Archive for January, 2012
By ERIC EINHART – Age discrimination affects individuals of all ages, but it is most prevalent among senior-citizens. Due to the weakened economy, many seniors are forced to either remain employed longer or return to the workforce just to make ends meet. The problem of age discrimination in the work place usually arises when there is a troubled economy, because older workers typically bear the brunt of massive layoffs and workforce reductions. If the seniors who lost their jobs in an economic downturn are not able to retire, then they may be faced with hiring policies that discriminate based on age when they try to reenter the workforce.
By CHARLES H. PLETSCHER – Designed to integrate ninety-two individual provisions gradually, ObamaCare will complete its overhaul of the health care industry in 2018. Before the implementation of ObamaCare, over fifty million Americans were uninsured while premiums for family health coverage increased over eighty-seven percent, which is four times faster than general inflation and wages. By 2018, if ObamaCare survives, every American, excluding those exempted for various reasons, will have health insurance coverage. While health care coverage should become more accessible, forced coverage under section 1501 of ObamaCare unconstitutionally deprives individuals the freedom of choosing which interstate markets to enter. Despite the finding of several courts, the individual mandate provision exceeds the bounds of Congress’s Commerce-Clause power, making ObamaCare unconstitutional
By IAN E. SCOTT, Esq. – After you have completed one year of law school, you are eligible to transfer to another law school. This option could put your dreams of going to an ivy league school well within reach. I attended Brooklyn Law School for my first year and then transferred to Harvard Law School. In some cases a transfer makes sense but beware as higher rank does not always mean better.
By JOSHUA SOHN – As a sixth-year BigLaw associate, I deposed one of the most famous computer scientists in the world, wrote briefs that garnered commentary from major technology blogs, and flew to London to advise a client on strategy for a billion-dollar lawsuit. On the other hand, I also reviewed privilege stamps on thousands of client documents, pored over hundreds of Kinko’s receipts to create an accurate Bill of Costs, and cite-checked partners’ briefs to ensure that their cites were in proper Bluebook format. Indeed, the life of a BigLaw associate is varied and checkered enough that it’s difficult to describe a “typical” day. Nonetheless, I will try to do so. Individual results, as they say, may vary
By LINDSEY WEBSTER – Patient Safety Organizations were created as safe, secure, central units that receive and protect sensitive patient information. These organizations allow health care providers to share data within a “protected legal environment, both within and across states, without the threat that the information will be used against the subject providers.”