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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/
  • Sep 22

    Wellness Programs & The ADA

    Wellness Programs & The ADA
    A recent federal lawsuit brought by the EEOC looks at the extent to which a company's wellness program falls within the insurance safe harbor provision of the ADA. A federal district court in Wisconsin rejected the employer's motion for…
  • Sep 21

    Bisom-Rapp on lifetime disadvantage for working women

    Bisom-Rapp on lifetime disadvantage for working women
    Congratulations to our friend Susan Bisom-Rapp (Thomas Jefferson) whose book (with Malcolm Sargeant, Middlesex Univ., London), Lifetime Disadvantage, Discrimination and the Gendered Work Force is available to pre-order from Cambridge…
  • Sep 20

    Co-Authoring with Non-American Profs & Practitioner

    Co-Authoring with Non-American Profs & Practitioner
    I just uploaded my most recent article, Transnational Employment Trends in Four Pacific Rim Countries, 34 UCLA Pacific Basin Law Journal ___ (forthcoming 2017) (co-authored with Lia Alizia, Masako Banno, Maria Jockel, Melissa Pang, and…
Rank this Week: 31

Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

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

http://arbitrationmatters.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 47

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: 43

James M. Hoffmann Blog

James M. Hoffmann Blog

Covers Missouri workers' compensation and personal injury.

http://www.hoffmannworkcomp.com/category/blog/
  • Sep 24

    High Risk of Heart Disease for Night Shift Workers – Work Comp Law Firm

    High Risk of Heart Disease for Night Shift Workers – Work Comp Law Firm
    A recent study reveals that female night shift workers are at higher risk for heart disease. Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the U.S. One in every four deaths is caused by heart disease. A recent study by Brigham and…
  • Sep 23

    Preventing Traumatic Brain Injury – Workmens Comp Law Firm

    Preventing Traumatic Brain Injury – Workmens Comp Law Firm
    Construction sites are notorious for work-related injuries. The construction industry is among the most dangerous of workplaces. According to a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, construction workers have the…
  • Sep 21

    Keep Your Teen Safe in the Workplace – St. Louis Workplace Accident

    Keep Your Teen Safe in the Workplace – St. Louis Workplace Accident
    Many teens have an afterschool job to earn extra pocket money, meet new people, and become more independent. Teenagers have available a wide variety of part-time jobs, ranging from working as a camp counselor, babysitting,…
Rank this Week: 87

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: 98

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/
  • Sep 23

    Common Law in the Age of Arbitration

    Common Law in the Age of Arbitration
    Myriam Gilles, The Day Doctrine Died: Private Arbitration and the End of Law, 2016 U. Ill. L. Rev. 371 (2016).Allan ErbsenJudge-made law is dynamic. Rules adapt to innovations in technology, trends in human behavior and markets, and nascent…
  • Sep 22

    Law, Legend, and Forgotten Histories of Survivance

    Law, Legend, and Forgotten Histories of Survivance
    Katrina Jagodinsky, Legal Codes and Talking Trees: Indigenous Women’s Sovereignty in the Sonoran and Puget Sound Borderlands, 1854-1946 (2016).Karen TaniIn 2016, legal history is a capacious field – one with a catholic view of…
  • Sep 21

    Whistling for the Dog in Affirmative Action

    Whistling for the Dog in Affirmative Action
    Reviewing Khiara Bridges, The Deserving Poor, The Undeserving Poor and Class-Based Affirmative Action, 66 Emory L.J. (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Daria RoithmayrThe link between race and class inequality is a hot topic. The top two…
Rank this Week: 124

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: 230

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/
  • Sep 22

    States, Business Groups Seek to Stop Overtime Change

    States, Business Groups Seek to Stop Overtime Change
    Pres. Obama updated the rules on overtime. He essentially brought them forward to allow for inflation. I wrote about that change in the overtime rules here and here. Well, now many states and business groups are filing suit to stop the…
  • Sep 21

    Judge Smith Retires, Subject of Further Investigation

    Judge Smith Retires, Subject of Further Investigation
    Judge Walter Smith, a Federal judge in Waco, was reprimanded by the Fifth Circuit last year for unwanted sexual advances on one of his employees back in 1998. I wrote about that reprimand here. Judge Smith has now retired. Apparently, the…
  • Sep 20

    Target Hit with $4.6 Million Award

    Target Hit with $4.6 Million Award
    Settling a case is not easy. The hardest part is simply looking at your own case objectively and trying to put a number to its value. When we sell cars, there are sources of valuation of cars. But, valuation of lawsuits is generally based on…
Rank this Week: 162

Wage & Hour Defense Blog

Wage & Hour Defense Blog

Covers wage and hour law developments. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.wagehourblog.com/
Rank this Week: 177

National Police and Fire Labor…

National Police and Fire Labor Blog

Covers legal developments concerning law enforcement and firefighter labor law. By Cline and Associates.

http://www.nationalpoliceandfirelaborblog.com
Rank this Week: 215

Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

Provides commentary and analysis about legal issues relating to class actions and other representative litigation in the areas of consumer and employment law. By Initiative Legal Group APC.

http://www.impactlitigation.com/
  • Sep 22

    Cal. Supreme Court to Hear Hernandez v. Restoration Hardware Appeal

    Cal. Supreme Court to Hear Hernandez v. Restoration Hardware Appeal
    Professional objectors make a handsome living exploiting the flaws in class action rules, particularly regarding the objector’s right to appeal. While well-taken objections focus on deficiencies in a settlement that the court may have…
  • Sep 14

    McLean v. State of CA: Prompt Payment of Final Wages Required for Employees Who Retire

    McLean v. State of CA: Prompt Payment of Final Wages Required for Employees Who Retire
    On August 18, 2016, the California Supreme Court unanimously held that the statutory provisions requiring the prompt payment of final wages apply not only to employees who quit their employment, but also employees who retire. McLean v. State…
  • Sep 7

    9th Cir. Passes on Opportunity to Clarify Tobacco II Pleading Requirement

    9th Cir. Passes on Opportunity to Clarify Tobacco II Pleading Requirement
    In Haskins v. Symantec Corp., No. 14-16141 (9th Cir. June 20, 2016) (slip op. available here), a three-page unpublished opinion, the Ninth Circuit came to the unremarkable conclusion that a plaintiff bringing fraudulent advertising claims…
Rank this Week: 309

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/
  • Sep 22

    Encouraging Whistleblower Legislation in West African State

    Encouraging Whistleblower Legislation in West African State
    The Economic Community of West African States’, or ECOWAS, recently held a weeklong anti-corruption meeting in Monrovia, Liberia. Attendees included 13 West African countries, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Arms, and…
  • Sep 19

    House Intel Claim that Snowden Had Whistleblower Protection Is False and Misleading

    House Intel Claim that Snowden Had Whistleblower Protection Is False and Misleading
    In a brief 3-page report dated September 15, 2016, the House Intelligence Committee concluded that Edward Snowden “was not a whistleblower” because there were “laws and regulations in effect at the time” that…
  • Sep 19

    NWC Files Amicus in State Farm Ex Rel. Rigsby

    NWC Files Amicus in State Farm Ex Rel. Rigsby
    Today, the National Whistleblower Center filed an Amicus (friend of the court) brief in State Farm Fire and Casualty Company v. U.S. ex rel. Rigsby. Having suffered a 758-million-dollar jury verdict for defrauding the Government following…
Rank this Week: 334

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: 357

Employment Law Spotlight

Employment Law Spotlight

By Baker Hostetler.

http://www.employmentlawspotlight.com/
  • Sep 21

    Transgender Issues in the Law and in the Workplace

    Transgender Issues in the Law and in the Workplace
    Visibility of transgendered persons has been heightened lately. Caitlyn Jenner received an ESPY award for her bravery in discussing trans issues, there are story lines in popular television shows like “Orange Is the New Black”…
  • Aug 8

    Pokémon – A Wake-up Call to Employers on the Importance of Electronic Use Policie

    Pokémon – A Wake-up Call to Employers on the Importance of Electronic Use Policie
    As my 11-year-old begs to borrow my mobile device to catch a Pokémon, I become one more Generation X member unwittingly joining the millions of millennials participating in an augmented reality game. For employers, Pokémon…
  • Aug 4

    Drawing the Line on Leave Policies for Employees With Disabilitie

    Drawing the Line on Leave Policies for Employees With Disabilitie
    Within the past three months, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has secured nearly $9 million from companies that have committed violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by discriminating against and…
Rank this Week: 297

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Sep 18

    Can one unionized worker sue another?

    Can one unionized worker sue another?
    by Stéphane Fillion and Romeo Aguilar Perez It is well established in Canada that any legal action whose essential character arises from a collective agreement falls under the exclusive jurisdiction of an arbitrator, not the courts.…
  • Sep 11

    Mandatory employee medical examinations—employer gets it right

    Mandatory employee medical examinations—employer gets it right
    by Chuck Harrison A recent labor arbitration decision in Canada provides a guide for employers to “get it right” when balancing occupational safety and health obligations against employee privacy rights. The employer was Rio Tinto…
  • Sep 4

    Hassle-free border crossings: What to do before a U.S. national makes an application at a Canadian port of entry

    Hassle-free border crossings: What to do before a U.S. national makes an application at a Canadian port of entry
    by Gilda Villaran In 2015, a number of changes were announced to the procedures at Canadian ports of entry. Unfortunately, there continues to be a lack of awareness about these changes on the part of many U.S. companies that occasionally…
Rank this Week: 251

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • 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…
  • Jul 26

    OSHA Fines Will Soon Become Very Costly

    OSHA Fines Will Soon Become Very Costly
    Fines assessed by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will increase significantly next month. OSHA is one of several government agencies that must increase its civil monetary penalties pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties…
Rank this Week: 403

Whistleblower Protection Law Blog

Whistleblower Protection Law Blog

Provides news and commentary on developments in whistleblower protection law. By Jason Zuckerman.

http://whistleblower-protection-law.com/
  • Apr 19

    Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Prevails in ARB Appeal

    Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Prevails in ARB Appeal
    The Department of Labor Administrative Review Board’s decision in Dietz v. Cypress Semiconductor Corp. establishes important precedent on the broad scope of protected whistleblowing under the whistleblower provision of the…
  • Apr 4

    NHTSA Issues Regulation Barring Gag Provisions in Settlement Agreement

    NHTSA Issues Regulation Barring Gag Provisions in Settlement Agreement
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued an Enforcement Guidance Bulletin barring gag provisions in protective orders and settlement agreements that would prohibit information obtained in private litigation from being…
  • Apr 4

    Decision Denying Motion for Summary Judgment Broadly Construes Sarbanes-Oxley Protected Whistleblowing

    Decision Denying Motion for Summary Judgment Broadly Construes Sarbanes-Oxley Protected Whistleblowing
    Richard Trusz, the former head of valuation at a subsidiary of UBS, has defeated a motion for summary judgment in Trusz v. UBS Realty and UBS.  The decision underscores the broad scope of protected whistleblowing... The post Decision…
Rank this Week: 246

Federal Employee Disability Law…

Federal Employee Disability Law Blog

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

http://www.pinesfederal.com/blog/
  • Nov 13

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!
    Congratulations to our most recent FERS disability awardee – a program director who suffers from several physical and psychological medical conditions, including PTSD, spinal canal stenosis, osteoarthritis, and facet syndrome. We are…
  • Oct 30

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!
    Congratulations to our most recent FERS disability awardee – a contract specialist who suffers from generalized anxiety disorder, major depressive disorder, and adjustment disorder.  We are delighted that we were able to assist…
  • Oct 16

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!
    Congratulations to our most recent FERS disability awardee – a social worker who suffers from multiple sclerosis (MS).  We are delighted that we were able to assist this client throughout the entire application process and that we…
Rank this Week: 250

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/
  • Sep 24

    Being Laid Off And The Right to Stock Option

    Being Laid Off And The Right to Stock Option
    One of the more painful things that happen to employees of start-ups in San Francisco and the rest of Silicon Valley is being laid off shortly before or right before they become eligible for a stock or right before an important vesting…
  • Sep 10

    Can You Be Fired While On Disability Leave?

    Can You Be Fired While On Disability Leave?
    One common question employees ask is whether they can be fired while on disability leave and whether that would be legal. The reality is that an employer can choose to fire you at any time for any reason, and nothing can physically stop them…
  • Aug 28

    What FMLA Protection Does And Does Not Mean

    What FMLA Protection Does And Does Not Mean
    Many employees (and employers) misunderstand what FMLA protection means. They assume that this protection provides them with a certain immunity from being terminated – i.e. that they cannot be terminated while on FMLA leave no…
Rank this Week: 855

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/
  • Sep 24

    Court Certifies Collective Action Against Gem Financial

    Court Certifies Collective Action Against Gem Financial
    In order for plaintiffs to file a class action lawsuit, they have to file a proposal with the court for their lawsuit to be certified as a class action. After that it’s the responsibility of the judge to determine if the plaintiffs meet…
  • Sep 20

    Overtime Suit Filed by Bimbo’s Bakery Driver/Salesmen

    Overtime Suit Filed by Bimbo’s Bakery Driver/Salesmen
    The wage and hour lawsuit further alleges that Bimbo Bakeries violated the FLSA by failing to properly keep track of all the hours worked by its delivery drivers. The three named plaintiffs filed the class action wage and hour lawsuit on…
  • Sep 12

    Wal-Mart Supervisors Claim They Are Not Exempt and Must be Paid Overtime

    Wal-Mart Supervisors Claim They Are Not Exempt and Must be Paid Overtime
    According to a recent wage and hour class action lawsuit filed in Pennsylvania, Wal-Mart has been allegedly misclassifying its supervisors as exempt from overtime, then allegedly requiring them to work so many overtime hours the supervisors…
Rank this Week: 561

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: 575

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/
  • Sep 23

    Deconstructing the Trump Campaign's Non-Compete Agreement

    Deconstructing the Trump Campaign's Non-Compete Agreement
    The inspiration for this post comes from Donna Ballman's terrific blog and her latest post today, titled "Trump Campaign Noncompete Agreements May Break Multiple Laws."It probably comes as no surprise that Trump's noncompete agreement sucks…
  • Sep 23

    Rhode Island Bars Physician Non-Compete

    Rhode Island Bars Physician Non-Compete
    Only rarely do courts strike non-competes on the final element of the three-part reasonableness test: whether enforcement would be contrary to a public interest.Earlier this year, a Rhode Island court followed Massachusetts' lead and held…
  • Sep 12

    Illinois Appellate Court Announces a "Test" to Evaluate Bad Faith in Trade Secrets Claim

    Illinois Appellate Court Announces a "Test" to Evaluate Bad Faith in Trade Secrets Claim
    In Conxall Corp. v. iCONN Systems, LLC, the First District Appellate Court of Illinois set forth what only loosely can be described as a "test" for determining when a party maintains an action for trade secrets misappropriation in bad…
Rank this Week: 576

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 23

    Promise To Establish A Trust In The Future

    Promise To Establish A Trust In The Future
    The general rule in estate planning is that if something is not in writing it usually will not be legally valid.  For instance, Florida law requires a Will or trust must be in writing to be effective.  However, one question we often…
  • Sep 12

    Florida Homes Titled A Certain Way Not Qualify As A Homestead.

    Florida Homes Titled A Certain Way Not Qualify As A Homestead.
    Florida offers some of the strongest homestead protection laws in all of the United States.  When a resident of Florida dies, the law protects the surviving spouse and minor children from becoming homeless by preventing the decedent from…
  • Sep 9

    Jurisdiction of Florida Trust Case

    Jurisdiction of Florida Trust Case
    Florida Trust Code & the Florida Long Arm Statute There are many estate planning benefits for creating a revocable or irrevocable trust in Florida. Trusts can help our Jacksonville clients avoid probate, efficiently manage assets, save…
Rank this Week: 407

Labor Relations Today

Labor Relations Today

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

http://www.laborrelationstoday.com/
Rank this Week: 741

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/
  • Sep 23

    Hillary, or The Donald: A voting guide for employer

    Hillary, or The Donald: A voting guide for employer
    As our regular readers know, Employment & Labor Insider is a non-partisan blog. But with the first Presidential debate coming on Monday night, I thought it would be helpful to look at the two major presidential candidates and their…
  • Sep 22

    There’s a new Sheriff in town: The politics and pitfalls of patronage dismissals (Part 2 of 2)

    There’s a new Sheriff in town: The politics and pitfalls of patronage dismissals (Part 2 of 2)
    NOTE FROM ROBIN: This is the second and final installment in a series on the law regarding patronage dismissals in public sector employment by Damon Kitchen, head of our public sector industry group. In last week’s…
  • Sep 21

    Contractor settles with OFCCP for more than $250K

    Contractor settles with OFCCP for more than $250K
    Louise Davies is an Affirmative Action Paralegal in Constangy’s Winston-Salem, North Carolina, office. For more than 15 years, she has helped employers develop affirmative action plans and respond to audits and on-site investigations by…
Rank this Week: 624

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/
  • Sep 21

    Social Media Evidence in Court: Part I – How Do You Capture it?

    Social Media Evidence in Court: Part I – How Do You Capture it?
    I recently had an opportunity to speak to the Lancaster Area Paralegal Association at its Second Annual Civil Conference regarding practical tips for using of social media evidence in court. One of the issues I was asked to address was the…
  • Sep 21

    Social Media Evidence in Court: Part I – How Do You Capture it?

    Social Media Evidence in Court: Part I – How Do You Capture it?
    I recently had an opportunity to speak to the Lancaster Area Paralegal Association at its Second Annual Civil Conference regarding practical tips for using of social media evidence in court. One of the issues I was asked to address was the…
  • Sep 14

    Pennsylvania Liquor Licenses on the Auction Block

    Pennsylvania Liquor Licenses on the Auction Block
    The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board released some big news yesterday.  The much anticipated auction of Restaurant Liquor Licenses is slated to take place at the end of October.  The PLCB issued a press release on Sept 13th…
Rank this Week: 445

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
  • Sep 21

    Employers Should Not Retreat on Compliance Planning Despite Two-Pronged Attack on OT Rule

    Employers Should Not Retreat on Compliance Planning Despite Two-Pronged Attack on OT Rule
    Authored by Alex Passantino Two lawsuits related to the Department of Labor’s revisions to the white-collar exemptions have been filed in East Texas. The first lawsuit, citing (among other things) the severe impact the impending salary…
  • Sep 6

    You Can’t Eat Your Cake And Have Your PAGA Too

    You Can’t Eat Your Cake And Have Your PAGA Too
    Authored by Daniel C. Whang and Simon L. Yang Seyfarth Synopsis: When an allegedly aggrieved employee attempts both to seek compensatory relief as an individual and to impose penalties as a proxy for the California Labor Commissioner under…
  • Aug 26

    In Final Exam, Court Rejects Hearst Interns’ Pay Claim

    In Final Exam, Court Rejects Hearst Interns’ Pay Claim
    Authored by Rob Whitman Unpaid interns for Hearst magazines have been rebuffed again in their effort to be declared eligible to receive wages under the FLSA and the New York Labor Law. In an August 24, 2016 ruling, Judge J. Paul Oetken of the…
Rank this Week: 893

GT L&E Blog

GT L&E Blog

Covers global developments in labor and employment law. By Greenberg Traurig.

http://www.gtleblog.com/
Rank this Week: 740

New York Sexual Harassment Lawyer…

New York Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blog

Covers New York age, employment, gender, genetic, pregnancy, racial and sexual orientation discrimination. By Schwartz & Perry LLP.

http://www.schwartzandperry.com/Blog.aspx
  • Sep 19

    8-Year Legal Battle Yields Millions for Women Who Were Fired Over Pregnancie

    8-Year Legal Battle Yields Millions for Women Who Were Fired Over Pregnancie
    8-Year Legal Battle Yields Millions for Women Who Were Fired Over Pregnancies Boss attempted to discourage women from having babies Even though women have been in the workforce for decades, there are still some employers who believe that…
  • Sep 12

    Case Against Chipotle Highlights Wage Theft Issue

    Case Against Chipotle Highlights Wage Theft Issue
    Case Against Chipotle Highlights Wage Theft Issues Employees claim that they were forced to work off-the-clock It’s time to clock out, but that doesn’t mean you can go home. That’s the message thousands of current and…
  • Sep 6

    Are You Eligible for Protection Under the ADA? 3 Questions to Consider

    Are You Eligible for Protection Under the ADA? 3 Questions to Consider
    Are You Eligible for Protection Under the ADA? 3 Questions to Consider What employees need to know about coverage under the Americans with Disabilities Act Do you have a physical or mental impairment that is affecting your ability to do…
Rank this Week: 588

Restaurant Worker News Blog

Restaurant Worker News Blog

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

http://waiterpay.com/blog/
  • Sep 19

    Wage Theft Case Filed By Delivery Workers Against Just Salad

    Wage Theft Case Filed By Delivery Workers Against Just Salad
    Delivery persons at Just Salad restaurants in New York were cheated out of their wages and overtime, according to a lawsuit filed in New York federal court. Just Salad allegedly failed to pay its employees the minimum wage and forced them to…
  • Sep 1

    Groupon agrees to $2.5M Settlement for Unpaid Overtime to Sales Representative

    Groupon agrees to $2.5M Settlement for Unpaid Overtime to Sales Representative
    A federal judge approved a proposed class action settlement for $2.5 million between Groupon and over 2,024 sales representatives for wage theft and unpaid overtime violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). Employees…
  • Aug 26

    NYC Restaurant to Pay $1.2 Million Settlement For Unpaid Overtime

    NYC Restaurant to Pay $1.2 Million Settlement For Unpaid Overtime
    Serafina Management Group Ltd., a chain operating about a dozen Italian Restaurants in New York City, Boston and Philadelphia has agreed to pay $1,270,000 to current and former employees for unpaid overtime wages under the Fair Labor…
Rank this Week: 687

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

Employment law blog about workplace abuse, bullying and discrimination. By Patricia Barnes.

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Sep 17

    Wells Fargo’s Senior Management Must Be Held Responsible for Bank Fraud

    Wells Fargo’s Senior Management Must Be Held Responsible for Bank Fraud
    A few years ago, I opened an account at a local branch of Wells Fargo Bank for a limited purpose. Once that purpose was accomplished, I intended to immediately close the account. A young bank officer who facilitated the transaction…
  • Sep 6

    Outfoxed: Carlson Settles for $20 Million & Apology

    Outfoxed: Carlson Settles for $20 Million & Apology
    Former Fox News Anchor Gretchen Carlson  has received among the largest payouts in history  – $20 million – to settle a sexual harassment case. Ironically, the case was settled not by the defendant, former…
  • Aug 2

    Taxpayers Subsidize Age Discrimination by Fed

    Taxpayers Subsidize Age Discrimination by Fed
    It is ironic that our nation’s largest employer, the U.S. government, is one of the worst offenders with respect to age discrimination in hiring. President Barack Obama in 2010 unilaterally signed an executive order that allows federal…
Rank this Week: 456

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/
  • Sep 17

    Wells Fargo’s Senior Management Must Be Held Responsible for Bank Fraud

    Wells Fargo’s Senior Management Must Be Held Responsible for Bank Fraud
    A few years ago, I opened an account at a local branch of Wells Fargo Bank for a limited purpose. Once that purpose was accomplished, I intended to immediately close the account. A young bank officer who facilitated the transaction…
  • Sep 6

    Outfoxed: Carlson Settles for $20 Million & Apology

    Outfoxed: Carlson Settles for $20 Million & Apology
    Former Fox News Anchor Gretchen Carlson  has received among the largest payouts in history  – $20 million – to settle a sexual harassment case. Ironically, the case was settled not by the defendant, former…
  • Aug 2

    Taxpayers Subsidize Age Discrimination by Fed

    Taxpayers Subsidize Age Discrimination by Fed
    It is ironic that our nation’s largest employer, the U.S. government, is one of the worst offenders with respect to age discrimination in hiring. President Barack Obama in 2010 unilaterally signed an executive order that allows federal…
Rank this Week: 673

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/
  • Sep 16

    The Danger of Social Media in the Workplace

    The Danger of Social Media in the Workplace
    Social media has become the driving force of most workplaces.  Just a short time ago, it was barely on a company’s radar as a means of driving production or sales; it was commonly viewed as a nuisance to be avoided in the…
  • Sep 8

    Important Internship Laws for Employers and Intern

    Important Internship Laws for Employers and Intern
    In 2014, Ontario’s Ministry of Labour conducted an inspection blitz in connection with unpaid internships.  Of the 56 companies investigated, the Ministry issued 36 orders regarding non-compliance with the Employment Standards Act,…
  • Aug 23

    Accommodating Mental Illness in the Workplace

    Accommodating Mental Illness in the Workplace
    Accommodating mental illness is an extremely complex area for employers to navigate.  Unlike physical disabilities, the need for a mental health accommodation is often difficult to detect, and the employee’s medical prognosis can…
Rank this Week: 676

Maryland Employment Lawyer Blog

Maryland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment contracts, age discrimination, FMLA, sexual harassment and overtime pay issues. By Andrew M. Dansicker.

http://www.marylandemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 15

    Are Employers Really Still Treating Their Employees So Badly?

    Are Employers Really Still Treating Their Employees So Badly?
    Well, I cannot really make a generalization about the way that employers treat employees, but what I can comment on is the fact that since I opened my law practice eight years ago, focusing on helping individual employees who have been…
  • Feb 16

    Resolving Disputes With Maryland Board of Nursing

    Resolving Disputes With Maryland Board of Nursing
    Some time ago, a client came to us with a very serious problem.  Our client, a nurse practitioner with an active license in two states, had just been informed that the Maryland Board of Nursing had immediately suspended her as a result…
  • Feb 16

    Resolving Disputes With Maryland Board of Nursing

    Resolving Disputes With Maryland Board of Nursing
    Some time ago, a client came to us with a very serious problem.  Our client, a nurse practitioner with an active license in two states, had just been informed that the Maryland Board of Nursing had immediately suspended her as a result…
Rank this Week: 752

Health Employment And Labor

Health Employment And Labor

Covers labor and employment law for the healthcare industry. By Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

http://www.healthemploymentandlabor.com/
  • Sep 13

    EEOC Releases Retaliation Guidance – Employment Law This Week

    EEOC Releases Retaliation Guidance – Employment Law This Week
    Featured on Employment Law This Week:  The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued new guidance on workplace retaliation. The EEOC’s final guidance on retaliation includes concrete examples of retaliation…
  • Sep 6

    EEOC Issues Final Retaliation Guidance

    EEOC Issues Final Retaliation Guidance
    On August 29, 2016, the EEOC issued its final Enforcement Guidance on Retaliation and Related Issues (Guidance) to replace its 1998 Compliance Manual section on retaliation, including tips on ADA interference. The Guidance reflects the…
  • Sep 1

    Second Circuit Extends the Reach of the Cat’s Paw

    Second Circuit Extends the Reach of the Cat’s Paw
    In employment litigation, plaintiffs often rely on the “cat’s paw” doctrine to hold their employers liable for discriminatory or retaliatory animus of a supervisory employee who influenced, but did not make, the ultimate…
Rank this Week: 585

Overtime Lawyer Blog

Overtime Lawyer Blog

Covers minimum wage and tip credit in Georgia. By Buckley Beal LLP.

http://www.overtimelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 13

    Errors in classifying workers as exempt or non-exempt may violate the FLSA

    Errors in classifying workers as exempt or non-exempt may violate the FLSA
    As companies and employers begin preparation for the new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) amendments to take effect, the incidence of wage and hour lawsuits continues to rise.  Most often, this occurs when employers fail to pay their…
  • Sep 5

    Atlanta University to Implement New FLSA Rule

    Atlanta University to Implement New FLSA Rule
    A recent report from Emory University in Atlanta notes that the school is preparing to implement the new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations.  These amendments increase the salary threshold that must be met before workers can be…
  • Aug 31

    When Are Workers Exempt from Overtime?

    When Are Workers Exempt from Overtime?
    As many are aware, amendments to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) will take effect this January.  One of the critical changes is the increase in the salary threshold, which will make many more workers eligible for overtime pay. By…
Rank this Week: 896

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/
  • Sep 12

    EBSA Gives ERISA Regulatory Relief To Louisiana Storm Victim

    EBSA Gives ERISA Regulatory Relief To Louisiana Storm Victim
    The U.S. Department of Labor Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) announced employee benefit plan compliance relief for plans, plan sponsors and service providers and plan members adversely impacted by recent storms and flooding…
  • Aug 31

    New EEOC Rules Heighten Already Substant

    New EEOC Rules Heighten Already Substant
    New EEOC Rules Heighten Already Substantial Employer EEO Retaliation Risks.http://ow.ly/equi303KxgSFiled under: Uncategorized
  • Aug 31

    Manage Retaliation Risks In Response To Updated EEOC Enforcement Guidance, Rising Retaliation Claim

    Manage Retaliation Risks In Response To Updated EEOC Enforcement Guidance, Rising Retaliation Claim
    U.S. employers, employment agencies, unions, their benefit plans and fiduciaries, and their management and service providers should move quickly to review and strengthen their employment and other practices to guard against a foreseeable…
Rank this Week: 914

Retail Labor and Employment Law

Retail Labor and Employment Law

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

http://www.retaillaborandemploymentlaw.com/
  • Sep 7

    Holy Guacamole! An Employee’s Disparaging and Misleading Tweets May Be Protected Under the NLRA

    Holy Guacamole! An Employee’s Disparaging and Misleading Tweets May Be Protected Under the NLRA
    Retail employers dismayed by employees publicly airing workplace grievances in disparaging social media posts must think twice before taking disciplinary action.  On August 18, 2016, the National Labor Relations Board…
  • Sep 1

    Second Circuit Extends the Reach of the Cat’s Paw

    Second Circuit Extends the Reach of the Cat’s Paw
    In employment litigation, plaintiffs often rely on the “cat’s paw” doctrine to hold their employers liable for discriminatory or retaliatory animus of a supervisory employee who influenced, but did not make, the ultimate…
  • Aug 16

    Union Organizing Gets a Boost from New York City “Labor Peace” Executive Order

    Union Organizing Gets a Boost from New York City “Labor Peace” Executive Order
    A new Act Now Advisory will be of interest to many of our readers in the retail industry: “Union Organizing at Retail and Food Service Businesses Gets Boost from New York City ‘Labor Peace’ Executive Order,” by…
Rank this Week: 443

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: 678

Nolo's Employment Law Blog

Nolo's Employment Law Blog

Covers employment discrimination, harassment, FMLA, and workplace rules. By Lis Guerin.

http://blog.nolo.com/employment/
  • Jun 16

    Overtime, Independent Contractor Status on Regulatory Agenda for Department of Labor

    Overtime, Independent Contractor Status on Regulatory Agenda for Department of Labor
    A couple of weeks ago, the federal Department of Labor announced its regulatory agenda for the immediate future. The DOL does this twice a year, and the announcement indicates what its rulemaking and enforcement priorities will be. The Wage…
  • Jun 9

    Noncompete Madne

    Noncompete Madne
    Here in California, we don’t have to give much thought to noncompete agreements: contracts by which, typically, an employee agrees not to go work for a competitor or start a competing business for a certain period of time after leaving…
  • May 12

    How Does COBRA Work With Obamacare?

    How Does COBRA Work With Obamacare?
    Last week, the federal Department of Labor issued proposed regulations dealing with COBRA notices. The regulatory proposal is quite uninteresting: Basically, the administration is removing the model notices from the Code of Federal…
Rank this Week: 500

Workplace Discrimination Blog

Workplace Discrimination Blog

Covers legislation and case law pertaining to workplace discrimination and retaliation. By The Employment Law Group.

http://workplacediscriminationblog.com/cms/index.php
Rank this Week: 415

California Employment Attorney…

California Employment Attorney Blog

Covers California labor law, employment policies and procedures, and workplace torts. By Michelman & Robinson, LLP.

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

    E-Cigarettes in the Workplace: California Senate Bill 648

    E-Cigarettes in the Workplace: California Senate Bill 648
    Photo Credit: The Columbus Dispatch Twenty four states, including California, have smoking bans in the workplace.  California has had the ban since 1995, with smoking laws applying to workplaces with more than five employees. …
  • Oct 29

    California Supreme Course Reverses Itself on Arbitration Waiver of Right to Wage Hearing

    California Supreme Course Reverses Itself on Arbitration Waiver of Right to Wage Hearing
    In Sonic–Calabasas A, Inc. v. Moreno, issued on October 17, 2013, (“Sonic II”) the California Supreme Court held that employers can require employees to arbitrate wage claims.  Previously, California employers could not…
  • Sep 18

    Covered California: A New Health Insurance Exchange

    Covered California: A New Health Insurance Exchange
    Covered California, the new marketplace health insurance exchange for California created as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), goes into effect January 2014. By October 1, 2013, all California employers with $500,000 or more in annual…
Rank this Week: 476

That's What She Said

That's What She Said

Analyzes the settlement value for employment law violations on the NBC TV show "The Office." By Ford & Harrison.

http://blogs.hrhero.com/thatswhatshesaid/
  • May 30

    Time to say goodbye (for now)

    Time to say goodbye (for now)
    Series Litigation Value: various harassment, discrimination, and bizarre workers’ compensation matters = astronomical; future employment matters due to Dwight taking over as Regional Manager = enough to keep Dunder Mifflin’s…
  • May 17

    Finale

    Finale
    Litigation Value:  Bless your heart if you’re still keeping track at this point. This blog has always focused on bad behavior.  We tease out employment law issues by writing about the characters who do things in the workplace…
  • May 13

    No nonsense

    No nonsense
    Litigation Value:  Office romance with the new Regional Manager (and A.A.R.M.) = fodder for a potential sexual harassment claim; eliminating nonsense from the workplace = every human resources manager’s dream; Dwight giving up a…
Rank this Week: 629

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: 425

Resources for Humans

Resources for Humans

Book reviews for HR and business professionals

http://blogs.hrhero.com/resources/
Rank this Week: 800