Reinventing Lawyers

I've noticed that as one grays around the temples, some sort of phenomenon gives others the impression that you know more than you knew before.  Suddenly, people who might never have listened to a word you had to say consider you a "resource" or, even worse, a "mentor".In th...

Jose E. Latour Oct 30, 2007

Unions in Check: NLRB Permits Faster Challenges by Members

As the National Labor Relations Board hustles to clear its docket, corporations are being pleasantly surprised...while unions cry "foul".Dozens of recent case decisions show a definitive intent by the Board to further limit organized labor. The Bush administration has long been the target ...

Jose E. Latour Oct 26, 2007

Metagaming, Economics, and Global HR Compliance

Today I am going to talk about the LEAST talked about 2007 Nobel Prize, the one in Economics, awarded to three U.S.-based economists - game theory pioneer Leo Hurwicz, Eric Maskin and Roger Myerson. After half a century of work in a little-known but massively cool area of game theory, it’s about tim...

Jose E. Latour Oct 25, 2007

SS Enforcement/I-9 Battle Win for Employers…as War Looms

A collective sigh of relief could be heard across the U.S. this morning as General Counsels, immigration attorneys, and labor organizations heard the good news:  the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted a temporary injunction keeping the federal government from in...

Jose E. Latour Oct 11, 2007

CAFTA Update- Costa Rica (Probably) Comes Aboard

Well, I've been checking online to confirm the facts but I still can't find definitive confirmation on Sunday's CAFTA vote in Costa Rica.  It APPEARS that voters approved it by a narrow (52%) margin.Good for them if they did.  The call centers will remain open.  The export opportuniti...

Jose E. Latour Oct 10, 2007

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