Deductions from Pay: Non Compliant Pay Stubs

My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: California The first 8 months of employment my employer issued pay stubs that did not show hours accrued, applicable wage rates, accrued/used vacation/sick/PTO. And the dates of the pay period were off by 2 days. During 3rd month I switched to salary. During 9th month the company changed us all back to hourly and we began tracking time online. Paystubs finally started reflecting required info...sort of. Prior payroll was never a...
Tags: Law, California, Employment and Labor, PTO

Court allows blockchain platform to send subpoena seeking info about hacker

Plaintiff provides a blockchain asset trading platform and claims that a hacker broke in and transferred 330,000 Tether and 100 Ether to a Bittrex account. Though Bittrex told plaintiff it had identified the relevant Bittrex account holder, it would not disclose the identity to plaintiff without a court order. So plaintiff filed suit against the John Doe hacker for conversion, violation of the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and under Washington state law. Since it could not serve the comp...
Tags: Law, Washington, Court, Anonymity, DOE, Blockchain, Fed, John Doe, Ninth Circuit, Electronic Discovery, Bittrex, Columbia Ins Co, ZG TOP Technology Co Ltd

The Coming National Red Flag Gun Control Law

CNBC: Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., told CNN on Wednesday the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on gun control on March 26. The influential committee chairman said the panel will discuss “red flag” laws, passed in many U.S. states, that allow courts to take away firearms from suspected dangerous individuals after receiving warnings from police officers or family members. Red flag laws, also known as extreme risk protection, enjoy bipartisan support and have been praised by the White ...
Tags: White House, Cnn, Military, Gun Control, Graham, Cnbc, Trump, Richard Blumenthal, Senate Judiciary Committee, Lindsey, Conn, Sen Lindsey Graham, National Rifle Association Graham, Lindsey V

The Future of Legal Journalism is Here

The future of legal journalism is here and that future has arrived in the form of, according to Bob Ambrogi, its Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, addressing a standing room only audience of about hundred and fifty in Chicago last Thursday evening. Speaking at the Chicago Legal Innovation and Tech meetup at Skadden, Ambrogi’s passion and vision were keenly on display. If there were any doubters of his message, Ambrogi pushed them over the top with his down to earth conviction in wh...
Tags: Publishing, Law, Washington Post, Chicago, New York Times, Wisconsin, Lexblog, LexisNexis, Bernstein, Watergate, Supra, Woodward, Ambrogi, Bob Ambrogi, Ed Walters, Chicago Legal Innovation

At the Thursday Night Cafe...

... talk all you like. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Ann Althouse

New Mexico Sheriffs Refuse To Enforce Universal Background Checks

News from New Mexico: ALBUQUERQUE – A bill to expand background checks on private gun sales in New Mexico that’s awaiting the governor’s promised signature is presenting a key question for law enforcement as it heads for her desk: How do they expect to enforce it? Debate over the bill exposed a rift in the state over gun rights before it won final approval in the Legislature this week and was sent to Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, who has described it as common-sense reform. A large majority of s...
Tags: America, Military, Gun Control, New Mexico, Albuquerque, Don, Legislature, University of New Mexico, Dona Ana County, Santa Fe County, Michelle Lujan Grisham, Cibola County, Joshua Kastenberg, Tony Mace, New Mexico Gun Laws, Adan Mendoza

Anne Frank’s stepsister meets with Newport Beach students in controversial swastika photo

Holocaust survivor Eva Schloss, addresses the media with Newport Harbor High School Principal Sean Boulton after Schloss meet with students involved in a party with Nazi salutes around a makeshift swastika in Newport Beach, CA, on Thursday, Mar 7, 2019. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG) Holocaust survivor Eva Schloss during a press conference at Newport Harbor High School after Schloss meet with students involved in a party with Nazi salutes around a makeshift swastika in ...
Tags: London, News, Nazis, Religion, Sport, Society, Soccer, United States, Prince Harry, Nazi, Orange County, Levi, Auschwitz, Anne Frank, Orange County Register, Newport Beach

Law Professors Need To Stop With The N-Word — See Also

It's 2019 And A White Law Professor Just Figured Out He Can't Say The N-Word: It's bafflingly late, but better late than never, I guess. THE Best Legal Job Description Ever Or The BEST Legal Job Description Ever: You decide. Need An Outside Counsel? Here's who to call. Law School May Be Closing Mid-Semester: Bad news for the poor students.
Tags: Law, See Also

The F-35C Is Finally Ready for Combat, Though Of Course It Was Years Late

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is being sold to the U.S. military and the air forces of thirteen allies under a program worth approximately $1.4 trillion worldwide. It’s all been an utter boondoggle, but we’re stuck with it, even as there have been some signs of progress, with the latest variant going operations…Read more...
Tags: Science, Military, Airplanes, Fighter Jets, F 35, F 35 Saga, Foxtrotalpha

Funding the one percent

Justices Samuel Alito and Elena Kagan appeared this afternoon before the Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government of the House Committee on Appropriations. They were invited to discuss the Supreme Court’s budget requirements for fiscal year 2020, but they also fielded questions about cameras in the courtroom, law clerk diversity, partisan attacks on the judiciary, and the #MeToo movement. Perhaps most notably, Kagan disclosed that Chief Justice John Roberts is studying a code ...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Donald Trump, Bishop, Calif, John Roberts, Roger Stone, Roberts, Howe, Torres, Granger, Alito, Elena Kagan, Kagan

Foreign Office grants Zaghari-Ratcliffe diplomatic protection

Jeremy Hunt raises British-Iranian’s case to state dispute, meaning injury to her is now injury to UKThe Foreign Office (FCO) has escalated its conflict with Iran over the imprisonment of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe by granting her diplomatic protection, a step that raises her case from a consular matter to the level of a dispute between the two states.The move, likely to lead to increased tensions between the two countries, came after the foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, judged Tehran was not meet...
Tags: Law, World news, Iran, Jeremy Hunt, Tehran, Foreign Office, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, Zaghari Ratcliffe, UKThe Foreign Office FCO

Misconduct in Canada Gets Attorney Disbarred In Michigan

A Michigan Tri-County Hearing Panel ordered an attorney's disbarment Based on respondent's default, and the evidence presented at the hearing. the hearing panel found that respondent committed professional misconduct when he committed numerous violations of Ontario's Law Society Act and... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Canada, Michigan, Ontario, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Michigan Tri County Hearing Panel

Entire Case Doctrine In New Jersey

A decision of the New Jersey Supreme Court reversed and remanded a dismissed legal malpractice claim. The entire controversy doctrine seeks to impel litigants to consolidate their claims arising from a single controversy whenever possible. If a party fails to... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, New Jersey, New Jersey Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof

A tale of two approaches to Texas property-theft thresholds

A pair of bills heard in two Texas House committees this week demonstrate opposing philosophies when it comes to incarcerating people for low-end property theft.At Monday's Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee hearing, state Rep. Gene Wu, a Houston Democrat, proposed HB 760 making theft of packages delivered to someone's front porch an automatic state-jail felony, even if the value of the stolen items were just a few dollars. Wu said this was justified because going onto someone's porch ...
Tags: Texas, Law, Houston, Don, Plano, Wu, Shaheen, Texas House, Texas Public Policy Foundation, Gritsforbreakfast, Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee, Matt Shaheen, Konni Burton, Andrew Murr, Gene Wu, Sen Konni Burton

Lawline Names Top 25 Women Faculty Of 2018 [Sponsored]

Amazing women who are nailing their legal practice and still finding time to teach.
Tags: Law, Sponsored Content, Continuing Legal Education / CLE, Lawline

Lawyer Arrested And Held Without Bail For Witness Tampering Emoji

Yes, I do think we should talk about Matt Gaetz again.
Tags: Law, Congress, Courts, Litigators, Matt Gaetz, Witness Tampering

The Morality Of Marketing

Does Marketing serve existing consumer needs, or does it create them? Sooner or later, a version of this question inevitably pops up when you’re trying to explain marketing to the general public. One response to the question is to dismiss it with another: why does it matter? As long as marketing influences consumer behavior, should it matter whether it serves pre-existing needs or creates them? Another version of the answer is: isn’t it merely a matter of degree – some needs are overt (the co...
Tags: Steve Jobs, Brand Marketing, Society, Henry Ford, Branding, MacDonald

Pie, Roads, And Sand: Why You Should Attend Law Jobs For Humans

Is our Law Jobs for Humans event for you?
Tags: Law, Evolve the Law

"I see everything as an opportunity. This is an opportunity once again to declare as strongly as possible opposition to anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim statements [and] white supremacist attitudes."

Said Nancy Pelosi, quoted in "Pelosi Says House Will Condemn All Hate as Anti-Semitism Debate Overshadows Congress" (NYT).She took a shot at President Trump and his equivocal statements after the deadly white supremacist march in Charlottesville, Va., in 2017: “The president may think there are good people on both sides, we don’t share that view.”Democrats are confident that they can unite the caucus, and they want to get the fight over [Ilhan] Omar out of the way....  Ms. Omar, a Minnesota Demo...
Tags: Minnesota, Law, Congress, Israel, House, New York Times, Nancy Pelosi, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Democratic, Omar, Democratic Party, Pelosi, AIPAC, CHARLOTTESVILLE Va, Ilhan

Wokest Job Opening In History For The Right General Counsel

I should apply for this. I saw it first.
Tags: Technology, Law, Reparations, In-House Counsel, Job Searches, ADOS, Hexagon Legal

Repair and Maintenance: Property Owner/Management No Notice to Enter Property

I'm a tenant in San Diego, California and my rental unit is an older, stand alone raised foundation apartment. My questions are: 1. I am in a 1 year lease, if I choose to give 30 days notice, will I be able to break the lease and get my deposit and not be charged additional months rent? 2. Are there any actions I can take to get the owner to provide proper 24-hour notice? The privacy situation: The owner listed the property for sale in Feb 2019 and did not notify the residents. I suspected...
Tags: Law, San Francisco, Landlord-Tenant Law, San Diego California

Paul Manafort given (only?) 47 months in prison at first federal sentencing

I worried that my prediction this morning that Paul Manafort would get 100 months at his first federal sentencing was a little low.  Turns out, I was way too high: he got only 47 months today.   Here are some details from The Hill: A federal judge on Thursday sentenced former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort to 47 months in prison, well below the amount recommended in sentencing guidelines. The sentence handed down by Judge T.S. Ellis III, a Reagan appointee, was significantly less than th...
Tags: Law, Washington, Russia, Reagan, New York Times, Manhattan, Jackson, Usc, Trump, Ellis, Mueller, Alexandria Va, Bernie Madoff, Cyrus Vance Jr, T S Ellis III, Robert Mueller

Improving Organizational Collaboration In Response To Cyber Attacks

It’s crucial to align HR, legal, and IT when an insider threat is discovered.
Tags: Technology, Law, Cybersecurity, In-House Counsel, Jennifer DeTrani

Law School In Crisis May Be First To Close Its Doors Mid-Semester

Meanwhile, students are suffering without access to student loan funds.
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Law Students, Argosy University, Law School Closures, Western State College of Law at Argosy University, Receiverships

It's on: House Democrats introduce their promised Net Neutrality legislation

House Democrats have made good on their promise to introduce the Save the Internet Act, legislation mandating Network Neutrality, which would force the FCC to reinstate the policy that Trump's Chairman Ajit Pai used a string of dirty tricks and illegal maneuvers to destroy. Such legislation cannot pass without the support of Senate Republicans, but it's still a canny move by the Democrats, since many of those Republicans represent the largely rural states that are ground zero for the worst ...
Tags: Post, News, Cable Company Fuckery, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Law, Senate, Pennsylvania, Democrats, House, US Senate, Trump, Markey, Ajit Pai, Ed Markey, Mike Doyle

"The man of a thousand voices talking perfectly loud/But nobody ever hears him or the sound he appears to make..."

I was amused by this perfect version of the old Beatles song. I must have heard it before — it's from 1968 — but I don't remember. The demeanor of the female singers is downright spooky. The lines I chose for the post title interest me. It feels like a variation on  If a tree falls in the forest and nobody hears it, does it make a sound?:  If the man of a thousand voices is talking perfectly loud but nobody ever hears him, how can he appear to make a sound? [Author: [email protected] (Ann Alth...
Tags: Law, Beatles, Paradox, Ann Althouse

"Silencing music by a dead person who committed crimes does nothing to stop those kinds of crimes from happening in the future."

"If we consistently threw out all music by people who once acted horribly, we’d have no John Lennon, no Beatles, no Miles Davis. Of course, the Beatles revolutionized rock and pop music, and Miles Davis revolutionized jazz. So we’d be left musically impoverished, just to make ourselves feel good."Writes my son John (at his blog post, "Should we stop listening to Michael Jackson?"), adding, "And yes, I am that guy!," linking to an Onion piece, "Man Always Gets Little Rush Out Of Telling People Jo...
Tags: Law, John Lennon, Miles Davis, John, Michael Jackson, Don, Caravaggio, Mary Magdalene, Martha, Ann Althouse, Domesticity

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