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Understanding Your Rights

Understanding Your Rights

By the Law Offices of Maya Risman, P.C. Focuses on employment issues in New York.

http://www.risman-law.com/blog/
  • Sep 23

    Jeffrey Risman of Risman & Risman, P.C. has been selected to the 2014 Super Lawyers New York Rising Stars List

    Jeffrey Risman of Risman & Risman, P.C. has been selected to the 2014 Super Lawyers New York Rising Stars List
    Jeffrey Risman has been selected to the 2014 New York Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super … Continue reading…
  • Sep 8

    What is the Value of an Employment Discrimination Case in New York?

    What is the Value of an Employment Discrimination Case in New York?
    One of the most common inquiries I receive from prospective clients is what is the value of their employment discrimination case. New York employment discrimination cases have a very different calculus compared to a personal injury or mass…
  • Sep 8

    What is the Value of my New York Employment Discrimination Case?

    What is the Value of my New York Employment Discrimination Case?
    One of the most common inquiries I receive from prospective clients is what is the value of their employment discrimination case. New York employment discrimination cases have a very different calculus compared to a personal injury or mass…
Rank this Week: 4891

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Sep 23

    A Lost Employment Agreement Costs an Employer a Lot of Money

    A Lost Employment Agreement Costs an Employer a Lot of Money
    In United Rentals, Inc., et al. v. Smith, the company tried to force the employee to arbitrate their wrongful termination dispute pursuant to an arbitration clause contained in the employment agreement that Mr. Smith…
  • Sep 21

    How long does a trade secret injunction last in Texas?

    How long does a trade secret injunction last in Texas?
    According to the Dallas Court of Appeals, a permanent injunction should last forever, unless the company or the person accused of misappropriating the trade secrets provides sufficient proof that a lesser time period is adequate.…
  • Sep 14

    Common Defenses to a Breach of Contract Claim in Texa

    Common Defenses to a Breach of Contract Claim in Texa
    Being sued for a breach of contract can be unpleasant, but it is not the end of the world. Texas recognizes dozens of statutory and common law defenses to a breach of contract claim, one or more of which may be available to a party…
Rank this Week: 2974

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/
  • Sep 23

    9th Cir.: Affirms Order Certifying Claims Adjusters Class in Jimenez v. Allstate

    9th Cir.: Affirms Order Certifying Claims Adjusters Class in Jimenez v. Allstate
    Earlier this month, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal affirmed the California district court’s order certifying a class of approximately 800 claims adjusters who alleged that Allstate denied them overtime pay, ruling the class met the…
  • Sep 15

    9th Cir.: FedEx Misclassified Drivers as Independent Contractors in Alexander v. FedEx Ground

    9th Cir.: FedEx Misclassified Drivers as Independent Contractors in Alexander v. FedEx Ground
    On August 27, 2014, the Ninth Circuit ruled in a pair of cases (filed in California and Oregon) against FedEx Ground Package System, Inc., that FedEx had misclassified delivery truck drivers as independent contractors, when they were in fact…
  • Sep 8

    Herrera v. CarMax: Defendant Cannot Block Employees’ PAGA Action

    Herrera v. CarMax: Defendant Cannot Block Employees’ PAGA Action
    U.S. District Court Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald refused to enjoin plaintiffs in a PAGA (Private Attorneys General Act) action filed in state court based on a prior ruling in the federal case ordering the plaintiffs’ wage-and-hour class…
Rank this Week: 1096

Canada Employment & Labour Law…

Canada Employment & Labour Law Blog

Covers Canadian employment law issues. By Minken Employment Lawyers.

http://www.minkenemploymentlawyers.com/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 3923

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/
  • Sep 23

    Appellate Court: No worker’s comp coverage for Ayurvedic medicine

    Appellate Court: No worker’s comp coverage for Ayurvedic medicine
    Many people who suffer severe injuries find that traditional medical treatments such as medication, injections, surgery and physical therapy do not always go far enough. To supplement these treatments, they may turn to acupuncture, massage…
  • Sep 17

    Construction workers and musculoskeletal injurie

    Construction workers and musculoskeletal injurie
    One of the most common injuries to construction workers often has the quietest beginnings.  Musculoskeletal disorders are injuries to muscles, tendons, nerves, cartilage and spinal disks. These injuries can develop from single accidents such…
  • Sep 8

    Pennsylvania sanitation workers face risk from discarded needle

    Pennsylvania sanitation workers face risk from discarded needle
    Throughout the U.S., millions of Americans use injectable needles to treat a wide range of chronic illnesses. The needle pricks that help keep these people alive and well could prove dangerous for sanitation workers who pick up and sort…
Rank this Week: 1228

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/
  • Sep 23

    Cheyenne Jury Awards $1,481,000+ On FMLA Retaliation Claim

    Cheyenne Jury Awards $1,481,000+ On FMLA Retaliation Claim
    By Brad Cave The series of large verdicts for Wyoming employees seems to be marching forward. The most recent example occurred recently when a Cheyenne jury awarded over $740,000 to a trona miner after deciding that he was fired because he…
  • Sep 11

    Back to School in Colorado Means Academic Activities Leave is Imminent

    Back to School in Colorado Means Academic Activities Leave is Imminent
    Colorado employers should brush up on their obligation to provide employees with leave to attend academic activities for their kids.
  • Sep 9

    Employee Equity Purchase Programs: Ensuring a Great Idea Remains a Good Idea

    Employee Equity Purchase Programs: Ensuring a Great Idea Remains a Good Idea
    By Bret Busacker With the return of some prosperity in the economy, we have seen an uptick in employers granting or selling equity (stock or partnership interests) in their businesses to their employees. In some cases, these grants are part…
Rank this Week: 3376

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
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HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Sep 23

    Positive Drug Tests on the Rise

    Positive Drug Tests on the Rise
    The percentage of American workers testing positive for drugs has increased for the first time in more than a decade, driven by increases in marijuana and amphetamine use, according to an analysis by Quest Diagnostics. Nationwide, marijuana…
  • Sep 22

    NLRB Still Focusing on Unlawful Facebook Firing

    NLRB Still Focusing on Unlawful Facebook Firing
    While talk may have quieted down about the National Labor Relations Board’s reach into the non-union setting and employee social media activity, don’t get lulled into a sense of complacency. The NLRB is still very active in this…
  • Sep 18

    Wage Garnishment Trends in the U.S.

    Wage Garnishment Trends in the U.S.
    A recent report from ADP examined wage garnishment trends across the United States. In a figure that might be surprising, the research found that 7.2 percent of U.S. workers have had their wages garnished — usually for child support,…
Rank this Week: 1794

Employment Law Watch

Employment Law Watch

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

http://www.employmentlawwatch.com/
  • Sep 23

    Reminder for N.Y. Employers: Minimum Wage Hike Takes Effect December 31

    Reminder for N.Y. Employers: Minimum Wage Hike Takes Effect December 31
    This post was written by Cindy S. Minniti and Mark S. Goldstein. As we head into the final quarter of 2014, New York State employers should begin preparing for the minimum wage hike. On December 31, 2014, the statewide hourly minimum wage for…
  • Sep 11

    NY Department of Labor Mandates New Paperwork for Child Performer

    NY Department of Labor Mandates New Paperwork for Child Performer
    As we detailed in a blog post last October, New York amended the state’s labor law to extend certain workplace protections to child models – specifically, to protect runway and print models under the age of 18 in the same way that…
  • Sep 8

    New York State of Mind ... in Texa

    New York State of Mind ... in Texa
    Mark D. Temple and Peter J. Stuhldreher have posted a new article on Forbes.com. Multinational companies with operations in New York have been looking for opportunities to relocate operations to business-friendly Texas. The Texas…
Rank this Week: 3416

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/
  • Sep 23

    St. Rose Adjuncts Unionize

    St. Rose Adjuncts Unionize
    Yesterday, adjunct faculty members employed by the College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York elected to unionize under the banner of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).  According to a press release, almost three quarters…
  • Sep 22

    SEIU Looking To Unionize U Of MN Faculty

    SEIU Looking To Unionize U Of MN Faculty
    While much of the labor world has been keeping its eyes on the Fight for Fifteen campaign, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and Adjunct Action have been working hard to unionize faculty members and employees at U.S.…
  • Sep 19

    CNN Appeals Board Reinstatement Order

    CNN Appeals Board Reinstatement Order
    Earlier this week, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that CNN must reinstate over 100 unionized workers who were laid off in a restructuring more than 10 years ago.  And CNN is also required to pay those workers for lost pay and…
Rank this Week: 714

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

Features updates and insights regarding California employment law. By Phillip J. Griego & Associates.

http://blog.griegolaw.com/
  • Sep 23

    New Laws Require Additional Training and Prohibit Harassment of Unpaid Intern

    New Laws Require Additional Training and Prohibit Harassment of Unpaid Intern
    Governor Brown signed AB 1443 and AB 2053 amending California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act.  AB 1443 expands FEHA’s anti-harassment protection to unpaid interns.  AB 2053 requires employers to add an…
  • Sep 3

    California’s Proposed Sick Leave Law Does More Than Provide Paid Time Off

    California’s Proposed Sick Leave Law Does More Than Provide Paid Time Off
    Last week AB 1522 made it one step closer to becoming law. Hailed as the Healthy Workplaces, Health Families Act of 2014, this bill does more than just provide for mandatory sick leave for employees. It also contains…
  • Aug 18

    Alzheimer’s Patient Not Liable for Injury to Caregiver

    Alzheimer’s Patient Not Liable for Injury to Caregiver
    Caregivers typically work with clients who, as a result of age or disability, cannot completely care for themselves.  The work ranges from providing companionship to assisting someone with all their activities of daily living, such…
Rank this Week: 3132

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/
  • Sep 23

    California Guarantees Paid Sick Leave

    California Guarantees Paid Sick Leave
    On the morning of September 10, in a signing ceremony held in Los Angeles, Governor Jerry Brown officially signed AB 1522 into law.  This law makes California the second state to guarantee paid sick leave to employees. Statewide studies…
  • Sep 17

    Join Us For A Complimentary CLE Webinar: Criminal Background Checks In The Hiring Process: The Escalating Risk

    Join Us For A Complimentary CLE Webinar: Criminal Background Checks In The Hiring Process: The Escalating Risk
    Discover how the use of criminal background checks in the hiring process is creating an increasing exposure to liability. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is aggressively pursuing this issue to ensure the practice does not…
  • Sep 16

    "Steer Clear" Of OFCCP Discriminatory Placement Claims - Recent $275,000 Settlement

    "Steer Clear" Of OFCCP Discriminatory Placement Claims - Recent $275,000 Settlement
    The OFCCP (Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs), an agency in the Department of Labor, continues its focus on “steering” claims during audits of federal contractors.  “Steering” claims examine whether…
Rank this Week: 1399

Workplace Privacy, Data Management…

Workplace Privacy, Data Management & Security Report

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

http://www.workplaceprivacyreport.com
Rank this Week: 1749

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

http://www.orangecountyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 23

    Transgender Discrimination Linked to Unemployment, Poverty

    Transgender Discrimination Linked to Unemployment, Poverty
    Sociological studies have often focused on which groups suffer most in America’s labor force as a result of demographics, education, and discrimination. Minorities and youth in today’s workforce have high unemployment rates…
  • Sep 20

    Supreme Court Rules on Commissioned Employee Exemption

    Supreme Court Rules on Commissioned Employee Exemption
    Employment laws and regulations are intended to protect all workers, from low-paying employees to executives. In some cases, higher-wage or salary employees, or commissioned employees, can be exempted from certain legal requirements. In a…
  • Sep 17

    Police Brutality and Race Discrimination in Officer Hiring

    Police Brutality and Race Discrimination in Officer Hiring
    After the recent events in Ferguson, local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies are being forced to examine internal practices and policies that may be prejudicial. Discrimination in officer hiring could play into police brutality,…
Rank this Week: 2900

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/
  • Sep 23

    Cher is Sued for Discrimination

    Cher is Sued for Discrimination
    Three back-up dancers have filed suit against Cher. They claim she fired them because they are African-American. Cher's tour, "Dressed to Kill," has been very successful. But, she reportedly said her back-up dancers had too much color. She…
  • Sep 16

    Lawyer Blames Leisure Lifestyle for Sanction

    Lawyer Blames Leisure Lifestyle for Sanction
    Every lawyer is like a small business. We can decide when and what to say to judges, clients and opposing lawyers . . .  until someone reports our conduct. A New Jersey lawyer learned that lesson the hard way recently. Jared Stolz was…
  • Sep 9

    Flexible Work Schedule Can be a Reasonable Accommodation

    Flexible Work Schedule Can be a Reasonable Accommodation
    I have written before about flexible work schedules. See my prior posts here and here. Sometimes, a worker with a disability will need a flexible work schedule as an accommodation. Recently, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals has…
Rank this Week: 967

Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

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

http://employmentdiscrimination.foxrothschild.com/
  • Sep 23

    EEOC Is Targeting Pregnancy Discrimination: Three New Case

    EEOC Is Targeting Pregnancy Discrimination: Three New Case
    Three new pregnancy discrimination lawsuits filed by the EEOC demonstrate that the EEOC is serious in pursuing its new agenda set forth in the Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues. The Guidance largely…
  • Sep 22

    Workplace Bullying: Great Reader Comment

    Workplace Bullying: Great Reader Comment
    Whenever we write about workplace bullying, or discuss the pros and cons of anti-bullying laws, we seem to strike a nerve in readers – we get more comments on this topic than any other.  Now, with the recent publicity given to…
  • Sep 21

    Parsing The Times – With Lox And Bagel

    Parsing The Times – With Lox And Bagel
    Reading the New York Times at breakfast this weekend we saw a few important items worthy of noting. The Times reported on Saturday that “Current and former female firefighters of the United States Forest Service have filed a…
Rank this Week: 2058

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/
  • Sep 23

    Employment and accomodation for your injury

    Employment and accomodation for your injury
    No one can decide the best timing for an injury.  When your employment and employment duties become affected by your injury, what legal recourse do you have? Toronto Employment lawyer, Daniel Lublin states in his Globe and Mail article…
  • Sep 23

    The workplace computer and your legal right

    The workplace computer and your legal right
    A termination of employment can give rise to a number of factors that can cause frustration. Whether you are a long term or short term employee, you may or may not decide to save your personal files on your workplace computer.  If you…
  • Sep 23

    The workplace computer and your legal right

    The workplace computer and your legal right
    A termination of employment can give rise to a number of factors that can cause frustration. Whether you are a long term or short term employee, you may or may not decide to save your personal files on your workplace computer.  If you…
Rank this Week: 591

What's New in Employment Law?

What's New in Employment Law?

Focuses on employment law developments, particularly in California.

http://shawvalenza.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 671

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Sep 23

    Can an Employer Ever Win at the CHRO?

    Can an Employer Ever Win at the CHRO?
    I sometimes lament that employers get the short end of the stick when it comes to matters before the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities.  There’s little doubt, as I’ve said before, that more cases are being…
  • Sep 22

    Followup: Court Dismisses EEOC Lawsuit Challenging CVS Separation Agreement

    Followup: Court Dismisses EEOC Lawsuit Challenging CVS Separation Agreement
    Back in February, I talked about how a lawsuit brought by the EEOC against CVS challenging the company’s standard separation agreement could be a big deal “if the EEOC prevails”. But I cautioned about drawing any…
  • Sep 18

    56 Million Reasons Why Your HR Department Needs Better Data Security

    56 Million Reasons Why Your HR Department Needs Better Data Security
    Okay, okay.  I realize the headline is a bit misleading.  But it isn’t every day that you hear about a data breach at Home Depot in which 56 MILLION credit cards may have been hacked. To put that into perspective, that’s…
Rank this Week: 128

Human Resources News

Human Resources News

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/hrnews/
  • Sep 23

    Colorado employers have new official employment verification form

    Colorado employers have new official employment verification form
    Colorado employers now have an official form from the state Division of Labor that should be used to verify that all employees hired after October 1 are legally eligible for employment. Colorado law already requires all public and private…
  • Sep 22

    OSHA seeks more comments on injury and illness tracking

    OSHA seeks more comments on injury and illness tracking
    by Judith E. Kramer The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has extended the comment period for the proposed rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses. Comments will be accepted through October 14.…
  • Sep 17

    Federal contractor ‘pay transparency’ rule up for comment

    Federal contractor ‘pay transparency’ rule up for comment
    by Tammy Binford The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has published a proposed rule aimed at ensuring that employees of federal contractors are allowed to discuss their compensation. The proposed rule, which was published in the September 17…
Rank this Week: 1144

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

By Rabner, Allcorn, Baumgart & Ben-Asher, P.C.

http://www.njemploymentlawfirmblog.com/
  • Sep 23

    New Jersey Passes Law Protecting Job Candidates with Criminal Record

    New Jersey Passes Law Protecting Job Candidates with Criminal Record
    Last month, New Jersey passed a new employment law that provides some protection to individuals who have criminal records. Officially named The Opportunity to Compete Act, the law is more commonly referred to as a “ban-the-box”…
  • Sep 16

    Company Must Inform Employee in Advance Regarding Change to Commission Policy

    Company Must Inform Employee in Advance Regarding Change to Commission Policy
    Earlier this month, in Temple-Inland, Inc. v. Kenneth Dee, New Jersey’s Appellate Division ruled that a company could be liable for failing to inform an employee about a change to its commission plan until after the change went into…
  • Aug 26

    No Expert Report Required for Doctor to Testify About Employee’s Disability

    No Expert Report Required for Doctor to Testify About Employee’s Disability
    New Jersey’s Appellate Division recently ruled that a treating physician can testify about an employee’s disability without submitting an expert report. Normally, a witness who is going to provide an expert opinion is required to…
Rank this Week: 1321

New York Sexual Harassment Lawyer…

New York Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blog

Covers New York age, employment, gender, genetic, pregnancy, racial and sexual orientation discrimination. By Schwartz & Perry LLP.

http://www.schwartzandperry.com/Blog.aspx
  • Sep 23

    New California Law Requires Workplace Anti-Bullying Training

    New California Law Requires Workplace Anti-Bullying Training
    Is workplace bullying illegal? The short answer is no. However, a new California law signed last week by California Governor Brown takes a baby step in that direction. On its face, the law says nothing about bullying. It requires…
  • Sep 22

    Manager's Remarks Indicating Age Bias Critical to Age Discrimination Claim

    Manager's Remarks Indicating Age Bias Critical to Age Discrimination Claim
    A constant theme of this blog is that stray remarks made by an employer can be critical in proving a discrimination case. The remarks, though, need to be made close to the time of the discriminatory act. A Louisiana case decided last…
  • Sep 12

    Wall St. Firm Hit By Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

    Wall St. Firm Hit By Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
    A former employee of a Wall St. financial firm filed a lawsuit last month accusing the company's chief executive officer of sexual harassment and alleging that the firm created and tolerated a hostile work environment. Hanna Bouveng,…
Rank this Week: 925

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/
  • Sep 23

    Changes to Nebraska ATV & UTV Sales Tax Take Effect October 1

    Changes to Nebraska ATV & UTV Sales Tax Take Effect October 1
    Under a new law taking effect October 1, 2014, Nebraska ATV and UTV dealers will no longer be responsible for collecting sales tax on sales of ATVs and UTVs. Instead, the seller must furnish the buyer with a Nebraska Sales…Read more…
  • Sep 22

    IRS Requires Power of Attorney for Business Employees to Communicate

    IRS Requires Power of Attorney for Business Employees to Communicate
    By Mary E. Vandenack. Circular 230 provides details as to dealing with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on all matters. One of the issues addressed is who may communicate and correspond with the IRS. If a corporate employee is…
  • Sep 22

    Auburn and Nemaha County in Nebraska Designated SBA HUBZone

    Auburn and Nemaha County in Nebraska Designated SBA HUBZone
    Small businesses in Auburn and Nemaha County will receive advantages in bidding on federal contracts starting October 1. The SBA has designated Nemaha County as an Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone). The benefits associated…
Rank this Week: 3852

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1174

Employment Law Alert

Employment Law Alert

Covers employment law topics, including discrimination, employment agreements, family leave, privacy and restrictive covenants. By Gibbons.

http://www.employmentlawalert.com
Rank this Week: 2047

The Employer Handbook

The Employer Handbook

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

http://www.theemployerhandbook.com/
Rank this Week: 1194

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/
  • Sep 23

    Is it legal to fire an employee for off-duty alcohol consumption?

    Is it legal to fire an employee for off-duty alcohol consumption?
    We know it’s legal to fire an employee for drinking on the job, but what about an employee who drinks off the job? Can an employer legally terminate an employee who tests positive for off-the-job alcohol consumption? 29 states have laws…
  • Sep 22

    This is what a retaliatory waiver of EEOC rights looks like

    This is what a retaliatory waiver of EEOC rights looks like
    In case you missed it last Friday, a federal judge dismissed the EEOC’s lawsuit against CVS, which had challenged as retaliatory various garden-variety provisions in the retailer’s employment separation agreement. On that same…
  • Sep 19

    BREAKING: Federal judge dismisses EEOC severance agreement lawsuit against CVS

    BREAKING: Federal judge dismisses EEOC severance agreement lawsuit against CVS
    The Chicago Tribune is reporting that U.S. District Judge John Darrah has granted CVS’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by EEOC, which challenged the company’s severance agreements as overly broad and…
Rank this Week: 144

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: 26

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/
  • Sep 23

    Mastering Labor Law

    Mastering Labor Law
    A bit of self-promotion: Carolilna Academic Press has just published Mastering Labor Law, by Paul Secunda, Anne Lofaso, Joe Slater, and yours truly. Although it can be of interest to anyone, it's specifically geared to law students and…
  • Sep 22

    NLRB Honors Hiring

    NLRB Honors Hiring
    image from nlrb.gov In a time when legal jobs are becoming more difficult to come by, the NLRB recently announced that it is accepting applications for its honors program. Many of you are familiar with this program (and may have...
  • Sep 22

    NLRB Decision Becomes Politicized

    NLRB Decision Becomes Politicized
    image from nlrb.gov As many of you know, back in July the NLRB General Counsel indicated that the McDonald's fast food restaurants could be pursued for labor law violations at its individual franchises. This decision was enormously…
Rank this Week: 96

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/
  • Sep 23

    A Grand Unified Theory of Employment Law

    A Grand Unified Theory of Employment Law
    Samuel R. Bagenstos, Employment Law and Social Equality, 112 Mich. L. Rev. 225 (2013).Matt BodieIf the law of the workplace could be anthropomorphized into a family of four siblings, here’s how it might go: labor law would be the…
  • Sep 22

    Descendibility: The Neglected Stick in the Bundle

    Descendibility: The Neglected Stick in the Bundle
    David Horton, Indescendibility, 102 Calif. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming, 2014), available at SSRN.Alexander Boni-SaenzShould the right to transfer an asset after death extend to kidneys, personal injury claims, or frequent flier miles? In…
  • Sep 19

    A Map Through the Punitive Damages Forest

    A Map Through the Punitive Damages Forest
    Yehuda Adar, Touring the Punitive Damages Forest: A Proposed Roadmap, 1 Osservatorio Del Diritto Civile E Commerciale [The Civ. & Com. L. Observer] 275 (2012), available at SSRN.Sheila ScheuermanThe questions raised by punitive damages…
Rank this Week: 472

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 403

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/
  • Sep 22

    The EEOC, Age & the Great Recession

    The EEOC, Age & the Great Recession
    The Great Recession hit older workers like a baseball bat. Older workers were fired and laid off, dumped nto a sea of long-term unemployment, poorly-paid temp or part-time work and into an ill-advised early retirement. Many have not…
  • Sep 4

    New Book: The Legalization of Age Discrimination

    New Book: The Legalization of Age Discrimination
    Even Workers Otherwise Considered to be Young are Vulnerable Why are workers in their 30s, 40s and 50s increasingly experiencing age discrimination? This one of the issues I explore in my new book: Betrayed: The Legalization of Age…
  • Aug 30

    EEOC Defers to ‘Lord High Executioner’

    EEOC Defers to ‘Lord High Executioner’
    For those of us who care about workplace abuse, these are trying times. A federal court judge in Hawaii has forced the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to publically apologize for announcing last June that a settlement was…
Rank this Week: 1270

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Sep 22

    The EEOC, Age & the Great Recession

    The EEOC, Age & the Great Recession
    The Great Recession hit older workers like a baseball bat. Older workers were fired and laid off, dumped nto a sea of long-term unemployment, poorly-paid temp or part-time work and into an ill-advised early retirement. Many have not…
  • Sep 4

    New Book: The Legalization of Age Discrimination

    New Book: The Legalization of Age Discrimination
    Even Workers Otherwise Considered to be Young are Vulnerable Why are workers in their 30s, 40s and 50s increasingly experiencing age discrimination? This one of the issues I explore in my new book: Betrayed: The Legalization of Age…
  • Aug 30

    EEOC Defers to ‘Lord High Executioner’

    EEOC Defers to ‘Lord High Executioner’
    For those of us who care about workplace abuse, these are trying times. A federal court judge in Hawaii has forced the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to publically apologize for announcing last June that a settlement was…
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Labor & Employment Law…

Labor & Employment Law Perspectives

By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.laboremploymentperspectives.com/
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Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

Covers employment and labor law issues. By McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC.

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
  • Sep 22

    Court Weighs In On Employee Tip Pool

    Court Weighs In On Employee Tip Pool
    This post was contributed by Adam L. Santucci, an Attorney in McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC's Labor & Employment Practice Group in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. We recently prepared a post for our friends at www.jurisbrewdence.com, who…
  • Aug 15

    Would You Like Fries . . . and an Unfair Labor Practice Charge with That?

    Would You Like Fries . . . and an Unfair Labor Practice Charge with That?
    This post was contributed by Bruce D. Bagley and Lee E. Tankle of McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC's Labor & Employment Practice Group. Mainstream media, attorneys, and business owners are discussing the meaning and impact of a…
  • Aug 13

    Mailing FMLA Notices to Employees? Not So Fast

    Mailing FMLA Notices to Employees? Not So Fast
    This post was contributed by Gina E. McAndrew, an Attorney in McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC's Labor & Employment Practice Group in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Recently, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued an…
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California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Sep 22

    What a Headache (Part 2) – Challenges of AB 1522 (California Paid Sick Leave)

    What a Headache (Part 2) – Challenges of AB 1522 (California Paid Sick Leave)
    Nothing in California is easy for employers, and California’s new paid sick leave statute (AB 1522) is no exception. Here is the first challenge. While employers can make employees give notice of paid sick time when foreseeable, they…
  • Sep 19

    NLRB Increases Employers’ Burdens in Responding to Frivolous Information Request

    NLRB Increases Employers’ Burdens in Responding to Frivolous Information Request
    If you have unionized workers, you know that a union gets to request information that may be relevant to it its functions. This includes information potentially relevant in deciding to grieve a matter or to assisting with…
  • Sep 16

    New California Laws Address Bullying and Interns’ Right

    New California Laws Address Bullying and Interns’ Right
    If you were worried that California employers weren’t sufficiently regulated, let me calm your fears. Governor Jerry Brown has signed several new bills this month. Nancy Yaffe already reported on the new paid sick leave requirements…
Rank this Week: 3122

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newjerseyemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 22

    Whistleblowing Nurses Lose Appeal

    Whistleblowing Nurses Lose Appeal
    In a recent unpublished Appellate Division case, Kimera v. Wanaque Convalescent Center, A-5119-T4 (N.J. App. Div. Sep. 19, 2014), the court upheld a grant of summary judgment in favor of the employer in a whistleblower retaliation case. The…
  • Sep 16

    Co-Worker Harassment Case Fails on Appeal

    Co-Worker Harassment Case Fails on Appeal
    In a decision published today, Dunkley v. S. Coraluzzo Petroleum Transporters, A-3252-12T1 (N.J. App. Div. September 16, 2014), the Appellate Division found that a co-worker's racial harassment of a fellow employee did not constitute a…
  • Sep 4

    Oakland Raiders' Cheerleaders Resolve Wage and Hour Suit

    Oakland Raiders' Cheerleaders Resolve Wage and Hour Suit
    The NFL is going to have to start paying their cheerleaders better, according to the million dollar settlement recently paid by the Oakland Raiders. As reported in the LA Times, the Raiders and many other teams apparently were paying their…
Rank this Week: 1623

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/
Rank this Week: 898

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

http://www.oaklandemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 22

    Oakland Raiderettes Wages-Related Lawsuit Settled for $1.25 Million

    Oakland Raiderettes Wages-Related Lawsuit Settled for $1.25 Million
    In January of this year, two former cheerleaders filed a lawsuit against the Oakland Raiders, alleging that they broke a variety of state laws, including failing to pay the Raiderettes minimum wage, withholding wages for months until the end…
  • Sep 18

    PG&E Fined $1.4 Billion for San Francisco Pipeline Explosion

    PG&E Fined $1.4 Billion for San Francisco Pipeline Explosion
    California regulatory judges have imposed a $1.4 billion fine against Pacific Gas & Electric. The fine stems from a 2010 gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno, a San Francisco suburb. The fine is said to be the largest fine ever issued by…
  • Sep 15

    Protestors Gather in San Francisco’s Apple Store to Protest Employment Practice

    Protestors Gather in San Francisco’s Apple Store to Protest Employment Practice
    Late last month, protestors gathered at Apple’s flagship retail store in San Francisco. Roughly 50 protestors staged a sit-in inside the store for an hour. The protestors were able to block the main entrance, forcing customers to enter…
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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
  • Sep 22

    The Texas sized myth of terminating rights to avoid child support

    The Texas sized myth of terminating rights to avoid child support
    In a recent post I discussed why parents sometimes want to terminate the parental rights of another parent in Texas and why that is often not a financially advantageous move. Today’s post takes on the other side of the issue: whether a…
  • Sep 16

    Uncontested divorce and waiver of service

    Uncontested divorce and waiver of service
    In an uncontested divorce in Fort Worth or Dallas it makes very little sense to spend the $80 to serve the respondent in a divorce suit where the respondent knows the divorce is coming and is not going to contest the terms of the divorce.…
  • Sep 11

    Military retirement and Texas divorce

    Military retirement and Texas divorce
    Military pensions, or military retirement as it is often called, can be an extremely complex and tedious part of a Texas divorce. Generally, dividing retirement plans in divorces can be complex legal and financial undertakings but military…
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Law Office of Goldstein and Clegg,…

Law Office of Goldstein and Clegg, LLC Blog

Covers employment law and bankruptcy.

http://www.goldsteinandclegglaw.com/index.php/blog/
  • Sep 22

    You can’t be fired due to a wage garnishment in Massachusett

    You can’t be fired due to a wage garnishment in Massachusett
    Employees often fear that their personal lives, especially their financial affairs and any public records can come back to haunt them at work. As an example, many people in society today have lived or continue to live on the use of credit and…
  • Sep 18

    Discrimination Age in Employment Act

    Discrimination Age in Employment Act
    Often times employees believe that they are being discriminated based upon their vast experience in a company or their advanced age. In some situations if an employee has worked with a company so long that they are considered to have…
  • Sep 11

    Can your employer make you work nights or weekends?

    Can your employer make you work nights or weekends?
    In Massachusetts an employer can require you to work during any time that meets their actual business objectives. If you are an employee at will, meaning there is no employment contact then you can be fired for any reason or no reason at all.…
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The Wage and Hour Litigation Blog

The Wage and Hour Litigation Blog

Covers wage and hour law. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

http://www.wagehourlitigation.com
Rank this Week: 2056

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/
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Employer Law Report

Employer Law Report

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

http://www.employerlawreport.com/
  • Sep 22

    Join Us In Cleveland On Thursday, October 23 for The Greatest Seminar on Earth!*

    Join Us In Cleveland On Thursday, October 23 for The Greatest Seminar on Earth!*
    By Porter Wright   There is no charge for this seminar; however, seating is limited. Please RSVP by Monday, Oct. 20. If you have questions, please contactErin Hawk. Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014  7:45 – 8:30 a.m.Registration and…
  • Sep 19

    Circuit Courts remind employers that notice is the key in administering the FMLA!

    Circuit Courts remind employers that notice is the key in administering the FMLA!
    By Lisa Whittaker Both the Third and Sixth Circuit Courts of Appeal issued decisions last month reminding employers that providing proper notices to employees is a key to administering the FMLA. In Wallace v. FedEx Corporation, the Sixth…
  • Sep 15

    Join us on Thursday, September 18 in Cincinnati for a free, half-day seminar

    Join us on Thursday, September 18 in Cincinnati for a free, half-day seminar
    By Brian Hall Join Porter Wright labor and employment attorneys Dave Croall and Rachel Burke on Thursday, September 18, 2014 for a seminar — Renovating your workplace: Employment relations best practices for HR professionals. Reserve…
Rank this Week: 1082

Retail Labor and Employment Law

Retail Labor and Employment Law

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

http://www.retaillaborandemploymentlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2024