A feature of the law of the United States is the comparative value of real property in contrast to many other types of property. Once a person owns real property, they can do practically anything on that real property and have powerful rights to protect the property from all others.
Employment law is created by a number of different laws and court cases. One of these laws was signed by Lyndon B. Johnson and is one of the most well known laws: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Though the Civil Rights Act is broader than just employment, Title VII is a powerful tool that applies to employment decisions made by any employer.
When looking to hire a team member, the interview is a great way to get an understanding of potential hire’s personality and qualifications. These interviews will involve probing questions, designed to get detailed information about the person. The same thing with an application, the questions are to give the hiring company enough information to select the correct person to hire. Choosing the right interview questions is a challenge practically as well as legally.
The advent of the internet, now almost immediately accessible at the tap of a screen, created a number of issues in the law. Access to information, the ability to share ideas and property, and the possibility of international discussions all can create intellectual property problems. The law is notoriously slow to address the effects of rapidly changing of technology, generally using older laws to apply to new issues. In a display of adaptability, President Clinton signed the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) in 1998.
Last week, the topic of dispute resolution opened with the basics of mediation. Staying on theme, this week the topic is arbitration. A general way of thinking about arbitration is to think of it as an intermediary process between a mediation and litigation. This is not to say disputes are resolved by going from mediation to arbitration then to litigation. Instead, Arbitration is a middle road of formality, expense, and time investment with a result of an order binding upon the parties.