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What Should Employers Do When Their Employees Participate in a General Strike?

Proponents of social media have been calling for U.S. workers to walk off their jobs in a nationwide general strike on February 17 in light of recent political developments. Nationwide general strikes are common in Europe and in other countries around the world, but such an idea has never gained much traction in the United States. However, given the current political climate, employers should be prepared in the event workers decide to walk off the job. More >

Charities Participating in Policy and Protest: 2017 and Beyond

Recent demonstrations highlight a significant passion for expressing dissent and opposition to the Trump administration and its public policy positions. Given the dramatic increase in queries we have received from our clients around permitted political activities, a review of the relevant limitations imposed by federal regulations on charities (organizations described in Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3)) seems timely. More >

CPSC Announces Yet Another Lithium-Ion Battery Recall

The recall continues a trend of lithium-ion battery-related recalls. Most notably, it follows the 1.9 million Samsung Galaxy Note7 recalled in the fall of 2016, as well as the recall of over half a million hoverboards. In each instance, the products’ lithium-ion battery packs were said to pose a risk of overheating and catching fire. More >

Nilan Johnson Lewis Welcomes Jason Hungerford

Jason Hungerford brings over seven years of experience in litigation, including several years of employment litigation involving non-compete work, whistleblower cases, individual and collective FLSA matters, and discrimination claims. More >