortable with that because we don’t like making mistakes. We don’t like it when things get messy. So we take our time. We plan, we put one foot in front of another, and we stroll towards the finish line. Ironically, it is the pedantic nature of that slow and steady process that often creates the mess we’re trying to avoid. When you go slowly, carefully, planning to avoid mistakes instead of planning to make something happen, it’s easy to get stuck in the mud. Slow is painful. You feel the sting of rejection. You get discouraged by poor or nonexistent results. It’s harder to try again. Or try the next thing on your list. Speaking of lists, if you have a dozen things you want to do to build your practice over the next year, instead of doing one each month as you might ordinarily be inclined to do, my advice is to do them all this….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Court Affirms Stalking and Harassment Conviction for Tagged Tweets–In re AJB

This is a stalking and harassment case involving tweets by classmates of the victim. The court recites the facts below: In March 2016, high school students, W.K., B.L., and appellant A.J.B., discussed that M.B., a fellow student who had been diagnosed with autism and ADHD, had recently posted some tweets discussing girls at school. B.L. and A.J.B. told W.K. that they wanted to post materials on M.B.’s Twitter page to elicit a “negative response.” A.J.B. created a Twitter account with no identifying information called “Jeb Bush’s Guac Bowl.” A.J.B. then began tweeting messages tagging M.B.’s account over two to three hours, with several referring to autism. One post contained a sign saying “Autistic Children Play Here” with a caption reading “Meanwhile at [M.B.]’s Daycare.” Another post contained a checkerboard of images with M.B.’s face and a caption reading “Click the Autistic Child.”….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Chrome allows users to specify video autoplay blocking

PCWorld: “If you’re the type of person who detests autoplaying video ads with sound, Google’s Chrome browser provides some help. Google Chrome 66 will mute autoplaying video by default, permanently, so even if a video pops up—and Chrome can block some of those, too!—it won’t blow you out of your seat. The Chrome 66 release is now live in the stable channel. As Google explains here, muted videos will always be autoplayed. But autoplayed videos won’t always be muted. Google uses what it calls the Media Engagement Threshold to determine if a video should be muted. (Google’s page goes into the details, though it’s a typically complex Google algorithm.) Put simply, if you’ve played a video on the site before, with sound, Google may think that you want to hear the audio for another video on that site, too…”.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Linkedin – The Skills Companies Need Most in 2018 – And The Courses to Get Them

Linkedin Learning Blog: “Whenever there is change, there is opportunity. With report after report showing the world of work changing faster than ever today, it’s fair to assume there’s more opportunity than ever. The challenge? It isn’t easy to know where that opportunity exists. If only some organization with the resources necessary to answer that question could release a roadmap… Well, consider this is your roadmap. Using a combination of LinkedIn data and survey results, we determined both the soft and the hard skills companies need most. And then we provided LinkedIn Learning courses that teach those skills, which we’ve made free for all of January 2018…”.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Appellate Court Issues Groundbreaking Interpretation of Equal Pay Act

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the Equal Pay Act (EPA) prohibits an employer from paying a female employee less at their new position based on their salary at a prior job. The ruling came in a lawsuit by Aileen Rizo who sued the Fresno County Office of Education over her salary. “The 50-year-old statute had not been interpreted that way before,” says Scott Witlin, a partner with the Los Angeles office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP, where he heads its Labor and Employment department. The EPA, implemented by Congress in 1963, was designed to eliminate long-standing pay disparities between the sexes, not preserve them, said Rizo in court. Permissible factors other than sex should be “limited to legitimate, job-related factors such as a prospective employee’s experience, educational background, ability, or prior job performance,” said the court. Prevailing precedent interpreting the EPA, dating back to 1982, indicated that….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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