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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: 32

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: 35

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/
  • May 23

    Unwritten Terms of Employment Contract

    Unwritten Terms of Employment Contract
    Contracts- Implied Terms: It is not uncommon for terms of employment between workers and employers to be unwritten. Disputes between an employee and employer may arise over past verbally-agreed-upon terms, established unwritten practices, and…
  • May 15

    An employee in a managerial role is found to be engaging in sexual harassment: what is a reasonable punishment?

    An employee in a managerial role is found to be engaging in sexual harassment: what is a reasonable punishment?
    When an employee is in a supervisory role and there is adequate evidence that the individual engaged in acts of sexual harassment towards other employees, then the employer’s obligation to its workers leaves limited options. Termination…
  • May 3

    At what point is the duty to accommodate no longer necessary for an employer under human rights law?

    At what point is the duty to accommodate no longer necessary for an employer under human rights law?
    Under human rights law, an employer must accommodate an employee if a workplace policy or job requirement effectively discriminates against an employee on a prohibited ground.  The most common grounds of discrimination within the…
Rank this Week: 87

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • May 9

    In Firing Employees, A Bit of Humanity Still Help

    In Firing Employees, A Bit of Humanity Still Help
    Your employee that you are firing should not hear about his firing from a television report first. I suppose that would seem an obvious rule to follow. But apparently not. Let me back up. Earlier today, the President fired FBI Director James…
  • May 5

    Citing Statistics, Yankee Institute Critical of CHRO — Again

    Citing Statistics, Yankee Institute Critical of CHRO — Again
    This week, the Yankee Institute for Public Policy, a self-described “free market” think tank, issued an article suggesting that Connecticut had nearly the same number of discrimination complaints as our neighboring state,…
  • Apr 25

    Is Calling Your Boss “a Nasty Mother******” Protected Activity?

    Is Calling Your Boss “a Nasty Mother******” Protected Activity?
    My colleague Gary Starr returns today with a decision from the Second Circuit (which covers Connecticut) that may just surprise you. Then again, if you’ve been following this line of reasoning, perhaps not. There are outer limits to…
Rank this Week: 95

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/
  • May 19

    Have We Learned Anything From the Extinction of the Vaquita?

    Have We Learned Anything From the Extinction of the Vaquita?
    Today, on Endangered Species Day, we bid farewell to yet another beautiful species decimated by human activity: the vaquita.  With less than a handful of these small porpoises left in the world, experts have concluded there is no option…
  • May 12

    NWC Publishes Former FBI Director Comey’s Speech on Whistleblower

    NWC Publishes Former FBI Director Comey’s Speech on Whistleblower
    Public urged to Take Action! The National Whistleblower Center issued the following action alert today which featured a 2016 speech by then FBI Director James Comey.  The full action alert is reprinted below: In light of the news of…
  • May 11

    Video: University of Toronto Panel on Canada’s Whistleblower Reward Program

    Video: University of Toronto Panel on Canada’s Whistleblower Reward Program
    On January 26, 2017, whistleblower attorney and National Whistleblower Center Executive Director, Stephen Kohn participated in a panel discussion at the University of Toronto’s Capital Markets Institute on the topic of “Rewarding…
Rank this Week: 134

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
  • May 15

    What is Wage Theft? How to Tell if Your Employer Has Been Stealing From You

    What is Wage Theft? How to Tell if Your Employer Has Been Stealing From You
    What is Wage Theft? How to Tell if Your Employer Has Been Stealing From You Know the techniques some companies use to skim workers’ paychecks With all the line items on a typical pay stub, it can be difficult to tell exactly how…
  • May 8

    Company Must Pay $65K After Assuming Disabled Man Couldn't Work as a Truck Driver

    Company Must Pay $65K After Assuming Disabled Man Couldn't Work as a Truck Driver
    Company Must Pay $65K After Assuming Disabled Man Couldn’t Work as a Truck Driver Job applicant already had 20 years of experience as a professional truck driver Can a man who is missing an arm safely drive a truck? One hiring…
  • May 2

    Man Told to 'Suck It Up' After Being Harassed by Female Coworker

    Man Told to 'Suck It Up' After Being Harassed by Female Coworker
    Man Told to ‘Suck It Up’ After Being Harassed by Female Coworkers Staffer was fired one week after making sexual harassment complaint Federal law is clear: sexual harassment victims can be male or female. Perpetrators of…
Rank this Week: 154

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/
  • May 23

    I still despise the misnamed and overused phrase “wage theft”

    I still despise the misnamed and overused phrase “wage theft”
    Writing at Inc.com, Suzanne Lucas (aka Evil HR Lady) reports on a study published by the Economics Policy Institute, which says that employers short their employees $15 billion in wages per year. According to Suzanne, “Wage theft…
  • May 22

    The National Labor Relations Act protects the rights of non-employees under other statutes‽

    The National Labor Relations Act protects the rights of non-employees under other statutes‽
    In MEI-GSR Holdings, LLC (5/16/17) [pdf], a two-member majority of the National Labor Relations Board held that an employer violated section 8(a)(1) of the National Labor Relations Act when it banned from its property an ex-employee who…
  • May 19

    WIRTW #462 (the “those were the days” edition)

    WIRTW #462 (the “those were the days” edition)
    I write a lot about music (particularly for a legal blog), which means that if you are any sort of regular reader, you read a lot about music. What can I say? You write what you know. I we do a lot of music in my house. Between my two kids we…
Rank this Week: 167

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/
  • May 22

    Mala Corbin on Clerks, Free Speech, and Marriage License

    Mala Corbin on Clerks, Free Speech, and Marriage License
    Caroline Mala Corbin (Miami) has just posted a new essay on SSRN that hits several of the workplace social issues sweet spots connected with LGBTQ rights and claims of conscience: A Free Speech Tale of Two County Clerk Refusals,…
  • May 21

    Michael Green: Sleepless in Fort Worth

    Michael Green: Sleepless in Fort Worth
    Michael Green has been burning the midnight scholarship oil recently. He has posted two articles to SSRN in the last month: The Audacity of Protecting Racist Speech under the National Labor Relations Act, forthcoming 2017 U. Chicago Legal…
  • May 21

    Duffy on Blatt

    Duffy on Blatt
    Christine Duffy (Senior Staff Attorney, ProBono Partnership, photo left) has provided this guest post on Blatt v. Cabela’s Retail, Inc. Seventeen months after oral argument in Blatt v. Cabela’s Retail, Inc., No. 5:14-cv-04822-JFL (E.D.…
Rank this Week: 177

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • May 22

    Transgender ADA claim survives motion to dismi

    Transgender ADA claim survives motion to dismi
    In Blatt v. Cabela's Retail, Inc., a Pennsylvania transgender employee filed an ADA discrimination and retaliation claim. She alleged that "she requested a female nametag and uniform and use of the female restroom as accommodations for her…
  • May 2

    2nd Circuit: Employer cannot fire employee for profanity-laced Facebook rant

    2nd Circuit: Employer cannot fire employee for profanity-laced Facebook rant
    Under the NLRA, employees cannot be fired for posting things like "Vote YES for the UNION!!!!" on Facebook - because the NLRA generally protects union organizing and support. However, even protected posts can lose their protection if they…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 179

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
  • May 2

    NJ May Ban Secrecy Deals in Whistleblower Suits Involving Public Official

    NJ May Ban Secrecy Deals in Whistleblower Suits Involving Public Official
    The New Jersey state senate is considering a bill that would forbid secrecy in the settlement of certain whistleblower lawsuits that involve government agencies or public officials. The state’s assembly already passed the legislation…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 183

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
  • May 18

    OFCCP continues to post FY 2017 settlements not publicized via agency press release

    OFCCP continues to post FY 2017 settlements not publicized via agency press release
    The OFCCP’s practice of posting online (via its Class Member Locator webpage and FOIA Reading Room) some conciliation agreements and consent decrees for which the agency did not issue a corresponding press release continues. The…
  • May 17

    Pay disparity, discharge not based on race; manager believed performance deficient

    Pay disparity, discharge not based on race; manager believed performance deficient
    By Kathleen Kapusta, J.D. Affirming summary judgment in favor publisher McGraw-Hill against an African-American employee’s Title VII and state-law race bias claims, the Eighth Circuit found he failed to show that two white employees who…
  • May 17

    CBA did not waive employee’s right to pursue minimum wage claim in judicial forum

    CBA did not waive employee’s right to pursue minimum wage claim in judicial forum
    By Ronald Miller, J.D. Finding that a collective bargaining agreement did not clearly and unmistakably waive an employee’s right to pursue an FLSA claim in a judicial forum, the Seventh Circuit reversed the judgment of a district court.…
Rank this Week: 239

Overtime Law Blog

Overtime Law Blog

Reviews FLSA cases. By Andrew Frisch.

http://flsaovertimelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 306

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: 249

Texas Employment Law Blog

Texas Employment Law Blog

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

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

    “Big Data” Could Create an Big Discrimination Problem

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

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

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

    Texas Unemployment Claims Guide

    Texas Unemployment Claims Guide
    We’re happy to announce we have opened a new section on our firm website dedicated to Texas Unemployment Claims.  There you can find detailed information on: Making and pursuing unemployment claims; Handling unemployment appeal…
Rank this Week: 305

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: 224

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: 439

Trade Secrets and Noncompete Blog

Trade Secrets and Noncompete Blog

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

http://www.tradesecretsnoncompetelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 382

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/
  • May 12

    R-E-S-P-E-C-T: It’s Critical to Job Satisfaction

    R-E-S-P-E-C-T: It’s Critical to Job Satisfaction
    A recent survey by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) found the largest percentage of employees (65 percent) felt respectful treatment of all employees at all levels was a very important contributor to their job…
  • May 3

    Wells Fargo Whistle-Blowers Wait for Justice

    Wells Fargo Whistle-Blowers Wait for Justice
    Among the casualties in the Wells Fargo Bank scandal are many employees who were allegedly bullied and fired for refusing to engage in unethical practices. What has happened to them since the news faded from the headlines points up a new…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 384

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: 340

Jobsworth

Jobsworth

Covers UK employment law. By Michael Scutt.

http://michaelscutt.co.uk
  • Feb 16

    Having a policy isn’t always enough

    Having a policy isn’t always enough
    In the day job we advise many employers on the need to have their paperwork in order, to have a set of properly drafted employment documents such as contracts and a staff handbook. Having a policy in place for a given situation helps the…
  • Feb 4

    #GreatLegalBake 2016

    #GreatLegalBake 2016
    I have been rediscovering an interest I long since forgot about: cookery or, more specifically, cake baking.  When I was a kid and also BWK (Before Wife and Kids) I did a lot more cooking and used to enjoy whisking up a quick cake or…
  • Apr 27

    Why do employers use settlement agreements?

    Why do employers use settlement agreements?
    The easy answer to that question would be that a settlement agreement gives employers peace of mind that a departing employee isn’t going to sue them, will return their phone and swipe card and not post nasty things on Facebook. A…
Rank this Week: 373

Delaware Employment Law Blog

Delaware Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.delawareemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jul 13

    How Not to Fire High Profile Employee

    How Not to Fire High Profile Employee
    By Lauren E.M. Russell The more technological of our readers may be aware of a brouhaha involving a website named Reddit.  Reddit is best known, among the general population, for conducting structured question-and-answer sessions called…
  • Jul 13

    How Not to Fire High Profile Employee

    How Not to Fire High Profile Employee
    By Lauren E.M. Russell The more technological of our readers may be aware of a brouhaha involving a website named Reddit.  Reddit is best known, among the general population, for conducting structured question-and-answer sessions called…
  • Jun 30

    BREAKING NEWS: U.S. DOL Announces New FLSA Proposed Rule

    BREAKING NEWS: U.S. DOL Announces New FLSA Proposed Rule
    By Scott A. Holt The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released its proposed rule today that would broaden federal overtime pay regulations by raising the minimum salary threshold to $50,440 per year in order qualify for an exemption from…
Rank this Week: 389

The Federal FMLA Blog

The Federal FMLA Blog

Covers Family and Medical Leave Act developments affecting the federal sector. By Carl Bosland.

http://federalfmla.typepad.com/federal_fmla_blog/
Rank this Week: 407

Immigration and Employment Law…

Immigration and Employment Law Blog

By Coane & Associates.

http://immigrationandemploymentlaw.wordpress.com/
  • May 23

    This Week’s Visit to Twitter Headquarter

    This Week’s Visit to Twitter Headquarter
      I had the opportunity to visit the San Francisco headquarters of Twitter today, and got to meet the Twitter founder and CEO, Jack Dorsey. For those of you who know me well, I am a big fan of social media, so what a tremendous honor to…
  • May 16

    EB-1 Green Card for Individuals with Extraordinary Abilitie

    EB-1 Green Card for Individuals with Extraordinary Abilitie
    One of my favorite immigration topics is the EB-1 extraordinary worker green card. The great part of this is that it is a law which permits a foreign national to sponsor themselves for a green card. No American sponsor is necessary and no one…
  • May 2

    Alternatives for H-1B Visa Cap

    Alternatives for H-1B Visa Cap
    Within the first 5 days of April 2017 U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it reached the annual 85,000 H-1B visa cap. Although, USCIS did not make the number of applications received public, the…
Rank this Week: 971

Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

Covers legislation, noteworthy cases and trends in enforcement. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://employmentdiscrimination.foxrothschild.com/
  • May 23

    “You’re Fired” is not a Good Response to a Report of Harassment

    “You’re Fired” is not a Good Response to a Report of Harassment
    This is not a post about any of the activities of the Trump Administration even though the headline uses his catch phrase.  We are taking a break from our multi-part series of commenting on the investigation of Trump’s ties to…
  • May 4

    Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: West Virginia Passes Medical Marijuana Law

    Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: West Virginia Passes Medical Marijuana Law
    On April 19, 2017, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice signed a bill legalizing the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes.  With the passage of Senate Bill 386, West Virginia becomes the 29th state to adopt a medical marijuana law.…
  • Apr 24

    Avoiding the Mistakes of the Investigation into Trump’s Russia Tie

    Avoiding the Mistakes of the Investigation into Trump’s Russia Tie
    Last week, we commented on the fact that Representative Nunes had recused himself from the investigation into President Trump’s Russia ties after appearing less than impartial in the investigation.  Some employers may view the…
Rank this Week: 948

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/
  • May 23

    Sous Chef Lawsuit Claims Pay By Salary Unlawfully Denied Him Overtime Pay

    Sous Chef Lawsuit Claims Pay By Salary Unlawfully Denied Him Overtime Pay
    A former sous chef at a Kona Grill location in Florida claims the restaurant purposefully misclassified him to avoid paying him overtime wages, in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  The sous chef alleges Kona Grill, which…
  • May 19

    May 21st is National Waiters and Waitresses Day – Know Your Rights!

    May 21st is National Waiters and Waitresses Day – Know Your Rights!
    Today is National Waiters and Waitresses Day, but many restaurants in New York will continue to pay their waitstaff incorrectly today, as they do everyday. If you are a server, runner, bartender, or busser in New York, you should know your…
  • May 15

    Gallagher’s Steakhouse in NYC Accused of “Blatantly Stealing” from Workers in Wage Theft Lawsuit

    Gallagher’s Steakhouse in NYC Accused of “Blatantly Stealing” from Workers in Wage Theft Lawsuit
    Gallagher’s Steakhouse in New York City and its owner, long time Long Island Restauranteur Dean Poll has been sued for wage theft, including failure to pay minimum wage and overtime pay, in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act and…
Rank this Week: 626

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

Addresses private equity, foreign investment in Canada, antitrust/competition, cross-border transactions, litigation, taxation, employment and intellectual property issues that affect deal-making. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

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

    M&A trends and how to add value in medtech deal

    M&A trends and how to add value in medtech deal
    It is well documented that the medical technology (MedTech) industry has been one of the fastest growing sectors in North America over the past several years. In Ontario alone, there are currently 24,000 employees and over 1,300 companies…
  • May 18

    True sales: a refresher

    True sales: a refresher
    Securitization remains an important tool for companies to realize value from future payment streams and raise financing, typically at a better cost of funds than the interest expense associated with a corporate loan or bond. While there are…
  • May 16

    Governing law clauses: “without regard to conflict of law”

    Governing law clauses: “without regard to conflict of law”
    Contracting parties will typically consider a “governing law” provision, which identifies the proper law of a contract by express intention. A governing law provision applies to the substantive issues of the contract, provided…
Rank this Week: 748

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/
  • May 23

    How Local Police and Prosecutors Protect Immigrant

    How Local Police and Prosecutors Protect Immigrant
    Ingrid V. Eagly, Immigrant Protective Policies in Criminal Justice, 95 Tex. L. Rev. 245 (2016), available at SSRN.Mary FanLocal governments are increasingly taking the role of protectors in these fear-filled times for federal immigration…
  • May 22

    What Judges Can Do About Implicit Bia

    What Judges Can Do About Implicit Bia
    Andrew J. Wistrich & Jeffrey J. Rachlinski, Implicit Bias in Judicial Decision Making: How It Affects Judgment and What Judges Can Do About It, in Ensuring Justice: Reducing Bias 87 (Sarah Redfield ed., forthcoming 2017), available at…
  • May 19

    Starting with Consent

    Starting with Consent
    James Grimmelmann, Consenting to Computer Use, 84 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 1500 (2016), available at SSRN.Andrea MatwyshynThe Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”), enacted in 1986, has long been a source of consternation for jurists…
Rank this Week: 983

Labor & Employment Law Blog

Labor & Employment Law Blog

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

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

    Update to NYC Salary History Inquiry Ban

    Update to NYC Salary History Inquiry Ban
    In our prior post, we reported that the New York City Council had approved an amendment to the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”) prohibiting New York City employers from inquiring about a prospective employee’s…
  • May 22

    New Freelancer Law Imposes Additional Requirements For NYC Companies Contracting With Freelancer

    New Freelancer Law Imposes Additional Requirements For NYC Companies Contracting With Freelancer
    The Establishing Protections for Freelance Workers Act, also known as the Freelance Isn’t Free Act, (the “Freelance Law”), which was touted by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio as the first law in the nation aimed at…
  • May 4

    Comp Time for the Private Sector: House Passes “The Working Families Flexibility Act”

    Comp Time for the Private Sector: House Passes “The Working Families Flexibility Act”
    On May 2, 2017, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1180, better known as The Working Families Flexibility Act. The bill proposes to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) to permit private sector employees to…
Rank this Week: 840

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • May 22

    Life after certification applications: Lawful outsourcing and scope of bargaining unit

    Life after certification applications: Lawful outsourcing and scope of bargaining unit
    by Karine Fournier and Valérie Gareau-Dalpé Union certification applications can have profound impacts on the workplace. The composition of a bargaining unit will have implications for the conduct of the employer’s…
  • May 14

    Court refuses to put the brakes on random drug and alcohol testing – for now

    Court refuses to put the brakes on random drug and alcohol testing – for now
    by Rachel Younan The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has declined to grant an injunction that would have suspended the Toronto Transit Commission’s (TTC) ability to implement its random drug and alcohol testing policy. In Amalgamated…
  • May 7

    Upgrading your occupational health and safety management system

    Upgrading your occupational health and safety management system
    by Cathy Chandler Two workers die each day in Canada from a work-related accident or disease. Hundreds more experience a work-related injury, according to the Association of Workers Compensation Boards of Canada 2015 Statistical Report. The…
Rank this Week: 846

New Jersey Employment Attorneys…

New Jersey Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment law. By Mashel Law, L.L.C.

http://www.newjerseyemploymentattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 879

General Counselor

General Counselor

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

http://general-counselor.com
  • May 22

    Cook County Sick Leave Poster and Draft Regulations Are Available

    Cook County Sick Leave Poster and Draft Regulations Are Available
    In anticipation of the upcoming effective date (July 1, 2017) of the Cook County “Earned Sick Leave” Ordinance, the Cook Commission on Human Rights recently published the mandatory poster required to be posted by all employers…
  • Dec 5

    New Laws Impacting Illinois Employers in 2016 and Beyond

    New Laws Impacting Illinois Employers in 2016 and Beyond
    E. Jason Tremblay While Illinois appears to be in legislative gridlock on a wide variety of political and legislative fronts, it has become abundantly clear that such gridlock has not curtailed the passage of employment and labor-related…
  • Nov 23

    Early Holiday Present For Employers – Overtime Regulations Stayed

    Early Holiday Present For Employers – Overtime Regulations Stayed
    E. Jason Tremblay In a last minute blow to the Obama Administration’s labor and employment legacy, a federal district court in Texas granted an emergency motion for preliminary injunction yesterday barring the Department of Labor from…
Rank this Week: 969

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/
  • May 22

    Plaintiff Lacks Standing to Pursue Claim that Was Discovered After Bankruptcy Filing

    Plaintiff Lacks Standing to Pursue Claim that Was Discovered After Bankruptcy Filing
    Recently, we discussed a decision that considered whether a former employee’s failure to initially list an employment discrimination claim on her bankruptcy schedules barred her from pursuing the claim against her former employer under…
  • May 19

    The American Health Care Act: What It May Mean for Employer

    The American Health Care Act: What It May Mean for Employer
    On May 4, the House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act, which is aimed at repealing and replacing portions of the Affordable Care Act. While many of the changes do not affect employer-sponsored coverage, there are several…
  • May 17

    I’ve Been CRA’d! What Happens Now? OSHA Formally Repeals Volks Rule

    I’ve Been CRA’d! What Happens Now? OSHA Formally Repeals Volks Rule
    The effects of the regulatory reform initiatives of the Trump Administration are beginning to be felt at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) with the formal action by OSHA to finalize withdrawal of the “Volks…
Rank this Week: 491

The New Jersey Employment Law Firm…

The New Jersey Employment Law Firm Blog

Covers employment discrimination and harassment laws. By Resnick Law Group, P.C.

http://www.thenjemploymentlawfirmblog.com/
Rank this Week: 579

HR Law Guy

HR Law Guy

Covers employment relationships in business, sports, the armed forces, and other odd places.

http://hratty.blogspot.com/
  • May 19

    A Reassessment on Remote Working

    A Reassessment on Remote Working
    IBM was one of the original promoters of work from home arrangements for its employees. Given the choice between coming into the office or working at home or remotely, as many as 40% of IBM's employees elected to stay out of the workplace.I…
  • May 15

    NFL Helmets Getting a Makeover

    NFL Helmets Getting a Makeover
    A new helmet design is likely to be on the field this season, as NFL teams react to the demand of fans and sports commentators to deal with the issue of concussions and long-term neurological damage resulting from the game.  The Vicis…
  • May 11

    FBI Terminations and Rumination

    FBI Terminations and Rumination
    It's always amazing to me that basic employment decisions, such as terminations, are routinely screwed up by people who should know better.Such is the case with the Jim Comey termination, ostensibly the result of a DOJ review, but in reality,…
Rank this Week: 719

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Insight and commentary on labor and employment law.

http://www.stoelrivesworldofemployment.com/
  • May 18

    Washington State Enacts Its Own “Blacklisting” Statute

    Washington State Enacts Its Own “Blacklisting” Statute
    Although federal contractors were able to breathe a sigh of relief after the current administration put a stop to President Obama’s “Blacklisting” executive order, employers in the state of Washington must now comply with…
  • May 10

    California Supreme Court Clarifies California’s Day of Rest Statute

    California Supreme Court Clarifies California’s Day of Rest Statute
    In Mendoza v. Nordstrom, the California Supreme Court answered three questions from the Ninth Circuit concerning California’s “day of rest” statutes.  The Court’s decision clarifies a significant ambiguity for…
  • May 3

    OSHA Rescinds Rule on Union Reps Participating in Safety Walk-Through

    OSHA Rescinds Rule on Union Reps Participating in Safety Walk-Through
    The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) announced late last week that it was rescinding its 2013 “Fairfax” memorandum, which allowed union representatives to participate in workplace safety…
Rank this Week: 806

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/
  • May 16

    SCOTUS Ruling Bars Many State Arbitration Agreement Restriction

    SCOTUS Ruling Bars Many State Arbitration Agreement Restriction
    Employers reconsider potential benefits, enforceability of arbitration agreements in response to SCOTUS Kindred decision.
  • May 12

    Stamer To Moderate, Talk Medical CyberSecurity At 5/19 ISSA-LA IT Security Meedical Privacy Forum

    Stamer To Moderate, Talk Medical CyberSecurity At 5/19 ISSA-LA IT Security Meedical Privacy Forum
    Solutions Law Press, Inc. editor and attorney Cynthia Marcotte Stamer will speak and moderate two key panel programs on health care privacy and data security scheduled at the Healthcare Privacy & Security Form hosted on May 19, 2017 by…
  • May 12

    Urgent WannaCry Ransomware Cyber Warning Issued

    Urgent WannaCry Ransomware Cyber Warning Issued
    U.S. agencies are warning U.S. businesses to batten down their cyber security defenses to guard against a WannaCry ransomware cybersecurity threat sweeping the Globe. Health care providers, health plans, health insurers, healthcare…
Rank this Week: 694

GT L&E Blog

GT L&E Blog

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

http://www.gtleblog.com/
  • May 11

    The Defend Trade Secrets Act – One Year Later

    The Defend Trade Secrets Act – One Year Later
    The Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) celebrates its one-year anniversary on May 11, 2017. The DTSA is the most significant expansion of intellectual property law since the Lanham Act was passed in the 1940s. Approximately 70 cases were filed…
  • May 9

    New York City to Prohibit Employer Inquiries into Salary History

    New York City to Prohibit Employer Inquiries into Salary History
    On May 4, 2017, New York City amended its Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) to join the growing number of municipalities that prohibit employers from inquiring about applicants’ wage history. Ostensibly designed to “help break the cycle…
  • May 5

    House of Representatives Passes Overtime Bill to Give Workers Time Off Instead of Time-And-A-Half Pay

    House of Representatives Passes Overtime Bill to Give Workers Time Off Instead of Time-And-A-Half Pay
    On May 2, 2017, the United States House of Representatives (the House) passed the Working Families Flexibility Act (the Act), which would give workers the option of receiving paid time off (PTO) instead of time-and-a-half pay currently…
Rank this Week: 812

Southwest Florida Employment Law…

Southwest Florida Employment Law Blog

Covers discrimination, employee benefits, terminations, leave policies, unions, and wages & overtime. By Henderson Franklin.

http://www.swflemploymentlawblog.com/
  • May 10

    HR Law & Solutions Seminar: Here’s to 25 Years!

    HR Law & Solutions Seminar: Here’s to 25 Years!
    Can you believe it’s been two months since we hosted the 25th Anniversary HR Law & Solutions seminar? Where does the time go?! Thank you so much to the nearly 400 people who attended – it was a record-breaking day! As usual,…
  • Apr 18

    Update on Attorney’s Fees in Workers’ Compensation Case

    Update on Attorney’s Fees in Workers’ Compensation Case
    Guest post by Michael McCabe, Esquire It has now been almost one year since the Florida Supreme Court, in Castellanos v. Next Door Co., held that statutory fee limitations on what an injured worker’s attorney could be paid were…
  • Jan 23

    Registration is Open – 25th Annual HR Law & Solutions – March 10, 2017

    Registration is Open – 25th Annual HR Law & Solutions – March 10, 2017
    Make plans now to attend the biggest employment law conference in Southwest Florida, HR Law & Solutions, now in its 25th year! Henderson Franklin’s Employment Law and Workers’ Compensation attorneys will return to Sanibel…
Rank this Week: 692

SourcingSpeak

SourcingSpeak

Provides news and analysis of outsourcing, insourcing and beyond. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.sourcingspeak.com/
  • May 9

    Is your supply chain free from human rights abuses?

    Is your supply chain free from human rights abuses?
    In a global economy, every supply chain should have each link inspected to insure it’s not been forged in whole or in part in a manner that involves human rights abuses. In “Is your supply chain free from human rights…
  • May 5

    Next Steps toward Brexit

    Next Steps toward Brexit
    The European Commission has published its Brexit mandate with a clear focus on “citizens’ rights, the financial settlement and new external borders,” with the Commission’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier,…
  • May 5

    Next Steps toward Brexit

    Next Steps toward Brexit
    The European Commission has published its Brexit mandate with a clear focus on “citizens’ rights, the financial settlement and new external borders,” with the Commission’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier,…
Rank this Week: 543

Trust Matters Most

Trust Matters Most

Covers family law, divorce, bankruptcy, and specific Pennsylvania law changes. By Reese, Samley, Wagenseller, Mecum & Longer, P.C.

http://www.trustmattersmost.com/blog
  • Apr 20

    Real Estate Assessment

    Real Estate Assessment
    What does Reassessment Mean? All property parcels in Lancaster County will receive an updated assessment. This new assessment represents an estimate of your property’s fair market value. The new assessment will be effective as of 1/1/18…
  • Sep 15

    Articles on the Supreme Court case of Watts vs. Manheim Township School District

    Articles on the Supreme Court case of Watts vs. Manheim Township School District
    We wish to acknowledge School Transportation News for an article written on Mr. Reese’s recent Supreme Court win! School Transportation News article As well as, American Bus Sales in Oklahoma for bringing our win to the eyes of those in…
  • Sep 15

    Articles on the Supreme Court case of Watts vs. Manheim Township School District

    Articles on the Supreme Court case of Watts vs. Manheim Township School District
    We wish to acknowledge School Transportation News for an article written on Mr. Reese’s recent Supreme Court win! School Transportation News article As well as, American Bus Sales in Oklahoma for bringing our win to the eyes of those in…
Rank this Week: 549

Employment Law Alert

Employment Law Alert

Covers employment law topics, including discrimination, employment agreements, family leave, privacy and restrictive covenants. By Gibbons.

http://www.employmentlawalert.com
  • Feb 16

    Eleventh Circuit Widens Circuit Split on Accommodation Issue

    Eleventh Circuit Widens Circuit Split on Accommodation Issue
    Consider the following scenario: Because of a disability an employee is unable to perform an essential function of his or her current position and there is no reasonable accommodation that will enable the employee to remain in that position.…
  • Feb 15

    The Third Circuit Goes Its Own Way on ADEA Disparate Impact Claim

    The Third Circuit Goes Its Own Way on ADEA Disparate Impact Claim
    The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) protects from discrimination of employees who are at least 40 years of age. Recently, in Karlo v. Pittsburgh Glass Works, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit departed…
  • Feb 6

    Philadelphia Adopts Wage Equity Ordinance

    Philadelphia Adopts Wage Equity Ordinance
    On January 23, 2017, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signed the Wage Equity Bill into law. The new law, influenced by the Massachusetts pay equity law, makes it unlawful for Philadelphia employers and employment agencies to ask about an…
Rank this Week: 781

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: 1016

Scott J. Kreppein, Esq.

Scott J. Kreppein, Esq.

Focuses on contract, employment and personal injury litigation.

http://www.kreplaw.com/
  • Sep 19

    Business Formations and Transaction

    Business Formations and Transaction
    Well-crafted transactional documents can save an enormous amount of time, money, and aggravation later on.  I regularly represent businesses in a wide range of transactional matters (including equity transfers; operating or shareholders…
  • Jul 28

    Consumer Issue: Hyundai Billing Error and Lease Default

    Consumer Issue: Hyundai Billing Error and Lease Default
    I received an interesting inquiry recently where Hyundai Motor Finance apparently added an erroneous $359.33 charge and $40 late fee to a customer's April 2015 lease bill despite fill payment of the March 2015 statement. I am attempting to…
  • Jul 25

    Personal Injury Attorney

    Personal Injury Attorney
    Email: SJK@QHCLaw.com    Phone: 631-482-9700
Rank this Week: 727

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: 502

The PathLaw Blog

The PathLaw Blog

Covers North Carolina workers compensation and employment law. By Pattersn Harkavy LLP.

http://pathlaw.com
  • Jun 6

    Judge Hobgood issues written order declaring tenure repeal unconstitutional

    Judge Hobgood issues written order declaring tenure repeal unconstitutional
    Yesterday, Judge Hobgood issued an order putting into effect his prior ruling enjoining the repeal of teacher tenure in North Carolina.  The ruling rolls back the General Assembly’s attempt to retroactively eliminate public school…
  • May 21

    Patterson Harkavy supports fast food workers in national day of action

    Patterson Harkavy supports fast food workers in national day of action
    On Thursday, May 15, thousands of fast food workers across the globe went on strike for higher wages, better working conditions, and the right to form a union without fear of retaliation. They were joined by fast food workers in nearly a…
  • May 16

    Victory: Tenure repeal declared unconstitutional

    Victory: Tenure repeal declared unconstitutional
    At 11 am this morning, Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood sided with Patterson Harkavy’s attorneys and ruled that legislation stripping teachers of their vested employment rights violated the North Carolina and the United States…
Rank this Week: 519