U.S. Supreme Court May Have Opened the Door to Sports Wagering, But Don’t Bet on Gambling in the Workplace

On May 14, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a 25-year old federal law that largely outlawed sports betting outside Nevada. In Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association, the Supreme Court held the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) — which prohibited states from authorizing sports gambling — was unconstitutional. In ruling that the PASPA impermissibly violated New Jersey’s…

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Paid Sick Leave Laws Are on the Rise and Under Challenge

In 2011, Connecticut became the first state to enact a law requiring employers in the private sector to provide their employees with paid sick leave. Since that time, nine other states and the District of Columbia have followed suit and passed similar laws. Those states are Arizona, California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington. The Bureau…

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Don’t Perform Surgery on Yourself: Why Doctors Shouldn’t Draft Their Own Employment Agreements

My husband’s coffee mug says, “Don’t Confuse Your Google Search with My Nursing License.” Mine says, “Don’t Confuse Your Google Search with My Law Degree.” Many of my physician clients dread treating patients who spend the night before surfing Google and WebMD. Yet, those same physicians will negotiate their employment agreements armed with web searches and anecdotes about a friend’s…

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Clouse Brown Launched in Dallas by Experienced Labor, Employment Lawyers

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The executive employment law team at Dallas Clouse Brown PLLC: (left to right) Bruce Rothstein, Jesse Clouse, Alyson Brown, Keith Clouse, Emily Stout, and Camille Avant. DALLAS – Experienced employment law attorneys Keith Clouse and Alyson Brown are proud to announce the launch of Clouse Brown in Dallas. The new boutique employment law firm is home to six lawyers who…

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