We continue our Friday round-up of what is newest, best and brightest at FindLaw.com. Below, you will find this week’s offerings from various areas of FindLaw’s unique content, including: core legal content, blogs, news and case law. Take a look at what’s new:
FindLaw Consumer Blogs
- 5 Tips on How to Handle Employee Theft: A small business’ loss-prevention plan shouldn’t solely focus on shoplifters. Employee thefts are actually much more common -- and could even get the employer in legal trouble, if the theft is not properly addressed. FindLaw’s Free Enterprise offers some tips on what to do if you suspect your workers are stealing.
- Transgender Workers Now a Protected Class, EEOC Rules: The federal agency that enforces anti-discrimination laws has ruled transgender workers are protected from on-the-job discrimination. The EEOC's ruling echoes a series of federal court decisions about transgender workers' rights. FindLaw's Decided explains the EEOC's ruling, and its significance.
FindLaw Legal Professional Blogs
- There's No Ethnic Profiling in Arizona S.B. 1070?: When the emotionally charged debate over Arizona's immigration law reached the High Court this week, oral arguments began with discussion of what the case is not about: racial profiling. FindLaw's U.S. Supreme Court blog explains why that discussion is significant, as Justices consider whether the controversial law will stand.
Law Firm Management
- Cyber Manners for Employers During the Hiring Process: Social media "netiquette" is a trending topic, as seen in the recent debate over employers' demands for job applicants' Facebook passwords. So what's the best way to confront prospective hires about their social-media exploits? An employment lawyer shares suggestions in our latest FindLaw Law Firm Management article.
-- Andrew Chow, FindLaw Audience Team