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HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

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

    New Federal Overtime Rules Proposed

    New Federal Overtime Rules Proposed
    Today, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced the highly anticipated proposed federal overtime rules under the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) more than a year after President Obama directed the Secretary of Labor to begin creating new…
  • Jun 29

    Gender Equity Pay Bill Moves Forward in California Legislature

    Gender Equity Pay Bill Moves Forward in California Legislature
    On June 24, 2015, California Chamber of Commerce-supported legislation that seeks to eliminate pay disparity based on gender won approval from an Assembly policy committee. SB 358 (Jackson; D-Santa Barbara) specifies that employees who are…
  • Jun 25

    Paid Sick Leave Author Proposing Changes to the Law

    Paid Sick Leave Author Proposing Changes to the Law
    With less than a week to go before the paid sick leave law passed last year takes effect on July 1, urgency legislation is pending in the Legislature to adjust how the law is implemented. AB 304 (Gonzalez; D-San Diego), if passed and signed…
Rank this Week: 697

GT L&E Blog

GT L&E Blog

Covers global developments in labor and employment law. By Greenberg Traurig.

http://www.gtleblog.com/
Rank this Week: 747

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/
Rank this Week: 1482

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/
  • Jun 30

    New Pennsylvania Law on Business Entity Transactions Effective July 1, 2015

    New Pennsylvania Law on Business Entity Transactions Effective July 1, 2015
    New provisions to Pennsylvania law relating to corporations and unincorporated associations will become effective July 1, 2015. The provisions became law on October 22, 2014 via Pennsylvania Act 172. The primary goal of the new law is to…
  • Jun 17

    Time to Start Thinking About Filing an Annual Tax Assessment Appeal

    Time to Start Thinking About Filing an Annual Tax Assessment Appeal
    It is that time again to start thinking about whether you want to file an assessment appeal challenging the assessed value of your real estate.  Property taxes are based on the assessed value of real estate, and the assessed value of the…
  • May 29

    I’m 30 Years Old, Married, an Attorney, and I Just Got My Estate Plan in Order

    I’m 30 Years Old, Married, an Attorney, and I Just Got My Estate Plan in Order
    I know, I know. I first learned about the value of an estate plan in my second-year trusts and estates class…seven years ago. I’ve been practicing law for almost five years. And despite recommending the importance of estate…
Rank this Week: 1194

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Jun 30

    New Overtime Regulations and the Avoidance Problem (VIDEO)

    New Overtime Regulations and the Avoidance Problem (VIDEO)
    I posted a new video to Vimeo: New Overtime Regulation and the Avoidance Problem. New Overtime Regulations and the Avoidance Problem from Philip Miles on Vimeo.It's a brief overview of President Obama's Department of Labor's new proposed…
  • Jun 30

    They're Heeeeerrrre - New Proposed FLSA Overtime Reg

    They're Heeeeerrrre - New Proposed FLSA Overtime Reg
    At long last, today is the day. President Obama will announce the new proposed overtime regulations. You can read the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking here.This will take me some time to read through. After reading the executive summary, the…
  • Jun 29

    That White Guy Lost . . .

    That White Guy Lost . . .
    Yes, white males are a protected class... I blogged about this a year and a half ago. One of the cases I cited was Burlington v. News Corp. The employee, a white guy, was fired for using the n-word. He filed a race discrimination lawsuit,…
Rank this Week: 766

Employment Law Watch

Employment Law Watch

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

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

    U.S. DOL Releases Long-Awaited Proposal to Expand Overtime Protection

    U.S. DOL Releases Long-Awaited Proposal to Expand Overtime Protection
    This post was written by Betty S.W. Graumlich and Mark S. Goldstein. Just hours ago, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released its highly anticipated proposed revisions to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) so-called “white…
  • Jun 30

    New York Employment Law Roundup: June 2015

    New York Employment Law Roundup: June 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 newly issued legislation and judicial opinions. To keep our readers current on…
  • Jun 30

    Should voluntary overtime be included when calculating holiday pay?

    Should voluntary overtime be included when calculating holiday pay?
    Another decision has been handed down to clarify – or complicate – the position on which aspects of pay should be included when calculating an employee’s entitlement to holiday pay. The Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland…
Rank this Week: 1470

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/
  • Jun 30

    What does SCOTUS same-sex marriage decision mean for employers?

    What does SCOTUS same-sex marriage decision mean for employers?
    Maybe not that much, depending on where you are and how “proactive” you’ve already been before now. Seriously, I don’t think Friday’s Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges will be that big a deal…
  • Jun 26

    BREAKING: Same-sex marriage is the law of the land, SCOTUS say

    BREAKING: Same-sex marriage is the law of the land, SCOTUS say
    The decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, hot off the press, is 103 pages long, but here it is. Some instant analysis: *The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution compels states to recognize same-sex marriages, as does the Equal Protection…
  • Jun 26

    Employers, you’ll never pooh-pooh the GINA again.

    Employers, you’ll never pooh-pooh the GINA again.
    The following is a scatological post, so grab a stool, have a seat, and listen up! (Or get a magazine.) On Monday, a federal jury in Atlanta awarded two hourly warehouse workers $2.2 million in a lawsuit brought under the…
Rank this Week: 1212

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/
  • Jun 30

    New Overtime Rules: $970 Per Week Salary Proposed For White Collar Exemptions in 2016

    New Overtime Rules: $970 Per Week Salary Proposed For White Collar Exemptions in 2016
    By R. Calder Huntington The minimum weekly salary for exempt employees will be raised from the current $455 to a likely $970 in 2016, if the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) overtime pay revisions go into effect as proposed. In its…
  • Jun 26

    Same-Sex Marriage Equality: What Employers Need to Know After Obergefell

    Same-Sex Marriage Equality: What Employers Need to Know After Obergefell
    By Sarah Wisor Same-sex couples have a Constitutional right to marry and have their marriages recognized nationwide. In a 5-to-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court concluded that states are required to license a marriage between two people of…
  • Jun 25

    Affordable Care Act Survives Challenge: Tax Credits Available For Federal Exchange

    Affordable Care Act Survives Challenge: Tax Credits Available For Federal Exchange
    By Bret Busacker To avoid an economic “death spiral” of insurance markets, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that tax credits are available to individuals in states that have a federal exchange under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care…
Rank this Week: 1734

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/
  • Jun 30

    Is Your Business Ready for FLSA Changes?

    Is Your Business Ready for FLSA Changes?
    Last night President Obama announced that his administration is going to increase the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) overtime exemption threshold from $23,660 to $50,400 next year. We have been anticipating this for more than a…
  • Jun 16

    Can Offering Better Employee Benefits Help Attract Better Customers?

    Can Offering Better Employee Benefits Help Attract Better Customers?
    Throughout my career I have worked with hundreds of executives and business owners and have seen that the old adage “treat your employees as well as you treat your best customers” to be sage advice.  It seems that the fast…
  • Jun 12

    How Not to Get Uber’d

    How Not to Get Uber’d
    Imagine losing your most highly skilled and talented employee.  Now imagine losing 40 of your most highly skilled and talented employees. Could your business survive? That’s exactly what happened when Uber poached 40 of Carnegie…
Rank this Week: 4219

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

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

    Employers to Pay More in Federal Unemployment Taxe

    Employers to Pay More in Federal Unemployment Taxe
    It appears that for the second year in a row, Connecticut employers will not be able to take advantage of a cost-saving opportunity as a result of inaction by the Connecticut Department of Labor. In two letters to the Connecticut Department…
  • Jun 29

    Details of New Overtime Regulations Released Monday Night

    Details of New Overtime Regulations Released Monday Night
    On Monday night, details of the revised white-collar overtime regulations were released. But we’ll know more once the actual details get posted on the Department of Labor website on Tuesday. (Bloomberg was the first to report it Monday…
  • Jun 29

    Paid Family & Medical Leave Program and CHRO Changes Get Revived in Budget Implementer

    Paid Family & Medical Leave Program and CHRO Changes Get Revived in Budget Implementer
    The Connecticut General Assembly is finalizing its budget implementation bill today and suffice to say that there are more than a few surprises in there. (CT News Junkie first highlighted it in a tweet, it should be noted.) For employers,…
Rank this Week: 133

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/
Rank this Week: 909

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: 1733

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
  • Jun 30

    Fort Worth Uncontested Divorce Lawyer on Uncontested Divorce in Tarrant County

    Fort Worth Uncontested Divorce Lawyer on Uncontested Divorce in Tarrant County
    Uncontested divorces are common in Tarrant County at the family courts in downtown Fort Worth. Often spouses are able to resolve the issues in their divorce without the burden of an expensive and long divorce. For those people, an uncontested…
  • Jun 26

    Supreme Court rules Same Sex Marriage legal in all state

    Supreme Court rules Same Sex Marriage legal in all state
    In a long anticipated decision the Supreme Court of the United States held that same sex marriage bans violate the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. constitution and must be overturned. This decision in Obergefell v. Hodges paves the way for…
  • Jun 20

    Why the Texas Supreme Court did not authorize same-sex marriage under Texas law

    Why the Texas Supreme Court did not authorize same-sex marriage under Texas law
    On Friday, June 19 the Supreme Court of Texas published its opinion in Texas v. Naylor (Naylor) in a same sex divorce granted by a Travis County District Court upholding the divorce against an attempted intervention by the Texas Attorney…
Rank this Week: 1082

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: 1134

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, probate, taxes, elder law, business law and employment law issues. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    How to terminate a rental agreement in Florida

    How to terminate a rental agreement in Florida
    If a tenant does not pay rent in Florida, a landlord can evict the tenant if he or she follows the correct procedures as defined in the Florida statutes. Florida law no longer allows “self-help” evictions, which few states…
  • Jun 30

    Funding a trust with out of state property

    Funding a trust with out of state property
        A living trust, revocable trust, or asset protection trust can be a great estate planning tool that offers a number of benefits, such as allowing assets to pass to beneficiaries without going through probate and avoid the claims…
  • Jun 29

    New Florida Law hopes to reduce elder abuse by guardian

    New Florida Law hopes to reduce elder abuse by guardian
    A new Florida law, Florida HB5, signed into law by Governor Rick Scott in June seeks to curb elder guardianship abuse. The bill was drafted to help solve the growing problem of elder abuse in Florida’s elder guardianship system There…
Rank this Week: 713

Employer Law Report

Employer Law Report

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

http://www.employerlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 734

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/
Rank this Week: 891

Hospitality Labor and Employment…

Hospitality Labor and Employment Law Blog

Covers labor and employment laws and policies that affects the hospitality industry. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.hospitalitylaboremploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Mayor Signs NYC Ban-the-Box Law

    Mayor Signs NYC Ban-the-Box Law
    On Monday, June 29, 2015, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law the bill passed by the New York City Council “banning-the-box.” The law goes into effect on Tuesday, October 27, 2015. As discussed in our earlier advisory, the…
  • Jun 17

    NLRB Dramatically Educates Private School on Meaning of Concerted Protected Activity

    NLRB Dramatically Educates Private School on Meaning of Concerted Protected Activity
    My colleague Nancy L. Gunzenhauser at Epstein Becker Green has a Management Memo blog post that will be of interest to many of our readers: “NLRB Dramatically Educates Private School on Meaning of Concerted Protected Activity.…
  • Jun 10

    Massachusetts AGO Provides Safe Harbor on New Sick Leave Law

    Massachusetts AGO Provides Safe Harbor on New Sick Leave Law
    On May 1, 2015, we reported on proposed regulations to the Massachusetts paid sick leave law, which becomes effective on July 1, 2015.  The regulations have not yet been adopted, and in light of the uncertainty about many provisions of…
Rank this Week: 2399

Financial Services Employment Law

Financial Services Employment Law

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

http://www.financialservicesemploymentlaw.com/
  • Jun 30

    Mayor Signs NYC Ban-the-Box Law

    Mayor Signs NYC Ban-the-Box Law
    On Monday, June 29, 2015, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law the bill passed by the New York City Council “banning-the-box.” The law goes into effect on Tuesday, October 27, 2015. As discussed in our earlier advisory, the…
  • Jun 18

    NLRB Dramatically Educates Private School on Meaning of Concerted Protected Activity

    NLRB Dramatically Educates Private School on Meaning of Concerted Protected Activity
    It is important for financial services employers to remember that the National Labor Relations Act protects their employees even when those employees are non-union, and that when groups of employees engage in discussions about their terms and…
  • Jun 5

    Sixth Circuit Rules That A Reasonable Belief About Unlawful Conduct Is Enough To State A Sarbanes-Oxley Retaliation Claim

    Sixth Circuit Rules That A Reasonable Belief About Unlawful Conduct Is Enough To State A Sarbanes-Oxley Retaliation Claim
    In its May 28th, 2015 decision in Rhinehimer v. U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc. (pdf), the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that an employee who reports alleged unlawful conduct has engaged in protected activity for the purposes…
Rank this Week: 802

Technology Company Counselor

Technology Company Counselor

Covers benefits and compensation, employment law, immigration, intellectual property, litigation, securities, tax planning, and transactional issues affecting technology companies. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.techcompanycounselor.com/
  • Jun 30

    Mayor Signs NYC Ban-the-Box Law

    Mayor Signs NYC Ban-the-Box Law
    On Monday, June 29, 2015, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law the bill passed by the New York City Council “banning-the-box.” The law goes into effect on Tuesday, October 27, 2015. As discussed in our earlier advisory, the…
  • Jun 23

    Lessons from the Sony Hack: The Importance of a Data Breach Response Plan

    Lessons from the Sony Hack: The Importance of a Data Breach Response Plan
    In a decision emphasizing the need for employers to focus on data security, on June 15, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by nine former employees of Sony Pictures…
  • Jun 17

    NLRB Dramatically Educates Private School on Meaning of Concerted Protected Activity

    NLRB Dramatically Educates Private School on Meaning of Concerted Protected Activity
    My colleague Nancy L. Gunzenhauser at Epstein Becker Green has a Management Memo blog post that will be of interest to many of our readers: “NLRB Dramatically Educates Private School on Meaning of Concerted Protected Activity.…
Rank this Week: 2363

Health Employment And Labor

Health Employment And Labor

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

http://www.healthemploymentandlabor.com/
  • Jun 30

    Mayor Signs NYC Ban-the-Box Law

    Mayor Signs NYC Ban-the-Box Law
    On Monday, June 29, 2015, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law the bill passed by the New York City Council “banning-the-box.” The law goes into effect on Tuesday, October 27, 2015. As discussed in our earlier advisory, the…
  • Jun 10

    Massachusetts AGO Provides Safe Harbor on New Sick Leave Law

    Massachusetts AGO Provides Safe Harbor on New Sick Leave Law
    On May 1, 2015, we reported on proposed regulations to the Massachusetts paid sick leave law, which becomes effective on July 1, 2015.  The regulations have not yet been adopted, and in light of the uncertainty about many provisions of…
  • Jun 5

    DOJ Further Delays Release of Highly Anticipated Proposed Website Accessibility Regulations for Public Accommodation

    DOJ Further Delays Release of Highly Anticipated Proposed Website Accessibility Regulations for Public Accommodation
    My colleague Joshua A. Stein at Epstein Becker Green has a Hospitality Labor and Employment Law blog post that will be of interest to many of our readers: “DOJ Further Delays Release of Highly Anticipated Proposed Website…
Rank this Week: 4503

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/
  • Jun 30

    Mayor Signs NYC Ban-the-Box Law

    Mayor Signs NYC Ban-the-Box Law
    On Monday, June 29, 2015, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law the bill passed by the New York City Council “banning-the-box.” The law goes into effect on Tuesday, October 27, 2015. As discussed in our earlier advisory, the…
  • Jun 16

    Retailer’s Lack of Actual Knowledge of Applicant’s Need for Religious Accommodation Does Not Bar Religious Bias Suit

    Retailer’s Lack of Actual Knowledge of Applicant’s Need for Religious Accommodation Does Not Bar Religious Bias Suit
    On June 1, 2015 the U.S. Supreme Court revived a religious discrimination claim against Abercrombie & Fitch (“Abercrombie”) after the fashion retailer denied employment to a Muslim woman because the headscarf, or hijab, worn…
  • Jun 10

    Massachusetts AGO Provides Safe Harbor on New Sick Leave Law

    Massachusetts AGO Provides Safe Harbor on New Sick Leave Law
    On May 1, 2015, we reported on proposed regulations to the Massachusetts paid sick leave law, which becomes effective on July 1, 2015.  The regulations have not yet been adopted, and in light of the uncertainty about many provisions of…
Rank this Week: 2910

Human Resources News

Human Resources News

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/hrnews/
  • Jun 30

    DOL’s proposed rules to swell ranks of overtime-eligible employee

    DOL’s proposed rules to swell ranks of overtime-eligible employee
    The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) release of new proposed rules regulating who is eligible for overtime pay has employers scrambling to determine how many of their workers will need to be reclassified when new regulations take…
  • Jun 30

    Wyoming employers need to be ready for strengthened data breach law

    Wyoming employers need to be ready for strengthened data breach law
    by Brad Cave Wyoming’s new data breach notification law takes effect July 1, meaning employers need to be ready for beefed-up notification requirements. Wyoming law requires that any entity or person who conducts business in Wyoming and…
  • Jun 27

    Massachusetts final sick leave regulations make substantial change

    Massachusetts final sick leave regulations make substantial change
    by Kimberly A. Klimczuk Massachusetts Attorney General (AG) Maura Healey recently issued final regulations for the state’s new earned sick time law that aren’t quite what employers were expecting. As a result, employers are…
Rank this Week: 833

Delaware Employment Law Blog

Delaware Employment Law Blog

Covers national headline employment law news and updates. By Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP.

http://www.delawareemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    BREAKING NEWS: U.S. DOL Announces New FLSA Proposed Rule

    BREAKING NEWS: U.S. DOL Announces New FLSA Proposed Rule
    By Scott A. Holt The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released its proposed rule today that would broaden federal overtime pay regulations by raising the minimum salary threshold to $50,440 per year in order qualify for an exemption from…
  • Jun 24

    Compassionless Court Kicks Marijuana Claim

    Compassionless Court Kicks Marijuana Claim
    By Michael P. Stafford Marijuana is back in the news here in Delaware. Our state’s first Compassion Center is set to open later this month and legislation decriminalizing the sacred herb has been signed into law by Governor Jack…
  • Jun 5

    3d Cir. Rules on FMLA Definition of Overnight Stay

    3d Cir. Rules on FMLA Definition of Overnight Stay
    By William W. Bowswer Under the Family and Medical Leave Act, an eligible employee can take up to 12 weeks of protected leave for his or her own "serious health condition." A "serious health condition" is defined by Department of Labor's…
Rank this Week: 797

James M. Hoffmann Blog

James M. Hoffmann Blog

Covers Missouri workers' compensation and personal injury.

http://www.hoffmannworkcomp.com/category/blog/
  • Jun 30

    New Report Reveals Those Most Vulnerable to Work-Related Injurie

    New Report Reveals Those Most Vulnerable to Work-Related Injurie
    Workers who are most vulnerable for a work-related injury may also have a difficult time receiving workers’ compensation benefits. A new study conducted by NIOSH and the American Society of Safety Engineers shows that young, Hispanic…
  • Jun 24

    Understanding Your Options When Benefits Are Stopped

    Understanding Your Options When Benefits Are Stopped
    Have your workers’ compensation benefits been suspended before you are ready to return to work? Workers’ compensation is a system that relies on insurance companies to bear the burden of the cost of the medical care and any…
  • Jun 19

    Filing a Workers Compensation Lawsuit in Missouri

    Filing a Workers Compensation Lawsuit in Missouri
    If you have been injured on the job you are likely entitled to workers compensation benefits under Missouri law. Missouri workers compensation typically does not allow for a direct lawsuit against an employer except under very…
Rank this Week: 2233

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: 28

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Insight and commentary on labor and employment law.

http://www.stoelrivesworldofemployment.com/
  • Jun 30

    It’s Coming: Overtime Pay for More Worker

    It’s Coming: Overtime Pay for More Worker
    Coming to a store or restaurant near you soon!  Supervisors will get overtime! “Too many Americans are working long days for less pay than they deserve.” —President Obama on overtime pay http://t.co/Y4yThJ1K2g —…
  • Jun 30

    Oregon Tightens the Screws on Noncompetes: 18 Months Will Soon Be the Maximum Period of Restriction

    Oregon Tightens the Screws on Noncompetes: 18 Months Will Soon Be the Maximum Period of Restriction
    As we blogged about earlier, courts in most states just plain don’t like employee noncompete agreements. Particularly when it comes to mid- and low-level employees, courts worry that enforcing a noncompete agreement will hamper…
  • Jun 26

    Oregon Legislature to Employers: Stay Out of Employees’ Personal Social Media Accounts!

    Oregon Legislature to Employers: Stay Out of Employees’ Personal Social Media Accounts!
    As we noted a while ago, Oregon recently joined the growing number of states that prohibit an employer from demanding access to an employee’s personal social media account. An Oregon employer may not require an employee or applicant to…
Rank this Week: 1009

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
Rank this Week: 1998

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/
  • Jun 30

    Fourth Circuit Affirms EEOC’s Resounding Summary Judgment Defeat in ADA Case

    Fourth Circuit Affirms EEOC’s Resounding Summary Judgment Defeat in ADA Case
    By Gerald L. Maatman Jr. and Howard M. Wexler In a case we have previously blogged about several times due to spoliation sanctions imposed on the EEOC – most recently here - the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed a…
  • Jun 26

    What Employers Can Expect From The SCOTUS Decision On Same-Sex Marriage

    What Employers Can Expect From The SCOTUS Decision On Same-Sex Marriage
    By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Obergefell, et al. v. Hodges, Director, Ohio Department Of Health; Tanco, et al. v. Haslam, Governor Of Tennesee, et al.; DeBoer, et al. v.…
  • Jun 26

    One To Watch: The House Judiciary Committee Signs Off On Fairness In Class Action Litigation Act

    One To Watch: The House Judiciary Committee Signs Off On Fairness In Class Action Litigation Act
    By Matthew J. Gagnon and Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. We have something a bit different for our loyal blog readers today: a preview of an important bill that could have a significant impact on class action litigation. On June 24, 2015, the House…
Rank this Week: 371

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
Rank this Week: 1972

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

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

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
  • Jun 30

    Presentation: General rules to comply with California’s paid sick leave law

    Presentation: General rules to comply with California’s paid sick leave law
    I’ll be posting some short clips of a recent presentation I conducted on complying with California’s paid sick leave law.  In this first video, I discuss some general rules California employers need to consider to comply with…
  • Jun 26

    Friday’s Five: on-call time under California law

    Friday’s Five: on-call time under California law
    Businesses that have employees on standby waiting to be called for work must review whether this on-call time needs to be paid time.  It is a very fact intensive inquiry, that employers must ensure they get correct.  Any mistake in…
  • Jun 19

    Five employment related bills California employers must monitor

    Five employment related bills California employers must monitor
    With summer upon us, the California legislature is busy working on bills that could impact employers.  Here are five employment bills being considered by the state legislature that California employers should keep an eye on: 1. SB 3…
Rank this Week: 2183

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/
  • Jun 30

    Domain Blocks Now Available for “.sucks” Domain Extension

    Domain Blocks Now Available for “.sucks” Domain Extension
    By Tom Langan. Earlier this year, over 550 new domain name extensions were created.  Examples include .basketball, .college, .miami, and .fishing.  Among the more controversial additions is “.sucks” which allows nearly…
  • Jun 25

    The Supreme Court PPACA Ruling and Your Taxe

    The Supreme Court PPACA Ruling and Your Taxe
    On June 25, 2015, the United States Supreme Court made headlines by ruling on King v. Burwell, No. 14-114, pertaining to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “Act”). At issue, whether the Internal Revenue Service…
  • May 28

    IRS System Compromised for 104,000 Individual

    IRS System Compromised for 104,000 Individual
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently announced that one of their systems has been hacked by organized criminals believed to be linked to one or more foreign countries. The system, “Get Transcript,” is traditionally used by…
Rank this Week: 3331

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/
  • Jun 30

    Settlement Delivers $228M to FedEx Driver

    Settlement Delivers $228M to FedEx Driver
    After over 10 years of litigation, a settlement has finally been proposed in a case alleging that FedEx misclassified more than 2,300 California truck drivers who worked for the company between 2000 and 2007. The drivers’ complaint…
  • Jun 23

    California Court of Appeal: PacPizza Can’t Deliver on Arbitration Bid

    California Court of Appeal: PacPizza Can’t Deliver on Arbitration Bid
    On May 1, 2015, the California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, affirmed a Contra Costa County Superior Court decision denying a defendant pizza restaurant’s motion to compel arbitration in a wage-and-hour class action brought…
  • Jun 16

    Iskanian PAGA Ruling Stands; U.S. Supreme Court Denies Cert. in Bridgestone

    Iskanian PAGA Ruling Stands; U.S. Supreme Court Denies Cert. in Bridgestone
    On Monday, June 1, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court denied the defendant’s petition for a writ of certiorari in Brown, et al. v. Bridgestone Retail Operations, LLC, a wage-and-hour class action involving the enforceability of waivers of…
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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: 409

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/
  • Jun 30

    Supreme Court Grants Cert in Friedrich

    Supreme Court Grants Cert in Friedrich
    Today, the Supreme Court granted cert. in Friedrich's v. Cal. Teacher's Association. The issues presented are (1) Whether Abood v. Detroit Board of Education should be overruled and public-sector “agency shop” arrangements invalidated…
  • Jun 29

    Transgender Experiences in the Workplace

    Transgender Experiences in the Workplace
    Playing off of Rick's post below, there have been a number of negative experiences that transgender employees have shared concerning their treatment in the workplace. And, there has certainly been a tremendous amount of litigation in that…
  • Jun 26

    Developing a GLBT Practice

    Developing a GLBT Practice
    The good news on today's marriage-equality case makes it particularly appropriate for me to give a shout-out to a couple of folks doing cutting-edge work on GLBT issues, especially on trans rights. Jillian Weiss, an attorney in Tuxedo Park,…
Rank this Week: 81

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 707

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
  • Jun 30

    Obama Administration Proposes New Overtime Rule

    Obama Administration Proposes New Overtime Rule
    Authored by Alex Passantino Today, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division announced its long-awaited proposal to amend 29 CFR Part 541, the “white collar” exemption for executive, administrative, and…
  • Jun 29

    OT Rules Out This Week

    OT Rules Out This Week
    Authored by Alex Passantino According to Politico, the White House will begin to announce details of the long-anticipated revisions to the overtime regulations on Tuesday morning.  Initial reports are that the salary level required for…
  • Jun 25

    Appellate Court Delivers for FedEx—Second Class Cert Denial Affirmed by Ninth Circuit

    Appellate Court Delivers for FedEx—Second Class Cert Denial Affirmed by Ninth Circuit
    Co-authored by Catherine M. Dacre, Tamara Fisher, and Simon L. Yang When an employer has a denial of class certification remanded by an appellate court, it has a reason to worry. And while the employer might breathe a sigh of relief when the…
Rank this Week: 1371

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/
  • Jun 30

    Non-Compete Agreements are Increasingly Common

    Non-Compete Agreements are Increasingly Common
    Non-compete agreements have been used in the market place for decades within certain sectors, such as physicians and some sales representatives. In the past year or so, I have heard from several workers who signed non-compete agreements. One…
  • Jun 17

    Jury Finds Against Employee Despite Direct Evidence

    Jury Finds Against Employee Despite Direct Evidence
    I tell my clients this can happen, but they usually just do not believe me. Good cases do sometimes lose at trial. Look at what happened in Wei v. Southwest Research Institute  No. 12-CV-00872 (W.D. Tex. 2015). Qiang Wei is from…
  • Jun 15

    Kansas Governor Threatens State Supreme Court

    Kansas Governor Threatens State Supreme Court
    It is a convoluted series of events in which the governor of Kansas has threatened the Kansas Supreme Court with no funding. It started when the Kansas Supreme Court found that the state’s funding of education was so inadequate as to…
Rank this Week: 397

Texas Employment Law Update

Texas Employment Law Update

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

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

    New Overtime Rules to be Proposed as Early as This Week

    New Overtime Rules to be Proposed as Early as This Week
    President Obama has announced that a soon to be released proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Labor will include an increase in the minimum salary necessary for an employee to qualify as an exempt employee. Under the proposal announced…
  • Jun 28

    NLRA Application to Common Company Policie

    NLRA Application to Common Company Policie
    The National Labor Relations Act protects employees’ right to form unions, collectively bargain and otherwise engage in collective activities for their mutual aid and protection.  Collective activities for mutual aid and protection…
  • Jun 20

    Texas Governor Signs Open Carry Law –Employers Have Time to Prepare

    Texas Governor Signs Open Carry Law –Employers Have Time to Prepare
    Beginning in 2016, licensed individuals can openly carry handguns on their person. Prior to the implantation of the law, Texas law required that license holders carry their handguns in a concealed manner.  HB 910 authorizes individuals…
Rank this Week: 1139

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/
  • Jun 30

    Preemption Defense In Federal Court Dooms NJ State Overtime Claim

    Preemption Defense In Federal Court Dooms NJ State Overtime Claim
    When a FLSA case (or a state law wage hour case) is filed against a unionized client, the first line of defense for me is to ascertain if we can argue that the court has no jurisdiction because the wage hour claims are preempted by federal…
  • Jun 26

    A Bumpy Ride: Uber Driver Ruled Employee, Not Independent Contractor

    A Bumpy Ride: Uber Driver Ruled Employee, Not Independent Contractor
    The Uber phenomenon has been catching fire over the last few years with many people jumping on it as a means to make a living or extra money.  I have some friends who have signed up to be Uber drivers, just as a means to make some extra…
  • Jun 18

    USDOL To Issue Official Independent Contractor Guidance in Administrator Interpretation

    USDOL To Issue Official Independent Contractor Guidance in Administrator Interpretation
    I have recently blogged about new exemption regulations being proposed.  Well, that is not the only regulatory initiative coming down the pike.  The USDOL is about to release guidance on the very confusing and thorny issue of when…
Rank this Week: 1352

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/
  • Jun 30

    Obama to announce new overtime regulations, but will they really matter?

    Obama to announce new overtime regulations, but will they really matter?
    Last night, on the Huffington Post, President Obama blogged his intentions to announce long-awaited new overtime regulations later today. In a post entitled, “A Hard Day’s Work Deserves a Fair Day’s Pay,” the…
  • Jun 29

    Equal in love, but not yet equal at work—the next frontier of LGBT right

    Equal in love, but not yet equal at work—the next frontier of LGBT right
    Friday was certainly exciting. SCOTUS surprised everyone by releasing Obergefell v. Hodges [pdf] a day earlier than expected. In case you missed it, in a 5-4 opinion authored by swing-vote Justice Kennedy, SCOTUS held that gay marriage as a…
  • Jun 26

    My appearance on Stossel, now live on the Internet.

    My appearance on Stossel, now live on the Internet.
    Special bonus on this fine summer Friday. If you missed my appearance on Stossel two weeks ago, Fox Business has posted the episode on its website.Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.com You can watch it here. My segment starts at…
Rank this Week: 125

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/
  • Jun 30

    Hey, there’s new pregnancy discrimination guidance from the EEOC

    Hey, there’s new pregnancy discrimination guidance from the EEOC
    You can find it here. I’d love to hang around and offer my commentary, but I’ve got a thing. Image Credit: “Chevy Chase 1976” by photo by Alan Light. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.
  • Jun 29

    What the Supreme Court’s marriage-equality decision means for your workplace.

    What the Supreme Court’s marriage-equality decision means for your workplace.
    Ok, presumably, I’m not the only employment lawyer trying to apply the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges to the employer-employee relationship. But, I can guarantee that this will be the best post you read…
  • Jun 26

    Update your job descriptions. Because, Americans with Disabilities Act.

    Update your job descriptions. Because, Americans with Disabilities Act.
      A friendly reminder that, just because your job description might say what an employee is supposed to do, doesn’t mean that’s what your employee actually does. And, in an Americans with Disabilities Act case, here’s…
Rank this Week: 1039

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

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

    Could Your Cyber Insurance Policy Unexpectedly Let You Down?

    Could Your Cyber Insurance Policy Unexpectedly Let You Down?
    Cyber insurance policies are currently being heavily marketed amid highly publicized data breaches involving millions of records. But is having a cyber insurance policy a wise choice to protect your company in the wake of a costly data…
  • Jun 29

    EEOC Guidance on Employee Wellness Program

    EEOC Guidance on Employee Wellness Program
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently proposed much-anticipated guidance for employers and insurers: employee wellness programs. The agency’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) addresses how Title I of the…
  • Jun 26

    Consumer Review Freedom Act of 2015 Protects the Right to Post Negative Review

    Consumer Review Freedom Act of 2015 Protects the Right to Post Negative Review
    A new bill, the Consumer Review Freedom Act of 2015, is currently pending in Congress which would prohibit the use of “non-disparagement” clauses in consumer contracts. The legislation is intended to prohibit companies from…
Rank this Week: 997

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/
  • Jun 30

    Exploring the Expressive Dimension of Inheritance Law

    Exploring the Expressive Dimension of Inheritance Law
    Deborah S. Gordon, Letters Non-Testamentary, 62 U. Kan. L. Rev. 585 (2014).Paula MonopoliWe often get so caught up in the nooks and crannies of small corners of the doctrinal universe, examining tiny subsections of the Uniform Probate Code or…
  • Jun 29

    Equity and Efficiency in Rule Design

    Equity and Efficiency in Rule Design
    Zachary D. Liscow, Reducing Inequality on the Cheap: When Legal Rule Design Should Incorporate Equity as Well as Efficiency, 127 Yale L.J. 2478 (2014).Andrew HayashiGreat arguments aren’t always right, but they should be bold,…
  • Jun 26

    Questioning Compliance with Immigration Law

    Questioning Compliance with Immigration Law
    Emily Ryo, Less Enforcement, More Compliance: Rethinking Unauthorized Migration, 62 UCLA L. Rev. 622 (2015).Juliet StumpfLives and loves and wars have been lost because of assumptions about what other people thought or did. Our…
Rank this Week: 527

Overtime Law Blog

Overtime Law Blog

Reviews FLSA cases. By Andrew Frisch.

http://flsaovertimelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 782