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    • We've Moved! Work Matters Blog Relocation
      Work Matters Blog has moved! Beginning on Jan. 20, you will find Work Matters Blog posts as part of Texas Lawyer’s website. Access to your favorite blogs will continue as part of ALM’s digital...Read the whole entry... »         
      - 21 Jan 14, 7:44pm -
    • Questions to ask in an interview, whether you are the interviewer or interviewee
      Here are two killer questions: one that a prospective employer should ask, and one for a prospective employee. First, the employer's question:"What have you done recently to improve yourself?" Jobs,...Read the whole entry... »         
      - 27 Dec 13, 3:43pm -
    • Should lawyers take a page out of the pharmaceutical sales playbook on compensation?
      "Glaxo to Stop Paying Doctors To Boost Drugs" by Katie Thomas was a headline in the December 17, 2013 issue of The New York Times. Interesting but, according to the piece, not the only news. Glaxo is...Read the whole entry... »         
      - 20 Dec 13, 3:08pm -
    • Pop this language into a draft settlement agreement
      The mediation is over. Everyone has agreed on the numbers, and the lawyers are writing up the terms. But the employer wants the employee to agree not to file a charge of discrimination at the EEOC....Read the whole entry... »         
      - 6 Dec 13, 12:00pm -
    • Fifth Circuit gives plaintiffs cause for thanksgiving
      In a year-end blockbuster, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit changed the law on what constitutes a sexually hostile work environment and suggested a different way to analyze retaliation...Read the whole entry... »         
      - 25 Nov 13, 10:05pm -
    • HR employee holds onto retaliation win at Fourth Court of Appeals
      In a case that’s troubling for Texas employers but exciting for employees, the Fourth Court of Appeals in San Antonio affirmed a big payday judgment for a plaintiff in a retaliation case under the...Read the whole entry... »         
      - 22 Nov 13, 12:00pm -
    • Fourth Circuit finds manifest disregard for the law
      In Dewan, et al. v. Walia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit reversed a trial court's refusal to set aside an arbitration award because the arbitrator demonstrated a "manifest...Read the whole entry... »         
      - 20 Nov 13, 12:03pm -
    • The power of space: Will eliminating corner offices increase honesty?
      Do our environments affect our honesty? Yes, according to research conducted at MIT's Sloan School of Management and described in an article in the November 2013 issue of the Harvard Business Review,...Read the whole entry... »         
      - 18 Nov 13, 12:00pm -
    • How to boost your empathy quotient
      The best lawyers are empathetic lawyers. How to learn the skill? Read fiction, according to an Oct. 4 article in The New York Times, "For Better Social Skills, Scientists Recommend a Little Checkov."...Read the whole entry... »         
      - 1 Nov 13, 11:00am -
    • How to let go when clients can’t or won’t accept help
      Quick, what’s the least known challenge for lawyers? It’s our desire to be useful, needed and helpful. We question ourselves, wondering why clients ignore our advice, fail to respond to our...Read the whole entry... »         
      - 31 Oct 13, 12:00pm -