Employment Law

New CLE for Attorneys on Litigating Sexual Harassment Claims in the #MeToo Era

Susan Fowler had tried everything – going to human resources, talking to her managers, transferring departments, but nothing changed. An engineer at Uber, the sexist comments at her toxic workplace just kept coming. So she went online and wrote a 3,000-word blog post exposing the behavior and culture at Uber. Less than one year later, Uber co-founder and C.E.O. Travis Kalanick was…

New CLE: Age Bias Against Younger & Older Attorneys

There are many CLE programs that discuss bias in the legal profession – but many of these programs focus on bias based on race or sex. There are very few programs that tackle the growing issue of age bias in law firms. And it’s not just older attorneys that are being discriminated against because of their age, “millennial” attorneys also face bias…

What CLE Courses Do YOU Want To See??

We get extremely busy around the end of the year and through January.  This is due to the fact that a number of states have December 31 deadlines and California has a January 31 deadline.  Once we get through our super busy period, then we switch gears and start calendaring more CLE tapings for the new year. Well, it’s that time of…

CLE Course: Understanding How Unconscious Bias Affects Your Legal Cases

We are all biased.  There is no way around it.  Bias has been hardwired into our brains during our species existence on this planet. Bias stems from a biological survival response triggered by a dangerous or stressful event where a split-second judgement is required as part of the flight or fight response. Unconscious Bias Unconscious biases are social stereotypes about certain groups…

CLE: Warning Signs of Potential Employment Lawsuits

It’s a Friday afternoon, you’re trying to wrap up all the loose ends from the week and looking forward to spending some time with your family over the weekend. Then the phone rings. It’s a long time client that runs a tow truck company. He’s decided it’s easier for him to pay all of his drivers as independent contractors… good idea??? Lawsuits…

New CLE: Best Practices for Employer’s When Handling Employee’s Social Media Use

You run a successful six-person personal injury law firm. One hot summer night you can’t sleep so you decide to check Twitter one more time… and you can’t help but notice that your new paralegal James has blasted you as being a terrible, penny-pinching boss with horrible breath that “pervs” on female employees at the office. Can you fire him for this…

New CLE on Whistleblower & Retaliation Claims Under Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd-Frank and Title VII

There has been a recent explosion of significant new rulings involving whistleblowing and retaliation claims brought under Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd-Frank and Title VII. In one recent case, the SEC awarded $30 million to a whistleblower who provided key original information that led to a successful enforcement action. Whistleblower & Retaliation Claims This paper focuses on diverse and timely topics concerning retaliation and whistleblowing.…

New CLE Courses Added!!!

At Attorney Credits, we recognize that we live in a fast paced, ever-changing world.  Every new day brings new inventions, new fads and emerging trends in the practice of law – from utilizing cloud technology to drone law. New CLE Courses: A Practical Approach to 1031 Exchanges A Sneak Peek at the Possible New Rules of Professional Conduct Appellate Oral Arguments: Nuts…

CLE Course: What Non-Insurance Attorneys Should Know About Insurance Coverage

Insurance can be an extremely important source of funding for the defense of any lawsuit and the payment of any judgment or settlement for many different causes of action. The failure to recognize when insurance coverage applies and how coverage is triggered can adversely affect your clients and can easily lead to a malpractice lawsuit. Insurance Coverage Failing to recognize when and…

New CLE: Top 10 Most Common Employer Mistakes

Many entrepreneurs, business owners and employers are super stars when it comes to starting, running and/or growing their businesses. Unfortunately, while they may be great at business, they are not always great at legal compliance with labor & employments law and businesses are served with lawsuits from former employees every day in this country. Fortunately, there are some common mistakes that employers…