Legal Lately: Top legal news for the week ending April 4, 2014

Legal Lately is Robert Half Legal's weekly offering of essential legal news and trends that impact the field today. This week, California justices likely to hand win to employers in argument over class action waivers, Google’s struggle over Internet privacy continues, businesses cry foul over Yelp reviews, and more.

  • California state justices will overrule a previous court decision that blocked employers from enforcing class action waivers in arbitration agreements. (
  • A patent case over invisible dental braces is the latest in Google’s long-running fight with the film industry over Internet piracy. (Bloomberg)
  • Yelp reviews draw conflict over free speech vs. fairness. Many businesses say anonymity of comments is unfair and sue to reveal users. (Wall Street Journal)
  • According to an Alabama district court ruling, enforcing reasonable grooming standards is not considered discriminatory in the workplace. (Corporate Counsel)
  • An appeals court in California ruled that public officials’ electronic communications are exempt from open records. Similar battles and debates have sprung up across the country as well. Read more. (

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