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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: 267

Federal Employee Disability Law…

Federal Employee Disability Law Blog

Covers disability discrimination, Federal Workers' Compensation Act (FECA) and OPM Disability. By Eric L. Pines.

http://www.pinesfederal.com/blog/
  • Mar 6

    From The OPM Disability Victory Files!

    From The OPM Disability Victory Files!
    We recently assisted a federal electronics engineer with his FERS disability claim. He suffers from several psychiatric illnesses, including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and major depressive disorder. Because his symptoms…
  • Feb 20

    From The OPM Disability Victory Files!

    From The OPM Disability Victory Files!
    We recently assisted a federal licensed practical nurse (LPN) with his FERS disability claim. He suffers from several, chronic, spinal/structural medical conditions, including lumbar disc degeneration, cervical disc degeneration, migraine…
  • Feb 3

    I Received My Disability Acceptance Letter from OPM – What Happens Now?

    I Received My Disability Acceptance Letter from OPM – What Happens Now?
    Congratulations!  You just received an official letter from OPM informing you that your disability claim has been approved!  Now what? First, OPM will contact your agency to request verification of your last day of pay (LDOP). …
Rank this Week: 4839

Labor Relations Today

Labor Relations Today

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

http://www.laborrelationstoday.com/
  • Mar 6

    Video Interview: Discussing the New MLS CBA with LXBN TV

    Video Interview: Discussing the New MLS CBA with LXBN TV
    Following up on our post on the subject, I had the opportunity to discuss the conclusion of the MLS’ labor negotiations with Colin O’Keefe of LXBN TV. In the interview, I discuss the basics of the new CBA and what unaddressed…
  • Mar 6

    NLRB to Begin Training Staff on New Quickie Election Rule

    NLRB to Begin Training Staff on New Quickie Election Rule
    The National Labor Relations Board’s new election rules go into effect April 14, and Deputy General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo announced ($) that training on those rules for regional office employees will begin in Washington on March…
  • Mar 5

    House Debating Quickie Election Rules After Senate Disapproval Measure Passed

    House Debating Quickie Election Rules After Senate Disapproval Measure Passed
    As we predicted ($$), the Senate yesterday passed a resolution under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) disapproving of the National Labor Relations Board’s “quickie election” rules.  The quickie election rules,…
Rank this Week: 334

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/
  • Mar 6

    Minnesota's Justification Rule Shield Employer Liability on Non-Compete Claim

    Minnesota's Justification Rule Shield Employer Liability on Non-Compete Claim
    The economics of non-competes often don't work.Injunctive relief is expensive and sometimes yields a hollow remedy if customers start to bolt regardless. As for damages, many employees aren't collectible.This is where the new employer comes…
  • Mar 4

    Central District of Illinois Explains Its Disagreement With Fifield Consideration Rule

    Central District of Illinois Explains Its Disagreement With Fifield Consideration Rule
    At this rate, I should have about 20 blog posts this year concerning Illinois' controversial Fifield rule.As I have explained in numerous posts, Illinois appears to have a unique rule concerning the type of consideration needed to…
  • Feb 20

    Obama Administration's Cybersecurity Proposal Would Broaden CFAA

    Obama Administration's Cybersecurity Proposal Would Broaden CFAA
    The Obama Administration has been active in addressing concerns related to cybersecurity and trade secrets theft. In 2013, the Administration rolled its strategy to mitigate trade secrets theft - the first of its kind executive-level white…
Rank this Week: 954

Labor Relations Update

Labor Relations Update

By Proskauer Rose LLP.

http://www.laborrelationsupdate.com
Rank this Week: 2347

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 6

    The Gender Wage Gap Persists, But There Are Legal Solutions to Pay Inequality

    The Gender Wage Gap Persists, But There Are Legal Solutions to Pay Inequality
    At this year’s Academy Awards, Patricia Arquette used the platform she gained as a Best Supporting Actress winner to speak about pay inequality, saying, “It is our time to have wage equality once and for all and equal rights for…
  • Feb 27

    Police Can’t Search Your Car Because they See a Small Amount of Marijuana

    Police Can’t Search Your Car Because they See a Small Amount of Marijuana
    The Supreme Judicial Court today, February 27, suppressed a search that was triggered by police observing “about an ounce” of marijuana in a car they had stopped for a broken headlight (Commonwealth v. Sheridan, No. SJC-11543).…
  • Feb 19

    Breastfeeding-Related Discrimination Should Be Protected By Law (Even if Men Can Lactate)

    Breastfeeding-Related Discrimination Should Be Protected By Law (Even if Men Can Lactate)
    Angela Ames resigned from her position at Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company just three hours after she returned from maternity leave.  Upon her return, she sought access to the company’s lactation rooms and was informed that she…
Rank this Week: 2327

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/
  • Mar 6

    12-Packs May Now Be Available At Beer Distributor

    12-Packs May Now Be Available At Beer Distributor
    The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, through its counsel, issued an advisory opinion this afternoon appearing to clear the way to allow beer distributors to sell 12-packs of beer.  This ruling is completely separate from any of the…
  • Mar 5

    Is Co-Parenting Possible?

    Is Co-Parenting Possible?
    This headline recently caught my attention Co-Parenting Win: I Lived With my Stepson’s Mother.  The article, fashioned in the form of a letter to the mother of the author’s stepson, chronicles the evolution of the…
  • Mar 2

    Pennsylvania Liquor Update

    Pennsylvania Liquor Update
    There has been a significant amount of liquor license topics which have garnered media attention recently, especially in the Lancaster area.  Last Monday, the Beer Café in the Weis Markets in Ephrata opened.  Also throughout…
Rank this Week: 1297

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/
  • Mar 6

    Employment contracts and their validity

    Employment contracts and their validity
    There is the possibility that an employment contract may or may not hold up in Court.  This is why it is recommended that a legal professional review documents of this nature. Daniel Lublin, Toronto employment lawyer discusses the…
  • Feb 18

    Addictions in the workplace- can I fire my alcoholic employee?

    Addictions in the workplace- can I fire my alcoholic employee?
    The workplace environment brings a number of people together under one roof which may include employees with addictions. There are no clear cut ways of identifying someone as an alcoholic. However, there may be signs during the course of…
  • Feb 9

    Should I tell prospective employers about my disability?

    Should I tell prospective employers about my disability?
    Disability is a factor that can affect your job search efforts.  For instance, there are disabilities classified as “invisible” disabilities that are not physically noticeable, such as Asperger syndrome. People who have this…
Rank this Week: 451

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: 2289

Employment Law Watch

Employment Law Watch

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

http://www.employmentlawwatch.com/
  • Mar 6

    New York Employment Roundup: February 2015

    New York Employment Roundup: February 2015
    This post was written by Cindy S. Minniti and Mark S. Goldstein. Today’s New York employment law landscape is increasingly dynamic, with a constant stream of new legislation and judicial opinions. To keep our readers current on the…
  • Mar 5

    Contractual flexibility clauses must be clear and unambiguous to give an employer a right to make unilateral change

    Contractual flexibility clauses must be clear and unambiguous to give an employer a right to make unilateral change
    In the case of Norman and others v National Audit Office UKEAT/0276/14, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) confirmed that flexibility clauses in employment contracts which seek to give employers the right to make unilateral…
  • Mar 5

    Must a Company Reveal Trade Secrets to Prove Trade Secret Theft

    Must a Company Reveal Trade Secrets to Prove Trade Secret Theft
    This post was written by Mark D. Temple and Peter J. Stuhldreher. When you learn a former employee has stolen your trade secrets to take them across the street to benefit a competitor, your quickest remedy is to sue him and try to shut him…
Rank this Week: 2068

Human Resources News

Human Resources News

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/hrnews/
  • Mar 6

    Seattle’s new minimum wage ordinance takes effect April 1

    Seattle’s new minimum wage ordinance takes effect April 1
    by Valerie Hughes and Aurora Janke Seattle’s new minimum wage ordinance goes into effect April 1, meaning employers—regardless of size—must pay employees working in the city at least $11 per hour. Employers with 501 or more…
  • Mar 5

    ‘Quickie election’ rule likely on track despite Senate action

    ‘Quickie election’ rule likely on track despite Senate action
    The U.S. Senate dealt at least a minor blow to the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) rule aimed at speeding up union elections, but the rule’s April 14 effective date likely is still on track. On March 4, the Senate voted…
  • Mar 3

    Ruling goes against Nebraska’s same-sex marriage ban

    Ruling goes against Nebraska’s same-sex marriage ban
    by Tammy Binford In a ruling that wasn’t a surprise, a federal judge has ruled against Nebraska’s ban on same-sex marriage. But the fate of the state’s constitutional amendment prohibiting same-sex marriage awaits an appeal…
Rank this Week: 1270

Washington Public Sector Labor…

Washington Public Sector Labor Negotiations Blog

Covers Washington State public sector collective bargaining. By Cline & Associates.

http://www.washingtonpublicsectorlabornegotiationsblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4930

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/
  • Mar 6

    FBI Whistleblower Jane Turner’s Case Featured In Washington Post

    FBI Whistleblower Jane Turner’s Case Featured In Washington Post
    On March 4, 2015  the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the lack of whistleblower protections for FBI employees. A focus of the hearing was a February 2015 report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), which found…
  • Mar 6

    FBI Whistleblower Program Broken

    FBI Whistleblower Program Broken
    FBI Whistleblower Protection Program ‘Broken’ – US NGOs Non-profit whistleblower organizations say that the US Department of Justice has laws in place to protect FBI whistleblowers from retaliation, but the system does not…
  • Mar 6

    Mandating That Whistleblowers Report Violations of Law Internally Constitutes an Obstruction of Justice

    Mandating That Whistleblowers Report Violations of Law Internally Constitutes an Obstruction of Justice
    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…
Rank this Week: 375

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Mar 6

    Connecticut Law May Force Employer to Transfer Pregnant Employee

    Connecticut Law May Force Employer to Transfer Pregnant Employee
    So, in yesterday’s post, I alerted you to a portion of the state’s pregnancy discrimination law that you may not have been aware of, namely Conn. Gen. Stat. Sec. 46a-60(a)(7)(E).  If you haven’t read it yet, I’d…
  • Mar 5

    The Pregnancy Discrimination Laws You Never Knew About

    The Pregnancy Discrimination Laws You Never Knew About
    With all the talk about the Supreme Court deciding a pregnancy discrimination case this term and what it means for federal law, there is a separate Connecticut law on the subject — a portion of which you are probably unfamiliar with.…
  • Mar 3

    If the CHRO Ran the Legislature: Agency Proposals On Deck

    If the CHRO Ran the Legislature: Agency Proposals On Deck
    As the legislative session continues to roll around, sometimes you can get caught up in bills that have no chance of getting passed. For example, the General Assembly — as presented structured — will never pass a bill making…
Rank this Week: 185

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Mar 6

    Beware of Sending Unsolicited Faxes!

    Beware of Sending Unsolicited Faxes!
    New Jersey businesses should be aware that sending unsolicited faxes could open you up to significant liability. We have recently learned that several law firms in this area are filing class action lawsuits and preying on local companies, and…
  • Mar 4

    Merger and Acquisition Litigation Trend

    Merger and Acquisition Litigation Trend
    A new study on merger and acquisition (M&A) litigation in 2014 reveals several significant trends. Most notably, the majority of all lawsuits were filed in one jurisdiction, suggesting that companies are increasingly incorporating…
  • Mar 3

    The Evolution of Health Care Competition Law

    The Evolution of Health Care Competition Law
    The Federal Trade Commission, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division, recently held a two-day workshop to analyze the competitive effects of developing health care provider organizations and payment models on…
Rank this Week: 1183

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: 2557

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

http://www.orangecountyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 6

    Age Discrimination May Manifest in Subtle Way

    Age Discrimination May Manifest in Subtle Way
    Most employers are aware of the fact that legally, they can’t specifically recruit workers under the age of 30 or fire a worker simply because he or she hit the 55-year mark. But usually, age discrimination comes in much more subtle…
  • Mar 3

    Pregnancy Discrimination a Growing Problem in U.S.

    Pregnancy Discrimination a Growing Problem in U.S.
    The Chicago Public School System recently came under fire after it was alleged a number of teachers were fired on the basis of their pregnancies. A federal discrimination lawsuit has been filed. The district staunchly denies this assertion,…
  • Feb 28

    Franchises Face Wage-and-Hour Lawsuit

    Franchises Face Wage-and-Hour Lawsuit
    Wage theft is a serious problem within many varying industries. It’s worth noting there is an overall increase in wage-and-hour lawsuits, due to a combination of factors that includes workers becoming more aware of their rights, more…
Rank this Week: 2420

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: 16

New Jersey Public Safety Officers…

New Jersey Public Safety Officers Law Blog

Covers employment issues related to corrections officers, firefighters, and police officers in New Jersey. By Frank M. Crivelli of Arpaia and Crivelli.

http://www.njpublicsafetyofficers.com/
Rank this Week: 1519

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.sanantonioemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Mar 6

    UIW Claims to be Arm of the Government

    UIW Claims to be Arm of the Government
    One of the things about litigation is that strategy often takes precedence over substance. In the Redus family lawsuit against University of the Incarnate Word, the university asked to dismiss the lawsuit. UIW claimed to be an “arm of…
  • Mar 5

    Defending against Employment Lawsuits is far too Expensive

    Defending against Employment Lawsuits is far too Expensive
    My colleague, Chris McKinney has penned an excellent post on the costs of defending against an employment lawsuit. See his post here. As Chris says, far too much money is spent defending against lawsuits that could be settled for $40,000 or…
  • Mar 4

    Federal Judge Overruled and Case is Re-assigned

    Federal Judge Overruled and Case is Re-assigned
    I have written about Judge Lynn Hughes a couple of times. See my prior posts here and here. It is unfortunate, but some judges, even U.S. District Judges, just do not understand their duties. He has been overruled again. This time, the suit…
Rank this Week: 484

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/
  • Mar 6

    WIRTW #358 (the “appreciation” edition)

    WIRTW #358 (the “appreciation” edition)
    o your employees feel appreciated? Today is Employee Appreciation Day. However, if you limit your appreciation efforts to 0.38% of a year’s working days, I can flat-out guarantee that your employees do not feel appreciated (even on…
  • Mar 5

    Some harassment shouldn't be in the eye of the beholder

    Some harassment shouldn't be in the eye of the beholder
    A hostile work environment is hostile for one of two reasons—the alleged misconduct is either severe (overtly offensive), or pervasive (repeatedly offensive). The more severe the misconduct is, the less pervasive it has to be. In this…
  • Mar 4

    My latest column in Workforce: Absolut Commitment to Checking

    My latest column in Workforce: Absolut Commitment to Checking
    In addition to my daily blogging, I also write a monthly column in Workforce Magazine. Here’s my latest from the March edition, discussing the import of the Fair Credit Reporting Act on employment background checks—Absolut…
Rank this Week: 177

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/
  • Mar 6

    “State of the Union” on substance abuse and the workplace

    “State of the Union” on substance abuse and the workplace
    Where are we these days with respect to mind-altering substances and the workplace? Here’s the latest, with the “substances” discussed in alphabetical order. This blog post is guaranteed accurate™ for at least the…
  • Mar 4

    Can’t make this stuff up

    Can’t make this stuff up
    If you want your arbitration agreement to be enforceable, don’t give it to your employee to sign while she is drunk and practically naked. At least, not in California.… Continue Reading
  • Mar 3

    The new “us”!

    The new “us”!
    We are delighted to announce that the law firm formerly known as Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP, is now Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, as internationally-recognized labor and employment attorney Don Prophete and 12 other…
Rank this Week: 1697

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/
  • Mar 6

    In Praise of Accountability

    In Praise of Accountability
    Jeremy Waldron, Accountability: Fundamental to Democracy (April 2014), available at SSRN.Edward RubinAccountability is a term that gets bandied about a great deal these days, sometimes as a criticism of regulatory government (agencies…
  • Mar 5

    Not Business as Usual for In-House Counsel

    Not Business as Usual for In-House Counsel
    Anton R. Valukas, for Jenner & Block, Report to Board of Directors of General Motors Company Regarding Ignition Switch Recalls (2014).W. Bradley WendelOne of the most interesting things written about professional responsibility in 2014 is…
  • Mar 4

    Big Data and Deterrence

    Big Data and Deterrence
    Zenon Zabinski and Bernard Black, The Deterrent Effect of Tort Law: Evidence from Medical Malpractice Reform, available at SSRN.Nora EngstromIn a provocative new piece, Zenon Zabinski and Bernard Black address one of the most stubborn…
Rank this Week: 352

New York Civil Service Attorney…

New York Civil Service Attorney Law Blog

Covers employment and discrimination issues related to civil service. By the Law Offices of Kevin P. Sheerin.

http://civilservice.sheerinlaw.com/
  • Mar 5

    TLC Article 78 case

    TLC Article 78 case
    Petitioner taxicab driver was found to have overcharged passengers on three occasions. Nonetheless he was only adjudicated once as having done so. The Appellate Division, first Department found that the driver had failed to exhaust his…
  • Dec 6

    New York City violates due process law in Civil Service Law section 71 and 73 case

    New York City violates due process law in Civil Service Law section 71 and 73 case
    Employee of Department of Environmental Protection was found to have been illegally terminated when New York City failed to give proper notice in Civil Service Law section 73 and Civil Service Law section 71 case. Originally petitioner was…
  • Sep 19

    County failed to Comply with Supreme Court order-Contemp threathened for continuing refusal

    County failed to Comply with Supreme Court order-Contemp threathened for continuing refusal
     What happens when a County fails to follow the order of a Supreme Court Judge? In Fulton County the president of the local PBA filed an Article 78 to compel an exam for the civil service title of Investigator.  When the position of…
Rank this Week: 1402

Employment Law 101

Employment Law 101

Covers employment law trends. By John A. Gallagher.

http://employmentlaw101.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1329

James M. Hoffmann Blog

James M. Hoffmann Blog

Covers Missouri workers' compensation and personal injury.

http://www.hoffmannworkcomp.com/category/blog/
  • Mar 5

    Common Injuries Suffered by Construction Worker

    Common Injuries Suffered by Construction Worker
    Construction workers are exposed to dangerous working conditions, and are prone to a wide variety of injuries, some of which are life altering and even fatal. The causes of construction site injuries are also numerous and varied.…
  • Feb 26

    Are Missouri Workers Covered in a Workplace Attack?

    Are Missouri Workers Covered in a Workplace Attack?
    Employees have a right to expect a certain level of safety in the workplace. How common is workplace violence? Accourding to OSHA, murder is the fourth-leading cause of fatal occupational injuries in the workplace. If you are the victim of a…
  • Feb 18

    Understanding the Dangers of Benzene Exposure

    Understanding the Dangers of Benzene Exposure
    Some of the most serious occupational illnesses are caused by exposure to dangerous chemicals. Exposure to chemicals such as asbestos, benzene, and other hazardous chemicals can cause serious illnesses. If you or someone close to…
Rank this Week: 4341

New York Employment Lawyer Blog

New York Employment Lawyer Blog

Published By Villanueva & Sanchala Attorneys At Law

http://www.new-york-employment-lawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1559

New York Employment Attorney Blog

New York Employment Attorney Blog

Covers employment agreements, employment discrimination and compensation issues. By Salvatore Gangemi of Salon Marrow.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneyblog.com/
  • Mar 5

    Bills Introduced in Congress to Permit Employee Wellness Program

    Bills Introduced in Congress to Permit Employee Wellness Program
    A few months ago, we wrote about several lawsuits filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) challenging employee wellness programs as violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Genetic Information…
  • Feb 24

    New York Tipped Minimum Wage to Increase on December 31, 2015

    New York Tipped Minimum Wage to Increase on December 31, 2015
    Today, the New York State Department of Labor’s Acting Commissioner, Mario Musolino, announced that New York State will raise the minimum wage for all tipped workers in the hospitality industry to $7.50, effective December 31,…
  • Feb 12

    Salvatore Gangemi to Present “Employment Law – The Life of a Charge” at St. John’s University CLE Program

    Salvatore Gangemi to Present “Employment Law – The Life of a Charge” at St. John’s University CLE Program
    On February 28, 2015, Salvatore Gangemi will be presenting “Employment Law — The Life of a Charge” at the St. John’s University School of Law, Spring 2015 CLE Weekend Program.  To register for the program click…
Rank this Week: 2656

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Focuses on issues of interest to adjunct law professors, including labor law, employment law, employee benefits law and education law issues. Edited by Mitchell H. Rubinstein.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Mar 5

    Two Symposia

    Two Symposia
    There are two symposia of potential interest tomorrow: In New York City, Fordham Law Review hosts "Fighting Corruption in America and Abroad," a one-day symposium. The full schedule is here. In Gulfport, Florida, tomorrow, Stetson…
  • Feb 25

    Attorney Strike

    Attorney Strike
    Several years ago, I published a short article where I explained that attorneys are employees too and are entitled to the same protections as everyone else. You can download a copy of that article at no charge here. The reality...
  • Feb 9

    How Much Is An Adjunct Worth?

    How Much Is An Adjunct Worth?
    We all know that adjuncts are underpaid-grossly underpaid. But, how much are we worth? Certainly, most would agree that law school and med school profs should be paid more than college profs because the tuition is much higher. But, what...
Rank this Week: 153

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/
  • Mar 5

    Medical Marijuana: Are zero-tolerance work place policies still enforceable?

    Medical Marijuana: Are zero-tolerance work place policies still enforceable?
    With the passage of the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act, individuals may now legally, under Illinois state law, use marijuana for medical purposes. The Act presents new legal issues for businesses in handling employees…
  • Feb 27

    Understanding How to Document Overtime Practices for your Employee

    Understanding How to Document Overtime Practices for your Employee
    If your business has even one employee, it would be in your best interests to have a basic understanding of overtime and other wage and hour laws.  It is very easy to make mistakes in classifying employees as non-exempt or exempt from…
  • Feb 9

    Best Practices for Employers under the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act

    Best Practices for Employers under the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act
    In late 2014, the Illinois Department of Labor published amended regulations for the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act (“IWPCA”).  In light of the new regulations, small businesses should consider implementing the…
Rank this Week: 1675

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

http://www.oaklandemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 5

    Fight Ongoing about how Gawker Interns may be Notified of Potential Lawsuit

    Fight Ongoing about how Gawker Interns may be Notified of Potential Lawsuit
    Gawker, a digital media company, was sued by former interns who allege that they were only classified as interns in order for the company to avoid paying them minimum wage. Gawker has been fighting the lawsuit and is now arguing about how…
  • Mar 4

    Micha Star Liberty Selected as Finalist for 2015 Trial Lawyer of the Year

    Micha Star Liberty Selected as Finalist for 2015 Trial Lawyer of the Year
       Liberty Law is thrilled to announce that Micha Star Liberty has been selected as a 2015 Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalist by the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association. Ms. Liberty is grateful to the family of Amelie Le Moullac…
  • Mar 2

    180 California Patients Exposed to “Superbug,” Two Killed

    180 California Patients Exposed to “Superbug,” Two Killed
    Last week, it was reported that almost 180 patients at a California hospital were exposed to a potentially deadly “superbug.” The superbug was located on contaminated medical instruments and infected seven patients. Two of those…
Rank this Week: 3971

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/
  • Mar 5

    Workers' Compensation Under Fire

    Workers' Compensation Under Fire
    When you are injured, workers' compensation is supposed to be there to protect you and help you provide for your family. But who protects our workers' compensation system? In the past decade, more than 30 states have passed legislation...
  • Feb 23

    Nail Salons And Workplace Illness: Protect Yourself

    Nail Salons And Workplace Illness: Protect Yourself
    Every day, manicurists, pedicurists and other salon professionals are exposed to a variety of dangerous - yet often overlooked - workplace hazards. Some of these hazards pose an immediate risk, while other can cause long-term damage that…
  • Feb 18

    Winter Hazards And Cold Weather: What Workers Need To Know

    Winter Hazards And Cold Weather: What Workers Need To Know
    Now that winter has returned in full force and Pennsylvania - along with much of the East Coast - is experiencing a seemingly non-stop series of storms, we felt it was time to revisit the important topic of winter workplace...
Rank this Week: 666

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

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

http://www.pvwtaxandbusinesslaw.wordpress.com/
  • Mar 5

    IRS Issues Notice Regarding PPACA Excise Tax

    IRS Issues Notice Regarding PPACA Excise Tax
    Part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”) efforts to reduce healthcare costs include an excise tax on health insurers that provide benefits to employees above a threshold limit. This tax is designed to…
  • Mar 2

    Update to FMLA Definition of “Spouse”

    Update to FMLA Definition of “Spouse”
    The Department of Labor (“DOL”) has updated selected regulations to the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). The updates change the definition of spouse to mean: “husband or wife refers to the other person with…
  • Mar 2

    Potential Employer Requirements Due to Anthem, Inc. Data Breach

    Potential Employer Requirements Due to Anthem, Inc. Data Breach
    On February 4, 2015, Anthem Inc., one of the largest U.S. health insurers, notified the public that their data systems were breached. This breach potentially left customer names, social security numbers, and other personal information…
Rank this Week: 3150

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: 2093

Wage & Hour - Development…

Wage & Hour - Development & Highlights

Highlighting recent and noteworthy developments in cases and regulations on wage and hour laws that affect large and small businesses. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://wagehourlaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Mar 5

    Plaintiff’s Counsel Wants To Depose His Own Client in FLSA Collective Action: Really?

    Plaintiff’s Counsel Wants To Depose His Own Client in FLSA Collective Action: Really?
    This is great!  A FLSA collective action filed against an amusement park company.  A lead plaintiff and other plaintiffs added.  So far, so good.  Then, one of the lead plaintiffs settles independently with the employer…
  • Feb 26

    Skadden Case on Lawyer Overtime/Exempt Status Argued Before Second Circuit

    Skadden Case on Lawyer Overtime/Exempt Status Argued Before Second Circuit
    I have been following this protracted saga for some time and there is another chapter now being written.  The law firm of Skadden Arps is being sued in a Fair Labor Standards Act collective action by lawyers claiming they were not doing…
  • Feb 26

    An anonymous letter raises questions concerning FLSA retaliation

    An anonymous letter raises questions concerning FLSA retaliation
    On Friday, February 20, 2015, a federal judge issued an unusual order in Fujiwara, et al. v. Sushi Yasuda, LTD, et al, 12-cv-8742(WHP) (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 20, 2015).  After receiving an anonymous letter in an FLSA lawsuit, United States…
Rank this Week: 1233

Canada Employment & Labour Law…

Canada Employment & Labour Law Blog

Covers Canadian employment law issues. By Minken Employment Lawyers.

http://www.minkenemploymentlawyers.com/category/blog/
  • Mar 5

    Employer changes mind about changing worker’s hour

    Employer changes mind about changing worker’s hour
    Employer told worker he was getting new shift hours but backtracked when worker protested
  • Mar 5

    Nova Scotia Increasing the Minimum Wage

    Nova Scotia Increasing the Minimum Wage
    In order to keep pace with the cost of living in Nova Scotia, on April 1 the provincial government will increase the minimum wage from $10.40 per hour to $10.60 per hour.
  • Mar 3

    Termination Clause Upheld – 2 years work, only 2 weeks wages!

    Termination Clause Upheld – 2 years work, only 2 weeks wages!
    In Shapka v. Interbase Consultants Ltd., the Court analyzed the termination clause contained in the employee’s contract of employment and determined that it was valid and enforceable.
Rank this Week: 4907

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

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

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Mar 5

    An Overview of Rule 10b5-1 Trading Plan

    An Overview of Rule 10b5-1 Trading Plan
    By: Joe Marrow   Officers, directors and other insiders (“Company Insiders”) of publicly-traded companies use Rule 10b5-1 Trading Plans (a “10b5-1 Plan”) to buy and sell company stock at predetermined times so…
  • Mar 5

    Upcoming Boston IE Club Panel at Venture Cafe

    Upcoming Boston IE Club Panel at Venture Cafe
    On Wednesday March 11, 2015, Innovation & Enterprise Business Club (The IE Club) will host an event entitled “Successful Partnerships Between Large And Small Companies Building Great Success With… Very Different…
  • Mar 4

    Insights on Corporate Venture Capital

    Insights on Corporate Venture Capital
    Last week, MBBP’s Scott Bleier attended a panel discussion hosted by the Johnson & Johnson Boston Innovation Center, which featured three corporate venture capitalists from Sanofi-Genzyme Bioventures, Boehringer Ingelheim Venture…
Rank this Week: 941

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Mar 5

    Brace Yourself: Amendments to CFRA Regulations Effective July 1

    Brace Yourself: Amendments to CFRA Regulations Effective July 1
    The Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved amendments to the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) regulations. The amendments, proposed by the Fair Employment and Housing Council last year, will take effect July 1, 2015. The California…
  • Mar 4

    Springing Forward

    Springing Forward
    It’s that time of the year again … daylight saving time is set to start at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 8. For most people, the time shift means adjusting various analog clocks around the house and losing an hour of beauty rest. But…
  • Mar 3

    Changes to Heat Illness Standard on the Move

    Changes to Heat Illness Standard on the Move
    Despite opposition, California’s Occupational Safety & Health Standards Board (OSHSB) approved revisions to California’s unique heat illness regulations. The OSHSB sent the revised regulations to the Office of Administrative…
Rank this Week: 1500

California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

http://www.calpeculiarities.com/
Rank this Week: 3220

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Mar 5

    Can California Employers Prohibit Moonlighting?

    Can California Employers Prohibit Moonlighting?
    If a company hires someone for full-time employment, it’s natural to want that person’s undivided attention. So it seems only reasonable that an employer can tell someone: “Hey, if we’re paying you for full-time work,…
  • Mar 3

    Are Office Betting Pools Legal in California?

    Are Office Betting Pools Legal in California?
    March madness will soon be underway.  But are office pools legal?  As employment lawyers, is it our responsibility to wipe out another hallowed workplace tradition just like we did with binge drinking and sexual harassment at…
  • Feb 25

    9th Circuit Asks CA Supreme Court to Explain Rest Day Requirement

    9th Circuit Asks CA Supreme Court to Explain Rest Day Requirement
    The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is asking the California State Supreme Court to interpret sections of the California Labor Code requiring at least one day of rest per week. This is reminiscent of a similar request last year by the 9th…
Rank this Week: 2405

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/
  • Mar 5

    Avoiding Union Avoidance

    Avoiding Union Avoidance
    There is a really interesting article over at the Washington Post which looks at some of the problems of dwindling unionization. The article comes at a time when another Wisconsin bill is set to undermine even more labor rights. What...
  • Mar 3

    Arkansas Joins Tennessee in Prohibiting Local Anti-Discrimination Ordinance

    Arkansas Joins Tennessee in Prohibiting Local Anti-Discrimination Ordinance
    Last week, the Arkansas legislature prohibited local governments in that State from exceeding State law anti-discrimination protections—including protections against employment discrimination. The legislation—Act No. 137, or the…
  • Mar 1

    Zelinsky Offers a Solution to Hobby Lobby

    Zelinsky Offers a Solution to Hobby Lobby
    Edward Zelinsky (Cardozo) has just posted on SSRN his article (42 Rutgers Law Record 109-25) The Aftermath of Hobby Lobby: HSAs and HRAs as the Least Restrictive Means. Here's an excerpt from the abstract: In Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores,...
Rank this Week: 101

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/
  • Mar 5

    Apparently, in Texas, your managers are allowed one free “Heil Hitler.”

    Apparently, in Texas, your managers are allowed one free “Heil Hitler.”
    “I see your ‘two free slurs’ rule, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and I raise you one shout out to the Third Reich, alright Hoss?” Ok, you got me. The Fifth Circuit, which covers Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas,…
  • Mar 4

    GUEST POST: How Much Should You Really Know about Your Job Candidates?

    GUEST POST: How Much Should You Really Know about Your Job Candidates?
    Today we have a guest blogger at The Employer Handbook. It’s Amy Klimek. Amy is an experienced HR recruiter and VP of Human Resources for ZipRecruiter, a company that simplifies the hiring process for small to medium size businesses.…
  • Mar 3

    Though employees may not balk at signing non-competes, the key is when to use them.

    Though employees may not balk at signing non-competes, the key is when to use them.
    Last week it was #thedress. Before that, Kim Kardashian broke the internet.  But, first, there was the Jimmy John’s non-competition agreement kerfuffle that dominated my Twitter. Probably not yours though, because you have a…
Rank this Week: 1353

HR & Benefits Update

HR & Benefits Update

Covers human resources and other workforce management, compensation and employee benefits laws, policies and practices. By Solutions Law Press.

http://slphrbenefitsupdate.com/
  • Mar 4

    Read Transcript of King v. Burwell Supreme Court Oral Argument

    Read Transcript of King v. Burwell Supreme Court Oral Argument
    Americans trying to predict how the Supreme Court will rule on King v. Burwell’s challenge to the Obama Administration’s authority to allow qualifying residents of states that do not maintain their…
  • Mar 4

    Read Transcript of King v. Burwell Supreme Court Oral Argument

    Read Transcript of King v. Burwell Supreme Court Oral Argument
    Americans trying to predict how the Supreme Court will rule on King v. Burwell's challenge to the Obama Administration's authority to allow qualifying residents of states that do not maintain their own state health insurance exchange under…
  • Mar 3

    State Exchange Problems Present ACA Concerns That Exist Beyond King v. Burwell

    State Exchange Problems Present ACA Concerns That Exist Beyond King v. Burwell
    While most Americans are familiar with the well-publicized issues and higher than projected premium costs of coverage offered to Americans enrolling in health care coverage through the federal healthcare marketplace Healthcare.gov…
Rank this Week: 1159

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

Covers employment discrimination, hiring, terminations and technology issues. By Jason Shinn.

http://www.michiganemploymentlawadvisor.com
Rank this Week: 4903

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
  • Mar 4

    House hearing reveals divergent views on NLRB ‘quickie election’ rule

    House hearing reveals divergent views on NLRB ‘quickie election’ rule
    By Pamela Wolf, J.D. Congressional disapproval of the National Labor Relations Board’s representation case procedures rule—the so-called “quickie election” rule—is escalating. On Wednesday, March 4, using the…
  • Mar 4

    NLRB: Supervisor’s reference to ‘bunch of backstabbers’ unlawful

    NLRB: Supervisor’s reference to ‘bunch of backstabbers’ unlawful
    By Kathleen Kapusta, J.D. Contrary to an administrative law judge’s determination, a three-member panel of the NLRB found that a company dispatcher’s reference to drivers as “a bunch of backstabbers” in response to an…
  • Mar 4

    Older pilot just misses relief from abrogation of FAA’s age-60 rule

    Older pilot just misses relief from abrogation of FAA’s age-60 rule
    By Lorene D. Park, J.D. An American Airlines pilot who turned 60 years old only six days before the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) age 60 rule was abrogated by the Fair Treatment for Experienced Pilots Act (FTEPA) did not…
Rank this Week: 769