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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/
  • Apr 28

    Challenges and Opportunities for International Brands Entering the Brazilian Fashion Market

    Challenges and Opportunities for International Brands Entering the Brazilian Fashion Market
    Arent Fox Intellectual Property partner Cristina Carvalho and head of Arent Fox’s Fashion Law practice Anthony Lupo present, "Challenges and Opportunities for International Brands Entering the Brazilian Fashion Market" in…
  • Apr 23

    When Fashion is Your Business: Tax Advice on Clothing Allowances & Uniform

    When Fashion is Your Business: Tax Advice on Clothing Allowances & Uniform
    Fashion companies often provide uniforms and clothing allowances to their employees. If the company meets requirements set by the Internal Revenue Service, they can get tax favored treatment for those items. However, it can be difficult for…
  • Apr 20

    Clothing Retailers Agree to Settle ZIP Code Lawsuit with Gift Card

    Clothing Retailers Agree to Settle ZIP Code Lawsuit with Gift Card
    Clothing retailers Urban Outfitters and Free People recently agreed to settle a class action lawsuit alleging that the retailers improperly collected ZIP codes from customers at checkout by giving class members a gift card.
Rank this Week: 4262

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/
  • Apr 27

    Cy Pres Settlement Approved in Google Privacy Action

    Cy Pres Settlement Approved in Google Privacy Action
    Last month, a Northern District of California judge finally approved an $8.5 million settlement of a class action challenging Google Inc.’s privacy policies. The plaintiffs alleged that Google invaded their and class members’…
  • Apr 21

    Arbitration Agreements Imposed on Exotic Dancers Held Unconscionable

    Arbitration Agreements Imposed on Exotic Dancers Held Unconscionable
    The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently held that an arbitration agreement in the “Performer Contracts” of exotic dancers was both procedurally and substantively unconscionable and denied a motion…
  • Apr 13

    McGill v. Citibank: Consumer Attorneys Buoyed by Grant of Review

    McGill v. Citibank: Consumer Attorneys Buoyed by Grant of Review
    On April 1, 2015, the California Supreme Court granted review of McGill v. Citibank to decide whether Citibank can use an arbitration clause to stymie a customer from pursuing public injunctive relief under California’s consumer…
Rank this Week: 1390

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: 599

Hunton Employment & Labor Law…

Hunton Employment & Labor Law Perspectives

Analyzes and covers developments in employment and labor issues. By Hunton & Williams.

http://www.huntonlaborblog.com/
  • Apr 27

    California Appeals Court Finds "Sun Worshipping Atheism" Not a Religion

    California Appeals Court Finds "Sun Worshipping Atheism" Not a Religion
    The Fourth District California Court of Appeal recently held that a Department of Corrections employee’s claim that he was constructively discharged after being discriminated against on the basis of his religion—“Sun…
  • Apr 22

    Seventh Circuit Reins in Overtime in Alvarado v. Corporate Cleaning Serv., Inc.

    Seventh Circuit Reins in Overtime in Alvarado v. Corporate Cleaning Serv., Inc.
    On April 1, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit decided Alvarado v. Corporate Cleaning Serv., Inc., 2015 WL 1456573 (7th Cir. Apr. 1, 2015), an important decision interpreting the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime…
  • Apr 15

    Virginia Becomes the Next State to "Ban the Box"

    Virginia Becomes the Next State to "Ban the Box"
    On April 3, 2015, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed an Executive Order that “bans the box” and prohibits Virginia agencies, boards, and commissions from asking questions about an applicant’s criminal history on…
Rank this Week: 2453

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/
  • Apr 27

    Even Tough Guys Get Hurt - Construction Workers Need to Report Injurie

    Even Tough Guys Get Hurt - Construction Workers Need to Report Injurie
    Every major city, including Philadelphia, is marked on nearly every block by some form of large construction or renovation project. Outside of major cities, construction plays a vital role in building new communities and revamping existing…
  • Apr 24

    Three construction workers injured in King of Prussia mall accident

    Three construction workers injured in King of Prussia mall accident
    Three construction workers were hospitalized recently when a live electrical cable was cut during an expansion project at a King of Prussia mall. One of the workers was listed in critical condition while a second man was hospitalized for…
  • Apr 22

    Earth Day: The George and Miriam Martin Foundation

    Earth Day: The George and Miriam Martin Foundation
    Happy Earth Day! Did you know that George Martin is an environmentalist at heart? Pictured below are Martin Law attorneys at Sanibel Island in November 2014 visiting the Walkway into the Wilds built by the George and Miriam Martin…
Rank this Week: 434

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Apr 27

    Co-Founder Feuds Highlights Importance of A Written Partnership Agreement

    Co-Founder Feuds Highlights Importance of A Written Partnership Agreement
    A recent article in the Los Angeles Times highlights that handshake agreements and napkin contracts can lead to nasty legal disputes among business co-founders. Most importantly, it underscores the need for a formal written partnership…
  • Apr 24

    Is Your Business Doing Enough to Combat Distracted Driving?

    Is Your Business Doing Enough to Combat Distracted Driving?
    In recognition of Distracted Driving Awareness Month, we would like to share a startling statistic — distracted driving is currently the most common cause of workplace fatalities in the United States. To keep employees safe and avoid…
  • Apr 22

    In Light of Earth Day: Could Your Business Use a Little More “Green?”

    In Light of Earth Day: Could Your Business Use a Little More “Green?”
    Earth Day was first created as an environmental awareness event in the United States in 1970. Today, it is celebrated around the world. The initial demonstration, which included 20 million Americans protesting in cities across the country, is…
Rank this Week: 969

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/
  • Apr 27

    The AARP’s Role in White House Conf. on Aging

    The AARP’s Role in White House Conf. on Aging
    What is the White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA) … Really? Is it a serious examination of the problems facing older Americans that occurs once every decade, or is it a public relations opportunity? At its fourth regional forum…
  • Apr 24

    Google Hit With Class Action Age Discrimination Lawsuit

    Google Hit With Class Action Age Discrimination Lawsuit
    Silicon Valley has been an unapologetic apartheid state for young workers for years but this could be about to change. A class action age discrimination lawsuit was filed against Google, Inc. on April 22 by software engineer Robert…
  • Apr 23

    New Big Idea Challenge: Stop Age Discrimination

    New Big Idea Challenge: Stop Age Discrimination
    It is one thing to restrict participation in a youth soccer league to youth but what justification exists for restricting participation in an intellectual challenge on the basis of age? Next City, a non-profit organization…
Rank this Week: 1329

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Apr 27

    The AARP’s Role in White House Conf. on Aging

    The AARP’s Role in White House Conf. on Aging
    What is the White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA) … Really? Is it a serious examination of the problems facing older Americans that occurs once every decade, or is it a public relations opportunity? At its fourth regional forum…
  • Apr 24

    Google Hit With Class Action Age Discrimination Lawsuit

    Google Hit With Class Action Age Discrimination Lawsuit
    Silicon Valley has been an unapologetic apartheid state for young workers for years but this could be about to change. A class action age discrimination lawsuit was filed against Google, Inc. on April 22 by software engineer Robert…
  • Apr 23

    New Big Idea Challenge: Stop Age Discrimination

    New Big Idea Challenge: Stop Age Discrimination
    It is one thing to restrict participation in a youth soccer league to youth but what justification exists for restricting participation in an intellectual challenge on the basis of age? Next City, a non-profit organization…
Rank this Week: 4225

Labor & Employment Law…

Labor & Employment Law Perspectives

By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.laboremploymentperspectives.com/
  • Apr 27

    Isn’t Consistency Great?

    Isn’t Consistency Great?
    There is probably no more hard and fast rule, or favorite word of human resource professionals, than “consistency.” And we love consistency, right? It allows you to say “no” to an employee who wants something outside…
  • Apr 27

    Employer Wellness Programs: Finally (or at Least Potentially) Some Clarity

    Employer Wellness Programs: Finally (or at Least Potentially) Some Clarity
    Late last week, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued its long-anticipated proposed regulations regarding the application of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to employer-sponsored wellness programs for…
  • Apr 20

    Don’t Let the Door Hit You … Oh, and I Have a Few Questions Before You Go

    Don’t Let the Door Hit You … Oh, and I Have a Few Questions Before You Go
    Regardless of how great you are as an employer, not all of your employees will stick around forever, especially your most valuable employees. If the employee is valuable to you, you can be sure he or she would be just as valuable, if not more…
Rank this Week: 3211

Employment Law Business Guide

Employment Law Business Guide

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

http://www.employmentlawbusinessguide.com
Rank this Week: 2512

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/
  • Apr 27

    Supreme Court Grants Cert in Discrimination Timeliness Case

    Supreme Court Grants Cert in Discrimination Timeliness Case
    image from www.supremecourt.gov The Supreme Court has just granted certiorari in an employment discrimination case, Green v. Donahoe, which will examine the filing period for the constructive discharge claims of federal employees. The…
  • Apr 27

    Tenth Annual Seton Hall Employment & Labor Law Scholars' Forum

    Tenth Annual Seton Hall Employment & Labor Law Scholars' Forum
    Friday, October 9, 2015 Building on the successes of the last decade, the Seton Hall Employment & Labor Law Scholars’ Forum will continue to provide junior scholars with commentary and critique by their more senior colleagues in the…
  • Apr 26

    Update on NLRB Election Rules Challenge

    Update on NLRB Election Rules Challenge
    The first of no doubt many updates on the legal wrangling of the NLRB's new election rules. In Baker v. NLRB, a D.C. district court judge has denied plaintiffs' motion for a temporary restraining order stopping enforcement of the new...
Rank this Week: 100

Atlanta Employment Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment discrimination, sexual harassment and employer retaliation. By The Buckley Law Firm, LLC

http://www.atlantaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 27

    Employment Discrimination Against Interns Unlawful

    Employment Discrimination Against Interns Unlawful
    With summer rapidly approaching, many companies plan to hire interns. Often, these interns agree to take on positions that are “unpaid.” However, laws exist setting forth specific rules concerning whether an intern must be…
  • Apr 27

    Employment Discrimination Against Interns Unlawful

    Employment Discrimination Against Interns Unlawful
    With summer rapidly approaching, many companies plan to hire interns. Often, these interns agree to take on positions that are “unpaid.” However, laws exist setting forth specific rules concerning whether an intern must be…
  • Apr 23

    Pregnancy discrimination case filed against Grocery Store

    Pregnancy discrimination case filed against Grocery Store
    Legal news reports that a California woman has filed a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit against a large retail chain. The claim arose out of her employers’ reaction to her informing them of her pregnancy. According to the lawsuit,…
Rank this Week: 1184

Overtime Lawyer Blog

Overtime Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.overtimelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 27

    Misclassification Often Leads to Violations of FLSA

    Misclassification Often Leads to Violations of FLSA
    A new wage and hour lawsuit has been filed against the cosmetics company Sephora – alleging several violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The FLSA provides many protections to workers – including the provisions that…
  • Apr 23

    Have You Been A Victim of Wage Theft?

    Have You Been A Victim of Wage Theft?
    The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) provides employees several protections, however many workers still endure violations of wage and hour laws - “wage theft” – and may be entitled to recover compensation including back pay…
  • Apr 11

    Home Healthcare Workers File Wage and Hour Lawsuit

    Home Healthcare Workers File Wage and Hour Lawsuit
    Recently, a group of home health care workers filed a class action wage and hour lawsuit against several health care staffing companies. The group made several claims against these agencies asserting that they were not paid the hourly wages…
Rank this Week: 1568

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Apr 27

    Lunch Invitations Are Not Sexual Harassment – Says the Texas Supreme Court

    Lunch Invitations Are Not Sexual Harassment – Says the Texas Supreme Court
    Last week, the Texas Supreme Court reversed a $1 million award to a former San Antonio Water System (SAWS) employee, who claimed that she was terminated because she confronted a male vice president about his repeated lunch…
  • Apr 21

    10 Tips on Preventing Trade Secrets Theft by Employees Who Work from Home

    10 Tips on Preventing Trade Secrets Theft by Employees Who Work from Home
    In 2013, Marissa Mayer’s memo to Yahoo employees cancelling Yahoo’s work-from-home policy sparked a debate on whether working from home hurts or benefits companies, and whether any cost-savings associated with such an arrangement…
  • Apr 7

    Trends in CEO Covenants Not to Compete

    Trends in CEO Covenants Not to Compete
    Earlier this year, three law professors* published an analysis of non-compete and non-solicitation restraints in a sample of 874 CEO employment agreements. You can find the entire article here. This is the first empirical study of…
Rank this Week: 3970

PCT Law Group's Legal Insights

PCT Law Group's Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/pct-law-group-legal-insights/
  • Apr 27

    Direct Evidence of Sexual Harassment Negates Need for Burden Shifting Test

    Direct Evidence of Sexual Harassment Negates Need for Burden Shifting Test
    Plaintiff also alleged she was inappropriately touched by three supervisors and that the sexually harassing conduct went on for nearly a year. When an employee comes forward with direct evidence of sexual harassment, the Fourth…
  • Apr 23

    Can Merchants Expose Authors of Bad Yelp Reviews?

    Can Merchants Expose Authors of Bad Yelp Reviews?
    Public Citizen will urge the Virginia Supreme Court to reject the subpoena. The Virginia Supreme Court will hear arguments on Tuesday, October 28, on whether a carpet cleaning service that got bad reviews on Yelp can force the…
  • Apr 17

    No Facts to Back Business Owners’ Extortion Lawsuit Against Yelp!

    No Facts to Back Business Owners’ Extortion Lawsuit Against Yelp!
    The Ninth Circuit Court found absolutely no facts to support any of the business owners’ accusations against Yelp! Inc. A federal appeals court dismissed business litigation filed by small business owners who claimed Yelp!…
Rank this Week: 2933

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/
  • Apr 27

    Combating Workplace Violence in Healthcare and Social Services Facilitie

    Combating Workplace Violence in Healthcare and Social Services Facilitie
    By Matt Linton Between 2011 and 2013, 70 to 74% of all reported workplace assaults occurred in healthcare and social service settings, according to statistics cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). In addition,…
  • Apr 20

    You’ve Received a Discrimination Charge from NERC or the EEOC - Don’t Throw It in the Trash!

    You’ve Received a Discrimination Charge from NERC or the EEOC - Don’t Throw It in the Trash!
    By Dora Lane When asked about a discrimination charge sent to them months ago, a client once answered “I did not know what to do with it, so I threw it in the trash.” Needless to say, that was a bad idea. Unfortunately, many employers do…
  • Apr 14

    EEOC Fails to Show Telecommuting Would Be A Reasonable Accommodation

    EEOC Fails to Show Telecommuting Would Be A Reasonable Accommodation
    By Mark Wiletsky The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) “does not endow all disabled persons with a job—or job schedule—of their choosing,” according to the majority of judges on the full Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. In an 8 to…
Rank this Week: 2776

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/
  • Apr 27

    Do Livestock Need to Know Constitutional Law? The Effect of Court Rulings on PA Farm Project

    Do Livestock Need to Know Constitutional Law? The Effect of Court Rulings on PA Farm Project
    Another title for this post could have been “Are my cows violating your constitutional rights?”   In less than two years, the Pennsylvania Courts have made two rulings that greatly affect all environmental issues in the…
  • Apr 13

    Securities and Exchange Commission Issues Final Rules on Regulation A+

    Securities and Exchange Commission Issues Final Rules on Regulation A+
    On Wednesday, March 25, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted final rules that will assist certain small businesses and startups in fundraising efforts by creating an updated exemption from registration for certain small…
  • Apr 7

    Startups and Small Businesses: Picking your Business Team

    Startups and Small Businesses: Picking your Business Team
    A business owner’s most valuable resource is time. In order to be able to focus on actually doing business, it is important to pick a team of professionals that you trust to assist you with common issues that arise during the life of a…
Rank this Week: 1188

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Apr 27

    Hiring Without Employment Law Headaches: Five Tips for Employer

    Hiring Without Employment Law Headaches: Five Tips for Employer
    On Friday, I had the opportunity to speak to the Human Resource Association of Greater New Haven. My sincere thanks to them for the invitation. The group asked me to talk about various legal traps employers face in the hiring process and…
  • Apr 24

    I’ve Got a Secret: Recordings in the Workplace

    I’ve Got a Secret: Recordings in the Workplace
    I’ve talked before about the use of recordings in the workplace. But this week, my colleague Jarad Lucan revisits the subject in light of some new decisions and the increasing presence of smartphones in the workplace. It is a safe…
  • Apr 23

    3 Mind-Blowing Tips For Employers About Sexual Harassment From Cosmo

    3 Mind-Blowing Tips For Employers About Sexual Harassment From Cosmo
    I don’t care who you are: Somewhere, in a doctor’s waiting room, or a supermarket checkout line, you’ve seen the headlines of Cosmopolitan magazine. But, as luck would have it as an employment lawyer, imagine my surprise…
Rank this Week: 116

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: 390

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/
  • Apr 27

    I worked long term and disagree with these changes- what next?

    I worked long term and disagree with these changes- what next?
    I have worked as a courier for 26 years.  This week, my company hired a third party courier company who will handle all courier deliveries.  I have been offered an office job in the lab, which has slightly less pay overall.  I…
  • Apr 20

    Q&A: Employment contracts and fundamental change

    Q&A: Employment contracts and fundamental change
    I have an employment contract stating my work location to be downtown. I have been told however that I will now be working for a satellite office which is 20KM away.  This may not seem like a huge distance but with the traffic in Toronto…
  • Apr 16

    Does a Paid Suspension Constitute Constructive Dismissal?

    Does a Paid Suspension Constitute Constructive Dismissal?
    Constructive dismissal claims are established by proving that a fundamental change in employment has occurred (i.e., working conditions, duties and compensation).  Most notably, a recent court ruling established a paid (non-disciplinary)…
Rank this Week: 220

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/
  • Apr 27

    March 2015 SEC Whistleblower Awards List

    March 2015 SEC Whistleblower Awards 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…
  • Apr 24

    The Chamber’s Justification for Barring FCA Cases after Defendants Make a Disclosure to the Government Is a Green Light for Fraud

    The Chamber’s Justification for Barring FCA Cases after Defendants Make a Disclosure to the Government Is a Green Light for Fraud
    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…
  • Apr 23

    Decisions of the DOL Administrative Review Board – Feb 2015

    Decisions of the DOL Administrative Review Board – Feb 2015
    USDOL/OALJ Reporter Decisions of the Administrative Review Board February 2015 See Case summaries:   International Assoc. of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, ARB No. 13-086 (ARB Feb. 27, 2015) Final Decision and Order PDF Summary: The…
Rank this Week: 284

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Apr 27

    BREAKING: SCOTUS Grants Cert. in Employment Discrimination Timing Case

    BREAKING: SCOTUS Grants Cert. in Employment Discrimination Timing Case
    A few minutes ago, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Green v. Donahoe (order here | SCOTUSblog case page here). The issue actually seems pretty straightforward. Per the Petition for Writ: Under federal employment discrimination law,…
  • Apr 23

    Fired for What!? - The Great Popeye's Fried Chicken Caper

    Fired for What!? - The Great Popeye's Fried Chicken Caper
    A Popeye's shift manager (who happens to be pregnant) was fired from her job. Why? Well, she claims she was fired because an armed robber held up her store and she refused to pay back the money the robber stole. The franchise owner claims she…
  • Apr 20

    Miles on Braun v. Wal-Mart

    Miles on Braun v. Wal-Mart
    Straight from the shameless self-promotion department . . . the latest issue of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Civil Litigation Section Newsletter is now available. Jump straight to my summary of the PA Supreme Court's opinion in Braun v.…
Rank this Week: 1647

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1346

Texas Employment Law Update

Texas Employment Law Update

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

http://www.texasemploymentlawupdate.com/
  • Apr 27

    Texas Employers Should Educate Themselves on Dealing with Transgender Employee

    Texas Employers Should Educate Themselves on Dealing with Transgender Employee
    Diane Sawyer’s primetime interview with Bruce Jenner where he confirmed that he is transgender, and more closely identifies with the female rather than male gender, has raised awareness on the issues that affect these…
  • Apr 17

    Oilfield Service Providers Should Consider WARN Act Implications Prior to Making Job Cut

    Oilfield Service Providers Should Consider WARN Act Implications Prior to Making Job Cut
    The price of oil has dropped significantly from its 2014 highs and the effect of this drop is trickling down to the oil field service providers.  Energy exploration and production companies are drastically cutting their capital…
  • Jan 22

    Fifth Circuit Resolves Intra-Circuit Split on Important ADA Issue

    Fifth Circuit Resolves Intra-Circuit Split on Important ADA Issue
    Last month the Fifth Circuit resolved an intra-Circuit split on the appropriate prima face case that should be used in a discrimination case under the Americans with Disabilities Act.  In EEOC v. LHC Group, Inc., the EEOC brought suit on…
Rank this Week: 1806

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

http://www.oaklandemploymentlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3941

Virginia Employment Law Journal

Virginia Employment Law Journal

Summarizes important developments in employment law. By Bean, Kinney & Korman, P.C.

http://www.virginiaemploymentlawjournal.com/
  • Apr 27

    New Law Limits Virginia Employers’ Access to Social Media Account

    New Law Limits Virginia Employers’ Access to Social Media Account
    Effective July 1, 2015, employers in Virginia will be prohibited from requesting usernames and passwords for social media accounts of current employees or applicants.  Specifically, Va. Code 40.1-28.7:5 will prohibit employers from:…
  • Mar 26

    Virginia May Soon Join Maryland in Prohibiting Employers from Asking for Social Media Password

    Virginia May Soon Join Maryland in Prohibiting Employers from Asking for Social Media Password
    Virginia appears poised to join Maryland and a handful of other states that ban employers from asking current employees and applicants for access to their social media accounts, like Facebook. Earlier this month, the Virginia legislature…
  • Mar 24

    All Legally Married Same-Sex Couples Now Covered Under FMLA

    All Legally Married Same-Sex Couples Now Covered Under FMLA
    Effective March 27, 2015, the Family and Medical Leave Act, or FMLA, will extend coverage to all legally married same-sex couples to take FMLA leave to provide care for their spouse. FMLA leave entitles eligible employees, as…
Rank this Week: 3141

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/
  • Apr 27

    NLRB signs off on employer social media policy as legal

    NLRB signs off on employer social media policy as legal
    It’s not news that employer social media policies are on the NLRB’s radar. What is newsworthy, though, is when the NLRB considers a social media policy and concludes that it does not unlawfully infringe on employees’ rights…
  • Apr 24

    WIRTW #365 (the “on the road again” edition)

    WIRTW #365 (the “on the road again” edition)
    It’s been a crazy week. I gave four different seminar presentations over an eight-day span: Last Wednesday I presented a two-hour FMLA/ADA update to the Southwest Safety Council. Monday evening I gave the keynote address at the Greater…
  • Apr 23

    “Stop harassing me!” = protected conduct to support retaliation claim, says 6th Circuit

    “Stop harassing me!” = protected conduct to support retaliation claim, says 6th Circuit
    What happens when the alleged perpetrator of sexual or other unlawful harassment is also the person to whom the victim lodges a complaint of harassment? If the alleged perpetrator later fires (or causes the firing of) the victim, has the…
Rank this Week: 107

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • Apr 27

    More About Withdrawing Grievance

    More About Withdrawing Grievance
    My last post was about withdrawing grievances and whether this was with or without prejudice. The issue is certainly divided from a labour relations perspective, though the law seems to be established. Why should a union be allowed to…
  • Apr 13

    Withdrawing Grievances - a Free Pass?

    Withdrawing Grievances - a Free Pass?
    At times, during the course of a hearing, the penny will drop and the writing on the wall will become clear - you cannot win. Something happens. Perhaps, a witness implodes or the adjudicator gives the impression that he or she isn’t…
  • Mar 23

    Mitigating Factors Enough to Reinstate in a Case of Serious Misconduct

    Mitigating Factors Enough to Reinstate in a Case of Serious Misconduct
    Back in February I wrote about a case where Mitigating Circumstances Not Enough to Reinstate in a Theft Case. I recently came across a case where the Ontario Labour Relations Board in a grievance referral under section 133 of the Ontario…
Rank this Week: 1704

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/
  • Apr 27

    Booby scars, or don’t return from FMLA!

    Booby scars, or don’t return from FMLA!
    With four years of blogging under my belt, I have a pretty good sense of what may audience comes to expect from this labor and employment law blog: typos grammar errors snark “where does Eric find this stuff” posts For…
  • Apr 24

    Protected conduct “can be as simple as telling a supervisor to stop.”

    Protected conduct “can be as simple as telling a supervisor to stop.”
    When I think about retaliation, I think about that time I plastic-wrapped the judicial toilets after losing a motion to compel an employee who gets fired after complaining about discrimination to an HR Manager or the EEOC. These actions…
  • Apr 23

    EEOC scores a major victory for transgender right

    EEOC scores a major victory for transgender right
    Last September, for the first time ever, the EEOC sued two private employers for discriminating against employees who had transitioned from one gender to another. One of those cases settled last week for $150K. Yesterday, the other action…
Rank this Week: 557

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/
  • Apr 27

    The New World Order for Lawyers and the Legal Profession(s)

    The New World Order for Lawyers and the Legal Profession(s)
    Ronit Dinovitzer & Bryant Garth, Lawyers and the Legal Profession, (UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2015-19), available at SSRN.John FloodOne of the main concerns of the authors is the structure of the legal profession in which…
  • Apr 24

    Bricolage Jurisprudence

    Bricolage Jurisprudence
    Brian BixMost people who use the terms at all treat “jurisprudence” and “legal philosophy” as interchangeable terms. In “Why Jurisprudence is Not Legal Philosophy,” Roger Cotterrell argues for a distinct…
  • Apr 22

    Fair Use Safe Harbors?

    Fair Use Safe Harbors?
    Michael C. Donaldson, Refuge From The Storm: A Fair Use Safe Harbor For Non-Fiction Works, 59 J. Copyright Soc’y U.S.A. 477 (2012), available at SSRN.Pam SamuelsonSo much has been written on the fair use case law in the U.S. that…
Rank this Week: 74

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Apr 27

    Court Upholds $6.6 Million Punitive Damages Award in Retaliation Suit

    Court Upholds $6.6 Million Punitive Damages Award in Retaliation Suit
    The Ninth Circuit recently upheld a large punitive damages award against United Parcel Service for the wrongful firing of a former UPS employee in retaliation for the employee filing wage-and-hour claims against the company. The case arose…
  • Apr 23

    Assembly Policy Committee Passes “Job Killer” Bill Imposing Scheduling Mandate on Employer

    Assembly Policy Committee Passes “Job Killer” Bill Imposing Scheduling Mandate on Employer
    ​Yesterday, the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee passed a “job killer” bill imposing a one-size-fits-all scheduling mandate on general retail employers. AB 357 (Chiu; D-San Francisco) would increase the cost…
  • Apr 22

    Is Telecommuting a Reasonable Accommodation for a Disability?

    Is Telecommuting a Reasonable Accommodation for a Disability?
    The answer is not a simple yes or no.  Yet, a federal circuit court of appeals, in a positive ruling for employers, recently held that telecommuting is not a reasonable accommodation when regular predictable attendance is an essential…
Rank this Week: 773

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Apr 26

    Drug testing does not always violate fundamental right

    Drug testing does not always violate fundamental right
    by Marie-Gabrielle Bélanger In Canada, the criteria for allowing random drug or alcohol testing in the workplace are very limited because these tests are regarded by our courts as an invasion of an employee’s privacy. But what…
  • Apr 19

    Transferred employee’s wrongful dismissal suit lands in New York court

    Transferred employee’s wrongful dismissal suit lands in New York court
    by Bonny Mak Waterfall and Rachel Younan When a Canadian employer transfers its employee to a non-Canadian entity, is it still on the hook for wrongful dismissal damages? Recently, an Ontario court declined to hear a civil action claiming…
  • Apr 12

    Ontario employers should check for overdue accessibility compliance report

    Ontario employers should check for overdue accessibility compliance report
    by Cathy Chandler In 2005, Ontario became the first jurisdiction in the world to enact proactive legislation designed to establish policies and programs to promote the provision of services to people with disabilities in five areas: customer…
Rank this Week: 868

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
  • Apr 26

    What is an assault in a civil trial?

    What is an assault in a civil trial?
    Most people think of assault as a criminal offense in which a person physically attacks another person. Although assault has a criminal meaning in Texas and other states, it is also a civil harm for which a person can recover for an injury…
  • Apr 14

    Can I record video and audio at my workplace?

    Can I record video and audio at my workplace?
    On March 3, 1991 a Los Angeles man led California Highway Patrol and later Los Angeles police on a high speed chase that ended in the driver and his passengers trapped in a corner. The passengers surrendered and an altercation occurred…
  • Apr 8

    Fort Worth federal judge blocks Department of Labor same sex FMLA rule

    Fort Worth federal judge blocks Department of Labor same sex FMLA rule
    As I discussed in a post a couple weeks ago, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a new administrative rule governing the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the FMLA right to medical leave for the care of a spouse suffering a serious medical…
Rank this Week: 1528

Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

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

http://arbitrationmatters.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 910

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: 10

Independent Contractor Compliance…

Independent Contractor Compliance Legal Blog

Covers the defense of misclassification claims and class actions, audits and investigations by the IRS and state tax and workforce agencies. By Pepper Hamilton LLP.

http://independentcontractorcompliance.com/
Rank this Week: 3053

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

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

    Judges, Juries, and Arbitrators Are Looking for One Thing: Fairne

    Judges, Juries, and Arbitrators Are Looking for One Thing: Fairne
    While I certainly don’t want to downplay the importance of employers following the law, one rule will keep employers out of trouble in most situations: be fair. Did the employer gather all available information before making a…
  • Apr 21

    Clients Want Predictability. Can Employment Lawyers Give It to Them?

    Clients Want Predictability. Can Employment Lawyers Give It to Them?
    We all know that clients don’t like surprises. In litigation, they want to know what matters will cost and the likelihood of an adverse outcome. For lawyers to add value then, we need to figure out ways to control or account for a range…
  • Apr 16

    Should Your Settlement Agreements Have a No-Rehire Clause?

    Should Your Settlement Agreements Have a No-Rehire Clause?
    For years, employers settling with former employees have included a clause saying that the employee was not eligible for rehire. The rationale is obvious. After litigating, sometimes for years, no employer wants to bring the employee back and…
Rank this Week: 4195

Scott J. Kreppein, Esq.

Scott J. Kreppein, Esq.

Focuses on contract, employment and personal injury litigation.

http://www.kreplaw.com/
  • Apr 25

    Divorce and Family Law: Put On A Happy Face

    Divorce and Family Law: Put On A Happy Face
    One difficult issues that parents face when dealing with divorce, custody, or visitation is the pick-up and drop-off.  In addition to logistical problems (who drives where and when), the exchange is an emotional trigger for all…
  • Apr 24

    SANDY CLAIMS

    SANDY CLAIMS
    There has been a lot of activity lately in the Superstorm Sandy litigations.At least with respect to my inventory of cases on the insurance claims, we are getting closer towards finalizing settlements in both the residential and commercial…
  • Apr 3

    Equitable Distribution Rights in New York

    Equitable Distribution Rights in New York
    In many contested divorces, both sides lose.  The way to win - for both sides - is to identify and know your rights, stay focused, and keep any litigation targeted towards defined goals.  In principal, matrimonial litigation is an…
Rank this Week: 1625

Chicago Overtime Lawyer Blog

Chicago Overtime Lawyer Blog

Covers the Fair Labor Standards Act, overtime, class actions, and wage and hour cases. By Chicago Overtime Law Center.

http://www.chicagoovertimelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2474

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/
  • Apr 24

    Cases --- April 19th through 25th

    Cases --- April 19th through 25th
    DefamationFox-Rivera v. Colorado Department of Public Health (10th Cir., April 23, 2015) (affirming dismissal for plaintiff's failure to state a claim that his reputation was impugned) DiscriminationChavez-Acosta v. Southwest Cheese…
  • Apr 22

    Cases --- April 12th through 18th

    Cases --- April 12th through 18th
    DiscriminationRowe v. United Airlines (10th Cir., April 16, 2015) (affirming summary judgment in favor of United Airlines on FMLA and ADA claims and Illinois Human Rights Act based on plaintiff dishonesty)Public EmployeesValencia v. City of…
  • Apr 14

    Cases --- April 5th through 11th

    Cases --- April 5th through 11th
    Workers CompensationPickup v. Colvin (10th Cir., April 6, 2015) (affirming denial of social security benefits because plaintiff's testimony was contradictory and not credible) UnemploymentPreferred Hot Oil, LLC, v. Department of…
Rank this Week: 4447

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/
  • Apr 24

    “Religious Freedom” Acts Complicate Employer/Employee Relation

    “Religious Freedom” Acts Complicate Employer/Employee Relation
    Ciera Ambrose and Owen H. Laird, Esq. Recently, there has been an uproar surrounding two recent so-called “religious freedom” acts passed in Indiana and Arkansas. These laws, approved by the Republican-dominated legislatures and…
  • Apr 20

    Florida Clinic Pays $150,000 for Discriminating Against a Transgendered Employee

    Florida Clinic Pays $150,000 for Discriminating Against a Transgendered Employee
    Ciera Ambrose and Edgar M. Rivera, Esq. Lakeland Eye Clinic (“Lakeland”), a Florida based ophthalmology and optometry center, agreed to pay $150,000 to settle a lawsuit for transgender discrimination under Title VII of the Civil…
  • Apr 15

    Medpace Allegedly Discriminated Against Assualted Employee Exposed to HIV

    Medpace Allegedly Discriminated Against Assualted Employee Exposed to HIV
    Yarelyn Mena and Edgar M. Rivera, Esq. On March 16, 2013, Kathryn Zabell brought an action against former employer Medpace, Inc. (“Medpace”) under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) alleging Medpace terminated…
Rank this Week: 505

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
  • Apr 24

    German-style work council in peril at Chattanooga VW plant?

    German-style work council in peril at Chattanooga VW plant?
    The German-style “work council” is once again drawing attention amid media reports that United Auto Workers Local 42 is either seeking or about to seek recognition as the exclusive bargaining agent of employees at the Volkswagen…
  • Apr 24

    Boston taxicab regulations didn’t impermissibly regard drivers as independent contractor

    Boston taxicab regulations didn’t impermissibly regard drivers as independent contractor
    By Ronald Miller, J.D. Reading Rule 403 of Boston’s Hackney Carriage Rules and Massachusetts’ independent contractor statute, G. L. c. 149, Sec. 148B, in harmony, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that Boston’s…
  • Apr 24

    EEOC states plausible sex-stereotyping claim for fired transgender funeral home director

    EEOC states plausible sex-stereotyping claim for fired transgender funeral home director
    By Kathleen Kapusta, J.D. In alleging that a transgender funeral home director’s failure to conform to sex stereotypes was the driving force behind her employer’s decision to terminate her, a federal district court in Michigan…
Rank this Week: 278

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/
  • Apr 24

    Tory Senator Insults Order of Canada Recipient for Asking Why Unions Need Disclose More Than Charitie

    Tory Senator Insults Order of Canada Recipient for Asking Why Unions Need Disclose More Than Charitie
    Try telling Conservatives that the ridiculous, partisan, waste of taxpayer money that is Bill C-377 Harper Senate Appointee Plett Insults Distinguished Witness at hearings into Anti-union Bill imposes far more onerous reporting requirements…
  • Apr 14

    Workers Hired After a Strike Begins Can’t Vote in a Union Decertification Vote

    Workers Hired After a Strike Begins Can’t Vote in a Union Decertification Vote
    A long strike by United Steelworkers members at Crown Holdings beer can manufacturer has been in the news lately, and the Ontario government has now appointed an expert arbitrator to try and broker a deal there.  Receiving less…
  • Mar 31

    SCC Revisits, Clarifies (Sort of) Constructive Dismissal Law

    SCC Revisits, Clarifies (Sort of) Constructive Dismissal Law
    March 31, 2015 March was a good month for me.  I was cited by the Supreme Court of Canada twice in the span of about a week!  The first citation was in the collective bargaining case MPAO v. Canada, where the court cited my…
Rank this Week: 523

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/
  • Apr 24

    Get Your Ducks in a Row: Legal Documents for Starting Your Busine

    Get Your Ducks in a Row: Legal Documents for Starting Your Busine
    Before you can officially call yourself a business, there is generally some legal paperwork that has to be filed. These documents are more than just a bureaucratic way for the government to make money, but can afford you certain legal…
  • Apr 16

    Which Entity is Right for Your Business?

    Which Entity is Right for Your Business?
    A client of mine began a business as a hobby, pursuing a personal interest. The business became wildly successful, and began to grow exponentially. After just a few years, my client was enjoying eight figure sales. Unfortunately, he had not…
  • Apr 15

    McDonald’s is Not “Loving” the Joint-Employer Designation

    McDonald’s is Not “Loving” the Joint-Employer Designation
    Over the past couple of years, McDonald’s workers – along with other fast food workers – have staged protests in cities across the nation over their low wages.  President Obama supported raising the minimum wage to…
Rank this Week: 1604

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

Covers litigation, criminal and employment law. By Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP.

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3168