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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 4

    Global M&A update: current market factor

    Global M&A update: current market factor
    Despite a number of challenging economic headwinds, the market’s desire for mergers and acquisitions remains strong, and analysts expect mergers and acquisitions to remain one of the major drivers of corporate growth. Ernst &Young…
  • Apr 28

    Spotlight on Ukraine: a promising future for M&A activity

    Spotlight on Ukraine: a promising future for M&A activity
    In March 2014, this blog featured an article discussing the effect of the recent crisis in Ukraine on M&A activity. The crisis began in November 2013 when Ukrainians protested en masse after then-president Viktor Yanukovych failed to sign…
  • Apr 27

    Inversion control: U.S. Treasury announces new rules affecting cross-border transaction

    Inversion control: U.S. Treasury announces new rules affecting cross-border transaction
    In September 2014 we reported on the practice of “tax inversions”, cross-border transactions in which the resulting entity may be headquartered in another country for tax purposes. A number of recent transactions between the U.S.…
Rank this Week: 620

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
  • May 4

    PAGA 101: Tired of Stupid Answers? Time to Ask the Stupid Question

    PAGA 101: Tired of Stupid Answers? Time to Ask the Stupid Question
    Authored by Simon L. Yang When PAGA—California’s Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act of 2004—was first enacted, we knew it would take years to see how it would be applied. Twelve years (and over $30 million in penalties…
  • May 4

    Ninth Circuit Roundly Supports Time Punch Rounding

    Ninth Circuit Roundly Supports Time Punch Rounding
    Co-authored by Hillary J. Massey and Kerry Friedrichs The Ninth Circuit this week blessed an employer’s policy of rounding employee time punches to the nearest quarter hour, affirming summary judgment in favor of the company on an…
  • Apr 21

    Court Insures Allstate Against Unsound Trial Plan Mayhem

    Court Insures Allstate Against Unsound Trial Plan Mayhem
    Co-authored by Sherry Skibbe and Andrew Paley Allstate Insurance Company “insured” a major victory last week in an off the clock class action pending in Los Angeles Superior Court, vindicating employers’ argument that…
Rank this Week: 1271

Labor & Employment Law Blog

Labor & Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.laboremploymentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 520

James M. Hoffmann Blog

James M. Hoffmann Blog

Covers Missouri workers' compensation and personal injury.

http://www.hoffmannworkcomp.com/category/blog/
  • May 4

    St. Louis Workers Compensation Lawyer for Railroad Worker

    St. Louis Workers Compensation Lawyer for Railroad Worker
    If you are a railroad worker and were injured on the job, you no doubt have many questions about your workers compensation benefits. Workers compensation is a system that safeguards the interests of workers who get injured or become ill as a…
  • Apr 29

    Preventing Mesothelioma Among St. Louis Worker

    Preventing Mesothelioma Among St. Louis Worker
    Occupational exposure to asbestos can cause serious illnesses, including mesothelioma, a type of cancer that results from asbestos exposure. In recent years, asbestosis has become more prevalent and litigation and compensation claims related…
  • Apr 28

    St. Louis Work Accident Lawyers – Work-Related Back Injurie

    St. Louis Work Accident Lawyers – Work-Related Back Injurie
    Preventing work-related back injuries is a significant safety challenge. In the U.S. each year, more than one million workers suffer back injuries, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Back injuries account for one…
Rank this Week: 2110

Minnesota Labor & Employment Law…

Minnesota Labor & Employment Law Blog

Provides legal news for Minnesota employers. By Abrams & Schmidt.

http://www.minnesotalaboremploymentlawblog.com/
  • May 4

    Wisconsin Supreme Court Holds Continuation of At-Will Employment is Lawful Consideration for a Non-Compete Agreement

    Wisconsin Supreme Court Holds Continuation of At-Will Employment is Lawful Consideration for a Non-Compete Agreement
    In Minnesota the long-standing rule is that continuation of employment by itself, is insufficient consideration for a non-compete agreement entered into after employment has commenced.  Minnesota employers have always been able to…
  • Apr 28

    New – Employer FMLA Guide Available and an Updated FMLA Poster

    New – Employer FMLA Guide Available and an Updated FMLA Poster
    The Department of Labor has announced a new FMLA guide designed to help employers through the FMLA process.  “The Guide is organized to correspond to the order of events from an employee’s leave request, to…
  • Apr 15

    Best Reason Ever to Take Time-Off Work

    Best Reason Ever to Take Time-Off Work
    Employees can be very creative when it comes to reasons to take time off of work.  Of course, there are always legitimate reasons for time off of work, such as a family emergency, illness, family vacation, etc…  But…
Rank this Week: 560

Technology Company Counselor

Technology Company Counselor

Covers benefits and compensation, employment law, immigration, intellectual property, litigation, securities, tax planning, and transactional issues affecting technology companies. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.techcompanycounselor.com/
  • May 4

    What Monitoring Technology Allows, the Law May Prohibit

    What Monitoring Technology Allows, the Law May Prohibit
    Gregg Settembrino Recently I attended the American Bar Association’s (“ABA”) 2016 mid-year National Symposium on Technology in Labor and Employment Law (“Conference”) in Washington, D.C.  The Conference…
  • May 3

    Preparing for the New STEM OPT Regulations: May 10 Is Coming! May 10 Is Coming!

    Preparing for the New STEM OPT Regulations: May 10 Is Coming! May 10 Is Coming!
    Jang Hyuk Im Many high-tech companies are recovering from the recent April mad-dash to file H-1B cap petitions allowing for the continued employment of their foreign student graduate population.  Since the H-1B cap season closed abruptly…
  • May 3

    DOL Releases New Poster and Employer’s Guide to FMLA

    DOL Releases New Poster and Employer’s Guide to FMLA
    Technology employers should note that the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (“DOL”) has just released a new Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) poster and The Employer’s Guide to The Family and…
Rank this Week: 3462

GT L&E Blog

GT L&E Blog

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

http://www.gtleblog.com/
  • May 4

    The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016

    The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016
    On April 27, 2016, Congress passed the “Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016.” The Act (the DTSA) passed the House by a vote of 410 to 2. The bill passed the Senate April 4, 2016, by a vote of 87 to 0. Congress enacted the DTSA…
  • May 2

    Greenberg Traurig’s Jim Boudreau Quoted in Bloomberg BNA’s Labor and Employment Blog Serie

    Greenberg Traurig’s Jim Boudreau Quoted in Bloomberg BNA’s Labor and Employment Blog Serie
    Jim Boudreau, shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, was recently quoted in two articles in Bloomberg BNA’s Labor and Employment Blog series discussing issues relating to Article III in Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) class and collective…
  • Apr 12

    Rising Salary Levels Governing Fair Labor Standards Act’s ‘White Collar’ Exemptions May Lift Union Vote

    Rising Salary Levels Governing Fair Labor Standards Act’s ‘White Collar’ Exemptions May Lift Union Vote
    Since March 14, 2016, when the Department of Labor (DOL) transmitted its final rule to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) increasing the salary required to qualify for the “white collar” overtime exemptions under the Fair…
Rank this Week: 896

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.newjerseylawyersblog.com/
  • May 4

    The U.S. Supreme Court Holds that the Civil Rights Act Protects Employees from Retaliation for Perceived Association

    The U.S. Supreme Court Holds that the Civil Rights Act Protects Employees from Retaliation for Perceived Association
    The Supreme Court of the United States has recently issued an opinion holding that, even perceived speech or associations (as opposed to just actual speech or associations) are protected by the Civil Rights Act. A police officer, Jeffrey…
  • May 4

    The Rights of Untenured Teachers Under New Jersey Employment Law

    The Rights of Untenured Teachers Under New Jersey Employment Law
    New Jersey’s employment laws governing the rights and responsibilities of New Jersey teachers are found in Title 18A of New Jersey Statutes. The laws are complex, but our employment attorneys have significant experience in representing…
  • May 3

    Bulk Sales Provision

    Bulk Sales Provision
    The Bulk Sales Act was enacted in 2007, expanding upon the prior bulk sales law previously codified in 1995.  This law requires the parties in a transaction to notify the New Jersey Division of Taxation regarding certain transfers of…
Rank this Week: 1956

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

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

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • May 4

    TechSandBox Featured in Worcester Business Journal

    TechSandBox Featured in Worcester Business Journal
    The Worcester Business Journal highlighted Firm client TechSandBox in an article discussing the increasing presence of startup incubators.  Barbara Finer, CEO and founder of TechSandBox, detailed the benefits and necessary…
  • Apr 27

    M&A Considerations for Venture-Backed Companies – Register now!

    M&A Considerations for Venture-Backed Companies – Register now!
    MBBP to host a panel of experienced deal makers who will provide an insider’s perspective on what it takes to successfully position a venture backed company for sale and get a deal done. These panelists include Brady…
  • Apr 21

    5/4/16 – Life Sciences Series Panel 1: Business and IP Strategy

    5/4/16 – Life Sciences Series Panel 1: Business and IP Strategy
    Join us at MBBP‘s Waltham office on Wednesday, May 4th at 7:00am for a look at Building Your Product & Patent Strategy from the Ground Floor. This is the first of four events in the 2016 Life Science Panel Series. This…
Rank this Week: 1062

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 4

    Your Legal Rights After Maternity Leave is Over

    Your Legal Rights After Maternity Leave is Over
    Employers are usually obligated to reinstate an employee following a maternity leave.  The employee has the legal right to be returned to the position she held prior to the maternity leave, and if that position no longer exists after the…
  • Apr 5

    Key Things That Should Be Included In Your Employment Contract

    Key Things That Should Be Included In Your Employment Contract
    Written employment contracts are the backbone of most employment relationships in Ontario.  A good employment contract confirms all of an employee’s entitlements pursuant to the ESA, and, ideally, confirms that the employee will…
  • Mar 31

    Parental Leave For Father

    Parental Leave For Father
    What are your options when it comes to parental leave for fathers? In the past, many families assumed that dad should work and mom should stay home with the kids. But parents today often choose to divide responsibilities differently, more…
Rank this Week: 354

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

Covers California employment laws. By the California Chamber of Commerce.

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • May 4

    Proposed Limit on Use of Criminal History Information Will Harm Employer

    Proposed Limit on Use of Criminal History Information Will Harm Employer
    New proposed state regulations by the California Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) seek to limit consideration of criminal history in hiring and employment decisions and will impose new burdens on employers as well as expose…
  • May 3

    DOL Updates FMLA Poster — Prior Version Can Still Be Used

    DOL Updates FMLA Poster — Prior Version Can Still Be Used
    The federal Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued an updated federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) poster (W1420a REV 04/16). However, the DOL specifically states that: The February 2013 version of the FMLA poster is still good and…
  • May 2

    Court Sides with Employer in Workers’ Comp Case

    Court Sides with Employer in Workers’ Comp Case
    A state appeals court has ruled that a worker’s claim of a psychiatric injury did not meet the tests to qualify for workers’ compensation coverage. The California Chamber of Commerce filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the case…
Rank this Week: 2178

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 4

    Secunda and Hertel-Fernandez on Workplace Political Intimidation

    Secunda and Hertel-Fernandez on Workplace Political Intimidation
    As the primary season transitions more solidly into the presidential election, our thoughts in the labor and employment world naturally turn to workplace captive audience speeches. WPB emeritus Paul Secunda (Marquette) is probably the…
  • May 3

    Bodie, Cherry, Tang and McCormick on Big Data

    Bodie, Cherry, Tang and McCormick on Big Data
    I recently learned that Matt Bodie, Miriam Cherry, Jintong Tang, and our very own Marcia McCormick just posted on SSRN their cutting-edge piece on "big data," The Law and Policy of People Analytics, which is forthcoming in the…
  • May 2

    Workers' Rights and Protection - an International Perspective

    Workers' Rights and Protection - an International Perspective
    Today's panels at the ABA International LEL Committee conference in Hong Kong have featured a plethora of folks advocating for workers' rights all over the world, including: . . Matt Friedman, Mekong Club -- a group of companies coming…
Rank this Week: 78

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: 385

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: 591

Human Resources News

Human Resources News

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/hrnews/
  • May 4

    Utah law puts new limits on noncompete agreement

    Utah law puts new limits on noncompete agreement
    by Ryan B. Frazier A new law passed by the Utah Legislature and signed by Governor Gary Herbert places new restrictions on noncompetition agreements signed after May 10. All requirements imposed under common law not specifically changed by…
  • May 3

    As new overtime rule nears, questions surface about salary threshold

    As new overtime rule nears, questions surface about salary threshold
    by Tammy Binford As time winds down for the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to release its final rule changing who is eligible to collect overtime pay, reports are surfacing that the salary threshold may be somewhat lower than the figure…
  • May 2

    New Mexico workers’ comp law addresses workers under the influence

    New Mexico workers’ comp law addresses workers under the influence
    by Barbara J. Koenig Foster, Rieder & Jackson, P.C. A new law in New Mexico is designed to clear up confusion on how workers’ compensation benefits can be lowered when a worker is under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The law…
Rank this Week: 4894

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
Rank this Week: 1798

Employers' Lawyers

Employers' Lawyers

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

http://www.employerslawyersblog.com/
  • May 4

    New Federal Trade Secret Act: What Employers Need to Know

    New Federal Trade Secret Act: What Employers Need to Know
    By Mark Wiletsky In a rare bipartisan effort, Congress passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) that will allow an owner of a trade secret to bring a misappropriation action in federal court. For the first time, companies seeking to protect…
  • Apr 26

    Public Employee Demoted For Perceived Political Activity Can Bring First Amendment Challenge

    Public Employee Demoted For Perceived Political Activity Can Bring First Amendment Challenge
    By Joanna Vilos In a 6-to-2 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that when a public employer demotes an employee in order to prevent the employee from exercising his free-speech rights, the employee may challenge that action as a violation of…
  • Apr 19

    Employee Reveals Medical Condition At Disciplinary Meeting – Now What?

    Employee Reveals Medical Condition At Disciplinary Meeting – Now What?
    By Steve Collis You’re all set to fire an underperforming employee. You sit down for the disciplinary meeting and just as you start discussing her performance problems, she reveals she has back and neck pain due to work-related stress. What…
Rank this Week: 822

California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

http://www.calpeculiarities.com/
  • May 4

    Things Are About to Get Cal-Peculiar! The 2016 Edition of Cal-Peculiarities is Here

    Things Are About to Get Cal-Peculiar! The 2016 Edition of Cal-Peculiarities is Here
    Seyfarth synopsis:  It’s here: the 2016 edition of the popular and informative Cal-Peculiarities: How California Employment Law is Different. Order it here. Also, we report the results of our recent reader survey. Wage-hour Issues…
  • Apr 28

    UPDATE: Santa Monica Amends Minimum Wage Ordinance, Delays Sick Pay Implementation.

    UPDATE: Santa Monica Amends Minimum Wage Ordinance, Delays Sick Pay Implementation.
    Seyfarth Synopsis:  Santa Monica has amended its Minimum Wage Ordinance to postpone implementation of its paid sick leave entitlements, now starting January 1, 2017 instead of July 1, 2016, and create a two phase implementation process…
  • Apr 27

    Vote YES! for Compliance: An Election Law Refresher for California Employer

    Vote YES! for Compliance: An Election Law Refresher for California Employer
    Seyfarth Synopsis:  Under California law, employers have a part to play in protecting employee voting rights and other political activity.  What follows is a short reminder of employer duties and obligations. With the June 7, 2016,…
Rank this Week: 1720

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/
  • May 4

    Prince – Estate planning

    Prince – Estate planning
    Like many deaths, the death of the legendary pop star Prince came as a shock and surprise for the world.  What shocked estate planning attorneys even more so is the possibility that Prince may have died without a will or an estate plan,…
  • Apr 25

    Foreign Wills: Are they valid in Florida?

    Foreign Wills: Are they valid in Florida?
    Foreign Wills: Will a Florida Court recognize them? The world is becoming a more global community and with that means the United States has seen an increase in the amount of foreign-born individuals living, visiting, and investing in the U.S.…
  • Apr 19

    Trust Funding

    Trust Funding
    Trust Funding Trust funding is one of the most important aspects of an estate plan or asset protection plan. Attorneys, and clients, hear so much about trust funding, but rarely is it truly understood or implemented properly. Given how…
Rank this Week: 336

Employer Law Report

Employer Law Report

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

http://www.employerlawreport.com/
  • May 4

    EEOC issues fact sheet in response to state bathroom law

    EEOC issues fact sheet in response to state bathroom law
    Likely in response to laws recently passed in North Carolina and Mississippi (and being considered in other states, including Ohio), the EEOC has issued a fact sheet regarding bathroom access for transgender employees under federal…
  • May 3

    The word “or” might render your non-compete worthle

    The word “or” might render your non-compete worthle
    The Northern District of Ohio recently refused to grant a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) or Preliminary Injunction against an employee for allegedly violating a non-compete because the court said the agreement was written in the…
  • Apr 5

    8th Circuit upholds unfair labor practice findings in Jimmy John’s “Sick Sandwich” case

    8th Circuit upholds unfair labor practice findings in Jimmy John’s “Sick Sandwich” case
    In a 2-1 decision, the 8th Circuit on March 25th in MikLin Enterprises, Inc., v. National Labor Relations Board enforced an NLRB Order finding that a Jimmy John’s franchisee violated Sections 8(a)(1) and (3) of the National Labor…
Rank this Week: 533

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/
  • May 4

    The Successful Turnover: Best Practices for Transition from Developer to Association

    The Successful Turnover: Best Practices for Transition from Developer to Association
    Thank you to everyone who joined me and Lori Van Gorden of Horst Property Management for our real estate development seminar on May 2.  We led an informative discussion about “The Successful Turnover: Best Practices for Transition…
  • Apr 8

    Is there an Attorney Fee that is Too Big to Collect for Violations of Association Rules?

    Is there an Attorney Fee that is Too Big to Collect for Violations of Association Rules?
    In a recent case in the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court, a condominium association was awarded attorneys’ fees that were almost 23 times larger than the fine and assessments they were trying to collect.  Because the litigation to…
  • Apr 1

    Congratulations to Christina Hausner

    Congratulations to Christina Hausner
    Congratulations to our partner and colleague, Christina L. Hausner, on being appointed as the solicitor for the County of Lancaster. Chris has practiced with RKG for 34 years.  She joined Craig, Gary, and Jon in 1982, upon completing her…
Rank this Week: 927

Workplace Privacy, Data Management…

Workplace Privacy, Data Management & Security Report

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

http://www.workplaceprivacyreport.com
  • May 4

    Nebraska Amends Data Breach Notification Law

    Nebraska Amends Data Breach Notification Law
    On April 13, 2016, Nebraska’s breach notification statute was amended when Governor Pete Ricketts signed LB835 into law.  The Amendment included a variety of changes, including a regulator notification requirement and broadens the…
  • May 4

    Nebraska Amends Data Breach Notification Law

    Nebraska Amends Data Breach Notification Law
    On April 13, 2016, Nebraska’s breach notification statute was amended when Governor Pete Ricketts signed LB835 into law. The Amendment included a variety of changes, including a regulator notification requirement and broadens the…
  • May 3

    Employers Beware of Phishing Scam

    Employers Beware of Phishing Scam
    On April 20, 2016, a class action lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court, Southern District of California against Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. The lawsuit was initiated by a former employee whose W-2 was allegedly disclosed as…
Rank this Week: 3125

Employment Class Action Blog

Employment Class Action Blog

Covers employment class action cases affecting employers. By Baker Hostetler.

http://www.employmentclassactionreport.com/
Rank this Week: 766

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • May 4

    Legislative Update: Employee Training Required for Hotels, Inns on Human Trafficking

    Legislative Update: Employee Training Required for Hotels, Inns on Human Trafficking
    Over the next week or so, I’ll be providing updates on various bills to pass (or fail) at the state general assembly.  They’re coming in fast and furious so patience is the order of the day. But as we review various bills,…
  • May 3

    EEOC: Bathroom Access Rights Guaranteed By Title VII

    EEOC: Bathroom Access Rights Guaranteed By Title VII
    Last fall, I raised the issue of bathroom access for employees that corresponds with their gender identity. The issue, however, that seems to get the most press is restroom access. Indeed, we’re now getting federal guidance on how…
  • Apr 26

    Connecticut Businesses Should Exercise Caution on DOL’s New FMLA Guide for Employer

    Connecticut Businesses Should Exercise Caution on DOL’s New FMLA Guide for Employer
    Over the years in the employment law “blawgosphere” (isn’t there a better term by now?), I’ve had the pleasure of meeting with and conferring with several other attorneys who blog. One of those is Jeff Nowak, whose…
Rank this Week: 313

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1469

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: 511

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • May 4

    Can you sue your employer because your job is too boring?

    Can you sue your employer because your job is too boring?
    Can you sue your employer because your job is too boring? Yesterday morning, I would have laughed. Yesterday afternoon I might have cried. I don't even have any commentary... I'm just going to leave this right here: Employee is suing his boss…
  • May 3

    EEOC issues transgender employee fact sheet

    EEOC issues transgender employee fact sheet
    Yesterday, the EEOC issued a new fact sheet: Bathroom Access Rights for Transgender Employees Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The conclusions are nothing new, and match the agency's recent decisions in Macy v. Dep't of…
  • May 2

    15 Recent Developments in Employment Law

    15 Recent Developments in Employment Law
    Last week, I presented 15 Recent Developments in Employment Law to the Healthcare Human Resources Association of Central Pennsylvania in Altoona. I've done similar programs for them in the past (obviously, different "recent" events depending…
Rank this Week: 974

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 4

    Transgender bathrooms is a solution in search of a problem

    Transgender bathrooms is a solution in search of a problem
    In the blogging world, when you snooze, you lose. Yesterday, my fellow bloggers were all over the EEOC’s publication of guidance on bathroom access for transgender employees: Eric Meyer’s Employer Handbook Blog: Not letting…
  • May 3

    Looks like the DOL just put its new salary test on the discount rack

    Looks like the DOL just put its new salary test on the discount rack
    It’s been a few weeks since we last peeked in on the DOL’s upcoming increase for teh FLSA’s salary test (Winter is coming … for the FLSA’s salary test). It’s long been expected that the DOL would increase…
  • May 2

    Maternity leave vs. “Me-ternity” Leave, and what it means for work-life balance

    Maternity leave vs. “Me-ternity” Leave, and what it means for work-life balance
    I read with great interest the following story in the New York Post, entitled, “I want all the perks of maternity leave — without having any kids.” The story, written by Meghann Foye, a self-professed overworked, yet…
Rank this Week: 106

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: 41

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 4

    Context Shouldn’t be Everything: Online Libel and Evolving Standards of Liability

    Context Shouldn’t be Everything: Online Libel and Evolving Standards of Liability
    RonNell Anderson Jones & Lyrissa Barnett Lidsky, Of Reasonable Readers and Unreasonable Speakers: Libel Law in a Networked World, Va. J. Soc. Pol'y & L. (forthcoming 2016), available at SSRN.Ann BartowThough it can be uplifting…
  • May 3

    Bringing Values Back

    Bringing Values Back
    Cecilia Klingele, The Promises and Perils of Evidence-Based Corrections, 91 Notre Dame L. Rev. 101 (2015).Mary FanTo build coalitions on controversial issues where worldviews collide, you have to search for common or at least less…
  • May 2

    Process Failure on the Road to Obergefell

    Process Failure on the Road to Obergefell
    Josh Blackman and Howard M. Wasserman, The Process of Marriage Equality, 43 Hastings Const. L.Q. 243 (2016), available at SSRN.Kevin C. WalshIn The Process of Marriage Equality, Josh Blackman and Howard Wasserman provide a chronicle and…
Rank this Week: 235

The Employer Handbook

The Employer Handbook

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

http://www.theemployerhandbook.com/
Rank this Week: 433

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

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

http://www.pvwtaxandbusinesslaw.wordpress.com/
  • May 4

    DOL Revises The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Poster

    DOL Revises The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Poster
    by Joshua A. Diveley The Department of Labor (DOL) revised The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) poster which certain employers must display at employment locations. The revisions were released in late April, 2016. The poster was revised to…
  • May 2

    New Nebraska Tax Credit for Volunteer Emergency Responder

    New Nebraska Tax Credit for Volunteer Emergency Responder
    In an effort to aid in the recruiting and retention of volunteer emergency responders, volunteer firefighters, and volunteer rescue squad members, Nebraska passed LB 886, known as the Volunteer Emergency Responders Incentive Act. By enacting…
  • Apr 28

    Nebraska Bill Recognizing Fantasy Sports Fails to Pa

    Nebraska Bill Recognizing Fantasy Sports Fails to Pa
    by M. Tom Langan, II A bill seeking to recognize fantasy sports as a game of knowledge and skill (and not illegal gambling) failed to pass through the Nebraska Legislature.  In addition to permitting fantasy contests for cash prizes,…
Rank this Week: 2219

Employment Law 101

Employment Law 101

Covers employment law trends. By John A. Gallagher.

http://employmentlaw101.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1253

The Utah Employment Lawyer

The Utah Employment Lawyer

Covers legislative and court cases affecting Utah employers and employees. By D. Scott Crook.

http://theutahemploymentlawyer.blogspot.com/
  • May 3

    Cases --- April 24th through 30th

    Cases --- April 24th through 30th
    Contract/Noncompete/Trade Secret/Wrongful TerminationBrenner v. Department of Workforce Services (Utah Ct. App., April 28, 2016) (affirming Workforce Appeals Board determination that Brenner had been discharged for just cause was…
  • Apr 27

    Cases --- April 17th through 23rd

    Cases --- April 17th through 23rd
    Contract/Noncompete/Trade Secret/Wrongful TerminationKontgis v. Salt Lake City Corporation (10th Cir., April 18, 2016) (affirming summary judgment in favor of SLC Corp. on Kontgis's wrongful termination claim because she had had the due…
  • Apr 14

    Cases --- April 10th through 16th

    Cases --- April 10th through 16th
    Discrimination/Retaliation*Robinson v. St. John Medical Center, Inc. (10th Cir., April 13, 2016) (affirming summary judgment in favor of St. John on Robinson's claims for race discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination)*McGowan v.…
Rank this Week: 4601

Employment Law Business Guide

Employment Law Business Guide

Addresses employment law issues. By McLane, Graf, Raulerson, & Middleton, PA.

http://www.employmentlawbusinessguide.com
  • May 3

    What Do “Bathroom Bills” Mean for Employers?

    What Do “Bathroom Bills” Mean for Employers?
    Last month, national retail chain Target announced that it would allow transgender employees and customers to choose the restroom and fitting room facilities that correspond to their gender identity.  Target took this step in response to…
  • May 2

    UBER Agrees to Pay Up To $100 Million to Drivers in Settlement of Two Class-Action Lawsuit

    UBER Agrees to Pay Up To $100 Million to Drivers in Settlement of Two Class-Action Lawsuit
    UBER has settled two class-action lawsuits — one filed in California in 2013 (O’Connor) and one in Massachusetts in 2014 (Yucesoy) — by drivers who sought to be considered employees rather than independent…
  • Apr 27

    Companies: Make Sure You Are Ready For A Litigation Hold

    Companies: Make Sure You Are Ready For A Litigation Hold
    With the number of emails, texts, and other electronic data in the workplace today, not knowing your company’s litigation preservation duties or not having proper procedures in place to meet those responsibilities may later lead to…
Rank this Week: 1999

Texas Employment Law Update

Texas Employment Law Update

Covers labor and employment legal topis for Texas employers. By Russell Cawyer.

http://www.texasemploymentlawupdate.com/
  • May 3

    Congress Federalizes Trade Secret Cause of Action

    Congress Federalizes Trade Secret Cause of Action
    Congress passed, and the President indicates he will sign, the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (“DTSA”) creating a federal cause of action for the misappropriation of trade secrets.  Until now, misappropriation of trade…
  • Mar 30

    Austin, Texas Passes Fair Chance Hiring Ordinance for Private Employer

    Austin, Texas Passes Fair Chance Hiring Ordinance for Private Employer
    The City of Austin, Texas has joined the long list of municipalities nationally that have adopted ordinances restricting employers ability to make inquiries into an applicant’s criminal background and to act on that…
  • Mar 22

    HR Directors Beware: You Too Can be Sued for FMLA Violation

    HR Directors Beware: You Too Can be Sued for FMLA Violation
    A recent case from the Second Circuit Court of Appeals should remind HR Directors (and supervisors) to be particularly vigilant in handling employee FMLA leaves of absence. In Graziadio v. Culinary Institute of America, the…
Rank this Week: 1565

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 396

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/
  • May 3

    EEOC posts fact sheets on LGBT discrimination, transgender issue

    EEOC posts fact sheets on LGBT discrimination, transgender issue
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has published a new Fact Sheet on LGBT discrimination that employers will find helpful. As I’ve reported before here and here, the agency is taking an aggressive position regarding…
  • Apr 29

    Court sheds light on “pregnancy accommodation” obligation after Young v. UPS

    Court sheds light on “pregnancy accommodation” obligation after Young v. UPS
    A federal appeals court panel has come out with a decision interpreting the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last year in Young v. UPS, and the result wasn’t too good for the employer. The Sheriff’s Department of Ulster County,…
  • Apr 29

    Your labor and employment reading for this weekend.

    Your labor and employment reading for this weekend.
    Federal protection for trade secrets, “suitable seating,” inadvertent labor trafficking, Uber’s status as an employer — whew! Be sure to check these out if you haven’t already: *Billy Hammel of our Austin Office…
Rank this Week: 862

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • May 3

    At-Will Employment in Texas – What Does it Mean?

    At-Will Employment in Texas – What Does it Mean?
    In Texas, employment is presumed to be at-will. This means that, absent a specific agreement to the contrary, employment may be terminated by the employer or the employee for any reason at any time. An employer may modify at-will employment…
  • Apr 28

    Trade Secrets Litigation is About to Change with the Passage of the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act

    Trade Secrets Litigation is About to Change with the Passage of the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act
    The federal Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), that has been subject of rigorous debate over the past few years, is just days away from becoming the law of the land.  On April 4, 2016, the Senate passed the DTSA bill with a vote of 87-0…
  • Apr 18

    Common Ways Businesses Leak Trade Secrets Without Their Knowledge

    Common Ways Businesses Leak Trade Secrets Without Their Knowledge
    If you have a business, you have trade secrets. It is really that simple. In Texas, any information can be a trade secret as long as (1) it has economic value because it is not generally known and (2) the owner of the information has used…
Rank this Week: 1335

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers New Jersey civil rights violations and employment law. By Siegler & Traub, L.L.C.

http://www.newjerseyemploymentlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3078

Wage Law

Wage Law

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

http://www.californiawagelaw.com/wage_law/
  • May 3

    Employer Defeats Class Action Regarding Rounding and Overtime Pay

    Employer Defeats Class Action Regarding Rounding and Overtime Pay
    In Corbin v. Time Warner (9th Cir. 13-55622 5/2/16), the 9th Circuit affirmed a district court’s summary judgment in favor of Time Warner Entertainment-Advance/Newhouse Partnership in a putative class action brought by a Time Warner…
  • Feb 17

    Debtor's Prisons?

    Debtor's Prisons?
    This is slightly off topic, but since we have some unsatisfied judgments we're trying to collect, this story caught our eye. "U.S. marshals arrest man for unpaid student loan." You can have someone arrested for not paying a debt?…
  • Jan 5

    California's Salaried Exempt Minimum Increases to $41,600

    California's Salaried Exempt Minimum Increases to $41,600
    Now that the California minimum wage has increased to $10 per hour as of January 1, 2016, California employers must also pay more to keep exempt workers exempt. In addition to the Duties Test, California employers who classify workers as...
Rank this Week: 539

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

Arent Fox's fashion law blog highlights critical issues for designers, retailers, and manufacturers.

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
Rank this Week: 1086

Global Workplace Insider

Global Workplace Insider

Covers employment and labour law issues, including industrial relations/labour and human resources, business immigration and international mobility, enterprise and collective labour agreements and occupational health and safety matters, By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.globalworkplaceinsider.com/
  • May 3

    EEOC continues its efforts to incorporate sexual orientation and gender identity into Title VII protection

    EEOC continues its efforts to incorporate sexual orientation and gender identity into Title VII protection
    On March 1, 2016, the EEOC filed two cases with one clear goal: to expand the meaning of “sex” under Title VII. In EEOC v. Scott Medical Health Center, P.C., Case No. 2:16-cv-00225-CB (W.D. Pa.),  the agency alleges that the…
  • May 3

    To what extent can employers be held vicariously liable for the acts of their employees?

    To what extent can employers be held vicariously liable for the acts of their employees?
    This post was also contributed by Ebru Tirel, Trainee, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP (Munich). Imagine a forklift truck driver damaging the car of a customer of the employer, resulting in a loss of EUR 200,000. Who will be liable for the…
  • May 3

    Lock-out scope reduced by Constitutional Court

    Lock-out scope reduced by Constitutional Court
    This article was written by Sabu Sangoni, a Director at Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa The Constitutional Court has ruled that an employer may not lock out a minority union that was not party to the dispute at bargaining council level.…
Rank this Week: 2493

Hawaii Labor and Employment Law

Hawaii Labor and Employment Law

Covers labor and employment issues affecting Hawaii employers. By Ryan E. Sanada.

http://www.hilaborlaw.com
  • May 3

    DOL Overtime Threshold Might Be $47K (Instead of $50K)

    DOL Overtime Threshold Might Be $47K (Instead of $50K)
    The Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) proposed new rules regarding the administrative, executive and professional exemptions (“EAP Exemptions”) under the Fair Labor Standards Act have created quite a stir,…
  • Apr 5

    Shots Fired! Several Lawsuits Filed in Response to New Persuader Rule

    Shots Fired! Several Lawsuits Filed in Response to New Persuader Rule
    So it has begun.  As of this morning, several lawsuits have been filed against the U.S. Department of Labor to invalidate the persuader rules mentioned in this post. Specifically, the National Federal of Independent Business…
  • Apr 4

    New Persuader Rules Issued!

    New Persuader Rules Issued!
    The DOL's new persuader rules have been published in the Federal Register and (at first glance) they look pretty bad. The DOL watered down their proposed rules just a lil' bit, and even provided a small set of different rules to allow trade…
Rank this Week: 1320

Hospitality Labor and Employment…

Hospitality Labor and Employment Law Blog

Covers labor and employment laws and policies that affects the hospitality industry. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.hospitalitylaboremploymentlawblog.com/
  • May 3

    DOL Releases New Poster and Employer’s Guide to FMLA

    DOL Releases New Poster and Employer’s Guide to FMLA
    Hospitality employers should note that the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (“DOL”) has just released a new Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) poster and The Employer’s Guide to The Family and…
  • Apr 25

    NLRB Argues “Misclassification” of Independent Contractors Is Unfair Labor Practice

    NLRB Argues “Misclassification” of Independent Contractors Is Unfair Labor Practice
    Our colleague Steven M. Swirsky, a Member of the Firm at Epstein Becker Green, has a post on the Management Memo blog that will be of interest to many of our readers in the hospitality industry: “NLRB Argues…
  • Apr 15

    Paid Parental Leave in San Francisco: Employer Alert

    Paid Parental Leave in San Francisco: Employer Alert
    Our colleagues Steven R. Blackburn and Elizabeth J. Boca, attorneys at Epstein Becker Green, have a post on the Retail Labor and Employment Law blog that will be of interest to many of our readers in the hospitality industry:…
Rank this Week: 4777