Category Archives: UMBLR Insights

The Latest Rooney Rule Revision: Opening the Door for Minority Candidates to Break into the NFL’s Head Coaching Pipeline

Jenna Reifler – At its annual owners meeting in March 2022, the NFL announced a revision to the Rooney Rule, along with a series of policy enhancements to address the League’s lack of managerial diversity. Effective for the 2022 NFL season, the latest Rooney Rule policy requires all 32 teams to employ a “female or […]

Considering Legal Remedies For Harassment and Assault in the Metaverse

Caroline Valencia – Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google – the big Four or Big Tech – have invested heavily to create the metaverse: a virtual reality world where users’ avatars can socialize, learn, and play in a 3-D space. In December, Meta – formerly known as Facebook – released Horizon Worlds in the United States […]

The Biden Administration’s Antitrust Enforcement Policy Faces a Test in Light of the Frontier-Spirit Airlines Proposed Merger

Austin Booth – The Biden administration has so far taken a stance against corporate consolidation. In January 2022, the Justice Department and the FTC announced that they were seeking public comment on how current merger guidelines can be updated to better detect and prevent illegal and anticompetitive deals in an increasingly consolidated corporate marketplace. Both […]

Class Action Suit Highlights Need for Employers to Re-examine Expense Reimbursement Policies for Remote Workers

Ryan Greenberg – A few months into 2020, employers began abruptly closing their physical offices due to the growing threat of COVID-19. Suddenly, millions of U.S. employees were working remotely for the first time. By the end of the year, 71% of workers who said their job could mostly be done remotely were indeed remote […]