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San Antonio Employment Law Blog

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.sanantonioemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Oct 30

    A True Cowboy Judges a Person On His/Her Own Merit

    A True Cowboy Judges a Person On His/Her Own Merit
    An acquaintance passed away recently. His passing brought to mind the high school I graduated from in 1975. Mike Gallagher graduated from John Marshal High School a couple of years before I did. He was a football player, and an officer in the…
  • Oct 29

    Blackwater Guards Found Guilty

    Blackwater Guards Found Guilty
    We went into the Iraq War on the cheap. We entered that war with the smallest number of troops possible. So, that lead to the US relying on private security firms for a number of missions. One such mission was providing security for the…
  • Oct 28

    Judge Jones Cleared of Ethics Charges, Pending Appeal

    Judge Jones Cleared of Ethics Charges, Pending Appeal
    I wrote before about Judge Edith Jones, who has been accused of making racist comments at a Federalist Society meeting. See my prior post here. She allegedly stated that certain racial groups, such as African-Americans and Hispanics, are…
Rank this Week: 772

Workers' Rights Blog

Workers' Rights Blog

Covers class action and employment law. By Sundeen Salinas & Pyle.

http://www.workersrightsblog.com/
  • Oct 30

    Unpaid TV Interns Settle Large Class Action Against NBCUniversal

    Unpaid TV Interns Settle Large Class Action Against NBCUniversal
    Last year, a federal judge in New York ruled that Fox Searchlight Pictures violated minimum wage laws by not paying interns that worked on the set of the movie “Black Swan.”  In holding that employers could not simply avail…
  • Sep 30

    Developments in Wage and Hour Law-2014

    Developments in Wage and Hour Law-2014
    [Each year, I participate in an employment/wage and hour law update put on by the Alameda County Bar Association Labor and Employment Committee.  This year, I am going to summarize some of the topics that I discussed (or wanted to…
  • Sep 9

    California Supreme Court Holds Fast Food Employee Cannot Sue Franchisor For Sexual Harassment Claims.

    California Supreme Court Holds Fast Food Employee Cannot Sue Franchisor For Sexual Harassment Claims.
    On August 28, 2014, the California Supreme Court ruled that Domino’s Pizza could not be held liable for sexual harassment claims by an employee of a franchisee. The highly anticipated decision came on the eve of Labor Day weekend,…
Rank this Week: 960

What's New in Employment Law?

What's New in Employment Law?

Focuses on employment law developments, particularly in California.

http://shawvalenza.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 30

    NLRB Doubles Down: Again Holds Waivers of Class Actions in Arbitration Agreements Illegal

    NLRB Doubles Down: Again Holds Waivers of Class Actions in Arbitration Agreements Illegal
    It's election time. So here's a short political rant:  The National Labor Relations Board is one of the administrative agencies that prove the cliche: elections have consequences.  (The President nominates the Board's members, each…
  • Oct 30

    California Employers: Remember Voting Time Obligations and Poster

    California Employers: Remember Voting Time Obligations and Poster
    I'm a bit late with this reminder:  At least 10 days before the November 4 election, employers in California must post this notice. Employers also must give employees up to two hours off to vote if they are unable to vote…
  • Oct 6

    Governor Brown Signs End of Session Employment Laws Part II

    Governor Brown Signs End of Session Employment Laws Part II
    Here are some of the other employment laws that Governor Jerry Brown has signed, which will result in new obligations and liabilities in 2015.  AB 1897 (text is here)  This new law states that employers that use temp agencies…
Rank this Week: 811

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Oct 30

    Guest Post: When “Disruptive” Technology Hits Your Workplace, What Then?

    Guest Post: When “Disruptive” Technology Hits Your Workplace, What Then?
    Today, I’m pleased to highlight a guest post from Steven Scheinberg, the General Counsel of the Anti-Defamation League. I’ve known Steven for several years and was very happy when he offered to share his thoughts on this important…
  • Oct 29

    Watching Over Your Employee

    Watching Over Your Employee
    With cameras on every smart phone and computers that can track your every click, it’s hard for employers to know what’s proper in the workplace when it comes to surveillance and monitoring. I’ve talked on the blog before…
  • Oct 27

    Your Company’s Wellness Program May Violate The Law, Says the EEOC

    Your Company’s Wellness Program May Violate The Law, Says the EEOC
    I’ve talked about wellness programs from time to time here on the blog.  Robin Shea, on her great blog, first brought this up back in August. But since then, there are some new developments from the EEOC that employers should…
Rank this Week: 158

Washington Workplace Law Blog

Washington Workplace Law Blog

Covers employment law, and wage and hour regulations. By Foster Pepper PLLC.

http://www.washingtonworkplacelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3230

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/
  • Oct 30

    Int’l Group Recognizes New Book on Age Discrimination

    Int’l Group Recognizes New Book on Age Discrimination
    The International Federation on Ageing (IFA) has recognized my new book, Betrayed: The Legalization of Age Discrimination in the Workplace. The IFA is a non-governmental, non-profit organization based in Toronto,…
  • Oct 29

    HR Doesn’t Work for Workplace Abuse Victim

    HR Doesn’t Work for Workplace Abuse Victim
    This blog initially began with a rhetorical question – how do perpetrators of domestic violence act when they report for work? I was reminded of this when I read about the travails of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio…
  • Oct 20

    The Lack of Equal Justice for All

    The Lack of Equal Justice for All
    There was an article in the New York Times recently about the elusiveness of justice for African-Americans in the criminal justice system. I think this is a symptom of a wider problem – the lack of equal…
Rank this Week: 564

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Oct 30

    Int’l Group Recognizes New Book on Age Discrimination

    Int’l Group Recognizes New Book on Age Discrimination
    The International Federation on Ageing (IFA) has recognized my new book, Betrayed: The Legalization of Age Discrimination in the Workplace. The IFA is a non-governmental, non-profit organization based in Toronto,…
  • Oct 29

    HR Doesn’t Work for Workplace Abuse Victim

    HR Doesn’t Work for Workplace Abuse Victim
    This blog initially began with a rhetorical question – how do perpetrators of domestic violence act when they report for work? I was reminded of this when I read about the travails of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio…
  • Oct 20

    The Lack of Equal Justice for All

    The Lack of Equal Justice for All
    There was an article in the New York Times recently about the elusiveness of justice for African-Americans in the criminal justice system. I think this is a symptom of a wider problem – the lack of equal…
Rank this Week: 3749

Labor Relations Update

Labor Relations Update

By Proskauer Rose LLP.

http://www.laborrelationsupdate.com
  • Oct 30

    NLRB Imposes Extraordinary, Tough Remedies for Egregious and Pervasive Violation

    NLRB Imposes Extraordinary, Tough Remedies for Egregious and Pervasive Violation
    In a landmark decision, the National Labor Relation Board has imposed an array of extraordinary remedies against an employer for what the NLRB described as “egregious and pervasive violations” of the National Labor Relations…
  • Oct 19

    Ebola and Potential Labor Relations Issue

    Ebola and Potential Labor Relations Issue
    The Ebola panic presently sweeping the U.S. raises a host of potential issues for employers.  We recently provided guidance to help employers ensure employee safety while also complying with legal obligations under the Americans with…
  • Oct 2

    NLRB Refines Its Test for Independent Contractor Statu

    NLRB Refines Its Test for Independent Contractor Statu
    The National Labor Relations Board, with one member dissenting, has issued a decision in which it “refines” the test it uses for determining whether it will find individuals performing services for an employer to be employees, who…
Rank this Week: 2317

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

http://www.oaklandemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 30

    Common Carrier Liability in San Francisco

    Common Carrier Liability in San Francisco
    Earlier this month, 10 people were hospitalized after receiving minor injuries when the ferry in which they were riding in the San Francisco Bay struck a piling at a pier. The accident occurred at 6 p.m. on October 12, and the ferry was…
  • Oct 27

    Women Face Discrimination in Silicon Valley

    Women Face Discrimination in Silicon Valley
    Silicon Valley, which is home to high-tech giants including Google, Apple, Facebook, and Twitter, has a serious issue with gender discrimination. It seems nonsensical that in an industry on the cutting edge of society, women would be…
  • Oct 23

    What should I do if I have been injured in a train accident?

    What should I do if I have been injured in a train accident?
      Train accidents may not be something that you spend a great deal of time worrying about. You may believe that train travel is something that rarely occurs. There are actually 12 million cargo containers transported by train each year…
Rank this Week: 2593

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/
  • Oct 30

    What Law Governs When a Customer in Another State Buys My Product Over the Internet?

    What Law Governs When a Customer in Another State Buys My Product Over the Internet?
    A Business FAQ with Mary E. Vandenack. If you sell products over the internet, it is important to be aware that you are going to be subject to the laws and regulations of the state that you are located in,…Read more ›
  • Oct 30

    IRS Announces 2015 Retirement Plan Limit

    IRS Announces 2015 Retirement Plan Limit
    By Joshua A. Diveley. The IRS has announced the inflation adjusted limits applicable to retirement plans for 2015. Some of the key adjustments for defined contribution plans (including 401(k), 403(b), 457 and profit sharing plans) include:…
  • Oct 29

    What Is the Difference Between an Employee and an Independent Contractor?

    What Is the Difference Between an Employee and an Independent Contractor?
    A Business FAQ with Mark A. Williams. An employee is somebody that you pay wages to, you withhold taxes from them, and you provide them benefits. An independent contractor is one where you pay them a set amount of money…Read more…
Rank this Week: 4229

Washgington Labor and Employment…

Washgington Labor and Employment Law Blog

Covers Washington State employment law and public sector collective bargaining law.By Cline and Associates.

http://www.washingtonlaborandemploymentblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2589

Employment Law Watch

Employment Law Watch

Covers employment law in the U.S., UK and France. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.employmentlawwatch.com/
  • Oct 30

    Employers Using Personality Tests To Vet Applicants Need Cautious 'Personalities' of Their Own

    Employers Using Personality Tests To Vet Applicants Need Cautious 'Personalities' of Their Own
    Sara A. Begley, Julia Y. Trankiem and Sarah T. Hansel have posted a new article on Forbes.com. With a growing number of employers using personality tests to vet job applicants, it is important for management to understand the pitfalls of…
  • Oct 17

    The Fight Against Ebola: How Employers Can Join the Front Line

    The Fight Against Ebola: How Employers Can Join the Front Line
    Joel S. Barras and Sarah T. Hansel have posted a new article on Forbes.com. With the first United States Ebola cases diagnosed in Dallas, employers are asking: What can we do to protect our workforce, especially if an employee will be…
  • Oct 17

    What Ebola means for employers worldwide

    What Ebola means for employers worldwide
    This post was written by Thomas Ince and Laura H. Juillet. As more terrible news of the on-going Ebola epidemic continues to reach us each day, and with the disease showing no sign of slowing, employers around the world are asking what steps…
Rank this Week: 2986

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/
  • Oct 30

    Jotwell Legal Scholarship Conference Next Week

    Jotwell Legal Scholarship Conference Next Week
    Our 5th Anniversary conference on “Legal Scholarship We Like and Why It Matters” is coming up late next week. In the United States, the role of scholarship is under assault in contemporary conversations about law schools;…
  • Oct 29

    Exhausting Regulatory Arbitrage

    Exhausting Regulatory Arbitrage
    Annelise Riles, Managing Regulatory Arbitrage: A Conflict of Laws Approach, 47 Cornell Int'l. L.J. 63 (2014).Anna GelpernA recent gathering of regulators opened with a round of congratulations: bailouts were history, bail-ins were…
  • Oct 28

    Appealing to Injustice

    Appealing to Injustice
    William M. Richman & William L. Reynolds, Injustice on Appeal: The United States Courts of Appeals in Crisis (2013).Steve VladeckProfessors William M. Richman and William L. Reynolds have been writing about the “crisis” facing…
Rank this Week: 325

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Oct 30

    What Employers Should Know as Election Day Near

    What Employers Should Know as Election Day Near
    The General Election is on November 4, 2014. Employees have certain rights to take time off to vote, and employers have posting obligations. Time Off To Vote If an employee does not have sufficient time outside of working hours to vote in a…
  • Oct 29

    Halloween Tips for the Workplace

    Halloween Tips for the Workplace
    With Halloween just a couple of days away, some employers may still be on the fence about whether to celebrate Halloween at work. But before deciding that it’s not a holiday worth celebrating, consider the results of a 2013 Glassdoor…
  • Oct 28

    401k Contribution Limits Rise for 2015

    401k Contribution Limits Rise for 2015
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced cost of living adjustments affecting 401(k) pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2015 – including an increase in the amount employees can contribute to their 401(k)…
Rank this Week: 2756

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/
  • Oct 30

    UPS Policy Change

    UPS Policy Change
    Yesterday the Washington Post reported that UPS has changed its policy about providing light duty assignments to pregnant employees. The link to the story is here:…
  • Oct 29

    Horton Rise

    Horton Rise
    Although the Fifth Circuit tried to put a stake in the heart of the NLRB's Horton decision, the Board confirmed its vitality today in its opinion in Murphy Oil U.S.A. The bottom line: the NLRB "reaffirmed the D.R. Horton rationale...
  • Oct 29

    How Managers Consider Job-Applicant Criminal History

    How Managers Consider Job-Applicant Criminal History
    How do managers actually consider a job applicant’s criminal history, given the law? A recent study finds that it has a lot to do with how much discretion those managers have under company policy: Sarah E. Lageson, Michael Vuolo, and...
Rank this Week: 89

Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

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

http://employmentdiscrimination.foxrothschild.com/
  • Oct 30

    Creationist Amusement Park Religious Hiring Requirement: Discrimination? Ministerial Exception? Or What?

    Creationist Amusement Park Religious Hiring Requirement: Discrimination? Ministerial Exception? Or What?
    Slate reports that the creator of “a Noah’s Ark–themed creationist amusement park” in Kentucky – an “Ark park” — (the same person who created the Creation Museum) has instituted a…
  • Oct 29

    Taking the Trick out of Halloween

    Taking the Trick out of Halloween
    For some, Halloweeen is about cute children in adorable costumes.  For others, Halloween conjures up images of witches, ghost, and goblins who, in the words of Shakespeare “Double, double toil and trouble; fire burn and cauldron…
  • Oct 28

    “Everything Your Mother Told You Growing Up Is A Lie: The Pretty People Always Win”

    “Everything Your Mother Told You Growing Up Is A Lie: The Pretty People Always Win”
    The title above is from an article some time ago in Time entitled “People Who Were Pretty In High School Make More Money Because Life Isn’t Fair.” The article began: “A new research paper confirms that…
Rank this Week: 1582

Labor Relations Today

Labor Relations Today

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

http://www.laborrelationstoday.com/
  • Oct 30

    NLRB Draws a Line, Unlikes Employees’ Facebook Post

    NLRB Draws a Line, Unlikes Employees’ Facebook Post
    Cases involving employee Facebook and other social media posts rarely end well for employers (see here, here, and here). However, on October 28, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board gave an employer a rare Facebook victory…
  • Oct 29

    Union Campaign Heats Up At B’more Jimmy John

    Union Campaign Heats Up At B’more Jimmy John
    The Baltimore City Paper reports that less than two weeks ago, Jimmy Johns employees working in Baltimore, MD formed an informational picket outside of a Jimmy Johns franchise in order to demand higher wages from their employer.  The…
  • Oct 28

    Board Orders Hotel To Pay Union’s Bargaining And Litigation Cost

    Board Orders Hotel To Pay Union’s Bargaining And Litigation Cost
    In a decision issued last Friday, the National Labor Relations Board slammed a Hawaii hotelier for repeatedly violating the National Labor Relations Act over the past decade.   Issued by a full five-member Board, the decision…
Rank this Week: 594

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
Rank this Week: 1630

Texas Employer Handbook

Texas Employer Handbook

By Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.

http://www.texasemployerhandbook.com/
  • Oct 30

    Employment Law 101: Employee Handbook

    Employment Law 101: Employee Handbook
    Who, What, Why . . . Who does it apply to: It is up to you. A business with two employees might benefit from an employee handbook. A business with 100 might function fine without one. There are no legal rules about when a handbook must be…
  • Sep 30

    EEOC Trying to Change the “Status” for Transgendered Employee

    EEOC Trying to Change the “Status” for Transgendered Employee
    On September 25, 2014, the EEOC filed lawsuits in Florida and Michigan accusing employers of discriminating against transgendered employees. These are the first two cases ever filed seeking to protect transgender workers under Title VII. In…
  • Sep 9

    Shop Until You Drop – But Take a Day to Pray

    Shop Until You Drop – But Take a Day to Pray
    From the time that S. Truett Cathy opened his first Chick-Fil-A in 1946, he made the decision to close his restaurants every Sunday to give his employees “an opportunity to rest, spend time with family and friends, and worship if they…
Rank this Week: 4062

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/
  • Oct 30

    Yes, what you say on Facebook can cost you a job offer

    Yes, what you say on Facebook can cost you a job offer
    Even the National Labor Relations Board agrees. Case in point, two people (Moore and Callaghan) who worked at a teen center during the 2011-2012 school year were sent re-hire letters for the 2012-2013 school year. After the school sent out…
  • Oct 29

    HR CHEATSHEET: When an employee texts you from an Ebola quarantine tent

    HR CHEATSHEET: When an employee texts you from an Ebola quarantine tent
    Five minutes ago, after taking the obligatory selfies and between games of Candy Crush, one of your employees texted (because, calling in, as if!) from an Ebola quarantine tent to alert you that she will be out of work for 21 days, while…
  • Oct 27

    Tweet today with the EEOC about the Americans with Disabilities Act #EEOC4NDEAM

    Tweet today with the EEOC about the Americans with Disabilities Act #EEOC4NDEAM
    I'll be at the SHRM Lehigh Valley Annual Conference today presenting "What's Hot at the EEOC...and How to Avoid Getting Burned!" with the EEOC's Mary Tiernan. If you're at the conference, stop by with pizza and beer and say hello with pizza…
Rank this Week: 1419

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: 170

Texas Employment Law Update

Texas Employment Law Update

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

http://www.texasemploymentlawupdate.com/
  • Oct 30

    Light Duty Policies Limited to On-the-Job Injuries Going the Way of the Dinosaur

    Light Duty Policies Limited to On-the-Job Injuries Going the Way of the Dinosaur
    As I wrote several months ago, light duty programs limiting participation to employees recovering from on-the-job injuries are being increasingly scrutinized by the EEOC (See post here) and that we have likely seen the end of those…
  • Oct 22

    I Quit! Constructive Discharge Serves as Substitute for Adverse Employment Action

    I Quit! Constructive Discharge Serves as Substitute for Adverse Employment Action
    An essential element of most employment discrimination claims is that the employee suffered an adverse employment action. An employee who resigns often has difficulty making out a prima facie case of discrimination. An exception to this…
  • Oct 22

    I Quit! Constructive Discharge Serves as Substitute for Adverse Employment Action

    I Quit! Constructive Discharge Serves as Substitute for Adverse Employment Action
    An essential element of most employment discrimination claims is that the employee suffered an adverse employment action. An employee who resigns often has difficulty making out a prima facie case of discrimination. An exception to this…
Rank this Week: 1596

Juz The Fax

Juz The Fax

Cover labor law and litigation. By Randy L. Braun.

http://juzthefax.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 30

    The Inflatable Rat And The First Amendment

    The Inflatable Rat And The First Amendment
    In a Decision dated October 27, 2014, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York (Bianco, J.), refused to ban a Union from using inflatable rats to communicate its objections to the hiring by an Employer of a…
  • Jun 27

    Obama's "Recess" Appointments To NLRB Held Unconstitutional

    Obama's "Recess" Appointments To NLRB Held Unconstitutional
    In a blistering, 9-0 Decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled that President Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (the “NLRB”) were unconstitutional. The revocation of those appointments,…
  • Mar 27

    NLRB Rules That College Football Players Are Employees And May Unionize

    NLRB Rules That College Football Players Are Employees And May Unionize
    Yesterday, the Chicago district of the National Labor Relations Board (the “NLRB”) ruled that football players at Northwestern University qualify as employees of the university and can unionize.  Certainly, one can…
Rank this Week: 4884

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/
  • Oct 30

    I’m a unionized employee-can I go to court?

    I’m a unionized employee-can I go to court?
    Unionized employees can have advantages of being represented by an association. They are also confronted with some disadvantages that can leave a bitter taste and feel like they are being neglected. While, the union has the obligation to…
  • Oct 30

    Bullied employee-wanting to resign?

    Bullied employee-wanting to resign?
    Too often we hear about bullied employee who is mistreated to such an extent that he/she feels the only recourse is to resign.  However, a forced resignation does not necessarily mean that this is true.  When an employee works in an…
  • Oct 22

    Employer’s legal obligation to manage domestic violence at work

    Employer’s legal obligation to manage domestic violence at work
    Domestic violence can begin in the home, but it can navigate its way to the workplace and employers have a legal obligation to manage it head on. This can be done by implementing procedures and policies that both protect the victims of…
Rank this Week: 318

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1228

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
  • Oct 30

    On the Heels of FTC, FCC Joins GPEN to Better Watch Data Abroad

    On the Heels of FTC, FCC Joins GPEN to Better Watch Data Abroad
    Data is rarely still. It is captured, processed and moved around the world at speeds we wouldn’t have dreamed possible 20 years ago. Data often disrespects borders. By way of example, companies often mistakenly store personal data in…
  • Oct 28

    FCC Issues First Data Security Fine

    FCC Issues First Data Security Fine
    On October 24, 2014, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced its intention to fine two telecom companies $10 million for several violations of laws protecting the privacy of phone customers’ personal information. …
  • Oct 24

    Computer Fraud and Abuse Act No Help to Employer Suing Employee Who Took Proprietary Business Info

    Computer Fraud and Abuse Act No Help to Employer Suing Employee Who Took Proprietary Business Info
    Written By Michelle Hackim An employer had no cause of action under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”) against an employee who accessed its computer systems to misappropriate confidential and proprietary business…
Rank this Week: 1704

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/
  • Oct 30

    EEOC files historic lawsuit challenging biometric testing by employer

    EEOC files historic lawsuit challenging biometric testing by employer
    It’s no secret that health insurance costs are out of control. To help combat this surge, many employers have turned to biometric testing for their employees. Biometric testing is part of corporate wellness programs where employees…
  • Oct 29

    Court of appeals decision highlights risk of (mis)classifying employee

    Court of appeals decision highlights risk of (mis)classifying employee
    I once handled a wage-and-hour investigation in which the employer, before retaining my services, hired an HR consultant to help classify its employees as exempt or non-exempt. The DOL, however, disagreed, and reclassified half of the…
  • Oct 28

    The times they are a changin’ for LGBT discrimination

    The times they are a changin’ for LGBT discrimination
    Last week, the The U.S. Office of Special Counsel announced a landmark determination that the Department of the Army engaged in “frequent, pervasive and humiliating,” gender-identity discrimination against an Army software…
Rank this Week: 129

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: 38

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Oct 30

    Is America’s Favorite Pastime Wreaking Havoc on Productivity?

    Is America’s Favorite Pastime Wreaking Havoc on Productivity?
    With the growing popularity of fantasy leagues, America's favorite pastime, football, is a full-time occupation that is no longer reserved for Sundays. Managing players and tracking statistics increasingly distracts workers from the…
  • Oct 29

    Voting Leave: Are Employers Required to Grant Employees Time Off to Cast Their Ballots?

    Voting Leave: Are Employers Required to Grant Employees Time Off to Cast Their Ballots?
    Election Day is Tuesday, November 4, 2014. While most employees are able to cast their ballots outside of their working hours, some may need to take time off to vote. State law dictates whether employers need to provide employees time off to…
  • Oct 28

    Driverless Cars: Balancing the Risks vs. the Reward

    Driverless Cars: Balancing the Risks vs. the Reward
    Audi recently made headlines when its driverless car reached speeds of nearly 150 miles per hour. Google also unveiled its latest iteration of the self-driving car this past summer. Unlike prior designs, which retained steering wheels,…
Rank this Week: 1115

FMLA Insights

FMLA Insights

Covers the Family Medical Leave Act. By Franczek Radelet.

http://www.fmlainsights.com
Rank this Week: 1435

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, P.C.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 571

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
  • Oct 29

    Supreme Court Weighs Scope of Whistleblower Protection Act

    Supreme Court Weighs Scope of Whistleblower Protection Act
    The U.S. Supreme Court next week will hear arguments in […]
  • Sep 6

    SEC Gives $300K to Whistleblower Working in Audit/Compliance

    SEC Gives $300K to Whistleblower Working in Audit/Compliance
    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said it awarded more than $300,000 to a whistleblower who first reported wrongdoing internally — but then went to the feds after being ignored for four months. The SEC typically doesn’t…
  • Sep 3

    ARB Affirms Damages for Whistleblower, Expands Protective Rule

    ARB Affirms Damages for Whistleblower, Expands Protective Rule
    In affirming a pilot’s reinstatement and damages award, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Administrative Review Board (ARB) showed that its new Speegle test — which makes it tougher for employers to justify the firing of…
Rank this Week: 291

Wrongful Dismissal Blog

Wrongful Dismissal Blog

Discussion of Canadian wrongful dismissal cases and other employment law issues and decisions. By Kenneth A. Krupat.

http://joblaw.ca/blog/
  • Oct 29

    CBC Decision to fire Jian Ghomeshi: More Details to Come?

    CBC Decision to fire Jian Ghomeshi: More Details to Come?
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca Everyone is talking about the CBC decision to fire Jian Ghomeshi. Certainly, Canadians love a good sex scandal story as do readers across the…
  • Jul 28

    Theft and Just Cause: Better Prove It!

    Theft and Just Cause: Better Prove It!
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca Is theft just cause for termination of employment in Canada?  It might be.  But employers looking to support a just cause case with…
  • Jun 23

    LGBTQ Workplace Issue

    LGBTQ Workplace Issue
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca It is Worldpride Week in Toronto, the first Worldpride celebration held outside of North America and one of the largest in the world of its…
Rank this Week: 3865

Labor & Employment Law Blog

Labor & Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.laboremploymentlawblog.com/
  • Oct 29

    The EEOC’s Assault on Separation Agreements – A Bump in the Road, But It’s Far From Over

    The EEOC’s Assault on Separation Agreements – A Bump in the Road, But It’s Far From Over
    Most employers have separation agreement forms that have served them well over the years.  The terms have become fairly standardized and, aside from the occasional tweak, they don’t change much and are rarely challenged. …
  • Oct 22

    Employer Permitted to Use “After-Acquired” Evidence at Discrimination Trial

    Employer Permitted to Use “After-Acquired” Evidence at Discrimination Trial
    In Weber v. Fujifilm Medical Systems USA Inc., et al., case numbers 13-4891 and 14-0206, decided on October 9, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that a former executive’s employer could use…
  • Oct 22

    Paid Sick Leave Spreads Throughout New Jersey

    Paid Sick Leave Spreads Throughout New Jersey
    While the New Jersey Senate and Assembly continue to debate state-wide sick leave laws, four more New Jersey municipalities have enacted mandatory sick leave laws for private employers.  Effective January 2015, East Orange, Paterson,…
Rank this Week: 731

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
  • Oct 29

    How to Slay the Monster of a Proposed Multistate Class Action

    How to Slay the Monster of a Proposed Multistate Class Action
    Authored by Jacob Oslick Adventuring heroes in fantasy fiction soon learn to fight different types of evil beast differently.  Some must be fought by fire, some by water, some by the sword, and some by magic.  The hero who foolishly…
  • Oct 27

    New York Court Side-Steps Issue of Deference to State DOL

    New York Court Side-Steps Issue of Deference to State DOL
    Authored by Gena Usenheimer How much deference should courts give to interpretive guidance from the New York State DOL? At least for now, the answer remains unclear. In February 2014, we reported on the Second Circuit’s request for…
  • Oct 16

    Perfecting The “Pick Off”: Using A Rule 68 Offer Of Judgment To Get FLSA Collective Actions “Out”

    Perfecting The “Pick Off”: Using A Rule 68 Offer Of Judgment To Get FLSA Collective Actions “Out”
    Co-authored by Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Scott Rabe “Sometimes surrender is the best option.”  That is how Judge Raymond J. Dearie of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York described how the Rule 68…
Rank this Week: 1468

California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

http://www.calpeculiarities.com/
  • Oct 29

    When it comes to paying employees final wages, ti-i-i-ime is NOT on your side: A Refresher on Labor Code 203

    When it comes to paying employees final wages, ti-i-i-ime is NOT on your side: A Refresher on Labor Code 203
    Authored by Seyfarth Shaw LLP By Brian P. Long When you dismiss an employee for poor performance, or when he beats you to the punch by quitting on you, you rarely feel the urge to rush that slacker his final check. But you should. Under the…
  • Oct 23

    Managing the Two P’s: Profanity and Politics in the Workplace

    Managing the Two P’s: Profanity and Politics in the Workplace
    Authored by Seyfarth Shaw LLP By Nick Geannacopulos and Emily Barker You have likely noticed that business interactions and the way people communicate professionally have declined in formality over recent years.  The “Friday…
  • Oct 8

    When Do Employers Get a Break From Meal Period Rules?

    When Do Employers Get a Break From Meal Period Rules?
    Authored by Seyfarth Shaw LLP By Colleen M. Regan Over the past decade, plaintiffs have filed hundreds of class actions alleging that California employers have failed to “provide” meal breaks.  The California Supreme court…
Rank this Week: 2547

Managing OSHA

Managing OSHA

Provides employers in the chemical, refining, manufacturing, and food industries with advice and practical tips for navigating through and complying with federal and state occupational safety and health regulations. By Arent Fox.

http://www.managing-osha.com/
Rank this Week: 2636

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Oct 29

    On Halloween, Know Your Monster Right

    On Halloween, Know Your Monster Right
    Digging into the old trick or treat bag, we found this old goody from years past: California discrimination laws protect a wide variety of individuals. So it’s perfectly understandable if you lay awake at night thinking about monsters…
  • Oct 22

    Come Hear Me Speak About Two Types of Labor Pains: The Los Angeles Hotel Minimum Wage and Pregnancy Accommodation

    Come Hear Me Speak About Two Types of Labor Pains: The Los Angeles Hotel Minimum Wage and Pregnancy Accommodation
    October is a busy month for presentations on new legal developments and you have a couple of opportunities to hear me speak. If you work in the hospitality industry and are following the Los Angeles City Council’s recent vote to…
  • Oct 20

    Jeff Polsky on Panel for 2014 Nexus Symposium at Chapman University

    Jeff Polsky on Panel for 2014 Nexus Symposium at Chapman University
    Chapman University’s Nexus Journal of Law and Policy is presenting a symposium entitled: Regulating California Businesses: Are Current Laws Best Serving the State’s Economic Interests or Has the Sun Set on California? The…
Rank this Week: 3565

Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation…

Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation Blog

Covers worker's compensation and Social Security litigation. By Martin LLC.

http://www.paworkinjury.com/blog/
  • Oct 29

    What types of workers’ compensation benefits are available?

    What types of workers’ compensation benefits are available?
    If you are injured at work, your employer’s workers’ compensation policy must pay for your medical care, but your benefits may go much further than doctors’ appointments and health care. Depending on the type and extent of your…
  • Oct 22

    More than Ebola: Nurses face daily dangers at work

    More than Ebola: Nurses face daily dangers at work
    The news that two nurses caught Ebola after caring for a man who later died of the infection at a Texas hospital has alarmed nurses and health care officials nationwide. Investigators are looking into how the women contracted the…
  • Oct 22

    House Bill 1846 on Physician Dispensing Passes the House

    House Bill 1846 on Physician Dispensing Passes the House
    On Monday, October 20, 2014 House Bill 1846 was signed and sent on it's way to Governor Corbett for his signature. HB 1846 is described as an "Act amending the act of June 2, 1915 (P.L.736, No.338), known as the...
Rank this Week: 1251

New York Employment Attorney Blog

New York Employment Attorney Blog

Covers employment discrimination and sexual harassment cases. By Phillips & Associates.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1118

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/
  • Oct 29

    Senators advise IRS to be more receptive to whistleblower

    Senators advise IRS to be more receptive to whistleblower
    In an editorial published yesterday in Politico Magazine, Senators Ron Wyden and Chuck Grassley criticize the IRS whistleblower program. The editorial, “Will the IRS Ever Listen?” states that the backlog on cases is too long and…
  • Oct 29

    The False Claims Act Work

    The False Claims Act Work
    The Chamber of Commerce has commenced a well-financed and aggressive lobbying campaign to undermine America’s most effective whistleblower law, the False Claims Act. To justify its anti-whistleblower campaign the Chamber published a…
  • Oct 27

    September/October SEC Whistleblower Award List

    September/October SEC Whistleblower Award List
    The SEC Office of the Whistleblower post Notices of Covered Action where a final judgment or order, by itself or together with other prior judgments or orders in the same action issued after July 21, 2010, results in monetary…
Rank this Week: 364

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Oct 29

    ICYMI: Tandy C. Patrick Explains Why You Should Hire a Lawyer When Signing a Purchase Contract

    ICYMI: Tandy C. Patrick Explains Why You Should Hire a Lawyer When Signing a Purchase Contract
    In October’s Louisville Business First Legal Forum Column, BGD partner Tandy C. Patrick discussed why hiring a lawyer when signing purchase contracts is a wise idea. Read her advice below and don’t miss our monthly legal…
  • Oct 24

    Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) Stay Lifted by D.C. Circuit

    Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) Stay Lifted by D.C. Circuit
    On Oct. 23, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit granted U.S. EPA’s June request to lift the stay on the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR or Transport Rule). Under the Transport Rule, upwind states, including…
  • Oct 21

    Advice for Employers - Words Matter!

    Advice for Employers - Words Matter!
    In a recent case decided by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, an employer found out the hard way that a managerial employee’s ill-chosen words transformed a “slam-dunk” dismissal of an age discrimination case into an…
Rank this Week: 2644

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/
  • Oct 29

    Revocable Trusts and Asset Protection

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

    Florida Probate Intake form

    Florida Probate Intake form
    Many of our clients have asked us to put our Florida Probate Intake form online so that they can easily download it. You can download the Florida Probate Intake form with the following link: Probate Intake Form.pdf
  • Sep 30

    4th DCA and Charging Order Protection for Florida LLC

    4th DCA and Charging Order Protection for Florida LLC
    In Florida, a multi member LLC, has asset protection characteristics. Prior to 2011, Florida law was not clear on whether a charging order was the exclusive remedy for a creditor of a member of a multi member LLC. Assets in a Florida multi…
Rank this Week: 487

Financial Services Employment Law

Financial Services Employment Law

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

http://www.financialservicesemploymentlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 937

Washington D.C. Employment Law…

Washington D.C. Employment Law Update

Covers labor and employment law developments in Washington, D.C. By Littler.

http://www.littler.com/blog/dc-employment-law-update
Rank this Week: 2414