• What Can Johnny Manziel Teach Lawyers About Ethics? (Plenty)

    …, including multiple arrests and general bad boy behavior, have knocked him from the pedestal he once occupied as “Johnny Football” (TM pending). In the past year alone, Manziel’s agent dropped him. His marketing firm dropped him. Nike dropped him. The Browns dropped him. His father told ESPN his son is a “druggie” who “needs help” and thinks that jail…

    Michael E. Mccabe Jr./ IPethics & INsights- 37 readers -
  • Union Officials: Are They Subject to Employer Discipline?

    … and insubordination gets crossed. When this happens, employers can be unsure how to respond. Such uncertainty is not surprising. Originally, union officials enjoyed “blanket protection”, as efforts by employers to discipline an employee acting in his capacity as union official were unsuccessful. Labour arbitrators took the position that union…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 9 readers -
  • USPTO Suspends Former GWU Ethics Professor For Two Years

    … Circuit’s suspension, the Director of the USPTO’s Office of Enrollment and Discipline filed with the USPTO Director a complaint for reciprocal discipline and an order to show cause as to why Allenbaugh should not receive the same two-year suspension that was imposed by the Court of Appeals. As has been discussed in prior blog posts, the USPTO…

    Michael E. Mccabe Jr./ IPethics & INsights- 62 readers -
  • Drunk Driving Can Lead To Professional Discipline

    … misconduct, and will seek to determine whether the conduct was an isolated incident or if the practitioner is suffering from a substance abuse problem. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorists are at risk for encountering someone driving drunk at any time of day, but the risk rises exponentially at night. During…

    Michael E. Mccabe Jr./ IPethics & INsights- 43 readers -
  • Firing for Cause: Disciplinary Action and Timely Warnings

    … By Heather Hettiarachchi, Lawyer. Employers know that firing or disciplining an employee for just cause is not easy, particularly where the alleged cause is poor performance. This is because the employer has to document the problem or problems, provide warnings and prove that the employee clearly understood that his/her job was on the line if he…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 11 readers -
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