We continue our Friday round-up of what is newest, best and brightest at FindLaw.com. Below, you will find this week’s offerings from various areas of FindLaw’s unique content, including: core legal content, blogs, news, and case law. Take a look at what’s new:
FindLaw Consumer Blogs:
- What Happens in a Military DUI Case?: As the nation paused to thank our service men and women on Veterans Day earlier this week, FindLaw.com proudly deployed dozens of new articles on Military Law. Among our new legal topics: how DUIs affect members of the military. What happens if service members are caught driving drunk, on base or off? FindLaw’s Blotter breaks down the law (or in this case, the Uniform Code of Military Justice).
- Legal to Force Employees to Work Holidays?: With Thanksgiving fast approaching, many retail stores are telling employees they can’t take time off during the busy shopping season. But what does the law say about that? FindLaw’s Free Enterprise summarizes what business owners need to know and offers some tips you may want to employ during the holidays.
FindLaw Legal Professional Blogs:
- 2 More Circuits Issue Contraception Rulings; Hurry Up SCOTUS!: As of this week, a half-dozen federal appeals courts have now issued conflicting rulings about whether corporations can espouse the religious rights of their owners. The companies involved are challenging the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate as it applies to them. As FindLaw’s U.S. Supreme Court blog explains, it’s an issue that now seems inevitable for High Court review.
Law Firm Management:
- In-House Counsel – Represent Employee, Risk Malpractice: Corporate counsel wear many hats, and are often called upon to defend both a company and its workers. But a recent California case should serve as a warning about the risks of this type of simultaneous representation. FindLaw’s latest Corporate Counsel article takes a critical look at Yanez v. Plummer and the lessons lawyers can use in practice.
– Andrew Chow, FindLaw Audience Team