In the Iraq war, like all wars, we lost a few buddies. Each death carries with it these tremendous ripple effects. For every death, 5, 6 soldiers or more say, “If I had been there SGT Saenz would still be with us. I should have gone out on that patrol.” The guilt, as irrational as

A lot of folks are upset about the killing of George Floyd. With good reason. How far would you go to protest his death? Two lawyers in New York City decided they should fire bomb police cruisers to show their feelings. An associate lawyer at Pryor Cashman, a large firm in New York, named Colinford

Memorial Day is a time to remember those veterans who gave all they had to give for us. I always think of  1SGT Saenz at times like this. Some 100 of us IRR members met at Ft. Jackson on March 13, 2005. We reported to Ft. Jackson, South Carolina for in-processing and reintroduction to the

The American Bar Association periodically publishes brief papers on topics of popular interest. They call the papers “Fact Check” papers. The ABA has published a Fact Check paper on whether and to what extent an employee can refuse to work at unsafe work places. See that paper here. The paper points to the general

Coronavirus FAQ:

My job expects me back to work next week. My spouse has an underlying condition and I am afraid I might bring the virus home to him. Do I have to go back to work?

If the underlying condition is serious enough that it rises to the level of a disability, then you

Secretary Modly’s visit to the Theodore Roosevelt (the “TR”) reflected a complete lack of leadership. According to the transcript, the Secretary essentially fussed at the crew for supporting Capt. Crozier. He told them to take care of one another and not to complain. See transcript here. Consider how public media came to possess a

One question that has arisen regarding this outbreak is can employers be liable if their employees contract the coronavirus? The Occupational Safety and Health Act has a general provision requiring employers to provide a safe working environment for its workers. That provision requires employers to provide a place of employment which is free from “recognized

David Lat has been transferred out of the ICU. He has been taken off the ventilator. The founder of the Above the Law blog appears to be doing much better. His condition is serious but stable. He still needs an oxygen machine, but has progressed to solid foods. He  See the ABA Bar Journal report

Attorney David Lat, founder of the Above the Law blog, has contracted coronavirus. He is in critical condition and has been placed on a ventilator. He lives in New York and has been prescribed the malarial drug, chloroquine and azithromycin. Mr. Lat is a very healthy person normally, who has participated in two marathons. He

What rights do you have regarding the coronavirus? Chris McKinney, a top notch lawyer,  has drafted some very good FAQ’s regarding this new pandemic. See his post here As a serious illness, most employees would be covered by the Family Medical Leave Act if they contract the virus. The more difficult question is must an