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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: 18

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: 39

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/
  • Jan 23

    WIRTW #352 (the “rock hard” edition)

    WIRTW #352 (the “rock hard” edition)
    In my never-ending quest to be an employment lawyer and manager for my 8-year-old daughter’s burgeoning rock career, I bring you 4:50 of melt your face off rock and roll from last weekend’s School of Rock Joan Jett show.…
  • Jan 22

    Why performance reviews matter in employment litigation

    Why performance reviews matter in employment litigation
    According to Employment Law 360, a federal judge has indicated that he will likely deny the motion for summary judgment Deutsche Bank intends to file seeking the dismissal of a sex discrimination lawsuit brought by one of its former vice…
  • Jan 21

    New anonymous workplace app raises big workplace issue

    New anonymous workplace app raises big workplace issue
    Have you heard about Memo? It an iPhone app that allows individuals to post anonymous comments, both positive and negative, about their employers to a specific group page about the company. As you could imagine, it’s the negative posts…
Rank this Week: 85

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/
  • Jan 25

    Parental Leave Around the World

    Parental Leave Around the World
    There is a wonderful chart and article over at the Huffington Post that takes a comparative look at parental leave. Many of us examine this issue when we cover the FMLA, or teach an international employment law class. The chart...
  • Jan 24

    Michigan Union Membership Falls to Record Low

    Michigan Union Membership Falls to Record Low
    We are used to seeing declining unionization and membership rates across the country. Another unfortunate trend (depending on your perspective) is a decline in unionization in those states that historically back organized labor. The great…
  • Jan 23

    Penalizing Coaches – No, Not Bill Belichick

    Penalizing Coaches – No, Not Bill Belichick
    There’s some reason to believe that employers are utilizing liquidated damages clauses in their employment contracts to a greater extent than previously. This makes sense from their perspective because damages from an employee’s breach of…
Rank this Week: 96

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/
  • Nov 27

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor
               The reality of the most notorious virtual currency is that it is only a matter of time before it comes under the purview of a regulatory body.  Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that exists entirely…
  • Nov 27

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview
                      In large cities the world over, passengers have stopped reaching into the air to hail a cab and have begun reaching into their pockets for their smartphones.  Companies such…
  • Nov 23

    A Look at IRS's Transfer Pricing Audit Roadmap

    A Look at IRS's Transfer Pricing Audit Roadmap
    Background   There are still a number of corporations which have not fully recovered from the economic downturn, which consequently leads to less tax revenue for tax authorities.  As such, some of the tax authorities around the…
Rank this Week: 134

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

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

    Use of Marijuana On Duty Still Justifies Termination, Says Court

    Use of Marijuana On Duty Still Justifies Termination, Says Court
    With all the talk about the state’s implementation of medical marijuana laws, it’s easy to wonder what impact those laws will have on terminating employees who use marijuana on the job. One recent Superior Court decision gave…
  • Jan 21

    New Retaliation Standard of Proof Shows Its Teeth

    New Retaliation Standard of Proof Shows Its Teeth
    When the U.S. Supreme Court changed the standard for proving retaliation cases back in 2013, there was some speculation as to whether the standard would result in different decisions. Before the court’s decision, employees who claimed…
  • Jan 20

    Updated Paid Sick Leave Guidance and Poster Issued by Connecticut Department of Labor

    Updated Paid Sick Leave Guidance and Poster Issued by Connecticut Department of Labor
    Somewhat quietly (at least to me), the Connecticut Department of Labor has issued updated guidance regarding compliance with the state’s Paid Sick Leave law. But employers who have been following the developments in this area —…
Rank this Week: 148

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/
  • Jan 22

    Affected by mass layoffs?

    Affected by mass layoffs?
    Recent events have caused mass layoffs of various employees, including Target, Suncor and SNC-Lavalin.  Employees affected are in the hundreds. Not knowing where to turn, most people resort to google searches. However, an internet search…
  • Jan 14

    Age and severance package

    Age and severance package
    Age has been noted as an important factor in determining severance.  When potential job candidates seek employment, chances are the younger candidate will have better chances of obtaining employment versus the older candidate. Readers of…
  • Dec 18

    Are Unpaid Internships Legal?

    Are Unpaid Internships Legal?
    Unpaid internships can be deemed as sketchy, even illegal in some cases.  That’s why Bank of Canada Governor, Stephen Poloz’s recent statement needs clarification. As youth unemployment rates have nearly doubled, he suggested…
Rank this Week: 194

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/
  • Jan 7

    Comprehensive Behavioral Health Center Settles Discrimination Lawsuit For $309,000

    Comprehensive Behavioral Health Center Settles Discrimination Lawsuit For $309,000
    Comprehensive Behavioral Health Center ("CBHC"), pays $309,000 to a former employee to settle an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") lawsuit. According to published accounts the company refused to provide a reasonable…
  • Jan 2

    Cordia Senior Living Settles Retaliation Lawsuit For $40,000

    Cordia Senior Living Settles Retaliation Lawsuit For $40,000
    Cordia Senior Living pays $40,000 to settle a retaliation lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). The lawsuit was filed on behalf of a former employee who had complained about sexual harassment. Under the law,…
  • Dec 17

    Sexual Harassment and Christmas Partie

    Sexual Harassment and Christmas Partie
    So there is going to be a Christmas or holiday party at work. You remember what happened last year; too much alcohol and some groping. What rights do you have and what can you do if there is the same type of behavior again this year? In…
Rank this Week: 279

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: 254

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: 265

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/
  • Jan 25

    Obama Forgot to Fight Age Discrimination

    Obama Forgot to Fight Age Discrimination
    “Obama will fight job discrimination for aging employees by strengthening the Age Discrimination in Employment Act … .”  Source: Blueprint for Change (2008) I was surprised when I recently…
  • Jan 20

    Older Americans are Invisible in Obama’s Union

    Older Americans are Invisible in Obama’s Union
    President Obama forgot something in his State of the Union address – the plight of older Americans. He talked about a young couple who suffered through the recession but emerged victorious. He talked about middle class…
  • Jan 12

    Who Owns the Problem of Age Discrimination?

    Who Owns the Problem of Age Discrimination?
    Part of the problem of age discrimination in the workplace is that nobody seems to claim ownership of it. Folks who have already retired are very interested in the issue but it doesn’t affect them directly anymore, except to the…
Rank this Week: 299

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
Rank this Week: 330

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: 315

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/
  • Dec 19

    Judge Edwards on Law Review

    Judge Edwards on Law Review
    The Virginia Law Review has published "Another Look at Professor Rodell's Goodbye to Law Reviews" by Judge Harry Edwards (D. C. Circuit) in its November 2014 issue. Michael Dorf (Cornell) added his thoughts here. Craig Estlinbaum
  • Dec 5

    NY Times Labor Reporter Steve Greenhouse Takes Buyout

    NY Times Labor Reporter Steve Greenhouse Takes Buyout
    Politico reports that NY Times Labor Reporter Steve Greenhouse took a buyout. As the article states: Steven Greenhouse, the labor correspondent for the New York Times, took a buyout this week. That decision immediately reduced by 50 percent…
  • Nov 13

    Law Review Companion

    Law Review Companion
    Mary Whisner at Legal Scholarship Blog has updated a links collection for law review companions at domestic law schools. Whisner describes the list as a "work in progress," and requests additions. Craig Estlinbaum
Rank this Week: 338

Texas Employment Law Blog

Texas Employment Law Blog

Covers employment law and discrimination issues. By the McKinney Law Firm.

http://www.texasemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Nov 5

    “Big Data” Could Create an Big Discrimination Problem

    “Big Data” Could Create an Big Discrimination Problem
    According to Microsoft principal researcher Kate Crawford, personal data harvested by marketers is growing so vast and far reaching that it is threatening to unleash a new wave of digital discrimination, one that ordinary people won’t…
  • Oct 31

    Tell your Senator to pass the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act (S.42).

    Tell your Senator to pass the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act (S.42).
    Tell your Senator to pass the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act (S.42).  This bill will protect employees who report criminal violations of antitrust laws, internally or to the Federal Government, from retaliation. Today the Senate…
  • Oct 7

    Texas Unemployment Claims Guide

    Texas Unemployment Claims Guide
    We’re happy to announce we have opened a new section on our firm website dedicated to Texas Unemployment Claims.  There you can find detailed information on: Making and pursuing unemployment claims; Handling unemployment appeal…
Rank this Week: 316

Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

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

http://arbitrationmatters.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 25

    Arbitrator: Homicide detective's inattention to cases provides just cause for termination

    Arbitrator: Homicide detective's inattention to cases provides just cause for termination
    Grievant was employed as a detective in the Houston Police Department, employed in the homicide division. Upon his transfer out of that division his Lieutenant discovered that in a significant number of grievant's cases had not been updated…
  • Jan 18

    "Functus officio" precludes arbitrator from substituting new award for an earlier one

    "Functus officio" precludes arbitrator from substituting new award for an earlier one
    Ruling on cross motions for summary judgment, the District Court for the Middle District of Florida addressed the "unique question" of:whether an arbitrator, having finally addressed the merits of a CBA grievance, may reconsider and…
  • Jan 11

    Retroactive cba makes post expiration grievance arbitrable

    Retroactive cba makes post expiration grievance arbitrable
      The cba between the City of Beverly, MA and AFSCME Council 93 had a term from 1992-2002. The agreement also contained an evergreen clause that effectively extended all contract provisions until a successor agreement was entered into.…
Rank this Week: 420

Employer Law Report

Employer Law Report

Covers recent legal developments and trends affecting employers. By Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.

http://www.employerlawreport.com/
  • Jan 23

    Join our webinar – Tips for Preparing your 2015 Affirmative Action Plans – on February 10

    Join our webinar – Tips for Preparing your 2015 Affirmative Action Plans – on February 10
    Tips for Preparing Your 2015 Affirmative Action Plans Implementing the New Veterans and Disability Requirements, Incorporating Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in your AAPs, Tips for Best Practices   Date:Tuesday, February…
  • Jan 21

    Employment Law Proposals Highlight State of the Union Addre

    Employment Law Proposals Highlight State of the Union Addre
    In last night’s State of the Union Address, President Obama reemphasized that employment and labor reform are at the forefront of his current agenda. He urged lawmakers to pass laws regarding the following: Equal pay law for…
  • Jan 12

    Flu season: guidance for employer

    Flu season: guidance for employer
    Looking for more articles on seasonal workplace issues?  Check the Forecast here. Our Employer Law Forecast covers relevant seasonal issues to help you more effectively manage your workforce.     As the weather turns…
Rank this Week: 373

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/
  • Jan 23

    OSC Proposed Rule For Federal Contractor Employees May Cause Confusion

    OSC Proposed Rule For Federal Contractor Employees May Cause Confusion
    Washington, D.C. January 22, 2015. Today the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) proposed a rule that it claims would extend protections under the Civil Service Reform Act and the Whistleblower Protection Act to employees of Federal…
  • Jan 21

    TSA Whistleblower Wins At Supreme Court

    TSA Whistleblower Wins At Supreme Court
    Washington, D.C.  January 21, 2015.  Today the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that former Air Marshall Robert MacLean was not “specifically prohibited by law” from disclosing information to the press about TSA’s plan to…
  • Jan 21

    NWC Issues Statement On Canada’s Offshore Tax Informant Program

    NWC Issues Statement On Canada’s Offshore Tax Informant Program
    Washington, D.C. January 21, 2015. The National Whistleblower Center issued a statement today highly critical of the Canadian Offshore Tax Informant Program. “Unfortunately it is likely to fail,” stated Stephen M. Kohn, the…
Rank this Week: 463

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/
  • Jan 23

    New Legislation and a Sentencing for Trade Secrets Theft

    New Legislation and a Sentencing for Trade Secrets Theft
    The new year always means a spate of legislative activity. Proposed new laws related to trade secrets misappropriation and non-compete agreements do not generate many headlines, but they are fairly common. Two states in particular are…
  • Jan 16

    Non-Compete Disputes and the Mootness Rule on Appeal

    Non-Compete Disputes and the Mootness Rule on Appeal
    One of the reasons non-compete cases generate a lot of appeals is that the law is tense. By that, I mean that non-compete cases present a unique tension between freedom of contract and freedom to compete. And because public policy underlies…
  • Jan 9

    10 Checklist Items for Every Employee Who Leaves to Compete

    10 Checklist Items for Every Employee Who Leaves to Compete
    The dawn of the new year is always a good time to return to basics.When consulting with individual employees, it amazes me how frequently I run through the same basic departure protocol. By now, this seems intuitive to me. But I realize that…
Rank this Week: 450

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

Covers Business Law and Employment Law. Published By The Prinz Law Firm, P.C.

http://www.chicagosmallbusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 23

    Feeling like your goals will never be met? Here’s how to recalibrate.

    Feeling like your goals will never be met? Here’s how to recalibrate.
    Are you beginning to feel as though the New Year’s resolutions you set for your business are impossible to reach? A recent study showed that just 8% of people are successful in achieving their resolution.  Almost 40% of people fail…
  • Jan 16

    Why Your Business Needs Weekly, Quarterly, and Yearly Goal

    Why Your Business Needs Weekly, Quarterly, and Yearly Goal
    Some small business owners are “big picture” people, and some are more detail-oriented.  Regardless of your personal ownership style, formulating weekly, quarterly, and yearly goals will help bring the best of both worlds to…
  • Jan 9

    Five Ways to Make Your Contracts More Approachable and Less Intimidating

    Five Ways to Make Your Contracts More Approachable and Less Intimidating
    As a small business owner, it is likely that just about everything your business does will be memorialized in a contract.  It is also likely that you already have an attorney reviewing those contracts to make sure that they comply with…
Rank this Week: 479

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: 460

Wage Law

Wage Law

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

http://www.californiawagelaw.com/wage_law/
  • Dec 29

    New Forms for California Paid Sick Leave Policie

    New Forms for California Paid Sick Leave Policie
    AB 1522, the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 goes into effect on January 1, 2015 (although paid sick leave accrual does not begin until July 1, 2015). Starting with the new year, employers must comply with AB 1522's...
  • 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...
Rank this Week: 443

Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Covers employment law cases. By Michael Fox.

http://employerslawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 9

    A Labor Reporter: Steven Greenhouse

    A Labor Reporter: Steven Greenhouse
    The Washington Post has a great interview with someone who spent the last 30 years covering the labor beat for the New York Times, Steven Greenhouse.  He is taking a buyout and will be writing a book, but his insight on labor unions and…
  • Dec 9

    Where is our Portal to Portal Act of 2014? Supreme Court Decision in Integrity Staffing v. Busk

    Where is our Portal to Portal Act of 2014? Supreme Court Decision in Integrity Staffing v. Busk
    First, the good news. The Supreme Court today unanimously held that post-shift security checks, even when required by the employer were noncompensable postliminary activities under the Portal to Portal Act, reversing a determination by the…
  • Nov 24

    5th Circuit Takes Expansive View of SOX

    5th Circuit Takes Expansive View of SOX
    While I was starting a week long trial in the Southern District of Texas, the 5th Circuit was taking a wide, pro-employee view of Sarbanes Oxley.  In Halliburton v. Administrative Review Board (5th Cir. 11.12.14) the Court was faced with…
Rank this Week: 453

Employment & Labor Insider

Employment & Labor Insider

Discusses timely issues in labor and employment law and human resources from management's perspective, with subjects ranging from discrimination to employee handbooks and religious accommodations. By Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP.

http://www.employmentandlaborinsider.com/
  • Jan 23

    Another employer pays for “Sorry, I can’t go”

    Another employer pays for “Sorry, I can’t go”
    Last October, I posted about a consent decree entered into between Wal-Mart and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, in which Wal-Mart agreed to pay $72,500 to candidate for a store job in Maryland whose offer was withdrawn because…
  • Jan 23

    Two big sexual harassment cases: where the employers went wrong

    Two big sexual harassment cases: where the employers went wrong
    As an employer, what can you do to protect yourself when one employee claims severe sexual harassment and the other party denies it or claims it was all consensual? The Marchuk v. Faruqi & Faruqi trial (daily updates here) is far from…
  • Jan 19

    Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Jan. 15, 1929-April 4, 1968

    Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Jan. 15, 1929-April 4, 1968
    “I Have a Dream,” in its entirety. This is about 17 minutes long, but it’s well worth the time if you haven’t heard it in a while, or if you have never heard it as it was actually delivered in 1963. Thank you, Dr.…
Rank this Week: 637

Employee Benefits Legal Blog

Employee Benefits Legal Blog

Covers employee benefits related to labor and employment matters. By Keith R. McMurdy of Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://employeebenefits.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jan 22

    HIPAA Medical Privacy Matters: Court Permits ADA Claim to Proceed

    HIPAA Medical Privacy Matters: Court Permits ADA Claim to Proceed
    Normally I do not like to comment on cases that are not final or court opinions that do not have a definitive outcome on a case.  But this is an exception because of the topic, which is HIPPA and privacy, which can get overlooked too…
  • Jan 15

    Employer Offering Coverage: The Multiemployer Plan Problem

    Employer Offering Coverage: The Multiemployer Plan Problem
    As we move in to the first phase of ACA compliance, a number of employers have been asking me about unionized employees and how they can know whether the employees are “offered” coverage (as required to avoid penalties) when…
  • Jan 9

    Keeping Track of the Numbers: Some of the 2015 “Limits”

    Keeping Track of the Numbers: Some of the 2015 “Limits”
    At the beginning of each year, there are certain contribution “limits” for retirement plans and welfare plans that I check on just to make sure I am current on my numbers.  While the list is not exhaustive of all…
Rank this Week: 569

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/
  • Jan 19

    5 HR Errors that Leave Companies Exposed to Litigation

    5 HR Errors that Leave Companies Exposed to Litigation
    These 5 common business errors that make defending an employment lawsuit harder come from the California Employment Law Report, and they are as true on the east coast as the west. In our experience, smaller and middle sized businesses…
  • Jan 15

    Important NJ Supreme Court Decision: Employee or Contractor?

    Important NJ Supreme Court Decision: Employee or Contractor?
    A question we often hear from business  owners involves some variation on the legal distinction between an employee and an independent contractor. The question involves meaningful dollars and cents differences in how business is done and…
  • Jan 5

    A Reminder: NJ Minimum Wage Has Increased

    A Reminder: NJ Minimum Wage Has Increased
    New Jersey's minimum wage increased to $8.38 per hour as of January 1, 2015.  All businesses with employees in the Garden State should review and adjust their payrolls accordingly.
Rank this Week: 635

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/
  • Jan 19

    Tax Deductions for Legal Fees in a Divorce

    Tax Deductions for Legal Fees in a Divorce
    In general, the Internal Revenue Code allows for a deduction of reasonable and necessary expenses incurred in the production of taxable income.  This may entitle you to a deduction of some of the legal fees paid in pursuit of…
  • Dec 29

    Non-Competes and Office Romance

    Non-Competes and Office Romance
    Over the holiday, the Court of Appeals issued a couple of employment-related decisions regarding situations that often come up. Non-Compete Agreements/Competition with Former Employer In Curry’s Transportation Services, Inc. v. Dotson…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 548

San Francisco Employment Law Firm…

San Francisco Employment Law Firm Blawg

Covers workplace discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful termination. By Arkady Itkin.

http://www.sanfranciscoemploymentlawfirm.com/
  • Jan 18

    How to Find The Right Wrongful Termination Attorney for Your Case

    How to Find The Right Wrongful Termination Attorney for Your Case
    The post How to Find The Right Wrongful Termination Attorney for Your Case appeared first on San Francisco Employment Law Firm Blog.
  • Jan 15

    Partners Are Protected from Retaliation for Reporting Harassment / Discrimination

    Partners Are Protected from Retaliation for Reporting Harassment / Discrimination
    In Fitzemons v California Emergency Physicans Med. Group 205 Cal.App. 4th 1423 (2012), the Appellate Court held that the anti-retaliation provisions of FEHA (Fair Employment and Housing Act) protect not only employees but also partners in a…
  • Jan 10

    Workplace Mental Disabilities Rights and Bipolar Disorder

    Workplace Mental Disabilities Rights and Bipolar Disorder
    Recently, the Fourth District court has published a decision in Wills v. Superior Court – a very important opinion on workplace mental disabilities rights at workplace, addressing a not uncommon situation, where an employee who has been…
Rank this Week: 601

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
Rank this Week: 528

Overtime Law Blog

Overtime Law Blog

Reviews FLSA cases. By Andrew Frisch.

http://flsaovertimelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 622

Jobsworth

Jobsworth

Covers UK employment law. By Michael Scutt.

http://michaelscutt.co.uk
  • Oct 11

    Out and About

    Out and About
    At Crane & Staples we don’t believe in sitting at our desks waiting for the world to come to us: we like to get out and about, shake a few hands, meet some new faces and hopefully meet some old ones too.  We don’t tend to…
  • May 12

    Conciliate not Litigate

    Conciliate not Litigate
    Early Conciliation  (EC) via ACAS has now been with us for over a month, and it has been mandatory since 6th May for all new disputes to be referred to ACAS before an Employment Tribunal claim can be commenced.  ACAS will, for free,…
  • May 7

    Protect Your Business – Handling Disciplinary Procedure

    Protect Your Business – Handling Disciplinary Procedure
    Last Wednesday  my firm hosted the second in our series of events aimed at employers and how they can protect their businesses by following the correct processes and procedures in employment law.  We were delighted to welcome…
Rank this Week: 606

Florida Employment Lawyer Blog

Florida Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers federal and Florida employment, discrimination and sexual harassment law, news and cases. By Matthew Seth Sarelson.

http://www.floridaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 24

    Breaking: New Minimum Wages Affects all Floridians!

    Breaking: New Minimum Wages Affects all Floridians!
    Effective January 1, 2015, Florida’s minimum wage is $8.05 per hour. Tipped employees must be paid at least $5.03 per hour. Need help complying with federal or Florida wage laws? Are you owed money from your employer for minimum wage or…
  • Mar 29

    Coming Soon: University of Miami football players sign collective bargaining agreement with the University.

    Coming Soon: University of Miami football players sign collective bargaining agreement with the University.
    The National Labor Relations Board ruled that full-scholarship student athletes who play football for Northwestern University are “employees” under the National Labor Relations Act, and thus have the right to for a union and…
  • Aug 13

    Unemployed Face Stigma Regardless of Time Between Jobs, Study Say

    Unemployed Face Stigma Regardless of Time Between Jobs, Study Say
    As anyone running for a political office right now will tell you, the number one crisis facing the nation today is unemployment. According to the Huffington Post, more than five million Americans have been between jobs for at least six…
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Financial Services Employment Law

Financial Services Employment Law

Provides news, updates and insights for financial services employers. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.financialservicesemploymentlaw.com/
  • Jan 23

    Upswing in Trade Secrets Prosecutions: Leave the Source Code Behind

    Upswing in Trade Secrets Prosecutions: Leave the Source Code Behind
    Prosecutions of employees taking proprietary software with them when they leave financial services firms is on an upswing. Our colleagues Peter Altieri and James Flynn at Epstein Becker Green address this in their post “Leave the Source…
  • Jan 22

    Two Takeaways from the Supreme Court’s Whistleblower Decision in Dep’t of Homeland Security v. MacLean

    Two Takeaways from the Supreme Court’s Whistleblower Decision in Dep’t of Homeland Security v. MacLean
    By Stuart Gerson Yesterday, the Supreme Court decided Department of Homeland Security v. MacLean. MacLean was a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employee who, without authorization, disclosed to a reporter the otherwise…
  • Jan 16

    January 2015 Immigration Alert

    January 2015 Immigration Alert
    Robert S. Groban, Jr. and the Immigration Law Group of Epstein Becker Green recently issued an alert that will be of interest to employers. Following are the main topic headings: H-1B Nonimmigrant Season Opens on April 1,…
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Labor & Employment Law Blog

Labor & Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.laboremploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jan 23

    Appellate Division Panel Issues Ruling Broadly Interpreting New York State Human Rights Law

    Appellate Division Panel Issues Ruling Broadly Interpreting New York State Human Rights Law
    On January 14, 2015, in a case of first impression, the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department held that an employee can sufficiently demonstrate his membership in a protected class by virtue of his association with…
  • Jan 5

    AFL-CIO’s Industry Wide Agreement May Have Wide Reach in Hospitality Industry

    AFL-CIO’s Industry Wide Agreement May Have Wide Reach in Hospitality Industry
    Mid-way through 2012, the Hotel Association of New York City and the New York Hotel & Motel Trades Council, AFL-CIO (the “Union”), renewed a seven-year collective bargaining agreement known as the Industry Wide Agreement, or…
  • Dec 15

    UPDATE: San Francisco Retail Workers’ Bill of Right

    UPDATE: San Francisco Retail Workers’ Bill of Right
    We wanted to provide an update on our earlier report about recent legislative happenings in San Francisco. (A link to our earlier article can be found here.)  The San Francisco Retail Workers’ Bill of Rights became law on December…
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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/
  • Jan 23

    The Federalism Argument for Judicial Diversity

    The Federalism Argument for Judicial Diversity
    Sharon E. Rush, Federalism, Diversity, Equality, and Article III Judges: Geography, Identity, and Bias, 79 Mo. L. Rev. 119 (2014).Nancy LeongFor the past several years, commentators have discussed the importance of diversity in the federal…
  • Jan 21

    Cyber-Sexual Harassment

    Cyber-Sexual Harassment
    Danielle Citron, Hate Crimes in Cyberspace, Harvard University Press (2014).Robin WestDanielle Citron’s Hate Crimes in Cyberspace is a breakthrough book. It has been compared, and with good reason, to Catherine MacKinnon’s Sexual…
  • Jan 20

    Measuring Serendipity

    Measuring Serendipity
    Bhaven N. Sampat, Serendipity (Mar. 8, 2014), available at SSRN.Mark McKenna“Serendipity, the notion that research in one area often leads to advances in another, as been a central idea in the economics of innovation and science and…
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The Wage and Hour Litigation Blog

The Wage and Hour Litigation Blog

Covers wage and hour law. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

http://www.wagehourlitigation.com
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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/
  • Jan 22

    CVS Settles Pharmacists Overtime Claim

    CVS Settles Pharmacists Overtime Claim
    The FLSA does provide exemptions for certain employees who do not have to be paid the premium overtime rate, no matter how many hours they work, but it is very specific about the requirements for those exemptions. According to the Act,…
  • Jan 20

    Morgan Stanley Allegedly Violated the Fair Labor Standards Act By Failing to Pay Financial Advisor Associates Overtime

    Morgan Stanley Allegedly Violated the Fair Labor Standards Act By Failing to Pay Financial Advisor Associates Overtime
    The lawsuit, which was filed in California, also alleges that Morgan Stanley failed to provide its employees with meal and rest breaks as mandated by California labor law. Under the law, all hourly employees in the state of California are…
  • Jan 19

    Handy the Handyman Sued for Alleged Wage and Hour and Overtime Class Action Claim

    Handy the Handyman Sued for Alleged Wage and Hour and Overtime Class Action Claim
    According to a recent class action lawsuit filed in California, Handy, the “handyman” and cleaning startup, allegedly hired independent contractors as cleaners. However, Handy allegedly had an extensive list of requirements for…
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Quirky Employment Law Questions

Quirky Employment Law Questions

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

http://quirkyemploymentquestions.com/
  • Jan 21

    Quirky Question #251, Naming Names in SEC Filings?

    Quirky Question #251, Naming Names in SEC Filings?
    Question: Our publicly traded company must file a disclosure with the SEC, and we’re trying to determine what information to include regarding recent charges of discrimination that former employees have filed with the EEOC.  Should…
  • Jan 16

    Quirky Question #250, New York wage notice burdens lifted

    Quirky Question #250, New York wage notice burdens lifted
    Question: I am a New York employer and I have heard about some onerous requirements to furnish wage notices to all employees.  Is this law taking effect soon? Answer: By:  David Singer, Joel O’Malley, Laura Lestrade, and Bobbi…
  • Jan 8

    Quirky Question #249, Rebirth of Pregnancy Discrimination?

    Quirky Question #249, Rebirth of Pregnancy Discrimination?
    Question: I work in Human Resources at a mid-size Minnesota company and am working on an HR resource related to workplace accommodations.  I am relatively familiar with the Americans with Disabilities Act, but am struggling to identify…
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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/
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San Antonio Employment Law Blog

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

Discuss labor and employment law issues for the San Antonio, Texas community. By Thomas J. Crane.

http://www.sanantonioemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jan 20

    Plaintiffs Settle Despite Hung Jury

    Plaintiffs Settle Despite Hung Jury
    Discrimination cases are difficult. They are more difficult than many other types of cases, because there is an intrinsic bias against discrimination claimants. As Judge Kopf (of Hercules and the Umpire blog) said, many judges are simply…
  • Jan 14

    Fifth Circuit Clears Up Disability Discrimination Caselaw

    Fifth Circuit Clears Up Disability Discrimination Caselaw
    In a recent decision, the Fifth Circuit cleared up some confusion regarding how to show disability discrimination. In EEOC v. LHC Group, Inc., No. 13-60703 (5th Cir. 12/11/2014), the court noted that Fifth Circuit jurisprudence had three…
  • Jan 13

    Flight Attendants Refuse to Work Due to Perceived Danger

    Flight Attendants Refuse to Work Due to Perceived Danger
    The crew of a  United Airlines Flight arrived at their plane one day and found the words “BYE BYE” scrawled on the tail section. It was July, 2014, just a few months after the Malaysia airline plane disappeared over the…
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Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, family law, and nonprofit law information for Lancaster County and Pennsylvania residents. From Russell, Krafft & Gruber.

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Jan 16

    Cost of Gas Down, Reimbursement Rate Up

    Cost of Gas Down, Reimbursement Rate Up
    If you have filled up your gas tank recently, turned on the news, listened to the radio, or read a newspaper you’ve probably noticed gas prices are steadily dropping and in a big way.  This time last year the national average price…
  • Dec 22

    What Is a Privacy Policy and What Does It Do?

    What Is a Privacy Policy and What Does It Do?
    Titles can be misleading.  There are many lists and articles online pointing out how audiences can be misled  by movie titles, book titles, headlines and even short titles for legislation.  Which brings me to privacy…
  • Dec 15

    BYOD Language – Smartphones, Tablets and the Workplace

    BYOD Language – Smartphones, Tablets and the Workplace
    The holidays are coming up and your employees may be getting that coveted new tablet, smartphone, or other mobile device from their Christmas list. Employees increasingly wish to use their own devices, whether it be to use their preferred…
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PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

Covers issues that concern business entities, taxation, and employment law. By Parsonage Vandenack Williams LLC.

http://www.pvwtaxandbusinesslaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 15

    Nebraska Department of Revenue Issues Guidance on Market-Based Sourcing Method for Sales Tax Collection

    Nebraska Department of Revenue Issues Guidance on Market-Based Sourcing Method for Sales Tax Collection
    The Nebraska Department of Revenue issued guidance on the market-based sourcing method for sales tax collection. For the year-end 2014 and subsequent years, the market-based sourcing method replaces the previously used costs of performance…
  • Dec 23

    IRA Charitable Rollover Remains an Option for 2014

    IRA Charitable Rollover Remains an Option for 2014
    By Mary E. Vandenack. The tax law provision allowing a taxpayer age 70.5 or older to direct up to $100,000 of the taxpayer’s minimum required distribution to charity has been extended. Thus, taxpayers can choose to accomplish such a…
  • Dec 23

    IRA Charitable Rollover Remains an Option for 2014

    IRA Charitable Rollover Remains an Option for 2014
    By Mary E. Vandenack. The tax law provision allowing a taxpayer age 70.5 or older to direct up to $100,000 of the taxpayer’s minimum required distribution to charity has been extended. Thus, taxpayers can choose to accomplish such a…
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Delaware Employment Law Blog

Delaware Employment Law Blog

Covers national headline employment law news and updates. By Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP.

http://www.delawareemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jan 12

    Lawsuits, Discovery, and the Right to Privacy In the Context of Social Media

    Lawsuits, Discovery, and the Right to Privacy In the Context of Social Media
    A party’s “right to privacy” in the context of social media is the subject for numerous motions in civil litigation.  The scenario goes like this:  Plaintiff sues defendant, alleging injuries.  Defendants…
  • Dec 4

    Facebook Threats Constitute Legitimate Grounds for Termination

    Facebook Threats Constitute Legitimate Grounds for Termination
    Earlier this week, I wrote about the issue of threats made via Facebook constitute constitutionally protected speech.  Today’s post also is about threats made via Facebook but in the context of the workplace.  The case,…
  • Dec 1

    Issue of Threats via Facebook Heads to the Supreme Court

    Issue of Threats via Facebook Heads to the Supreme Court
    The intersection of Facebook use and Free Speech is complicated.  Complicated enough, in fact, that the U.S. Supreme Court will weigh in on the subject when it decides a case it is scheduled to hear argument in today, Elonis v. United…
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What's New in Employment Law?

What's New in Employment Law?

Focuses on employment law developments, particularly in California.

http://shawvalenza.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 8

    CA Supreme Court: On-Premises, On-Call Time = Hours Worked (All Sleeping Time Too).

    CA Supreme Court: On-Premises, On-Call Time = Hours Worked (All Sleeping Time Too).
    The California Supreme Court (unanimously) affirmed the Court of Appeal's decision in Mendiola v. CPS Security Solutions, Inc.  We posted about the Court of Appeal's decision here.  However, the Supreme Court actually went farther…
  • Dec 23

    DLSE's Digest of New California Employment Law

    DLSE's Digest of New California Employment Law
    The California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement compiled a booklet of new California employment laws, as well as some bills that did not make the cut. The digest includes the new wage-hour related laws, organized by subject matter, a…
  • Dec 23

    California Confusion over Paid Sick Leave

    California Confusion over Paid Sick Leave
    DLSE: The Wage Theft Templates Need Updating!  Or do they?Per Labor Code 2810.5, employers must provide non-exempt workers with a Wage Theft Notice at the time of hire and after certain changes to wages and other covered matters. The…
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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/
  • Nov 10

    Estate Planning for Out-of-State Property

    Estate Planning for Out-of-State Property
    If you live in Florida and own property in another state an ancillary administration will be necessary upon the death of the owner(s) of that property. This special probate administration will be in addition to the administration you have…
  • Oct 29

    Revocable Trusts and Asset Protection

    Revocable Trusts and Asset Protection
    Many times we get questions from clients asking if their revocable trust provides asset protection from creditors. The answer to this is the typical legal answer "It Depends". That is it depends on who owes the money. In Florida a…
  • Oct 28

    Florida Probate Intake form

    Florida Probate Intake form
    Many of our clients have asked us to put our Florida Probate Intake form online so that they can easily download it. You can download the Florida Probate Intake form with the following link: Probate Intake Form.pdf
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