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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: 30

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: 91

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/
  • Apr 26

    Congrats to Philip Miscimarra on his appointment as NLRB Chair

    Congrats to Philip Miscimarra on his appointment as NLRB Chair
    I’m on record as calling Philip Miscimarra “mad as hell,” referring to his scathing dissents in recent NLRB protected concerted activity cases. I also have it on good authority that while he and I agree that the NLRB has…
  • Apr 25

    2nd Circuit holds that it’s perfectly okay for an employee to curse out his boss on Facebook (NSFW)

    2nd Circuit holds that it’s perfectly okay for an employee to curse out his boss on Facebook (NSFW)
    It’s been two years since the NLRB determined that section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act protected an employee’s profanity laced Facebook rant simply because he ended it with a pro union message. I held out hope that the…
  • Apr 24

    National origin discrimination laws don’t matter in Trump’s America

    National origin discrimination laws don’t matter in Trump’s America
    Last week, President Trump signed his “Buy American, Hire American“ Executive Order. The EO encourages American businesses to buy American-made products and hire American workers. Come again? Does that say hire American…
Rank this Week: 112

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/
  • Apr 26

    Biological and Social Approaches to the LGBT Family

    Biological and Social Approaches to the LGBT Family
    Michael Boucai, Is Assisted Reproduction an LGBT Right?, 2016 Wisc. L. Rev. 1065 (2017).Douglas NeJaimeFor decades, same-sex couples have made claims—in both politics and law—to parenthood. Many of these claims relate to the…
  • Apr 25

    The Staying Power of Injustice and the Prolonged History of the Trafficking of Indian Children in The Other Slavery

    The Staying Power of Injustice and the Prolonged History of the Trafficking of Indian Children in The Other Slavery
    Andrés Reséndez, The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America (2016), available at Amazon.Ann TweedyThe Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America is a devastating encyclopedic…
  • Apr 24

    A Well-Pleaded Argument

    A Well-Pleaded Argument
    Lonny Hoffman, Plausible Theory, Implausible Conclusions, 83 U. Chicago L. Rev. Online 143 (2016).Elizabeth G. ThornburgI should start by putting my own bias on the table: I think the changes to pleading standards brought about by Twombly and…
Rank this Week: 105

Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

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

http://arbitrationmatters.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Court rejects arbitrator's past practice analysis, denies claim for commuting benefit

    Court rejects arbitrator's past practice analysis, denies claim for commuting benefit
    The NJ Appellate Division has upheld a lower court decision vacating an arbitrator's award, finding the arbitrator's analysis "illogical" and in excess of his authority.  In  State of NJ (Division of State Police) v. State…
  • Apr 9

    Arbitrator rejects termination for use of excessive force, finds disparate treatment

    Arbitrator rejects termination for use of excessive force, finds disparate treatment
    Arbitrator Richard Miller has modified the termination of a police officer for the City of St. Paul, MN. The officer had been dismissed for what the City believed to be the excessive use of force.On the evening of June 24, 2016, the officer…
  • Feb 26

    Arbitrators exceeding their powers - three courts reverse

    Arbitrators exceeding their powers - three courts reverse
    Arbitrator ignored limitations in cbaThe cba between CenterPoint Energy and the Gas Workers sets forth several offenses which provide "absolute causes" for discharge and limit an arbitrator to the question of whether the employee, in fact,…
Rank this Week: 120

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
  • Apr 25

    Firing employee for expletive-laced Facebook post violated NLRA

    Firing employee for expletive-laced Facebook post violated NLRA
    An employer violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) when it fired an employee because of comments he made on social media arguably disparaging his supervisor’s mother, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled. The appeals…
  • Apr 25

    Even with telecommuting accommodation, financial analyst on autism spectrum not qualified

    Even with telecommuting accommodation, financial analyst on autism spectrum not qualified
    By Lisa Milam-Perez, J.D. A senior financial analyst with autism spectrum disorder was unable to perform the essential functions of his position, either before or after he informed his employer of his disability and was allowed to telecommute…
  • Apr 25

    Employee’s Facebook post not so ‘opprobrious’ that it lost NLRA protection

    Employee’s Facebook post not so ‘opprobrious’ that it lost NLRA protection
    By Ronald Miller, J.D. Discharging an employee because of his comments on social media was unlawful, the Second Circuit ruled, because the employee’s conduct was not so “opprobrious” as to lose the protection of the NLRA.…
Rank this Week: 176

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 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…
Rank this Week: 169

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/
  • Apr 26

    Call for Papers from Hunter College's National Center for Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education

    Call for Papers from Hunter College's National Center for Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education
    The National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions, Hunter College, has announced its call for papers for its 45th annual conference April 15-17, 2018. You can see the full announcement here,…
  • Apr 24

    Widiss on the PDA and ADA after Young v. UPS

    Widiss on the PDA and ADA after Young v. UPS
    Deborah Widiss (Indiana) has a new paper on SSRN (forthcoming in the UC Davis Law review): The Interaction of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act after Young v. UPS. From the abstract: Pregnant women…
  • Apr 24

    SEALS Prospective Law Teachers Workshop

    SEALS Prospective Law Teachers Workshop
    Friend-of-blog Bradley Areheart (Tennessee) sends along this important announcement about the Prospective Law Teachers Workshop at SEALS: "Each year, SEALS hosts a Prospective Law Teachers Workshop, which provides opportunities for…
Rank this Week: 275

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 258

Employment Case of the Week

Employment Case of the Week

Examines one of the most interesting cases of the week and provides analysis and commentary. By Alan H. Schorr & Associates, P.C.

http://www.schorrlaw.com/case-of-the-week/
  • Apr 24

    Week Ending 4/24/17: Osborne v. NJ Transit

    Week Ending 4/24/17: Osborne v. NJ Transit
    Schorr & Associates’ Employment Case of The Week ending April 24, 2017 Osborne v. N.J. Transit, 2017 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 962 (App. Div. April 20, 2017) This week, the Appellate Division issued an unpublished opinion relating to…
  • Apr 14

    Week Ending 4/7/17: Hively v. Ivy Tech

    Week Ending 4/7/17: Hively v. Ivy Tech
    Schorr & Associates’ Employment Case of The Week ending April 7, 2017 Hively v. Ivy Tech Cmty. College of Ind., 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 5839, (7th Cir. [En banc], April 4, 2017) In a case we have been closely watching, the 7th Circuit,…
  • Apr 3

    Week Ending 3/31/17: Bonda v. Elizabeth Fire Department

    Week Ending 3/31/17: Bonda v. Elizabeth Fire Department
    Schorr & Associates’ Employment Case of The Week ending March 31, 2017 Bonda v. Elizabeth Fire Department (Complaint), Docket No. UNN-L-l979-13 (N.J. Superior Court, Union County, Final Verdict, March 27, 2017) An Elizabeth Fire…
Rank this Week: 265

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Apr 18

    Justice Gorsuch debut at oral arguments on employment law issue

    Justice Gorsuch debut at oral arguments on employment law issue
    I can sympathize with the mainstream media on this one. Their coverage of Justice Gorsuch's first oral arguments had to address a seemingly simple question: what was the case about? On average, they struggled.As luck would have it, the case…
  • Apr 12

    The pharmacist who was afraid of needles and the ADA

    The pharmacist who was afraid of needles and the ADA
    Well, here's an interesting ADA case. In Stevens v. Rite Aid, Corp., the Second Circuit analyzed an ADA claim from a pharmacist with tryanophobia - a fear of needles.A note from his doctor explained that he was "needle phobic and cannot…
  • Apr 10

    Tomi Lahren sues Glenn Beck and The Blaze

    Tomi Lahren sues Glenn Beck and The Blaze
    What happens when a conservative commentator goes on The View and expresses vaguely pro-choice opinions? Lawsuits, apparently. Tomi Lahren sued Glenn Beck and The Blaze last week (Complaint here). She claims that the The Blaze fired her (even…
Rank this Week: 256

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/
  • Feb 23

    South Texas Law Review: Ethics in Energy and Environmental Law

    South Texas Law Review: Ethics in Energy and Environmental Law
    South Texas Law Review is hosting its 23rd Annual Symposium tomorrow, February 24, at the school's downtown campus. Information about this symposium is here. Craig Estlinbaum
  • Feb 22

    Supremes Issue Major IDEA Case Concerning Exhaustion of Administrative Remedie

    Supremes Issue Major IDEA Case Concerning Exhaustion of Administrative Remedie
    The IDEA requires exhaustion of administrative remedies before bringing a due process complaint for the denial of a Free and Appropriate Education. But, what about a discrimination claim under the ADA or the Rehabilitation Act for the failure…
  • Feb 8

    Missouri Becomes 28th Right To Work State

    Missouri Becomes 28th Right To Work State
    Governor Eric Greitens of Missouri, on Feb. 6, 2017, signed a Bill into law which makes Missouri the 28th right-to-work state. Under this new law, effective August 28, 2017, employers are barred from requiring employees to become, remain, or…
Rank this Week: 259

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/
  • Apr 26

    OFCCP secures $1.7 million settlement in failure-to-hire case

    OFCCP secures $1.7 million settlement in failure-to-hire case
    The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and Palantir Technologies, a California-based technology company, have agreed to settle a pending lawsuit for about $1.7 million. We first reported on this case in October 2016.…
  • Apr 24

    Trump names Miscimarra Chairman of the NLRB (no more of this “Acting” stuff!)

    Trump names Miscimarra Chairman of the NLRB (no more of this “Acting” stuff!)
    According to Politico‘s “Morning Shift,” President Trump on Friday night promoted Philip Miscimarra from Acting Chairman to plain old Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board. Congratulations, Chairman! As of this…
  • Apr 21

    Is your timekeeping system creating wage-hour liability?

    Is your timekeeping system creating wage-hour liability?
    Does your timekeeping software make it harder for you to comply with wage and hour laws — and to defend yourself in a wage and hour lawsuit? A study recently published in the Yale Journal of Law and Technology says…
Rank this Week: 398

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/
  • Apr 26

    Fifth Circuit Vacates Attorney Fee Award

    Fifth Circuit Vacates Attorney Fee Award
    In a recent decision, the Fifth Circuit reversed the award of attorney fees to a prevailing plaintiff. In Cervantes v. Cotter, the lower court severely reduced the plaintiff’s fee request by some 75% because the plaintiff’s…
  • Apr 25

    Sex Harassment is Too Common

    Sex Harassment is Too Common
    Sexual harassment was so common at Fox News that it often went unreported. See Alisyn Camerota’s account. She worked for Fox News for years and now works for CNN. So, she has a platform to speak freely. When she was still new at Fox…
  • Apr 21

    Fifth Circuit Reverses Summary Judgment

    Fifth Circuit Reverses Summary Judgment
    The Fifth Circuit reversed summary judgment in another case recently. In Caldwell v. KHOU-TV Company, Inc., No. 16-20408 (5th Cir. 3/6/2017), the court addressed ADA and FMLA issues. Gerald Caldwell worked at KHOU TV as a video editor. Due to…
Rank this Week: 486

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
  • Apr 22

    Trade Secret and Noncompete Survey – National Case Graph 2017 (Updated)

    Trade Secret and Noncompete Survey – National Case Graph 2017 (Updated)
    As regular readers of this blog know, several years ago, I became curious to see how many reported trade secret / noncompete decisions were issued each year in all federal and state courts around the country. So, I did a “back of the…
  • Feb 4

    Trade Secrets Laws and the UTSA – A 50 State and Federal Law Survey Chart (revised)

    Trade Secrets Laws and the UTSA – A 50 State and Federal Law Survey Chart (revised)
    Every state but Massachusetts and New York has adopted the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (the UTSA) in one form or another – though some may quibble with whether Alabama or North Carolina actually adopted it. (The Uniform Law…
  • Feb 4

    BRR 50-State Noncompete Chart (Updated Today)

    BRR 50-State Noncompete Chart (Updated Today)
    The BRR 50 State Noncompete Chart has been updated to reflect a few developments and to make a few tweaks since the last draft. Most significantly, Georgia surprised many (me included) with its decision that the 2011…
Rank this Week: 506

New York Civil Service Attorney…

New York Civil Service Attorney Law Blog

Covers employment and discrimination issues related to civil service. By the Law Offices of Kevin P. Sheerin.

http://civilservice.sheerinlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 534

George's Employment Blawg

George's Employment Blawg

Features news, analysis and comments on labor & employment law, human resources, and other work-related topics. By George Lenard.

http://www.employmentblawg.com
  • Jan 19

    Short Course in Labor History

    Short Course in Labor History
    Unions have typically grown in rapid spurts, very “short periods of social upheaval punctuated by major demonstrations and strikes.” The 1920s were an especially dark period for U.S. labor. Membership fell by a third in the time…
  • Dec 6

    How to Become an Accountant or CPA

    How to Become an Accountant or CPA
    The main difference between an accountant and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is the qualifications of a CPA that works in the accounting departments of businesses. Becoming a CPA requires advanced education, formal certification and a…
  • Dec 6

    What’s So Great About Being an Accountant?

    What’s So Great About Being an Accountant?
    Accountants help manage businesses’ finances, protect the company from auditors, and assure everyone gets a paycheck. Working in the field of accounting and finance comes with lots of perks. One of which being the variety industries…
Rank this Week: 519

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: 368

Business Blog

Business Blog

Covers business law, labor & employment, real estate and securities and finance topics. By Scarinci Hollenbeck.

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Sep 27

    Business Cases to Watch on U.S. Supreme Court’s Docket

    Business Cases to Watch on U.S. Supreme Court’s Docket
    September also means the end of summer break for the U.S. Supreme Court. When the justices return to the bench for the October 2016 Term, they will consider a number of key commercial law issues. This post offers a brief summary of several…
  • Aug 17

    Are Employee Breaks Mandated by New Jersey Law?

    Are Employee Breaks Mandated by New Jersey Law?
    Are you required to provide employee breaks? Both employers and employees alike are often surprised to learn that federal employment laws do not require employers to set specific intervals or even make time for employees to take work breaks…
  • Aug 2

    SEC Adopts New Rules for Administrative Proceeding

    SEC Adopts New Rules for Administrative Proceeding
    What You Need to Know about the SEC’s New Rules for Administrative Proceedings The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently adopted several amendments to its rules of practice governing administrative proceedings. According to…
Rank this Week: 452

Allegedly A Blog of Michigan law…

Allegedly A Blog of Michigan law and other legal miscellany

Covers, employment law, estate planning and Michigan legal news.

http://www.tdafoe.com/
Rank this Week: 359

Mesriani Law Group's Blog

Mesriani Law Group's Blog

Covers personal injury, employment law, social security, and corporate / business law litigation.

http://blog.mesrianilaw.com/
  • Feb 11

    Applebee’s Employee Fired over Online Photo of Diner’s Note Complaining about Automated Tip

    Applebee’s Employee Fired over Online Photo of Diner’s Note Complaining about Automated Tip
    As previously reported, an Applebee’s employee was surprised upon seeing a note written in receipt that was left by the diner at the said restaurant. Apparently, as part of the restaurant’s policy, a tip has to be added…
  • Feb 7

    Lady Gaga Faces Wage and Hour Claims Lawsuit Filed by Former Personal Assistant

    Lady Gaga Faces Wage and Hour Claims Lawsuit Filed by Former Personal Assistant
    The American singer-song writer Lady Gaga is now being sued by her personal assistant named Jennifer O’Neill for failing to pay her overtime work and for forcing her to sleep with her. Nevertheless, O’Neill confirmed that no …
  • Feb 4

    Apple Finds Numbers of Labor Law Violation from Supplier

    Apple Finds Numbers of Labor Law Violation from Supplier
    After reviewing its Supplier Responsibility Progress Report for 2013, tech-giant Apple Inc. found several labor law violations committed by many of its suppliers in China. The said report highlighted its findings from the previous year among…
Rank this Week: 365

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/
  • Apr 26

    More Self-Inflicted Wounds? Fox Hit With Race Discrimination Lawsuit

    More Self-Inflicted Wounds? Fox Hit With Race Discrimination Lawsuit
    It was humming along, the major cable news network in America, raking in billions in profits. Now Fox News  has lost (forced out) its visionary chief executive officer, Roger Ailes, and its top star,  Bill OReilly, both accused of…
  • Apr 12

    Would the Framers’ Allow Signs that Create a Disturbance?

    Would the Framers’ Allow Signs that Create a Disturbance?
    U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-AZ, a proponent of U.S. President Donald Trump, has adopted a “code of conduct” for a planned  town meeting  tomorrow at the  Mesa Convention Center, near Phoenix. It is likely that…
  • Apr 5

    Bill O’Reilly and the Market-Driven Approach to Sexual Harassment

    Bill O’Reilly and the Market-Driven Approach to Sexual Harassment
    In one sense,  Bill OReilly and Fox News work for the corporations that buy commercial time on”The O’Reilly Factor.” There would be no O’Reilly Factor without commercial advertising. It is significant…
Rank this Week: 730

Unemployed and Scared

Unemployed and Scared

Appeals and tips specific to Minnesota's unemployment process. By IAJ Law, LLC.

http://iajlaw.com/news-articles/unemployment/
  • Apr 26

    Minnesota’s Informal Brief for Unemployment Rule

    Minnesota’s Informal Brief for Unemployment Rule
    An informal brief for unemployment is stressful because most times, it is the first time a person has ever written an informal brief. Personally, I […] The post Minnesota’s Informal Brief for Unemployment Rule appeared first on…
  • Apr 25

    Why thinking like an Unemployment Loser will help you Win

    Why thinking like an Unemployment Loser will help you Win
    Being an unemployment loser is painful.  I believe every worker deserves who quits or gets discharged deserves unemployment benefits. Even more, I believe approaching an […] The post Why thinking like an Unemployment Loser will…
  • Apr 18

    Legal Research for Minnesota Unemployment Case

    Legal Research for Minnesota Unemployment Case
    Conducting legal research on unemployment cases in Minnesota is as easy as viewing case archives using this database. On the other hand,  I think a stronger […] The post Legal Research for Minnesota Unemployment Cases…
Rank this Week: 1186

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

Covers employeee benefits, ERISA, and employment law. By Stanley D. Baum.

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1254

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: 836

Human Resources News

Human Resources News

Provides news on state and federal employment law and human resources.

http://blogs.hrhero.com/hrnews/
  • Apr 25

    New York City freelancer law to take effect May 15

    New York City freelancer law to take effect May 15
    by Zach Morahan and Shannon Kane New York City’s new “Freelance Isn’t Free Act,” which goes into effect May 15, requires written contracts for many freelance jobs worth $800 or more and provides for stiff monetary…
  • Apr 19

    DOL to address overtime rules by June 30

    DOL to address overtime rules by June 30
    A federal court of appeals has granted the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) its third extension in defending a lawsuit challenging new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime regulations. A lower court temporarily enjoined the rules last year,…
  • Apr 7

    Senate confirms ‘proemployer’ Gorsuch to Supreme Court

    Senate confirms ‘proemployer’ Gorsuch to Supreme Court
    The Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch. Because Gorsuch is known for adhering to the letter of the law, his confirmation likely is good news for employers, experts say.…
Rank this Week: 609

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/
  • Apr 25

    Arbitration Used to Try to Bar Mis-classification Claims in Overtime Case

    Arbitration Used to Try to Bar Mis-classification Claims in Overtime Case
    But Patel argues he was a manager only in name and that he did not meet the requirements for overtime exempt status under the executive category of the federal Fair Labor standards Act (FLSA). According to his complaint, Patel spent most of…
  • Apr 10

    Test to Determine Joint Employer Status for Unpaid Overtime Claim

    Test to Determine Joint Employer Status for Unpaid Overtime Claim
    The workers, having already won an award of more than $18,000 in damages for overtime work for which J.I. had refused to pay them, are now claiming Commercial should also be held liable for the hours the employees spent working for Commercial…
  • Mar 30

    Kors’s Arbitration Provision Stricken in Overtime Case

    Kors’s Arbitration Provision Stricken in Overtime Case
    The decision to be reached by the California federal court could be highly influential. Despite executives and business advocacy groups continuing to insist arbitrations benefit workers as much as, if not more than, their employers, employee…
Rank this Week: 1195

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

Covers New Jersey business, labor and employment, estate planning and consumer law. By McLaughlin & Nardi, LLC.

http://www.newjerseylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1113

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/
  • Apr 25

    Pet Custody in Pennsylvania

    Pet Custody in Pennsylvania
    Earlier this year, much to my husband’s chagrin, we drove over an hour to Maryland to spend a Sunday afternoon at the home of a stranger.  We left with our new four-legged baby- Nala Blu.  More and more people choose to open…
  • Apr 21

    Could a Condominium Face Legal Trouble Because of Residents’ Blog Against Emotional Support Animal

    Could a Condominium Face Legal Trouble Because of Residents’ Blog Against Emotional Support Animal
    I have written a number of times on this blog about providing reasonable accommodations for “service animals” and “emotional support animals.”  This legal battle continues to affect condominium and homeowner…
  • Apr 20

    Federal Rule Changes Impacting Equity Crowdfunding and Social Media Use Go Into Effect Today

    Federal Rule Changes Impacting Equity Crowdfunding and Social Media Use Go Into Effect Today
    For entrepreneurs in states that permit state equity crowdfunding, effective today, a change in federal rules will allow those states to allow entrepreneurs to use social media to solicit out of state residents to raise money for their…
Rank this Week: 881

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/
  • Apr 25

    New Minimum Wage Law in Iowa

    New Minimum Wage Law in Iowa
    Iowa enacted a new law, Iowa House File 295, that prohibits counties and cities from regulating certain employment matters that are regulated by the state. On a practical level, for employers, this will reduce some compliance burdens,…
  • Apr 18

    Employers in Nebraska and Iowa Should be Aware of Changes in Pay Discrimination Lawsuit

    Employers in Nebraska and Iowa Should be Aware of Changes in Pay Discrimination Lawsuit
    A recent court case, stemming from an Iowa employer, may have a significant impact on how employers throughout Nebraska and Iowa view pay differential between employees. On April 3, 2017, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in Dindinger…
  • Apr 17

    Broker-Dealers Offered Opportunity to Provide Comments to FINRA Rules for Capital Formation

    Broker-Dealers Offered Opportunity to Provide Comments to FINRA Rules for Capital Formation
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, known as FINRA, is undergoing a review of internal operations and programs as part of a review process dubbed FINRA 360. FINRA, as an independent self-regulatory organization with the overall goal…
Rank this Week: 750

Labor & Employment Law…

Labor & Employment Law Perspectives

By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.laboremploymentperspectives.com/
  • Apr 24

    What To Do When You Hire A Thief

    What To Do When You Hire A Thief
    Employers victimized by trade secret misappropriation appropriately express righteous outrage, both at the offending ex-employee and sometimes at the new employer. However, on another day the roles can reverse: That same employer may…
  • Apr 24

    Failure To Pay Minimum Wage Can Jeopardize Employment-Based Visa Petition

    Failure To Pay Minimum Wage Can Jeopardize Employment-Based Visa Petition
    Rudyard Kipling famously noted, “East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet.” Many employers may feel that this quote aptly describes the relationship between immigration law and wage & hour law —…
  • Apr 17

    Making Employees Watch the Clock Can be Good for Employer

    Making Employees Watch the Clock Can be Good for Employer
    A few months ago, we reminded our readers about the need to maintain accurate time records for non-exempt employees. This consideration is especially important for those employers who are subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA),…
Rank this Week: 1303

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: 853

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

Covers employment law for U.S. companies with employees in Canada: By Fasken Martineau.

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Apr 23

    Surprising pro-employer decisions on post-employment restrictive covenant

    Surprising pro-employer decisions on post-employment restrictive covenant
    by Kyla Stott-Jess and Stefan Mirkovic Employers often place great faith in restrictive covenants to protect their assets when hiring key employees. In Canada however, noncompetition clauses have generally been very difficult to enforce…
  • Apr 16

    To enforce or not to enforce ESA-only termination clauses: That is the question!

    To enforce or not to enforce ESA-only termination clauses: That is the question!
    by Sophie Arseneault Employers celebrated the January 2017 decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Cook v. Hatch upholding a termination clause that did not speak to statutory severance pay or the requirement to maintain health…
  • Apr 9

    Freedom of expression during collective bargaining: What are the limits?

    Freedom of expression during collective bargaining: What are the limits?
    by Stéphane Fillion and Laïla Tremblay In Canada, many cases have considered and limited an employer’s freedom of expression during collective bargaining. But what about the freedom of expression of the employees during that…
Rank this Week: 610

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

Covers California employment law trends, cases and issues. By Anthony Zaller.

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
  • Apr 23

    Five common questions about California’s paid sick leave requirement

    Five common questions about California’s paid sick leave requirement
    Almost two years after California’s requirement to provide employees with paid sick leave, there are still many outstanding questions about California’s Healthy Workplace Healthy Family Act of 2014.  These issues still exist…
  • Apr 13

    Friday’s Five: Meal and rest break update

    Friday’s Five: Meal and rest break update
    Welcome to another Friday’s Five video.  In this video I discuss five things every California employer needs to know about meal and rest breaks.  The items consists of a some reminders, but also new court decisions issued in…
  • Apr 7

    Five steps to prepare for July 2017 local minimum wage increases in California

    Five steps to prepare for July 2017 local minimum wage increases in California
    Many cities and counties across California are set to increase their minimum wages in July 2017, and employers need to start preparing now.  For example, Los Angeles City and County are increasing the minimum wage for employers with 26…
Rank this Week: 1081

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/
  • Apr 21

    Ensuring Employees are Given Adequate Time to Review Employment Contract

    Ensuring Employees are Given Adequate Time to Review Employment Contract
    The law recognizes that there is an imbalance of power between employees and employers. Employers hold the advantage in contract negotiations because they are in a more favourable position to pressure or influence employees into agreeing or…
  • Apr 17

    Acceptable Scope of a Non-Solicitation Clause: A Real-Life Example

    Acceptable Scope of a Non-Solicitation Clause: A Real-Life Example
    For most employees, a non-solicitation clause should be all that is necessary if an employer is seeking to protect his/her business interests (clients) from employees who leave to a competitor. However, employers must be careful with the…
  • Apr 11

    Health and Safety: Can a Corporation be held Criminally Negligent for the Conduct of Supervisors?

    Health and Safety: Can a Corporation be held Criminally Negligent for the Conduct of Supervisors?
    Upon other employer duties relevant to health and safety, the duty to provide competent supervisors may be the most important. An employer may have all the requirements of a safe workplace, however, having a supervisor that is negligent may…
Rank this Week: 947

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

Covers litigation, criminal and employment law. By Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP.

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 945

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Apr 21

    Applied BioMath and Northern Biologics to Collaborate on Biotherapeutic Candidate in Oncology

    Applied BioMath and Northern Biologics to Collaborate on Biotherapeutic Candidate in Oncology
    Firm client Applied BioMath, the industry-leader in applying mechanistic modeling to drug research and development, announced a collaboration with Northern Biologics, an innovative antibody discovery and development company. The companies…
  • Apr 20

    MBBP’s Life Sciences Vector Newsletter, Spring 2017

    MBBP’s Life Sciences Vector Newsletter, Spring 2017
    Our Life Sciences team has published the Spring 2017 edition of its newsletter, Vector. Below you will find brief descriptions of the news and articles included in the publication. Read the full newsletter for more information. DAVID…
  • Apr 19

    WatchRx Selected as Top Innovator by AARP and MedCity New

    WatchRx Selected as Top Innovator by AARP and MedCity New
    Jayanthi Narasimhan, Founder and CEO of firm client WatchRx, has been named a 50+ Innovation Leader by AARP and MedCity News. The honor recognizes the leading innovators of services and products designed to serve the booming 50+ consumer…
Rank this Week: 817

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
  • Apr 21

    The Week in Whistleblowing

    The Week in Whistleblowing
    Tax day fell on April 18 this year, and law enforcers celebrated by announcing their wins in recent tax cases. Especially notable was a $40 million settlement unveiled by New York’s attorney general Eric Schneiderman — the…
  • Apr 14

    SEC Whistleblowers Have a Stake in Kokesh Case

    SEC Whistleblowers Have a Stake in Kokesh Case
    On Tuesday the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on a provision of law that has stood mostly unchanged since it was introduced more than 175 years ago — but that could, if interpreted badly, make it harder to maintain a pool of…
  • Apr 13

    The Week in Whistleblowing

    The Week in Whistleblowing
    Wells Fargo continued to dominate whistleblower news, releasing on Monday a 110-page report from Shearman & Sterling that said the independent law firm hasn’t yet “identified a pattern of retaliation against [bank] employees…
Rank this Week: 1263

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
  • Apr 21

    Small Healthcare Provider Pays $31,000 for Failing to Have a Business Associate Agreement With File Storage Vendor

    Small Healthcare Provider Pays $31,000 for Failing to Have a Business Associate Agreement With File Storage Vendor
    Disclosing protected health information (PHI) to a business associate without a compliant business associate agreement (BAA) is an improper disclosure under the HIPAA privacy and security regulations. According to the HHS Office for Civil…
  • Apr 20

    Six Tips to Consider in Hiring Privacy and Data Security Expert

    Six Tips to Consider in Hiring Privacy and Data Security Expert
    Facing increasingly pervasive issues relating to privacy and data security companies are faced with what qualifications they should think about when looking to hire experts in these areas, and their role within the company is becoming…
  • Apr 18

    New Mexico Enacts Data Breach Notification Act

    New Mexico Enacts Data Breach Notification Act
    On April 6, 2017, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez signed HB 15, making New Mexico the 48th state to enact a data breach notification law.  The law has an effective date of June 16, 2017 and follows the same general structure of many…
Rank this Week: 1050

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

Covers employment and labor law issues. By McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC.

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Pennsylvania Law Allowing Employer Use of Payroll Debit Cards Takes Effect May 4

    Pennsylvania Law Allowing Employer Use of Payroll Debit Cards Takes Effect May 4
    As we previously noted, the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed a law in November that amends the Pennsylvania Banking Code to permit the use of payroll debit cards, with certain conditions.  The law brought welcome clarity to this…
  • Apr 7

    Breaking New Ground: Seventh Circuit Rules that Title VII Protects Sexual Orientation

    Breaking New Ground: Seventh Circuit Rules that Title VII Protects Sexual Orientation
    Workplace rights for LGBT individuals has been a rapidly developing area of the law.  A little over two years ago, former President Obama signed an executive order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating against employees on…
  • Mar 31

    Whatever Happened to Those New FLSA Overtime Regulations? A Status Update

    Whatever Happened to Those New FLSA Overtime Regulations? A Status Update
    For much of 2016, employers and HR professionals were focused on preparing for the new Fair Labor Standards Act white-collar overtime exemption regulations.  The Department of Labor issued the final regulations on May 18, 2016, with an…
Rank this Week: 1030

Labor & Employment Law Blog

Labor & Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.laboremploymentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1266

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers topics related to business law, including intellectual property, trademarks, litigation, and employment law.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Apr 19

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?
    The hashtag has become an ever-present aspect of social media, spreading across platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and more.   Originally developed on Twitter, a hashtag is a word or a phrase following the pound sign used…
  • Apr 12

    What You Need to Know About Trademark Infringement

    What You Need to Know About Trademark Infringement
    If you have a product or own a business, it can be difficult in this day and age to come up with a unique name. This is especially true if your first or last name is part of the company name — it is unlikely there aren’t at least…
  • Apr 4

    Does Facebook Own My Content?

    Does Facebook Own My Content?
    These questions have been floating around for several years now: who really owns the content you post on your Facebook page? Does Facebook own my content, or is it still my personal property?   At the bare bones of this issue, you do own…
Rank this Week: 974

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

Covers issues that affect California employers. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Apr 18

    Training Video Featuring Nancy Yaffe — Employment Laws: What Supervisors Need to Know

    Training Video Featuring Nancy Yaffe — Employment Laws: What Supervisors Need to Know
    Have you ever seen one of those workplace training videos and thought “I could do that?”  Well I did that! I am excited to be featured in a training video to assist workplace supervisors in recognizing and responding to…
  • Apr 10

    California Court Sets Up Showdown with SCOTUS over Class-Action Waiver

    California Court Sets Up Showdown with SCOTUS over Class-Action Waiver
    The California Supreme Court has once again deviated from what many view as clear precedent of the U.S. Supreme Court concerning the enforcement of arbitration agreements. Last week, the California court decided McGill v. Citibank, N.A.,…
  • Apr 10

    California Court Sets Up Showdown with SCOTUS over Class-Action Waiver

    California Court Sets Up Showdown with SCOTUS over Class-Action Waiver
    The California Supreme Court has once again deviated from what many view as clear precedent of the U.S. Supreme Court concerning the enforcement of arbitration agreements. Last week, the California court decided McGill v. Citibank, N.A.,…
Rank this Week: 978

Hunton Employment & Labor Law…

Hunton Employment & Labor Law Perspectives

Analyzes and covers developments in employment and labor issues. By Hunton & Williams.

http://www.huntonlaborblog.com/
Rank this Week: 866

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/
  • Apr 17

    NWC Speaking at EDTx 2017

    NWC Speaking at EDTx 2017
    Earth Day Texas, or EDTx 2017, will take place Friday, April 21st – Sunday, April 23rd, 2017, in Dallas, Texas.  EDTx is notably “the world’s largest annual forum for sharing the latest initiatives, discoveries,…
  • Apr 7

    An Uncertain Future for South Africa’s Rhino

    An Uncertain Future for South Africa’s Rhino
    On April 5, 2017, South Africa’s Constitutional Court legalized domestic trade in rhino horn against the South African government’s desire to keep the ban in place.  South Africa is home to 70% of the world’s dwindling…
  • Apr 3

    Tackling Wildlife Trafficking: Legal Tools and Tactic

    Tackling Wildlife Trafficking: Legal Tools and Tactic
    The National Whistleblower Center (NWC) and the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) hosted the second part of its seminar series on wildlife crime whistleblowers on March 28th, 2017.  “Representing Wildlife Whistleblowers: Technical…
Rank this Week: 937