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Tom Spiggle joins Georgetown Law discussion

Tom Spiggle Joins Georgetown Panel to Discuss Impact of the Law on Gig Economy

January 25, 2017   Tom Spiggle joined a panel of speakers today at Georgetown Law as part of the “The Changing Nature of Low-Wage Work: How Automation & the Gig Economy Impact the Future of Work” event discussing the impact of employment law rights in the gig economy. Spiggle joined an impressive lineup of speakers including Christine …

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hate speech

Can You Be Fired for Hate Speech? Doesn’t the First Amendment Protect Speech?

The nation watched with sorrow in August as a white nationalist march in Charlottesville, Virginia turned violent, resulting in one woman’s death. The public backlash was immediate, with participants being outed on social media and their hate speech reported to their employers. At least four people returned home to find that they’d lost their jobs …

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Getting Fired as a High-Ranking Employee: Things to Keep in Mind

President Trump surprised the world when he fired FBI Director James Comey. Without getting into the political and legal ramifications of that decision, the way it unfolded demonstrated a few things about how high-profile firings should (and should not) happen. Law360’s article “Comey Fallout Illuminates Pitfalls of High-Profile Firings” covers many of these elements—but what …

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5 Things You Need to Know About Business Secrets—Before You Quit Your Job

Many companies rely heavily on secret or exclusive information that they have accumulated. From trade secrets to customer lists, these business organizations would fail if a departing employee were allowed to take critical company information to a competitor or use that information to open a competing business. So when a key employee with access to …

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Huffington Post: I Used to Be a Federal Prosecutor. Now, I’m Helping Immigrants at the Airport

February 3, 2017 For the past week, many lawyers, including myself, organized by groups like the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and International Refugee Assistance Project, descended in significant numbers to airports like Washington Dulles International and John F. Kennedy International to help those detained pursuant to Trump’s un-American immigration ban. A friend at Dulles last …

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