Legal Industry Roundup 10/4/2013

Legal Industry Roundup 10/4/2013

legal_industry_roundup_1042013Women’s Pay Equity: Legal Update

2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act. And yes, the EPA provides women with the right to wages equal to their male counterparts’ when performing “substantially similar work.” Even so, the National Women’s Law Center reports that American women working full time still suffer from a significant gender-based wage gap. With the Senate’s recent defeat of the Paycheck Fairness Act, some say negotiation is the answer…

Source: LegalZoom | The Ongoing Battle Over Equal Pay…

Advice Re: Law Firm’s Toxic Clients (Revisited)

Last spring we noted psychologist Mark Goulston’s HBR Blog Network article on dealing with a law firm’s abusive clients. Not surprisingly, the topic remains relevant today — and recently was the topic of further debate in the ABA Journal.

Source: ABA Journal| Clients Are Bullying Lawyers…

Budget Shutdown Prompts DOJ Delay Of Civil Cases

In the face of the federal government’s partial budget shutdown, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has asked judges to delay civil litigation “to the extent that this can be done without compromising to a significant degree the safety of human life or the protection of property.” (If you’re interested, the DOJ’s Contingency Plan is posted here.)

Source: InsideCounsel| DOJ Asks Judges To Delay Civil Cases…

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