A bit tardy in posting the latest episodes of our legal-affairs podcast Lawyer2Lawyer, so I have two to tell you about.
The first, Tribal Law, Indian Child Welfare Act, and Custody, looks at the highly publicized California case in which a 6-year-old girl named Lexi was removed from her foster home under the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 and sent to live with relatives in Utah. As the foster parents continue to fight the decision, we take a closer look at the law and the issues in this case.
Our two guests for the show are Lori Alvino McGill, partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Wilkinson Walsh + Eskovitz, who represents the foster parents, and Chrissi Nimmo, assistant attorney general for Cherokee Nation, who has represented the nation in a number of key cases involving the Indian Child Welfare Act, including before the Supreme Court.
In the second episode, Overtime Rule Changes: Impact and Reaction, we consider the Obama administration’s recent changes to labor regulations extending overtime pay to salaried workers — changes that will impact some 4.2 million U.S. workers. To help us gauge the impact of these changes, we are joined by Jane Lauer Barker, a partner in the New York labor and employment firm Pitta & Giblin, where she represents employees and unions, and Thomas B. Wassel, a management-side labor and employment lawyer with Cullen & Dykman in Garden City, N.Y.