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- Can My Employee Say That?
With the recent “Google memo” fiasco in the news, many employers are questioning whether Google was permitted to fire one of its engineers over an internal memo that criticized the company’s gender and racial diversity measures. The lengthy 3,000-word memo discusses the now-ex employee’s views on Google’s programs, hiring practices, and treatment of certain employees.
- Are the Police Tracking My Phone
Stingray cases are working their way through the courts now. If you or others you know face a prosecution involving Stingray evidence or invasion of cell phone privacy, you need to retain experienced legal counsel who are knowledgeable in Constitutional Law, technology and who regularly use forensic computer experts.
- Ignorance of the Law is Now an Excuse for No Reasonable Suspicion
Under a new United States Supreme Court case, police officers can now use their ignorance of the law as an excuse for making a investigative detention without reasonable suspicion. This is an important read for all criminal defense attorneys.
- Offensive Trademarks and the First Amendment
The protections afforded trademarks have extended to potentially offensive symbols, phrases and words. Using these brands with a trademark safeguard behind them may lead to outrage and other concerns in the public.
- Disparagement Law, the Patriot Act and the Food Industry
The United State Patriot Act was implemented to prevent and counteract terrorism in the country. Law enforcement officers and agencies are provided more power to patrol and protect national citizens in efforts to take down and eliminate threats.
- What Should be Done to Fight the Patriot Act Applied to the Food Industry?
Because of the Patriot Act and other laws that govern the food industry, it is not legal to provide statements and information that could affect the profits and revenue of these companies. However, there are ways to fight the Act and other regulations that are implemented to assist larger businesses.
- Is the Patriot Act Applied to the Food Industry Constitutional?
Many believe that the Constitution of the United States is under attack by new regulations, laws and changes to rules that affect the civil liberties of American citizens. When individuals are not permitted to state the truth in person, online or in print that may affect the profits of food industry companies, it appears to affect the freedom of speech granted by the Constitution.
- Disparagement Law and Your Reviews on the Internet
Congress has decreed even though disparagement laws protect businesses from statements that may harm profits and revenue, the individual is able to post negative feedback online or in print when the information is truthful and valid. This may be accomplished for any product, service, provider and similar item no matter if an agreement was signed which prohibits the person from speaking up in this manner.
- When a Trademark is Considered Offensive
Before modifications were made to trademark application and acquirement for intellectual property protections, it was not possible to obtain a trademark if it was considered offensive. This could be to an individual group, to the nation as a whole or a local or regional offensive symbol or phrase.
- Police Tried to Forcefully Take my Cellphone When I Demanded a Lawyer
Law enforcement officers are provided a number of actions before a lawyer may be called. However, if questions are initiated through an interview or interrogation, they are not generally given this ability without at least informing the person under suspicion that a legal representative may be called on the person’s behalf.