May 18, 2018 | Investigations
In a highly competitive lateral market, about half of law firm hires don’t make it past the first five years and retention rates continue to disappoint. Retaining key hires can be a complex issue and chief among the considerations is being sure the due diligence is done before making an offer. A quick scan of any legal publication illustrates how, time and time again, the reputation of a firm is damaged by a lack of proper due diligence.
The scenario … Read More
November 22, 2017 | Investigations
Sexual harassment is a topic discussed in earnest at all levels of our organizations. Businesses are now looking backwards and questioning past accepted behavior in light of today’s public allegations. While this may demonstrate enlightened reflection on the part of business, it can also shed light on cultural, accepted norms and vulnerabilities which may impact these organizations.
Each business has a specific DNA or culture and can range from large publicly-traded, very traditional organizations to those organizations which are described … Read More
Last week U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) issued a news release regarding a significant worksite enforcement settlement which was touted as the “largest civil settlement agreement ever levied by ICE”. The question being asked by many employers, “Is this the return to worksite enforcement under the Trump Administration?” Given the strong talks about the southern border wall and being more aggressive on immigration enforcement by the current Administration, one area that has remained relatively quiet is worksite enforcement, both … Read More
During his inaugural address, President Trump provided a glimpse into the priorities his administration will pursue, including immigration enforcement. He stated, in part, “We will get our people off of welfare and back to work – rebuilding our country with American hands and American labor.” This clearly points not only a desire to prevent the outsourcing of American jobs, but also a desire to ensure only authorized workers in the United States are engaged in the workforce.
President Trump and … Read More