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California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

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

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 2355

Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

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

http://employmentdiscrimination.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 2970

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/
  • Nov 28

    November 2014 SEC Whistleblower Award List

    November 2014 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…
  • Nov 26

    Action Alert Issued Urging Attorney General to Investigate KBR

    Action Alert Issued Urging Attorney General to Investigate KBR
    The National Whistleblower Center issued the following Action Alert today: Urge Attorney General Holder to Investigate KBR and Support Whistleblowers! KBR, Largest Defense Contractor in Iraq About to Score Big Victory Against Whistleblowers…
  • Nov 26

    Whistleblower Seeks Supreme Court Review in Controversial Iraqi War Defense Contracting Fraud Case

    Whistleblower Seeks Supreme Court Review in Controversial Iraqi War Defense Contracting Fraud Case
    Appeals Court Decision Permitting KBR to Keep Secret Documents Containing Evidence of Millions of Dollars in Fraud Against the U.S. Taxpayers Challenged Washington, D.C. November 25, 2014. A whistleblower who formerly worked for the giant…
Rank this Week: 356

ACA Review

ACA Review

Covers labor and employment, tax, employee benefits and healthcare law issues associated with the Affordable Care Act. By Balch & Bingham LLP.

http://www.acareview.com/
  • Nov 28

    IRS Penalties for Employer Coverage Offer Reporting Violation

    IRS Penalties for Employer Coverage Offer Reporting Violation
    It’s time to bust another ACA myth.  If the employer mandate goes away, ACA requirements to report the mandated coverage offers go away too, right?  Wrong. The employer mandate of Code § 4980H is enforced by…
  • Nov 25

    Deadline Extended For Reinsurance Enrollment Information

    Deadline Extended For Reinsurance Enrollment Information
    The Affordable Care Act, among other things, established a reinsurance program, which is a three-year transitional program designed to stabilize premiums in the individual market. Because insurers can no longer charge a higher premium for…
  • Nov 25

    CMS Extends Deadline For Annual Reinsurance Enrollment

    CMS Extends Deadline For Annual Reinsurance Enrollment
    The Affordable Care Act, among other things, established a reinsurance program, which is a three-year transitional program designed to stabilize premiums in the individual market. Because insurers can no longer charge a higher premium for…
Rank this Week: 4093

Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home

Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home

Covers what you need to know before you quit, get fired, or decide to sue the bastards. By Donna Ballman.

http://employeeatty.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2555

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/
  • Nov 28

    Truck drivers and workers compensation

    Truck drivers and workers compensation
    Long-haul truck drivers are usually covered by workers’ compensation insurance, also known as workers’ comp or work comp.  Truck drivers suffer injuries and illnesses as a result of simply driving. However, most truckers’ job…
  • Nov 26

    SSD and SSI Payments to Increase in 2015

    SSD and SSI Payments to Increase in 2015
    At the end of October 2014 the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced a cost-of-living (COLA) adjustment for recipients of Social Security Disability benefits for 2015. The increase, which also applies to recipients of Supplemental…
  • Nov 11

    The Big Four in Construction Accident

    The Big Four in Construction Accident
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has identified the most common fatal construction accidents, known as the "Big Four." These are: Falls from heights Struck/hit by something at the work site, such as falling…
Rank this Week: 1020

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/
  • Nov 28

    Black Friday HR-Dorkbuster!!! Silent ADA accommodation request

    Black Friday HR-Dorkbuster!!! Silent ADA accommodation request
    [Because "The one about the guy who got fired and then requested a reasonable accommodation" isn't clickbait enough]. More on the timing of ADA accommodation requests after the jump... * * *
  • Nov 26

    What the EEOC plans to tell employers about wellness program

    What the EEOC plans to tell employers about wellness program
    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is obsessed with wellness programs. Or, as the EEOC likes to describe them "'so-called' wellness programs." And not in a "yay, so-called wellness programs are super" kinda way. No, in…
  • Nov 25

    Apparently, the ABA Journal received my large, white bag with the $ on it

    Apparently, the ABA Journal received my large, white bag with the $ on it
    Or maybe it's the good karma from yesterday's Social Media @ Work giveaway. Whatever it may be, I'll just smile and say thank you to the ABA Journal for honoring The Employer Handbook (again) as one of the top blogs in America. Special…
Rank this Week: 889

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/
  • Nov 28

    Judicial Fact-Making

    Judicial Fact-Making
    Allison Orr Larsen, Factual Precedents, 162 U. Pa. L. Rev. 59 (2013)Adam SteinmanTwo judicial and scholarly heavyweights squared off recently in a case challenging the constitutionality of Wisconsin’s voter ID law. Writing for the…
  • Nov 26

    Safe at Any Speed: Robert Ahdieh’s Take on Cost-Benefit Analysis in Financial Market

    Safe at Any Speed: Robert Ahdieh’s Take on Cost-Benefit Analysis in Financial Market
    Robert B. Ahdieh, Reanalyzing Cost-Benefit Analysis: Toward a Framework of Function(s) and Form(s), 88 N.Y.U.L. Rev. 1983 (2013).Jack BeermannWhen I saw the title of Robert Ahdieh’s recent article, Reanalyzing Cost-Benefit Analysis:…
  • Nov 25

    Putting Union Security Clause First Amendment Law in a Broader Context: Charlotte Garden’s Meta Right

    Putting Union Security Clause First Amendment Law in a Broader Context: Charlotte Garden’s Meta Right
    Charlotte Garden, Meta Rights, 83 Fordham L. Rev. 855 (2014).Joseph SlaterMeta Rights is a thought-provoking article that addresses concerns about labor law rules governing agency fee payments in public-sector employment by comparing these…
Rank this Week: 463

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: 666

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/
  • Nov 27

    Uber Collective Action

    Uber Collective Action
    New technology meets old-school labor unrest. Recently, the online ride service, Uber, has faced a series of collective actions by its drivers, which have objected to the increasingly tight terms and conditions of their relationship with the…
  • Nov 27

    Assessing the New Restatement

    Assessing the New Restatement
    As the new Employment Law Restatement approaches final form, we can expect another wave of academic commentary, and I was fortunate enough to be present last week at the first such effort, a Symposium hosted at Ithaca hosted by the...
  • Nov 26

    Deferred-Action Immigration Status and Employer Alienage Discrimination

    Deferred-Action Immigration Status and Employer Alienage Discrimination
    Over a week ago, the President extended “deferred-action” status to millions of people who faced deportation for residing in the US in violation of federal immigration law. (He then defended his legal authority to do so.) Around the same…
Rank this Week: 89

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • Nov 27

    The OHRC’s Christmas Present – A New Statement on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

    The OHRC’s Christmas Present – A New Statement on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
    Ontario’s Human Rights Commission issued a statement on November 25, 2014 in relation to sexual harassment and the Ontario Human Rights Code. The statement reminds employers as to what constitutes sexual harassment as well as how to…
  • Oct 31

    The Dangers of Unpaid Employment in a Start-Up Company

    The Dangers of Unpaid Employment in a Start-Up Company
    Unpaid internships were discussed in an April 8th posting in this blog and it is clear that most Ontario interns have to be paid.  But what about employees in start-up companies?  Can employers provide them with stock…
  • Oct 6

    School Board Taught a Costly Lesson: Court Upholds Reinstatement with 10 Years of Back Pay

    School Board Taught a Costly Lesson: Court Upholds Reinstatement with 10 Years of Back Pay
    Ms. Fair was employed by the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (the “Board”) from 1988 to 2004, when her employment was terminated.  During her employment, Ms. Fair had developed a psychiatric disorder, namely,…
Rank this Week: 3286

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/
  • Nov 27

    Dismissal of Ghomeshi: Some Employment Law Point

    Dismissal of Ghomeshi: Some Employment Law Point
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca The dismissal of Jian Ghomeshi from the CBC continues to dominate headlines. At this point, however, it has really become much more of a case…
  • Nov 17

    Just Cause for Dismissal? Hard to Prove.

    Just Cause for Dismissal? Hard to Prove.
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca What kind of conduct is just cause for the dismissal of a teacher?  If the teacher has been a long serving employee, the threshold will be…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4807

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

Covers recent developments affecting business law. From the University of Illinois College of Law.

http://www.law.illinois.edu/bljournal/
  • Nov 27

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor
               The reality of the most notorious virtual currency is that it is only a matter of time before it comes under the purview of a regulatory body.  Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that exists entirely…
  • Nov 27

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview
                      In large cities the world over, passengers have stopped reaching into the air to hail a cab and have begun reaching into their pockets for their smartphones.  Companies such…
  • Nov 23

    A Look at IRS's Transfer Pricing Audit Roadmap

    A Look at IRS's Transfer Pricing Audit Roadmap
    Background   There are still a number of corporations which have not fully recovered from the economic downturn, which consequently leads to less tax revenue for tax authorities.  As such, some of the tax authorities around the…
Rank this Week: 255

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Insight and commentary on labor and employment law.

http://www.stoelrivesworldofemployment.com/
  • Nov 26

    NLRB Reverses Sodexo Off Duty Access Decision – a Crack in the Door After Noel Canning…Or Not?

    NLRB Reverses Sodexo Off Duty Access Decision – a Crack in the Door After Noel Canning…Or Not?
    Employers often maintain policies prohibiting off-duty employees from accessing their facilities.  The NLRB has maintained its “Tri-County Medical” rule for nearly 40 years:  an employer’s rule barring off-duty…
  • Nov 19

    Nostradamus, Minimum Wage, and Paid Sick Leave

    Nostradamus, Minimum Wage, and Paid Sick Leave
    Allow us to pat ourselves on the back for a moment.  Prognosticating from 2013 into the future, we accurately predicted that in 2014 the Seattle Seahawks would win the Super Bowl and that the public would continue to strongly support…
  • Nov 17

    EEOC’s Tough Stance on Employee Separation Agreement

    EEOC’s Tough Stance on Employee Separation Agreement
    Employers like separation agreements.  Separation agreements, of course, are contracts that employees sign when their employment is terminated that allows them to be paid severance and in exchange they usually give up the right to sue…
Rank this Week: 1951

National Police and Fire Labor…

National Police and Fire Labor Blog

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

http://www.nationalpoliceandfirelaborblog.com
Rank this Week: 2601

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

http://www.oaklandemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 26

    Coast Guard Issues Safety Alert Following Accidental CO2 Discharge

    Coast Guard Issues Safety Alert Following Accidental CO2 Discharge
    Employers have a duty to maintain a safe work place for their employees. If they fail to do so, the employer can be held legally responsible for any injuries the employee suffers because due to a workplace injury. A workplace can include not…
  • Nov 24

    Can an employer or potential employer in California discriminate against me because I use medical marijuana?

    Can an employer or potential employer in California discriminate against me because I use medical marijuana?
    Medical marijuana is a hotly debated issue in many areas of the country. For many patients with serious health issues, marijuana can help relieve a patient’s pain and suffering, can help relieve nausea, can increase appetite, relaxes…
  • Nov 20

    Capsized Boat near San Francisco Leaves Four Dead

    Capsized Boat near San Francisco Leaves Four Dead
    Earlier this month, three men and one woman died when a private fishing boat was capsized in the cold waters near Bodega Bay. The accident occurred on the opening day of crab season. The boat capsized after it was hit by a wave. One man…
Rank this Week: 3382

Atlanta Employment Attorneys Blog

Atlanta Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment law. By Mays & Kerr LLC.

http://www.atlantaemploymentattorneysblog.com/
  • Nov 26

    Privacy, Prying, and Productivity: Balancing Online Access at Work

    Privacy, Prying, and Productivity: Balancing Online Access at Work
    Just a couple of decades ago, some of the biggest unsanctioned communications “perks” an employee might covet would be making a long-distance call on the company dime or using the fax for personal business when no one was looking.…
  • Nov 19

    Employment Law Cases Worth Watching at the Supreme Court

    Employment Law Cases Worth Watching at the Supreme Court
    The US Supreme Court reconvened last month with this term’s docket including several employment law cases, some that might even make for major changes from business as usual. Considering that about 10,000 cases seek review by the…
  • Nov 12

    Whose Business is it? Some Workplace Boundarie

    Whose Business is it? Some Workplace Boundarie
    As a kid, everyone seems to have that one friend whose parents are infinitely more permissive than their own. They get to stay up late, eat junk food, and come and go at their leisure. For the envious rest of us, childhood was just a matter…
Rank this Week: 3268

Overtime Lawyer Blog

Overtime Lawyer Blog

Covers minimum wage and tip credit in Georgia. By The Buckley Law Firm, LLC

http://www.overtimelawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 26

    Should Thanksgiving Workers Get Overtime Pay?

    Should Thanksgiving Workers Get Overtime Pay?
    More and more retailers seeking to capitalize on holiday shopping are requiring employees work on Thanksgiving. While many take advantage of this extra opportunity to get great deals, save money and get a start on holiday shopping, this…
  • Nov 15

    Wage Theft Continues To Plague Worker

    Wage Theft Continues To Plague Worker
    A recent article underscored the prevalence of wage theft – the failure of employers to pay workers the amount of wages they are entitled to. Addressing “wage theft” can be hard, workers often fear retaliation if they…
  • Nov 4

    Degree of Control A Central Factor In Determining Who Is An Employee v. Contractor

    Degree of Control A Central Factor In Determining Who Is An Employee v. Contractor
    Recently, several cases around the country involving strippers have highlighted a significant issue for workers in all lines of work – whether you should be classified as an independent contractor or an employee. In the latest case,…
Rank this Week: 1369

California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

http://www.calpeculiarities.com/
Rank this Week: 4158

The New Jersey Employment Law Firm…

The New Jersey Employment Law Firm Blog

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

http://www.thenjemploymentlawfirmblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2692

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
  • Nov 26

    Proposal on president’s mandated FLSA updates may come in February

    Proposal on president’s mandated FLSA updates may come in February
    By Pamela Wolf, J.D. The Department of Labor expects to issue a proposed regulation in February 2015 that will reflect President Obama’s directive to modernize and streamline FLSA regulations for executive, administrative, and…
  • Nov 26

    School officials not immune after firing employee who disclosed superintendent’s misconduct

    School officials not immune after firing employee who disclosed superintendent’s misconduct
    By Cynthia L. Hackerott, J.D. Top administrators of the School District of Philadelphia were not entitled to qualified immunity against the First Amendment and Pennsylvania Whistleblower Law claims of a former employee, who was terminated…
  • Nov 26

    2-1 NLRB finds discipline for seconds-long shop-floor exchange unlawful

    2-1 NLRB finds discipline for seconds-long shop-floor exchange unlawful
    By Lisa Milam-Perez, J.D. Conagra Foods unlawfully issued a verbal warning to a union supporter for a production-floor conversation that took mere seconds, and during which no union authorization cards changed hands, a divided NLRB panel…
Rank this Week: 398

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
Rank this Week: 2625

The Kielich Law Firm Blog

The Kielich Law Firm Blog

Covers employment law, personal injury and family law issues related to Texas and federal law.

http://kielichlawfirm.com/blog
  • Nov 26

    How to prepare for family court in Tarrant County

    How to prepare for family court in Tarrant County
    The majority of my family law practice is in Tarrant County where I assist clients with divorces, child custody, child support, modifications and enforcements. I spend a lot of time in the Tarrant County Family Courts and that gives me…
  • Nov 24

    Are you getting what you pay for with a cheap divorce in Texas?

    Are you getting what you pay for with a cheap divorce in Texas?
    There are a lot of lawyers and non-lawyers offering services with uncontested divorces in Tarrant County and Dallas County. Many of these entities offering low cost uncontested divorces offer prices far below what most divorce attorneys…
  • Nov 19

    Shared Interest vs. Separate Interest in a Texas QDRO

    Shared Interest vs. Separate Interest in a Texas QDRO
    One issue in dividing retirement accounts in a Texas divorce is determining whether the division should be based on a shared interest or a separate interest. This issue is technical and can be a confusing aspect of dividing retirement plans…
Rank this Week: 2085

Youth and Work

Youth and Work

Covers workplace law for young people in Canada.

http://www.youthandwork.ca/
  • Nov 26

    Teaching, precarity, and un(der)employment: an interview with Mike Mindzak

    Teaching, precarity, and un(der)employment: an interview with Mike Mindzak
    I recently interviewed Mike Mindzak, a Ph.D. candidate at Western, about some research that he's conducting. It turned into an extremely interesting discussion about the state of initial teacher education, un(der)employment among education…
  • Nov 16

    Precarity, Youth Labour Markets, and Public Policy

    Precarity, Youth Labour Markets, and Public Policy
    Last month I was part of a panel put on by the Institute of Public Administration of Canada, which was entitled "Capitalism and Good Jobs". I was thrilled to be speaking with Jim Stanford and Leah Vosko, as they're both intellectual giants in…
  • Nov 6

    Stephen Poloz's Controversial Advice to Young People: Work For Free

    Stephen Poloz's Controversial Advice to Young People: Work For Free
    Stephen Poloz's suggestion that young workers should work for free has been in the news over the past couple days. My take is that he was recommending that young, unemployed workers gain experience via unpaid internships, which is arguably an…
Rank this Week: 3685

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Nov 26

    Thanksgiving is Here! How to Say “Thanks” to Your Employee

    Thanksgiving is Here! How to Say “Thanks” to Your Employee
    With Thanksgiving just around the corner, many are thinking of what they are grateful for. Remembering to recognize and thank your employees is important throughout the year. Recognition doesn’t just mean extra compensation or tangible…
  • Nov 25

    Labor Commissioner Releases New Paid Sick Leave Poster and Updated Wage Notice

    Labor Commissioner Releases New Paid Sick Leave Poster and Updated Wage Notice
    California recently passed the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 which mandates paid sick leave for workers in California. Although the benefit does not need to be provided until July 1, 2015, employers should be aware that…
  • Nov 20

    Amendments Proposed to Harassment and Discrimination Regulation

    Amendments Proposed to Harassment and Discrimination Regulation
    The California Fair Employment and Housing Council is considering amendments to Fair Employment and Housing Act Regulations. The proposed amendments would make significant changes to: Required content, dissemination and translation of…
Rank this Week: 3702

Trade Secrets and Noncompete Blog

Trade Secrets and Noncompete Blog

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

http://www.tradesecretsnoncompetelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2060

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Professor David Doorey.

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Nov 26

    Should Workers Have a “Right to Contest” Their Employer’s Decisions?

    Should Workers Have a “Right to Contest” Their Employer’s Decisions?
    I’ve been invited to speak at three conferences recently, all dealing with issues related to prospects for labour law reform in Canada.  Private sector union density has been on a downward trajectory for thirty years and is on its…
  • Nov 13

    New Toronto Union Adopts “Do It Yourself” Model, By-Passing Union Certification Proce

    New Toronto Union Adopts “Do It Yourself” Model, By-Passing Union Certification Proce
    A union formed earlier in 2014 called the Toronto Harm Reductions Workers Union (THRWU) has adopted a strategy they call “do it yourself” unionism. This means apparently by-passing the formal union certification and…
  • Oct 27

    Can the CBC Fire Ghomeshi for Private Sex Acts Taking Place Off-Duty?

    Can the CBC Fire Ghomeshi for Private Sex Acts Taking Place Off-Duty?
    My Twitter account was abuzz with notifications yesterday with discussion and questions about the law of dismissal.  As a rep hockey coach, I of course was at hockey rinks most of the day and had no idea what was going on.  A quick…
Rank this Week: 1091

Employment Class Action Blog

Employment Class Action Blog

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

http://www.employmentclassactionreport.com/
  • Nov 26

    Sixth Circuit Remands Memphis Title VII Disparate Impact Case, Yet Again

    Sixth Circuit Remands Memphis Title VII Disparate Impact Case, Yet Again
    It’s hard not to feel sorry for the residents of Memphis, Tennessee.  Depending on which source you consult, its violent crime rate hovers between three and four times the national average, and various publications describe it as…
  • Nov 19

    California Appellate Court Rejects Class Action Settlement Due to Excessive Attorney Fee

    California Appellate Court Rejects Class Action Settlement Due to Excessive Attorney Fee
    Pigs get fat and hogs get slaughtered, so the saying goes. As we’ve noted before on Oct. 7, June 5, and Dec. 18, courts are starting to examine attorney fee awards in class action settlements much more closely, and the results often…
  • Nov 17

    California District Court Rejects Yet Another Class Settlement

    California District Court Rejects Yet Another Class Settlement
    “Another one bites the dust…” In yet another decision rejecting a settlement of an employment class action, the Northern District of California refused to approve a settlement of a wage and hour suit due to numerous…
Rank this Week: 1032

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: 394

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: 997

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

Covers Business Law and Employment Law. Published By The Prinz Law Firm, P.C.

http://www.chicagosmallbusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 26

    What Is a Performance Improvement Plan and How Can It Help Your Employees Improve?

    What Is a Performance Improvement Plan and How Can It Help Your Employees Improve?
    For the small business owner, a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) can be an effective tool to help retain (and retrain) an employee in your workforce that is not meeting the mark. The employee may be suffering from a lack of productivity and…
  • Nov 21

    Communicating and Enforcing Your Company Policie

    Communicating and Enforcing Your Company Policie
    Your small business has a carefully drafted employee handbook. Are your employees actually reading it? A handbook is only helpful if your employees actually read and understand the policies inside. I recall a former employer of mine actually…
  • Oct 31

    Family-Friendly Policies You Can Implement without Breaking the Bank (SMB)

    Family-Friendly Policies You Can Implement without Breaking the Bank (SMB)
    Companies with happy employees generally have high productivity and profits. There are also other benefits of employing happy employees. Higher employee morale improves a company’s reputation, making it easier for a company to recruit…
Rank this Week: 1557

Retail Labor and Employment Law

Retail Labor and Employment Law

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

http://www.retaillaborandemploymentlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2063

Health Employment And Labor

Health Employment And Labor

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

http://www.healthemploymentandlabor.com/
Rank this Week: 4633

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: 1497

Kentucky Employment Lawyer Blog

Kentucky Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment discrimination, sexual harassment, and employment retaliation laws, cases and news. By Miller & Falkner.

http://www.kentuckyemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 26

    Adding Weight As Employment Discrimination Cla

    Adding Weight As Employment Discrimination Cla
    Vanderbilt University Law School recently conducted a study examining the relationship between weight class and jobs. Minnesota Public Radio reported on the study, which showed that heavier women are more likely to work lower-compensated jobs…
  • Nov 21

    Judge Awards $10 Million in Class-Action Lawsuit against Social Security Administration

    Judge Awards $10 Million in Class-Action Lawsuit against Social Security Administration
    On October 30, an administrative law judge for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) approved a $10 million class-action settlement. A news source reported that the plaintiffs are former employees of the Social Security…
  • Nov 14

    Landmark Suit in Transgender Discrimination Case Against the U.S. Government

    Landmark Suit in Transgender Discrimination Case Against the U.S. Government
    Late last week, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel found that the Department of the Army engaged in discrimination against a transgender veteran. A prominent Washington newspaper reported that the Counsel determined that the Army was…
Rank this Week: 1933

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Nov 26

    What Employers Need to Know about Hobby Lobby from an Employment Law Perspective

    What Employers Need to Know about Hobby Lobby from an Employment Law Perspective
    It is likely that you are familiar with the widely publicized Hobby Lobby case that was decided this summer. What may not be as familiar are the implications for employers following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision. The ruling gave…
  • Nov 13

    Indiana Supreme Court Upholds Indiana?s Right-to-Work Law

    Indiana Supreme Court Upholds Indiana?s Right-to-Work Law
    After Indiana’s right-to-work law took effect on Mar. 14, 2012, the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 150, AFL-CIO challenged the law in federal and state court. The Union’s lawsuits challenged the law’s…
  • Oct 31

    5 Steps for Prudent Employers When Discharging Employees, Part Two: At Termination

    5 Steps for Prudent Employers When Discharging Employees, Part Two: At Termination
    At this point in the discharge process, employers should have already ensured that all bases have been covered prior to an employee’s termination and are now prepared to inform the employee. Now it’s time for the often…
Rank this Week: 2895

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/
  • Nov 26

    An employee must ask for ADA accommodation to receive it

    An employee must ask for ADA accommodation to receive it
    HBy now, hopefully everyone reading this blog knows that the expiration of an employee’s 12 weeks of annual FMLA leave is not necessarily the end of that employee’s unpaid leave of absence for his or her own medical issues. Under…
  • Nov 25

    It’s five in a row for the ABA Journal’s Blawg 100

    It’s five in a row for the ABA Journal’s Blawg 100
    For the fifth year in a row, I am honored that the ABA Journal has chosen the Ohio Employer’s Law Blog for the Blawg 100, its list of the 100 best legal blogs. Last night on Twitter, another of the honorees affectionately called me an…
  • Nov 24

    There is no easy fix for the overtime-pay problem

    There is no easy fix for the overtime-pay problem
    Those of you who are long time readers know they I’ve long rallied for changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act. The law is overly complex, anachronistic, and nearly impossible for compliance by employers. Last week, I read an article on…
Rank this Week: 175

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/
  • Nov 26

    A few workplace-related things we can be thankful for

    A few workplace-related things we can be thankful for
    From a labor and employment law standpoint, I’m not sure we have a lot to be thankful for this year. But ’tis the season, so here are a paltry few: Be thankful that your employer doesn’t fire you while you’re on the…
  • Nov 26

    EEOC promises guidance on wellness programs in February

    EEOC promises guidance on wellness programs in February
    Good news! The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently announced in its 2015 regulatory agenda that it will be issuing proposed regulations on the impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Genetic Information…
  • Nov 24

    You love us! You really love us!

    You love us! You really love us!
    Many, many thanks to our readers who voted Employment & Labor Insider into the ABA Blawg 100 for 2014! You are the greatest!     And I hate to even ask, but . . . if you can stand to do this one more time, please go here to vote…
Rank this Week: 1196

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: 36

FMLA Insights

FMLA Insights

Covers the Family Medical Leave Act. By Franczek Radelet.

http://www.fmlainsights.com
Rank this Week: 3532

Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

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

http://www.impactlitigation.com/
  • Nov 25

    Cal Ct. of Appeal Reverses Denial of Cert in Joe’s Crab Shack Managers’ Case

    Cal Ct. of Appeal Reverses Denial of Cert in Joe’s Crab Shack Managers’ Case
    Earlier in November, the California Court of Appeal revived a proposed overtime class action brought by Joe’s Crab Shack managers against their employer, reversing the trial court’s denial of class certification. Martinez v.…
  • Nov 18

    9th Cir. Reverses Order Compelling Arbitration in TCPA Suit Against Siriu

    9th Cir. Reverses Order Compelling Arbitration in TCPA Suit Against Siriu
    Last week, the Ninth Circuit reversed a California federal court’s decision compelling individual arbitration of a putative class action alleging Sirius XM Radio violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) by making…
  • Nov 13

    Godfrey v. Oakland Port Services: CA Ct. of App. Affirms Judgment for Driver Cla

    Godfrey v. Oakland Port Services: CA Ct. of App. Affirms Judgment for Driver Cla
    Last month, the California Court of Appeal affirmed the certification order by the Alameda County Superior Court which certified a class of drivers who alleged wage-and-hour violations against their employer, Oakland Port Services Corp, d/b/a…
Rank this Week: 1239

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Nov 25

    DLSE Issues New Mandatory “Wage Theft” Notice

    DLSE Issues New Mandatory “Wage Theft” Notice
    “Wage Theft” is the term used now for employers who fail to understand all the nuances of California’s ridiculously complicated payroll laws. Mischaracterize an employee as an independent contractor (an issue state agencies…
  • Nov 24

    OSHA Warns Retailers: Control Your Crazed Customer

    OSHA Warns Retailers: Control Your Crazed Customer
    One of the lesser known holiday traditions is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration‘s annual reissuance of its Crowd Management Safety Guidelines for Retailers. OSHA warns retailers dealing with crowded sales events to take…
  • Nov 20

    New California Employment Laws for 2015

    New California Employment Laws for 2015
    We’ve written throughout the year about new employment laws that take effect in California in 2015. But as the year winds down, here’s a handy list of the most significant ones (with links to our earlier entries). Many…
Rank this Week: 3221

Legal Developments In…

Legal Developments In Non-Competition Agreements

Reviews recent cases involving non-competition agreements and related claims. By Kenneth J. Vanko.

http://www.non-competes.com/
  • Nov 25

    2014 AIPLA Trade Secret Law Summit Is Nearing

    2014 AIPLA Trade Secret Law Summit Is Nearing
    For those attorneys who follow this blog, I encourage you to consider attending the American Intellectual Property Law Association's Trade Secret Law Summit. The event will be held on December 4 and 5 at Intel Corporation in Santa Clara,…
  • Nov 20

    Supreme Court of Arizona Gives Trade Secrets Preemption a Narrow Construction

    Supreme Court of Arizona Gives Trade Secrets Preemption a Narrow Construction
    Perhaps the most boring question in all of trade secrets law generates a lot of commentary, particularly in the blogosphere.The question is whether the displacement provision of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act applies to claims based on…
  • Nov 11

    Unpacking Bad Faith

    Unpacking Bad Faith
    A very smart lawyer at a very large firm once told me something very convincing.All the good stuff lies in the privilege log.The notion of "bad faith" prompted this comment. And by bad faith, I generally refer to the defense perception that…
Rank this Week: 554

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
  • Nov 25

    Workplace Accommodations Made Easy

    Workplace Accommodations Made Easy
    Hi Everybody! I wanted to send out a quick blog post to let you all know about an exciting workshop I will be presenting in the first quarter of 2015. Due to several requests from HEC members, I've decided to put together a half-day…
  • Aug 26

    Quote in Hawaii Business Magazine Article on Paycard

    Quote in Hawaii Business Magazine Article on Paycard
    The August 2014 issue of Hawaii Business Magazine contains an article discussing a new law that was passed from the 2014 legislative session which modernizes Hawaii’s payment of wages law by clarifying that employers may pay their…
  • Aug 12

    2014 Legislative Session: Final Report

    2014 Legislative Session: Final Report
    On July 8, 2014, we passed the final deadline of the 2014 Legislative Session, the Veto Deadline. The Veto Deadline is the date by which the Governor must either sign or veto a bill. Any bill that is not vetoed becomes law "without the…
Rank this Week: 2695

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/
  • Nov 25

    “One Step Too Far” — Court Shoots Down The EEOC’s Kitchen Sink Subpoena

    “One Step Too Far” — Court Shoots Down The EEOC’s Kitchen Sink Subpoena
    By Christopher DeGroff, Paul Kehoe and Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. Employers have become accustomed to the federal courts rubber stamping EEOC subpoenas seeking company-wide information based on a single charge of discrimination. In light of…
  • Nov 24

    Senator Alexander’s Report Puts The Spotlight On The EEOC — And Promises Further Oversight In The Next Congre

    Senator Alexander’s Report Puts The Spotlight On The EEOC — And Promises Further Oversight In The Next Congre
    By Christopher DeGroff, Paul Kehoe, and Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), the current Ranking Member and soon to be Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee, today issued a report entitled…
  • Nov 20

    Views Of U.S. Workplace Class Actions From Europe

    Views Of U.S. Workplace Class Actions From Europe
    By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. I had the privilege today of presenting on the topic of “The Risks U.S. Workplace Class Actions Pose For Businesses” to a group of European corporate counsel and business executives at the Swiss Re Centre…
Rank this Week: 298