Daily Read: Twitter Meets the U.S. Constitution

Several times per week (hopefully) we bring you the best articles in employment law and related workplace HR issues. Here are our picks for Wednesday, August 20, 2014:

  • EEOC: Good for the Goose, Good for the Gander Edition - Seyfarth Shaw's ominously-named EEOC Year-End Countdown Blog that the EEOC has signaled a more widespread use of summary judgment tool to obtain relief and defeat affirmative defenses.  And the agency appears to be having at least some success. Considering defense lawyers' habit of asserting 10-20 baseless affirmative defenses in each and every case they answer, this is something that all plaintiff's attorneys should be following. Source: EEOC Year-End Countdown Blog
  • San Antonio Man Bills Federal Court $16,800 for Jury Duty - Big Mistake! Tex Parte Blog has the story of David C. Williamson of San Antonio, who billed a federal court in advance of jury service for $16,800—a rate of $100 per hour for his "professional services." The invoice was the culmination of a months-long attempt to avoid serving on a jury. "Please be as prompt with payment as you were with your order," Williamson wrote to the court in February of that year. This did not sit well with U.S. District Judge Fred Biery, who invited Williamson to a show cause here. Pro Tip: Bring your toothbrush. Source: Tex Parte Blog