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New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

Provides summary and commentary on selected court and administrative decisions and related matters affecting public employers and employees in New York State. By Harvey Randall, Esq.

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 39

The Word On Employment Law

The Word On Employment Law

Covers legal issues affecting the workplace. By Dave Whitlock, Chris Parker and Jimmy Daniel.

http://www.wordonemploymentlaw.com
  • Jun 7

    Retaliation Claims Increase

    Retaliation Claims Increase
    Recent trends reveal that employment retaliation claims are on the rise.  Further, courts are taking a hard line on offending employers accused of retaliation in employment.  A review of United States Supreme Court decisions in retaliation…
  • May 19

    Nuclear Fallout

    Nuclear Fallout
    But not in Japan.  Arnold Schwarzenegger and Dominique Strauss-Kahn are making headlines they probably wish they had never made.  While I’m not a man and can, therefore, only surmise that the root of the problem somehow goes back to The…
  • May 17

    There’s An App for That

    There’s An App for That
    And it’s exhibit one to the wage and hour lawsuit that has just been filed against your company.  The Department of Labor (DOL) has announced the release of its first smartphone app – a timesheet that allows employees to keep track of…
Rank this Week: 62

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Oct 25

    Flight Attendants and Title VII

    Flight Attendants and Title VII
    The EEOC, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law's Institute for Law and the Workplace, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Committee of the American Bar Association's Section of Labor and Employment Law recently sponsored a wonderful event which…
  • Oct 23

    Hot Goods and Economic Duress: Part II

    Hot Goods and Economic Duress: Part II
    Is there a valid economic-duress objection to the US Department of Labor’s exercise of “hot goods” authority under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)? Earlier this year, in Perez v. Pan-American Berry Growers, LLC, a federal district…
  • Oct 23

    University of Cincinnati College of Law Dean Search

    University of Cincinnati College of Law Dean Search
    I am so lucky to serve on the faculty at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. If you know any terrific dean candidates who would like to lead a law school with a collegial, engaged faculty, please pass along...
Rank this Week: 102

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Provides updates and commentary on current employment law headlines and topics. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz PLL.

http://www.ohioemployerlawblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    WIRTW #342 (the “family photo” edition)

    WIRTW #342 (the “family photo” edition)
    Photo by Jenny Gildea Photography (who I cannot more highly recommend). Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination “How Can We Accommodate You?” — via Employment Discrimination Report Hearing Religious and Pregnancy…
  • Oct 23

    “He liked breasts” is never an appropriate response to a harassment complaint

    “He liked breasts” is never an appropriate response to a harassment complaint
    Ruby Blackmon claimed that for a ten-month period, her second-level manager inappropriately stared at her breasts three to 10 times per day, would sexually rub her back, and would breath on her back and ear. Blackmon made ten different…
  • Oct 22

    “Honest belief” isn’t a defense to an FMLA claim, says federal court

    “Honest belief” isn’t a defense to an FMLA claim, says federal court
    The honest-belief rule is one of most effective shields available to employers in discrimination cases: As long as an employer has an honest belief in its proffered nondiscriminatory reason for discharging an employee, the employee cannot…
Rank this Week: 113

California Labor & Employment…

California Labor & Employment Law Blog

Covers arbitration agreements, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, hiring, termination, employee leave, and wage and hour issues. By Carlton DiSante & Freudenberger.

http://www.callaborlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 162

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
  • Oct 23

    Can intermittent FMLA leave be used to eliminate mandatory overtime requirement?

    Can intermittent FMLA leave be used to eliminate mandatory overtime requirement?
    Addressing what it labeled “the novel question of whether an employee could use his yearly FMLA leave allotment to essentially permanently change his position into one in which he was no longer required to work overtime,” a…
  • Oct 22

    “Franchise model” under threat?

    “Franchise model” under threat?
    By Lisa Milam-Perez, J.D. Some of the most compelling (and potentially impactful) questions that labor and employment lawyers contend with these days go to the heart of the traditional employment relationship—the very notion of which is…
  • Oct 22

    Dollar General to pay $4M to end FCRA class action

    Dollar General to pay $4M to end FCRA class action
    By Pamela Wolf, J.D. Dollar General has agreed to pay up $4.08 million in order to resolve allegations that it violated the FCRA when it conducted background checks on job applicants and made adverse employment decisions without properly…
Rank this Week: 201

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Focuses on issues of interest to adjunct law professors, including labor law, employment law, employee benefits law and education law issues. Edited by Mitchell H. Rubinstein.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Oct 23

    Effective Plea Bargains for Noncitizen

    Effective Plea Bargains for Noncitizen
    I have posted Effective Plea Bargains for Noncitizens on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In Padilla v. Kentucky, the United States Supreme Court held that the Sixth Amendment requires criminal defense attorneys to advise non-citizen clients…
  • Oct 22

    Lander on Adjunct

    Lander on Adjunct
    David Lander, an adjunct professor at St. Louis, is guest-blogging at The Faculty Lounge. So far he has posted, in order of publication: Impacts of recent developments on the use of adjuncts How many adjuncts and what courses should they...
  • Sep 30

    NYS Dep't. of Labor applies right to control test to determine employee statu

    NYS Dep't. of Labor applies right to control test to determine employee statu
    Dunno v. Commissioner of Labor, ___A.D.3d___(3d Dep't. Sept. 25, 2014), is an interesting case. The court held that a security guard was an employee and not an independent contractor. The court applied the common law right to control test,…
Rank this Week: 209

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Features developments in labor and employment law. By Daniel A. Schwartz.

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Oct 22

    Bully For You? Not When It Comes To Workplace Bullying

    Bully For You? Not When It Comes To Workplace Bullying
    One of things I try to do on this blog is look through our crystal ball and focus on topic that may be on the horizon. For some time now, workplace bullying has seemed to be one of those issues. I’ve touched on it before, but today my…
  • Oct 20

    Not Every Action By Employers Can Be the Basis of a Lawsuit

    Not Every Action By Employers Can Be the Basis of a Lawsuit
    My colleague, Jarad Lucan, returns today with a primer on what it takes to establish a “prima facie” case of discrimination — the bare minimum to get the case to be considered by a court.  Today, we focus on the third…
  • Oct 17

    No Right to Jury for Discrimination Claims Against State, Court Say

    No Right to Jury for Discrimination Claims Against State, Court Say
    My colleague, Chris Engler, joins us again with a post today about whether or not a jury trial is required for certain employment law claims.  I’ll have a full recap of my presentations on data privacy in an upcoming post soon.…
Rank this Week: 225

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Covers legal issues related to corporate malfeasance and protection of whistleblowers. Published by the National Whistleblower Legal Defense and Education Fund.

http://www.whistleblowersblog.org/
  • Oct 24

    Whistleblowers Recover $398 Million For U.S. Taxpayer

    Whistleblowers Recover $398 Million For U.S. Taxpayer
    The False Claims Act is widely acknowledged as the most important tool for uncovering fraud.  The majority of fraud cases filed by the government are triggered by whistleblower disclosures.  Recent press releases from the Department…
  • Oct 23

    DOJ Releases Report on FBI Whistleblower Protection

    DOJ Releases Report on FBI Whistleblower Protection
    Yesterday, Senators Chuck Grassley and Ron Wyden expressed optimism that Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) whistleblowers may receive better protection under new guidelines outlined in a proposal to President Barack Obama.  The…
  • Oct 22

    NWC Fights Back Chamber of Commerce/KBR Attack on Whistleblowers at Supreme Court

    NWC Fights Back Chamber of Commerce/KBR Attack on Whistleblowers at Supreme Court
    Washington, D.C. October 22, 2014. Yesterday, the National Whistleblower Center filed a “friend of court” brief in Kellogg Brown & Root Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Carter before the U.S. Supreme…
Rank this Week: 238

Whistleblower Law Blog

Whistleblower Law Blog

Covers legislation, news and cases for whistleblowers and those who represent them. By The Employment Group.

http://employmentlawgroupblog.com
  • Sep 6

    SEC Gives $300K to Whistleblower Working in Audit/Compliance

    SEC Gives $300K to Whistleblower Working in Audit/Compliance
    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said it awarded more than $300,000 to a whistleblower who first reported wrongdoing internally — but then went to the feds after being ignored for four months. The SEC typically doesn’t…
  • Sep 3

    ARB Affirms Damages for Whistleblower, Expands Protective Rule

    ARB Affirms Damages for Whistleblower, Expands Protective Rule
    In affirming a pilot’s reinstatement and damages award, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Administrative Review Board (ARB) showed that its new Speegle test — which makes it tougher for employers to justify the firing of…
  • Jul 29

    ARB Allows Whistleblower to Challenge Arbitration of Retaliation Claim

    ARB Allows Whistleblower to Challenge Arbitration of Retaliation Claim
    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Administrative Review Board (ARB) said it would hear an airline whistleblower’s appeal of a decision forcing her into arbitration with her former employer, saying the delay of arbitration might…
Rank this Week: 284

Manpower Employment Blawg

Manpower Employment Blawg

Covers employment law. By Mark Toth.Covers employment law. By Mark Toth.

http://manpowerblogs.com
  • Nov 26

    DECEMBER WORKPLACE CELEBRATIONS

    DECEMBER WORKPLACE CELEBRATIONS
    To help ensure that you stay on top of all the latest workplace developments, the following is our guide to some of the lesser-known holidays your employees might be observing in December.
  • Nov 20

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
    The Blawg is truly really extremely very THANKFUL for each and every one of its wonderful visitors.
  • Nov 19

    FACEBOOK FESTIVAL FROLICKING = FMLA FRAUD FIRING?

    FACEBOOK FESTIVAL FROLICKING = FMLA FRAUD FIRING?
    Last week, we asked you to be the judge in a rather fascinating FMLA case. To review … The Fact
Rank this Week: 266

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Oct 24

    Reenvisioning DRR as a Two-Stage Interpretive Tool for Determining the Testator’s Probable Intent

    Reenvisioning DRR as a Two-Stage Interpretive Tool for Determining the Testator’s Probable Intent
    Richard F. Storrow, Dependent Relative Revocation: Presumption or Probability?, 48 Real Prop. Tr. & Est. L.J. 497 (2014), available at SSRN.Michael YuProfessor Richard F. Storrow’s comprehensive article about the doctrine…
  • Oct 22

    Tort Liability as Compensation

    Tort Liability as Compensation
    Mark Gesitfeld, Compensation as a Tort Norm, in Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts (John Oberdiek ed., 2014).Gregory KeatingFor more than a decade, Mark Geistfeld has been developing an original and sophisticated theory of…
  • Oct 21

    Evaluating the Efficacy of Nonmonetary Tax Penaltie

    Evaluating the Efficacy of Nonmonetary Tax Penaltie
    Joshua D. Blank, Collateral Compliance, 162 U. Pa. L. Rev. 719 (2014).Kristin HickmanMonetary penalties for noncompliance are a routine feature of the tax laws. The tax literature includes extensive debate over different ways of structuring…
Rank this Week: 317

Labor & Employment Law Blog

Labor & Employment Law Blog

Up-to-date information on labor and employment law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.laboremploymentlawblog.com/
  • Oct 22

    Employer Permitted to Use “After-Acquired” Evidence at Discrimination Trial

    Employer Permitted to Use “After-Acquired” Evidence at Discrimination Trial
    In Weber v. Fujifilm Medical Systems USA Inc., et al., case numbers 13-4891 and 14-0206, decided on October 9, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that a former executive’s employer could use…
  • Oct 22

    Paid Sick Leave Spreads Throughout New Jersey

    Paid Sick Leave Spreads Throughout New Jersey
    While the New Jersey Senate and Assembly continue to debate state-wide sick leave laws, four more New Jersey municipalities have enacted mandatory sick leave laws for private employers.  Effective January 2015, East Orange, Paterson,…
  • Sep 19

    California Enacts New Law Mandating Paid Sick Leave for Employee

    California Enacts New Law Mandating Paid Sick Leave for Employee
    On September 10, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014.  As a result, most employers in California will be required to provide up to 24 hours (3 days) of paid sick…
Rank this Week: 345

Overtime Law Blog

Overtime Law Blog

Reviews FLSA cases. By Andrew Frisch.

http://flsaovertimelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 318

Labor Relations Today

Labor Relations Today

Provides analysis, resources and commentary on developments in traditional labor law. By McKenna Long & Aldridge.

http://www.laborrelationstoday.com/
  • Oct 24

    Muskegon Family Care Settles ULP

    Muskegon Family Care Settles ULP
    Earlier this week, Muskegon Family Care settled several unfair labor practice charges filed by the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) after Muskegon terminated four employees earlier this year.  While…
  • Oct 23

    ALJ Nixes Another Arbitration Agreement

    ALJ Nixes Another Arbitration Agreement
    Earlier this week, a National Labor Relations Board Administrative Law Judge held that Ross Stores Inc. violated the National Labor Relations Act by maintaining an unlawful arbitration agreement.  In pertinent part, Judge Pollack ruled…
  • Oct 22

    FairPoint Strikers Accused Of Illegal Tactic

    FairPoint Strikers Accused Of Illegal Tactic
    Earlier this week, FairPoint Communications officials located in northern New England accused its striking workers of not playing fair.  The more than 1,700 striking employees, represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA)…
Rank this Week: 352

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment…

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law Blog

Discusses wrongful dismissal and employment law issues affecting Canadian employers and employees. By Whitten & Lublin.

http://blog.toronto-employmentlawyer.com/
  • Oct 22

    Employer’s legal obligation to manage domestic violence at work

    Employer’s legal obligation to manage domestic violence at work
    Domestic violence can begin in the home, but it can navigate its way to the workplace and employers have a legal obligation to manage it head on. This can be done by implementing procedures and policies that both protect the victims of…
  • Oct 22

    Teacher dismissed after 40 year-old risqué films discovered

    Teacher dismissed after 40 year-old risqué films discovered
    Recently, 73 year-old Jacqueline Laurent Auger was dismissed from her place of employment at a Montreal prestigious private school, based on 40 year-old soft porn discovered by her students. This case is appealing in that it involves a former…
  • Oct 21

    The ‘genius’ class action lawsuit by the Canadian Hockey League

    The ‘genius’ class action lawsuit by the Canadian Hockey League
    The lawsuit filed last week by the junior hockey players against the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) has been classified by Toronto employment lawyer, Daniel Lublin, as ‘genius’.  After all, it is the first case where junior…
Rank this Week: 370

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment discrimination, severance, wage violations, sexual harassment and civil rights. By The Harman Firm, P.C.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 402

HR & Benefits Update

HR & Benefits Update

Covers human resources and other workforce management, compensation and employee benefits laws, policies and practices. By Solutions Law Press.

http://slphrbenefitsupdate.com/
  • Oct 23

    Encourage Workers To Review Withholding As Part Of Annual Enrollment

    Encourage Workers To Review Withholding As Part Of Annual Enrollment
    Still Time to Act to Avoid Surprises at Tax-Time With the year end approaching, employers can help employees get more bank from their paycheck by encouraging the employees to review their withholding before the year end as part of their…
  • Oct 21

    OFCCP FAQs On Veteran Hiring & Telework Rule

    OFCCP FAQs On Veteran Hiring & Telework Rule
    Facing heightened requirements, audits and scrutiny of their compliance with federal contracting requirements under the Obama Administration, federal government contractors and their subcontractors should review the adequacy of their existing…
  • Oct 21

    11/1 Deadline For Many Health Plans To Get Health Plan ID From CMS

    11/1 Deadline For Many Health Plans To Get Health Plan ID From CMS
    Does your group health plan need to get health plan id from CMS by November 1?
Rank this Week: 437

When the Abuser Goes to Work

When the Abuser Goes to Work

Offers legal resources for victims of workplace bullying, mobbing and workplace abuse and for employers who are interested in having a workplace where all employees are treated with dignity and respect.

http://abusergoestowork.com/
  • Oct 20

    The Lack of Equal Justice for All

    The Lack of Equal Justice for All
    There was an article in the New York Times recently about the elusiveness of justice for African-Americans in the criminal justice system. I think this is a symptom of a wider problem – the lack of equal…
  • Oct 15

    Alternate Ways to Advocate for Older Worker

    Alternate Ways to Advocate for Older Worker
    For years, older workers in the United States have been subject to epidemic, unaddressed age discrimination. I recently wrote a book, Betrayed: The Legalization of Age Discrimination in the Workplace, which lays out the problem in graphic and…
  • Oct 13

    U.S. Gov: Older Workers Need Not Apply

    U.S. Gov: Older Workers Need Not Apply
    Why is the federal government engaging in systemic, blatant age discrimination in hiring? President Barack H. Obama signed an Executive Order 13562  in 2010 that allows federal agencies to bypass older workers and hire…
Rank this Week: 472

Quirky Employment Law Questions

Quirky Employment Law Questions

Covers quirky questions in employment law. By Dorsey & Whitney LLP.

http://quirkyemploymentquestions.com/
  • Oct 11

    Quirky Question #243 – More on Breach Notification Law

    Quirky Question #243 – More on Breach Notification Law
    Quirky Question: Can you tell me what has been happening in California regarding breach notification laws? Answer: By: Melissa Krasnow Continuing the trend of changes in state breach notification and related laws, Cal. A.B.…
  • Sep 30

    Quirky Question #242 – Policing Break and Time Records Pays Off

    Quirky Question #242 – Policing Break and Time Records Pays Off
    Quirky Question We are a California employer.   After all the publicity surrounding class actions over meal and break periods, we instituted automatic warnings if employees take too long or too short a meal or rest break. Is anyone…
  • Sep 26

    Quirky Question #241, Working for Free In Montana At A Start-Up Busine

    Quirky Question #241, Working for Free In Montana At A Start-Up Busine
    Quirky Question I was laid off by my Montana employer and I have decided to help my brother with his start up business. I will be a 50% owner but we are not going to take a salary until revenue is substantial. An accountant friend tells me…
Rank this Week: 448

The California Wage and Hour Law…

The California Wage and Hour Law Blog for Employees

Covers overtime, meal breaks, rest breaks, and pay checks. By Steven G. Pearl.

http://cawageandhourlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 425

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

Covers recent developments affecting business law. From the University of Illinois College of Law.

http://www.law.illinois.edu/bljournal/
  • Jun 12

    Crowdfunding Limits – Raising the Cap

    Crowdfunding Limits – Raising the Cap
    Almost everyone has heard of Kickstarter by now: it’s the premier place for a team with an idea and a plan to raise capital to fund almost any sort of product. However, your return on your investment is the product itself if you pay…
  • Jun 12

    The Contraceptive Mandate: Birth Control or Business Control?

    The Contraceptive Mandate: Birth Control or Business Control?
    The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on March 25th, 2014, on the Tenth Circuit Case Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. v. Sebelius and the Third Circuit Case Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius; a ruling is expected in late June.[i] Hobby Lobby…
  • Apr 17

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality
    The Internet is the modern day printing press; a revolutionary game changer. The Internet owes much of its success to the theory of net neutrality. While net neutrality is not a new topic of discussion, it has been thrust in the limelight…
Rank this Week: 415

Legal Developments In…

Legal Developments In Non-Competition Agreements

Reviews recent cases involving non-competition agreements and related claims. By Kenneth J. Vanko.

http://www.non-competes.com/
  • Oct 23

    Seventh Circuit Appeal Downplays Fifield Consideration Rule

    Seventh Circuit Appeal Downplays Fifield Consideration Rule
    The federal case of Instant Technology LLC v. DiFazio is somewhat of a rare breed in that the parties tried the case to the end. Most business disputes settle, frequently after an initial injunction hearing, and this generally holds true when…
  • Oct 16

    Aleynikov Strikes Out in the Third Circuit

    Aleynikov Strikes Out in the Third Circuit
    About a year ago, I wrote about Sergey Aleynikov's win against Goldman Sachs Group (at least as far as legal fees are concerned). The ex-Goldman computer programmer won an expedited summary judgment proceeding in New Jersey federal…
  • Oct 13

    My 500th Blog Post

    My 500th Blog Post
    The original title of this post was simply: "Thank you and goodbye."I have a lot of other stuff I want to do. Write law journal articles. Perhaps start another blog. Do more pro bono work. Learn how to ski. Experiment with vegan cooking.So…
Rank this Week: 547

Wage Law

Wage Law

Covers California wage and hour law. By Walsh & Walsh.

http://www.californiawagelaw.com/wage_law/
  • Oct 16

    The 5 rules on how to kill a consumer-friendly initiative

    The 5 rules on how to kill a consumer-friendly initiative
    My political post of the month: Props 45 and 46 are laws written to protect you and I - the consumer, the common person.. They are opposed by large profitable corporate interests. They are deceiving you into thinking these laws...
  • Dec 10

    If You Spam Us, and Google Smacks You, Don't Come Asking Us For Help

    If You Spam Us, and Google Smacks You, Don't Come Asking Us For Help
    A fellow named Ener sent us a email last week asking us to remove a spammy comment and link his company, logoworkgloves.com, left on one of our posts in 2010. For whatever reason, our spam filter didn't block it. Now...
  • Nov 8

    SB 390 Signed

    SB 390 Signed
    SB 390 (employee wage withholdings, failure to remit) amending Labor Code § 227 concerning employee wage withholdings, has been signed by Governor Brown: Existing law makes it a crime for an employer to fail to make agreed-upon payments to…
Rank this Week: 553

Illinois Sexual Harassment…

Illinois Sexual Harassment Attorney Blog

Covers employment discrimination, constructive discharge, gender discrimination, and sexual harassment. By Peter M. LaSorsa.

http://www.illinoissexualharassmentattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 8

    Merry Maids Pays $40,000 To Settle A Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit

    Merry Maids Pays $40,000 To Settle A Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit
    V&B LLC, a Merry Maids home cleaning franchise pays $40,000 to settle a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit. The discrimination lawsuit was first filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). Published documents in the…
  • Oct 5

    DSW Inc. Settles Age Discrimination Lawsuit For $900,000

    DSW Inc. Settles Age Discrimination Lawsuit For $900,000
    DSW Inc., pays $900,000 to settle an age discrimination and retaliation lawsuit. The discrimination was first filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). According to published accounts DSW, formerly known as Designer…
  • Sep 28

    McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant, Inc. Pays $1.3 Million To Settle Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

    McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant, Inc. Pays $1.3 Million To Settle Racial Discrimination Lawsuit
    McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants, Inc. pays $1.3 million to settle a lawsuit involving a pattern-or-practice of racial discrimination. The lawsuit was first filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). …
Rank this Week: 514

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, probate, taxes, elder law, business law and employment law issues. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    4th DCA and Charging Order Protection for Florida LLC

    4th DCA and Charging Order Protection for Florida LLC
    In Florida, a multi member LLC, has asset protection characteristics. Prior to 2011, Florida law was not clear on whether a charging order was the exclusive remedy for a creditor of a member of a multi member LLC. Assets in a Florida multi…
  • Sep 29

    If a person dies intestate what proof must their children show the court to prove they are the heirs to the estate?

    If a person dies intestate what proof must their children show the court to prove they are the heirs to the estate?
    Most Florida probate courts simply accept the information contained in the pleadings that are filed with the court. These pleadings are usually signed "under penalties of perjury". Some courts (such as Citrus Count and Miami-Dade County)…
  • Aug 25

    Estate Planning: Dealing with your digital death instead of before

    Estate Planning: Dealing with your digital death instead of before
    Portland company WebCease is making waves in the probate and estate-planning community by helping attorneys and grieving families locate the deceased's digital accounts. CEO Glenn Williamson aims to be the first to provide this service to…
Rank this Week: 519

Workplace Investigations Blog

Workplace Investigations Blog

Covers conducting workplace investigations involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistle-blower, and other types of employee misconduct. By Debra L. Reilly.

http://www.workplaceinvestigationsblog.com/
  • May 23

    Public Sector Investigation Training

    Public Sector Investigation Training
    I will be speaking on "Public Sector Investigations" on June 4, 2013 (9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) Location:  Weintraub Tobin ♦ 400 Capitol Mall 11th Floor ♦ Sacramento CACo-Presenters:  Kelli Kennaday and Donna Peter 3 hours…
  • Oct 19

    Internal Investigator Training in San Diego for Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Claim

    Internal Investigator Training in San Diego for Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Claim
    I am once again offering training to human resources professionals, attorneys, and private investigators on how to conduct legally defensible harassment, discrimination, and retaliation investigations in the workplace.  Although the training…
  • Oct 19

    Internal Investigator Training in San Diego for Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Claim

    Internal Investigator Training in San Diego for Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Claim
    I am once again offering training to human resources professionals, attorneys, and private investigators on how to conduct legally defensible harassment, discrimination, and retaliation investigations in the workplace.  Although the…
Rank this Week: 490

Restaurant Worker News Blog

Restaurant Worker News Blog

Covers employment law issues in the restaurant industry. By Berke-Weiss & Pechman LLP.

http://waiterpay.com/blog/
  • Oct 24

    DC Court Of Appeals Rules That Culturally Acquired Knowledge Can Be Considered “Specialized Knowledge” For L-1b Work Visa

    DC Court Of Appeals Rules That Culturally Acquired Knowledge Can Be Considered “Specialized Knowledge” For L-1b Work Visa
    A chef was wrongfully denied a work visa by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, according to a recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Fogo de Chao, a nationwide chain of Brazilian steakhouses, sued ……
  • Oct 22

    Captain D’s Employees Sue For Unpaid Wage

    Captain D’s Employees Sue For Unpaid Wage
    Workers and assistant managers were not paid for all the hours they worked at Captain D’s Seafood Restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee, according to the lawsuit filed in Tennessee federal court on October 8, 2014. The Complaint alleges…
  • Oct 21

    Delivery Workers at Papa John’s Sue For $2 Million in Unpaid Wage

    Delivery Workers at Papa John’s Sue For $2 Million in Unpaid Wage
      Five Papa John’s locations in New York have been accused of failing to pay its delivery workers the minimum wage, shaving hours from their pay, and requiring them to pay for bicycles and safety equipment used to do their ……
Rank this Week: 574

Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

Covers recent developments in labor arbitration. By John H. Curley.

http://arbitrationmatters.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 19

    Alcohol fueled misconduct found just cause for termination despite rehab

    Alcohol fueled misconduct found just cause for termination despite rehab
    Arbitrator Joseph Duffy has upheld the termination of an Able Bodied Seaman in a dispute between the State of Washington and the Inland Boatmen's Union of the Pacific.Grievant was employed by the Washington State Department of Transportation,…
  • Oct 12

    State must adhere to cba despite lack of appropriated fund

    State must adhere to cba despite lack of appropriated fund
    The Illinois Appellate Court has upheld an award of Arbitrator Edwin Benn finding the state's refusal to implement a scheduled wage increase to be contrary to the cba. State v. AFSCME Council 31The cba, as modified by…
  • Oct 5

    Terminating a past practice

    Terminating a past practice
    Arbitrator Paul Glendon has found that the City of Toledo breached its agreement with the Toledo Police Patrolman's Association when it unilaterally prohibited officers from engaging in outside employment at any establishment primarily in the…
Rank this Week: 628

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Professor David Doorey.

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Oct 14

    Can a Negative Employment Reference be Defamation?

    Can a Negative Employment Reference be Defamation?
    I recently completed Chapter 18 of my forthcoming book The Law of Work, called “Tort Law and Work“.  Torts are usually treated as peripheral in texts on work law.  There is reference to torts here and there in the…
  • Oct 10

    Should Employers Be Permitted to Discriminate on the Basis of Appearance?

    Should Employers Be Permitted to Discriminate on the Basis of Appearance?
    An Edmonton woman who says she’s being discriminated against because she has 22 visible piercings is reigniting the debate about workplace dress codes.  Kendra Behringer, 24, complained that one prospective employer threw out her…
  • Oct 2

    Texts as Evidence in Human Rights Case

    Texts as Evidence in Human Rights Case
    Ever sent a quick text to someone without really thinking too carefully about the implications of what you are saying? It is now commonplace for text messages to be entered as evidence in legal Everything you text can become evidence in a…
Rank this Week: 673

What's New in Employment Law?

What's New in Employment Law?

Focuses on employment law developments, particularly in California.

http://shawvalenza.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 6

    Governor Brown Signs End of Session Employment Laws Part II

    Governor Brown Signs End of Session Employment Laws Part II
    Here are some of the other employment laws that Governor Jerry Brown has signed, which will result in new obligations and liabilities in 2015.  AB 1897 (text is here)  This new law states that employers that use temp agencies…
  • Oct 1

    California Governor Brown Signing More New Employment Laws at End of 2014 Session (Part I)

    California Governor Brown Signing More New Employment Laws at End of 2014 Session (Part I)
    The 2014 legislative session is over.  But employers will be remembering this one for a long time.  California Governor Jerry Brown signed a host of new laws at the end of the session.  Many deal with narrow-cast and public…
  • Oct 1

    Did the California Legislature Kill Arbitration?

    Did the California Legislature Kill Arbitration?
    Could be.  Certainly, arbitration services should be concerned that their services may not command the interest they once did.Governor Brown just signed AB 802. This law applies to new arbitrations administered after 1/1/2015.I'm…
Rank this Week: 599

Labor & Employment Law, HR Law

Labor & Employment Law, HR Law

Covers the working world. By Charles A. Krugel.

http://www.charlesakrugel.com/
Rank this Week: 654

The Employer Handbook

The Employer Handbook

Covers labor and employment law of PA, NJ and DE businesses. By Eric B. Meyer.

http://www.theemployerhandbook.com/
Rank this Week: 759

Employers' Lawyers

Employers' Lawyers

Provides best practice tips, checklists and updates designed to keep organizations of all sizes in compliance with federal and state employment laws. By Holland & Hart.

http://www.employerslawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    EEOC’s Failure to Engage in Conciliation Dooms Its Separation Agreement Lawsuit Against CVS Pharmacy

    EEOC’s Failure to Engage in Conciliation Dooms Its Separation Agreement Lawsuit Against CVS Pharmacy
    By Mark Wiletsky Chalk up a loss for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in its lawsuit against CVS Pharmacy’s separation agreements. As we reported earlier, the EEOC sued CVS alleging that CVS’s separation agreements…
  • Sep 25

    Colorado Employers Must Use Updated Employment Verification Form Beginning October 1, 2014

    Colorado Employers Must Use Updated Employment Verification Form Beginning October 1, 2014
    By Steve Collis The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) recently updated the form that employers must use to comply with the Colorado Employment Verification Law, C.R.S. § 8-2-122. The new Affirmation of Legal Work Status form…
  • Sep 23

    Cheyenne Jury Awards $1,481,000+ On FMLA Retaliation Claim

    Cheyenne Jury Awards $1,481,000+ On FMLA Retaliation Claim
    By Brad Cave The series of large verdicts for Wyoming employees seems to be marching forward. The most recent example occurred recently when a Cheyenne jury awarded over $740,000 to a trona miner after deciding that he was fired because he…
Rank this Week: 798

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

Covers disputes between companies and executives. Published by Zuckerman Spaeder LLP.

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Oct 21

    A Closer Look At The Defamation Suit By Walgreen’s Former Finance Chief

    A Closer Look At The Defamation Suit By Walgreen’s Former Finance Chief
    The news hasn’t been great for Walgreen Co. over the past couple of months.  According to the Wall Street Journal, in early July, chief financial officer Wade Miquelon slashed his forecast for pharmacy unit earnings to $7.4 billion…
  • Oct 17

    Judge Approves $20 Million in Executive Bonuses From Bankrupt Company, Finding That Incentives Weren't "Lay-ups"

    Judge Approves $20 Million in Executive Bonuses From Bankrupt Company, Finding That Incentives Weren't "Lay-ups"
    A bankruptcy can be hazardous to the health of an executive’s bonus check.  Sometimes, however, an executive can survive an attack on a bonus in a bankruptcy, and come out clean on the other side.  For example, we covered here…
  • Oct 9

    The Inbox - There Will Be Damage

    The Inbox - There Will Be Damage
    Last week, a Texas state court issued a whopping judgment in favor of a former employee of FE Services LLC. The case stemmed from an employment agreement between the founder of FE Services, doing business as Foxxe Energy, and a friend he…
Rank this Week: 766

Iowa Law Blog

Iowa Law Blog

Covers business, employment, trust & estates family, real estate, regulatory compliance and utility law. By Sullivan & Ward, PC.

http://www.iowa-lawblog.com/
  • Oct 17

    An Employer's Responsibility when Domestic Violence Invades the Workplace

    An Employer's Responsibility when Domestic Violence Invades the Workplace
     In the wake of domestic violence charges against NFL players and the public’s outrage at the NFL’s response as a business owner you may be thinking how you might respond when faced with an employee charged with domestic…
  • Aug 29

    The Best Lawyers in America: Mark Landa

    The Best Lawyers in America: Mark Landa
    Mark Landa has been selected to be included in the 21st Edition of the The Best Lawyers in America for his work in the practice area of Environmental Law.  Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey comprising more than…
  • Aug 4

    Notable Utility Related Bills Passed in 2014 Session

    Notable Utility Related Bills Passed in 2014 Session
    The 2014 session of the Iowa General Assembly brought a few changes to the public utilities law practice in Iowa. Lawmakers focused their utility related discourse on tax credits for renewable energy, renewable fuels and solar energy, purview…
Rank this Week: 721

Workplace Class Action Blog

Workplace Class Action Blog

Covers class action litigation issues, including class certification, discovery and defense strategies. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

http://www.workplaceclassaction.com/
Rank this Week: 752

Federal Employee Disability Law…

Federal Employee Disability Law Blog

Covers disability discrimination, Federal Workers' Compensation Act (FECA) and OPM Disability. By Eric L. Pines.

http://www.pinesfederal.com/blog/
  • Oct 6

    GAMES APPELLATE REVIEWERS PLAY: RECONSIDERATIONS

    GAMES APPELLATE REVIEWERS PLAY: RECONSIDERATIONS
    If many injured federal employees find their initial case adjudications complex, the realm of FECA appeals must seem as understandable as our changing weather patterns.  However, properly analyzed in context, these appeals are not as…
  • Sep 3

    From the OPM Disability Victory Files!

    From the OPM Disability Victory Files!
    We recently assisted a federal attorney with his FERS disability claim.  This gentleman was/is suffering from anxiety, depression, and a cognitive disorder that causes both short-term and long-term memory impairment.  Unable to…
  • Aug 20

    OPM Disability Retirement – FMLA and/or Sick Leave or Tough it Out?

    OPM Disability Retirement – FMLA and/or Sick Leave or Tough it Out?
    This is a very interesting and relevant topic and probably one of our main specialities in assisting our clients.  Virtually all of our OPM Disability Retirement cases have some period of time when the employee is struggling with whether…
Rank this Week: 819

Employment Lawyer Blog

Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers workplace discrimination, and employee rights news and updates. By Joseph & Kirschenbaum LLP.

http://www.employment-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 21

    5 Reasons Higher Wages Are Good for Employees and Employers Alike

    5 Reasons Higher Wages Are Good for Employees and Employers Alike
    Our New York employment attorneys have witnessed the awful impact of wage cuts and lower salaries on working conditions and employee morale. But what happens when wages go up — when hourly rates are raised on a city, state, or federal…
  • Sep 14

    Minnesota Wage Hike Prompts Restaurant to Pass Costs to Consumers with a New “Minimum Wage” Fee

    Minnesota Wage Hike Prompts Restaurant to Pass Costs to Consumers with a New “Minimum Wage” Fee
    Our New York employment attorneys applaud the work of Minnesota lawmakers, who recently raised the state minimum wage from $6.15 per hour to $8 per hour. Smaller businesses have more time to prepare for these changes, and they won’t be…
  • Sep 8

    Recent Cases Point to Higher Incidences of Wage Theft

    Recent Cases Point to Higher Incidences of Wage Theft
    Our New York employment attorneys aren't the only ones seeing more cases related to wage theft. As more companies cut corners and more employees report shrinking paychecks, the number of lawsuits grows nationwide. Current or recent cases…
Rank this Week: 826

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

Covers CEPA/whistleblower, ERISA, non-compete agreements, sexual harassment, Title VII, USERRA and workers compensation. By Steinberg Law Offices.

http://employment.lawfirmnewjersey.com/
  • Sep 17

    Be Thankful: It's Constitution Day

    Be Thankful: It's Constitution Day
    Not widely known or celebrated, September 17 is Constitution Day. Today we commemorate the vision and courage of the 39 men who established the legal framework of a new nation that, so far, has lasted 227 years.  The Constitution that…
  • May 13

    Disaster Management from the Intersection of Employment Law and Aviation

    Disaster Management from the Intersection of Employment Law and Aviation
    This is one of those subjects that no one likes to think about: a company has employees who die while on company business.  This checklist deals specifically with crashes of company-operated airplanes, but its applicability is wider…
  • Apr 17

    EEOC Learns the Hard Way That "Do As I Say, Not As I Do" Doesn't Fly

    EEOC Learns the Hard Way That "Do As I Say, Not As I Do" Doesn't Fly
    As a lawyer, you know that you're about to have a bad day when an appellate court opinion,in discussing your client's position, starts this way: In this case the EEOC sued the defendants for using the  same type of background check that…
Rank this Week: 795

Fair Competition Law Blog

Fair Competition Law Blog

Covers trade secrets, noncompetes, privacy and security, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, trademarks, copyrights, and business torts. By Russell Beck.

http://faircompetitionlaw.com
  • Aug 20

    “I’m not dead yet,” says Massachusetts Noncompete and UTSA Reform

    “I’m not dead yet,” says Massachusetts Noncompete and UTSA Reform
    In a surprising turn of events last week, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced that he was reintroducing legislation to modify Masschusetts noncompete law and to adopt a version of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act. The noncompete bill…
  • Jul 31

    Massachusetts Noncompete and UTSA Bills Are Dead

    Massachusetts Noncompete and UTSA Bills Are Dead
    While it was close this year, in the end, there was no legislative reform of either Massachusetts noncompete law or Massachusetts trade secrets law. I expect, however, that Senator Will Brownsberger and Representative…
  • Jul 3

    Update on Massachusetts Noncompete and Trade Secrets Bill

    Update on Massachusetts Noncompete and Trade Secrets Bill
    Progress in the Massachusetts State House: On Tuesday, July 1, the latest version of the Massachusetts Noncompete Bill (the latest version of the bill that I had drafted for Senator Will Brownsberger and Representative Lori…
Rank this Week: 825

General Counselor

General Counselor

Provides employment and labor law news and commentary. By Arnstein & Lehr LLP.

http://general-counselor.com
Rank this Week: 853

Chicago Overtime Lawyer Blog

Chicago Overtime Lawyer Blog

Covers the Fair Labor Standards Act, overtime, class actions, and wage and hour cases. By Chicago Overtime Law Center.

http://www.chicagoovertimelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1060

Workplace Privacy, Data Management…

Workplace Privacy, Data Management & Security Report

Covers data security, HIPAA, identity theft and workplace privacy. By Jackson Lewis.

http://www.workplaceprivacyreport.com
Rank this Week: 1026

Trade Secrets and Noncompete Blog

Trade Secrets and Noncompete Blog

Covers the law of restrictive covenants, unfair competition and trade secrets. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.tradesecretsnoncompetelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1023