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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: 292

Employment Lawyer Blog

Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers workplace discrimination, and employee rights news and updates. By Joseph & Kirschenbaum LLP.

http://www.employment-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Senate Bill Seeks to Change FLSA Overtime Compensation Standard

    Senate Bill Seeks to Change FLSA Overtime Compensation Standard
    Employment attorneys in New York and beyond are paying keen attention to the "Restoring Overtime Pay for Working Americans Act" currently under consideration in Congress. Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa, along with eight co-sponsors, introduced…
  • Jul 23

    NYC Mayor de Blasio defiende del proyecto de ley de salarios predominante

    NYC Mayor de Blasio defiende del proyecto de ley de salarios predominante
    El 6 de junio, el Alcalde Bill de Blasio dejó caer una reciente demanda que buscaba bloquear la ley del salario prevaleciente de la ciudad de Nueva York. Él ahora está trabajando con la corte del estado para aplicar la…
  • Jul 21

    NYC Mayor de Blasio Upholds Prevailing-Wage Bill

    NYC Mayor de Blasio Upholds Prevailing-Wage Bill
    On June 6, Mayor Bill de Blasio dropped a recent lawsuit which sought to block New York City's prevailing-wage law. He is now working with the state court to implement the law. City Council passed the bill, which would have raised the…
Rank this Week: 731

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: 1403

Oakland Employment Attorneys Blog

Oakland Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers class action and employment law. By Sundeen Salinas & Pyle.

http://www.oaklandemploymentattorneysblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    SSP Attorney Mana Barari Appointed to State Bar Commission

    SSP Attorney Mana Barari Appointed to State Bar Commission
    Sundeen Salinas & Pyle is proud to announce that associate attorney Mana Barari has been appointed by the State Bar Board of Trustees to the California Commission on Access to Justice. The California Commission on Access to Justice was…
  • Jul 10

    Ninth Circuit Clarifies California Labor Law Protections for Truck Drivers in Dilts v. Penske Logistic

    Ninth Circuit Clarifies California Labor Law Protections for Truck Drivers in Dilts v. Penske Logistic
    California labor laws almost always offer stronger protections than their federal counterparts, which set the minimum baseline for all states. However, for some categories of employees, the California Labor Code protections can be preempted…
  • Jul 10

    Guidelines from the Northern District Regarding Class Action Settlement

    Guidelines from the Northern District Regarding Class Action Settlement
    The United States District Court for the Northern District of California has issued a document called “Procedural Guidance for Class Action Settlements” (Guidance). The Guidance is extremely helpful, and offers a glimpse at the…
Rank this Week: 2577

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/
  • Jul 28

    Sexual Harassment is real and should not be tolerated at work no matter what your age

    Sexual Harassment is real and should not be tolerated at work no matter what your age
    Sexual Harassment in the workplace is a real concern for many employees.  It is not simply someone being over sensitive.  As a matter for fact, according to a 2003 study by the Sexual Harassment Education Project (SHEP), 77% of…
  • Jun 16

    Can your employer challenge your unemployment?

    Can your employer challenge your unemployment?
    Losing a job is a traumatic enough experience to go through on its own. You start to wonder did I do something wrong? Could I have done something that would have changed the situation? Was I singled out because of some personal characteristic…
  • May 29

    How to protect your job

    How to protect your job
    Regardless of your best efforts, you may encounter a time where you feel as though your job is in jeopardy and/or you are being discriminated against, due to your race, religion, physical or mental disability or even sexual…
Rank this Week: 2750

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/
  • Jul 28

    Importance of Special Education

    Importance of Special Education
    Balancing Special-Education Needs With Rising Costs, NY Times (July 27,2014), is an interesting NY Times article about the importance of special education to a child's life and how taxing the litigation process can be for parents and their…
  • Jul 25

    University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review Goes Green

    University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review Goes Green
    The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review announces its transition to online publication here. I would expect more law reviews will make this move as law schools look for cost savings. Craig Estlinbaum
  • Jul 24

    House Bill Would Require 2 Weeks Notice of Change in Work Schedule

    House Bill Would Require 2 Weeks Notice of Change in Work Schedule
    There is a Bill pending in Congress which would require that employers give part time workers 2 weeks notice of change to their schedules. Further details can be found here. Mitchell Rubinstein
Rank this Week: 175

Tennessee Employment Lawyer Blog

Tennessee Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers Tennessee age discrimination, minimum wage, overtime, qui tam and workplace discrimination. By the Higgins Firm.

http://www.tennesseeemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    What Does it Mean if Your Case is Chosen for Mediation at the EEOC

    What Does it Mean if Your Case is Chosen for Mediation at the EEOC
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the federal agency that administers many federal discrimination laws. After you file a Charge of Discrimination with the EEOC, they will ask you if you want to mediate your dispute with…
  • Jul 11

    Computer Professional Exemption and Overtime

    Computer Professional Exemption and Overtime
    Overtime- Am I Exempt? The Computer Professional Exemption Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) employees are presumed entitled to overtime pay. That is, employees are entitled to receive one and one half their regular rate of pay for…
  • Jun 17

    Overtime- Am I Exempt? The Computer Professional Exemption

    Overtime- Am I Exempt? The Computer Professional Exemption
    Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) employees are presumed entitled to overtime pay. That is, employees are entitled to receive one and one half their regular rate of pay for every hour worked over 40 in each workweek. This is true…
Rank this Week: 2464

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/
Rank this Week: 3270

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/
  • Jul 28

    Proposed House Bill Would Make Organizing A Civil Right

    Proposed House Bill Would Make Organizing A Civil Right
    The Nation reports that House Democrats John Lewis (GA) and Keith Ellison (MN) plan on introducing legislation that would make labor organizing akin to a civil right.  As currently written, the bill would amend the National Labor…
  • Jul 28

    Board ALJ Nixes Mercedes’ Handbook Policy

    Board ALJ Nixes Mercedes’ Handbook Policy
    Last week, a National Labor Relations Board Administrative Law Judge determined that Mercedes-Benz’s employee handbook contained an overly broad and unlawful policy.  The complaint brought by the United Auto Workers (UAW) alleged…
  • Jul 25

    Top 10 NLRB Issues to Monitor the Rest of the Year

    Top 10 NLRB Issues to Monitor the Rest of the Year
    1.  Aftermath of Noel Canning The Supreme Court determined in late June of this year that President Obama’s purported recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board were unconstitutional.  Hundreds, or potentially…
Rank this Week: 635

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • Jul 28

    Get ready for the new Ontario Retirement Pension Plan

    Get ready for the new Ontario Retirement Pension Plan
    Now that the 2014-2015 Ontario budget has been passed by the Ontario legislature, Ontario employers should think about how the new Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) could affect them. The ORPP is part of the Ontario government’s…
  • Jul 21

    Significant Changes Proposed to Ontario’s Workplace Law

    Significant Changes Proposed to Ontario’s Workplace Law
    Ontario’s government introduced workplace legislation on July 16, 2014 that would affect five labour and employment statutes in the province. Significant changes that are proposed in the Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act,…
  • Jul 15

    Yet Another Reminder on the Importance of Careful Drafting of Termination Clauses…

    Yet Another Reminder on the Importance of Careful Drafting of Termination Clauses…
    As if employers needed one, we now have yet another decision invalidating a termination provision for failure to comply with the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”): Miller v. A.B.M. Canada Inc., 2014 ONSC…
Rank this Week: 3973

CELA Voice

CELA Voice

Covers what is working and, too often, what isn’t working in California workplaces. From the California Employment Lawyers Association.

http://celavoice.org/
  • Jul 28

    Low wages & unpredictable schedules: A toxic combination for part time employee

    Low wages & unpredictable schedules: A toxic combination for part time employee
    By Charlotte Fishman In a society that blurs the lines between corporations and people, perhaps it was inevitable that some employers would blur the lines between people and inanimate objects.  Even so, it is shocking to learn that in a…
  • Jul 25

    Tinderslut: Just another day in the tech world

    Tinderslut: Just another day in the tech world
    By Lisa Mak A “whore,” “gold-digger,” “desperate loser,” and “just a bad girl.”  These are only a handful of the sexist comments that Whitney Wolfe, co-founder of the mobile dating app…
  • Jul 1

    Californians get a raise today, but we can do better!

    Californians get a raise today, but we can do better!
    By Kevin Schwin Today, California’s minimum wage increases to $9 per hour.  To many Californians, this comes as good news, but will still not be enough to lift them out of a life of poverty.  Other localities have taken more…
Rank this Week: 3993

Wrongful Dismissal Blog

Wrongful Dismissal Blog

Discussion of Canadian wrongful dismissal cases and other employment law issues and decisions. By Kenneth A. Krupat.

http://joblaw.ca/blog/
  • Jul 28

    Theft and Just Cause: Better Prove It!

    Theft and Just Cause: Better Prove It!
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca Is theft just cause for termination of employment in Canada?  It might be.  But employers looking to support a just cause case with…
  • Jun 23

    LGBTQ Workplace Issue

    LGBTQ Workplace Issue
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca It is Worldpride Week in Toronto, the first Worldpride celebration held outside of North America and one of the largest in the world of its…
  • Jun 5

    Huge Aggravated Damages Awards For Reprehensible Conduct Upheld

    Huge Aggravated Damages Awards For Reprehensible Conduct Upheld
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca Punitive and aggravated damages in employment cases are alive and well in Canada, thanks to a recent decision of the Ontario Court of…
Rank this Week: 4795

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/
  • Jul 28

    The New Jersey Technology Council: Informative Discussions at the 2014 Annual Meeting

    The New Jersey Technology Council: Informative Discussions at the 2014 Annual Meeting
    By Michelle Capezza, Ian Carleton Schaefer, and Arthur O’Brien (upSKILL Project Manager, NJIT) The New Jersey Technology Council (NJTC) is a not-for-profit, trade association which focuses on connecting decision-makers and…
  • Jul 8

    Igniting a Firestorm at Tinder with Flammable Allegation

    Igniting a Firestorm at Tinder with Flammable Allegation
    By: Christopher M. Farella, Jennifer L. Nutter, and Margaret C. Thering Whitney Wolfe, former marketing vice president and co-founder of the company responsible for the popular mobile dating app, Tinder®, recently filed suit in…
  • Jul 3

    OSHA and NLRB Agreement Opens New Door To Whistleblower Claim

    OSHA and NLRB Agreement Opens New Door To Whistleblower Claim
    On Epstein Becker Green’s OSHA Law Update blog, Eric Conn reviews the agreement between the NLRB and OSHA, which allows employees to file out-of-date safety related whistleblower claims to be filed with the NLRB. Following is an excerpt…
Rank this Week: 2325

Labor & Employment Law…

Labor & Employment Law Perspectives

By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.laboremploymentperspectives.com/
  • Jul 28

    Staying on Top of Federal Contractor Regulation

    Staying on Top of Federal Contractor Regulation
    Earlier this year, the OFCCP began enforcement of extensive amended regulations on Affirmative Action Plans (AAP) and recordkeeping requirements for both protected veterans (VEVRRA) and persons with disabilities (Section 503). These…
  • Jul 28

    Approved H-1B? Get the Ball Rolling on Your Consular Application Now!

    Approved H-1B? Get the Ball Rolling on Your Consular Application Now!
    Getting an H-1B nonimmigrant visa for new employment with a private employer in the United States has become an obstacle course that now even requires winning a lottery. The process has become so complicated that H-1B beneficiaries lucky…
  • Jul 28

    No Coach Necessary for Potty-Mouth Employee

    No Coach Necessary for Potty-Mouth Employee
    As we have recently noted, and as many employers have probably bemoaned a time or two, sometimes it feels like the legal concept of “reasonable accommodation” has little to do with real-world notions of what is reasonable,…
Rank this Week: 4104

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/
  • Jul 28

    Full Court Review Requested in KBR Contracting Fraud Case

    Full Court Review Requested in KBR Contracting Fraud Case
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Whistleblower Seeks Release of Documents that Demonstrated Contracting Fraud during the War in Iraq Washington, D.C. July 28, 2014. Today, Mr. Harry Barko, a whistleblower who alleged that defense contractor KBR had…
  • Jul 25

    NWC Issues Action Alert to Save America’s Most Important Whistleblower Law

    NWC Issues Action Alert to Save America’s Most Important Whistleblower Law
    On July 25, 2014, the National Whistleblower Center issued the following Action Alert: Demand that the House Judiciary Committee cancel the hearing on False Claims Act “reform” scheduled for July 30, 2014. If the Committee is…
  • Jul 25

    FBI Whistleblower Jane Turner Discusses Her Whistleblowing Experience

    FBI Whistleblower Jane Turner Discusses Her Whistleblowing Experience
    In an article on the legal news website, Lawyers and Settlements, FBI whistleblower Jane Turner discuses her whistleblowing experiences.  In the article “FBI Whistleblower Regrets Nothing,”  Turner says “It…
Rank this Week: 277

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/
  • Jul 28

    Death of Bernie Adell

    Death of Bernie Adell
    Thanks to Paul Secunda for letting us know of Bernie's death. He's been descrited as "one of the Godfathers of labour law in Canada." I didn't have the pleasure of knowing him personally, but he was well regarded on all...
  • Jul 28

    Minimum Wage Hike?

    Minimum Wage Hike?
    Two U. S. Senators, Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and George Miller (D-California), just introduced a plan that would raise the minimum wage which is currently set at $7.25 per hour to $10.10 per hour. The plan also recommends an annual inflation...
  • Jul 27

    Karin and Runge on Breastfeeding and Employment Law

    Karin and Runge on Breastfeeding and Employment Law
    Marcy Karin and Robin Runge have posted “Breastfeeding and a New Type of Employment Law,” forthcoming in Catholic University Law Review, Vol. 63, No. 2 (2014). The paper focuses on section 4207 of the Patient Protection and Affordable…
Rank this Week: 116

Knudsen Law Firm Blog

Knudsen Law Firm Blog

Covers legal issues in Nebraska.

http://www.knudsenlaw.com/our-blog/
  • Jul 28

    New Executive order prohibits LGBT discrimination by federal contractor

    New Executive order prohibits LGBT discrimination by federal contractor
    Last week,  President Obama issued an Executive Order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Federal contractors or federally-assisted contractors and subcontractors…
  • Jul 28

    Updates to F-Tags in State Operations Manual

    Updates to F-Tags in State Operations Manual
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has made revisions to twenty F-Tags in the State Operations Manual (SOM).  The changes reflect the Survey and Certification (S&C) policy memos issued from October 2003 through May…
  • Jul 8

    Auto-enrollment for ACA Consumers Proposed

    Auto-enrollment for ACA Consumers Proposed
    The Department of Health and Human Services recently proposed a rule whereby those who signed up for insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act’s State and Federal exchanges would be automatically re-enrolled for coverage in…
Rank this Week: 4083

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/
  • Jul 28

    Your legal rights when dealing with a recruitment agency

    Your legal rights when dealing with a recruitment agency
    Most often young graduates will list their names with a recruitment agency in hopes of finding employment opportunities faster than searching on their own. However, time goes by and after a period of unemployment, you decide to search on your…
  • Jul 22

    Mental Stress and WSIB Benefit

    Mental Stress and WSIB Benefit
    WSIB coverage may be getting even more expensive, as the Tribunal overseeing Ontario’s workers’ compensation system is now accepting legitimate claims for mental stress in the course of employment.  In a controversial…
  • Jul 10

    Solutions for your employment issue

    Solutions for your employment issue
    Daniel Lublin, Employment Lawyer has recently written a couple of articles in his Globe and Mail column, where he answered a couple of readers’ questions regarding their employment issues. Here is what Daniel Lublin explains: What can…
Rank this Week: 179

National Whistleblower

National Whistleblower

Provides commentary on current issues and developments in the field of whistleblower law and False Claims Act litigation. By the Rabon Law Firm, PLLC.

http://www.nationalwhistleblower.com/
  • Jul 28

    Shipping Company To Pay $9 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegation

    Shipping Company To Pay $9 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegation
    Hawaiian cargo container shipping company, Matson Navigation Co., has agreed to pay the United States $9 million to resolve allegations that the company violated the False Claims Act (FCA). The lawsuit, filed in 2010 by a freight consultant,…
  • Jul 25

    2013 Was a Record Year for the False Claims Act

    2013 Was a Record Year for the False Claims Act
    According to Department of Justice (DOJ) statistics, 2013 saw a record number of relator-initiated (“qui tam”) False Claims Act lawsuits. According to the numbers, 753 new qui tam actions were filed between October 1,…
  • Jul 17

    Court Denies Motion to Dismiss in Small Business Subcontracting Plan FCA Case

    Court Denies Motion to Dismiss in Small Business Subcontracting Plan FCA Case
    In U.S. ex rel. Tran v. Computer Sciences Corp., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 90757 (D.D.C. June 3, 2014), the District Court for the District of Columbia denied a motion to dismiss in a case alleging violations of the False Claims … Continue…
Rank this Week: 1619

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/
  • Jul 28

    What Royalties Are Owed to a Franchisor?

    What Royalties Are Owed to a Franchisor?
    A Video FAQ with Mark A. Williams. A franchisor is only owed the royalties that are set forth in your franchise agreement. Typically those royalties are going to be a percentage of sales (gross sales that you make). If you…Read more…
  • Jul 28

    Nebraska Secretary of State’s Office Will Now Accept Amended Biennial Reports at Any Time

    Nebraska Secretary of State’s Office Will Now Accept Amended Biennial Reports at Any Time
    Effective July 18, the Nebraska Secretary of State’s office will allow Nebraska LLCs to correct or amend their biennial reports at any time. As a result, LLCs will be able to update public records containing their business addresses…
  • Jul 23

    What Happens When My Franchise Agreement Terminates?

    What Happens When My Franchise Agreement Terminates?
    A Video FAQ with Mark A. Williams. When your franchise agreement terminates you have to stop doing business. That is the first and foremost thing. Whatever the brand or system that came with that franchise, you need to stop doing…Read…
Rank this Week: 3516

Employment Law Watch

Employment Law Watch

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

http://www.employmentlawwatch.com/
  • Jul 28

    New York State Becomes The Fourth Jurisdiction To Protect Unpaid Interns From Employment Discrimination

    New York State Becomes The Fourth Jurisdiction To Protect Unpaid Interns From Employment Discrimination
    Cindy Schmitt Minniti and Mark S. Goldstein have posted a new article on Forbes.com, detailing a recently-enacted New York State law making it unlawful for employers to discriminate, harass, retaliate, or otherwise engage in unlawful…
  • Jul 28

    How much should employers be paying employees on holiday?

    How much should employers be paying employees on holiday?
    This post was written by Amy Ferrington and David Ashmore. With school holidays just around the corner, thoughts of UK employees are now turning to their summer holidays. Given the far-reaching implications of the recent case of Lock v…
  • Jul 24

    Part-Time Workers: New Nuisance for Employers?

    Part-Time Workers: New Nuisance for Employers?
    This post was written by Sara A. Begley, Amanda D. Haverstick, and Joel S. Barras. A movement to give part-time employees more predictable schedules and related perks recently made front-page news.  See Steven Greenhouse, “A…
Rank this Week: 2639

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/
  • Jul 28

    Yes, sexual harassment plaintiff, you can shoot yourself in the foot. Here’s how.

    Yes, sexual harassment plaintiff, you can shoot yourself in the foot. Here’s how.
    Even an air-tight case of sexual harassment can be sabotaged if (1) the employer has a policy banning it and an effective mechanism for handling complaints, and (2) the victim refuses to cooperate in the investigation. Rhonda Simpson was…
  • Jul 25

    Sex stereotyping, sexual orientation discrimination, and federal law – crazy-mixed-up right now

    Sex stereotyping, sexual orientation discrimination, and federal law – crazy-mixed-up right now
    The Employment Non-Discrimination Act is dead again. Is there any federal law on same-sex harassment or discrimination? If so, what is it? Here are some scenarios that may be helpful in picking through this crazy extremely complex and rapidly…
  • Jul 23

    Obama’s LGBT Executive Order raises more questions than it answer

    Obama’s LGBT Executive Order raises more questions than it answer
    ROBIN’S NOTE: Thanks very much to Cara Crotty, head of our Affirmative Action practice group, who allowed me to share her insights about the President’s Executive Order here on the blog. This will also be going out today via email…
Rank this Week: 986

Women in Labor

Women in Labor

Discusses the latest developments in labor and employment law throughout the New England region and nationally. By Royal LLP.

http://royalllp.com/blog/
  • Jul 28

    Walgreens Settles Disability Discrimination Suit to the Tune of $180,000

    Walgreens Settles Disability Discrimination Suit to the Tune of $180,000
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) brought suit on behalf of a Walgreens employee who was fired after eating a $1.39 bag of chips during a hypoglycemic episode.  The employee reached for a bag of chips to stabilize her…
  • Jul 24

    President Obama Signs Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

    President Obama Signs Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
    On Tuesday, President Obama signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, a jobs promotion bill aimed at preparing and training workers with the twenty-first century skills necessary for employment. A major goal of the Act is to…
  • Jul 22

    Federal Contractors and Employees to be LGBT Discrimination Free

    Federal Contractors and Employees to be LGBT Discrimination Free
    Among the flood of executive orders coming from the White House recently, is one protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender federal contractors and employees.  Yesterday, President Obama signed an executive order that protects…
Rank this Week: 3088

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/
  • Jul 28

    Real Estate Disclosures - Murder/Suicide Not a Defect

    Real Estate Disclosures - Murder/Suicide Not a Defect
     Last Monday, July 21, 2014, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court entered what should be the final opinion with respect to whether a home seller in Pennsylvania needs to disclose that a murder/suicide took place in the home.  I had posted…
  • Jul 8

    Countdown for Annual Tax Assessment Appeal Filing

    Countdown for Annual Tax Assessment Appeal Filing
    The deadline for challenging your 2014-2015 Lancaster County property assessment is August 1, 2014.  Appeals filed after August 1, 2014 won’t be heard until 2015 and won’t take effect until 2016.  And if you are relying…
  • Jun 3

    The Impact of Adoption

    The Impact of Adoption
    The other night I found myself sitting with my children watching America’s Got Talent. While America’s Got Talent is clearly a popular show, it is not one which I have seen before. That being said, my children and I became…
Rank this Week: 1797

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Jul 28

    Don’t Leave Your Compliance to Chance

    Don’t Leave Your Compliance to Chance
    Managing leaves of absence can be daunting for anyone who handles HR, especially since California has some very unique leave laws. Questions also arise from the interplay between California and federal rules for required and optional leaves…
  • Jul 25

    Executive Survey Reflects Concern Over Agency Enforcement

    Executive Survey Reflects Concern Over Agency Enforcement
    Employers said they worry about how continuing enforcement efforts and reforms from federal agencies will affect the workplace, according to a July 2014 report from Littler Mendelson. In the law firm’s third annual Executive Employer…
  • Jul 23

    Governor Signs Bill to Help Victims of Underground Economy​

    Governor Signs Bill to Help Victims of Underground Economy​
    Legislation supported by the California Chamber of Commerce to assist victims of the underground economy was signed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on July 21, 2014. AB 1746 (Alejo; D-Salinas) expedites hearings for…
Rank this Week: 1468

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/
  • Jul 28

    Six Warning Signs of an Impending Termination

    Six Warning Signs of an Impending Termination
    Often when a new boss comes in or when a company simply changes hands, you find your job at risk. We would all like to know as soon as possible if our job is at risk. So, what are some good warning signs that you may be fired soon? The ABA…
  • Jul 24

    Punitive Damages Award Requires Evidence of Conscious Wrongdoing

    Punitive Damages Award Requires Evidence of Conscious Wrongdoing
    I tell my clients regularly that even when a plaintiff wins, most juries do not award compensatory damages or punitive damages. Punitive damages are rare in employment cases. What would be required for a jury or judge to award punitive…
  • Jul 22

    Description as a "Liability" Could Constitute Direct Evidence

    Description as a "Liability" Could Constitute Direct Evidence
    Alan Demyanovich worked for 20 years for Cadon Plating & Coating, which applies coatings in the automobile industry. Mr. Demyanovich developed heart problems in 1999, but returned to work and worked another ten years. In 2009, his heart…
Rank this Week: 872

HR Defense Blog

HR Defense Blog

Covers developments in labor & employment law. By Akerman Senterfitt LLP.

http://www.akerman.com/Blogs/hrdefense/
  • Jul 28

    EEOC Broadens Pregnancy Discrimination Protection

    EEOC Broadens Pregnancy Discrimination Protection
    POSTED BY SCOTT T. SILVERMAN ON JULY 28, 2014 On July 14, 2014, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") issued an updated enforcement guidance on pregnancy discrimination and related issues, and significantly widened the employee…
  • Jul 16

    FMLA & Medical Certification: When Does An Employer Have A "Reason to Doubt"?

    FMLA & Medical Certification: When Does An Employer Have A "Reason to Doubt"?
    POSTED BY SHAYLA N. WALDON ON JULY 17, 2014 Given the financial and administrative costs that FMLA continues to impose upon employers, HR managers are consulting with counsel to determine what tools are available to ensure that those who…
  • Jun 27

    Confederate Flag Can Contribute to Hostile Work Environment, Says Eleventh Circuit

    Confederate Flag Can Contribute to Hostile Work Environment, Says Eleventh Circuit
    POSTED BY RICHARD D. TUSCHMAN ON JUNE 27, 2014 Exposure to the Confederate flag in the workplace can support an employee's claim of racial discrimination, according to a recent decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh…
Rank this Week: 4918

Atlanta Employment Attorneys Blog

Atlanta Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment law. By Mays & Kerr LLC.

http://www.atlantaemploymentattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2234

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
  • Jul 28

    Sex-Neutral Acts Relevant in Gender Discrimination Claim

    Sex-Neutral Acts Relevant in Gender Discrimination Claim
    It is fairly well settled that to prevail on a claim of hostile work environment based on gender discrimination, the plaintiff must establish that the abuse was indeed based on his or her gender. However, facially neutral incidents may…
  • Jul 24

    New Law in New York State Gives Interns Same Protections as Employee

    New Law in New York State Gives Interns Same Protections as Employee
    Until now, interns in New York were not considered employees, and thus were not entitled to the protection of New York law regarding sexual harassment and discrimination. That loophole is no more. But on Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo…
  • Jul 23

    Company Counterclaims After Racial Discrimination Complaint

    Company Counterclaims After Racial Discrimination Complaint
    If you are going to sue your employer for discrimination, make sure your motives are pure and your evidence is accurate. Otherwise, you might be accused of extortion. Benjamin Moore & Co. made just such an accusation of Clinton…
Rank this Week: 1517

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 111

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/
  • Jul 28

    Permanent Teacher's termination reversed by NYC Appeals Court

    Permanent Teacher's termination reversed by NYC Appeals Court
    The Petitioner was a teacher with the NYC DOE for 21 years. He received "S" ratings for his first 18 years.  He was assigned a classroom with children performing 2 to 3 years below grade level.  The teacher requested an aide or…
  • Jul 25

    Probationary Assistant Principal's Article 78 Appealing U Rating denied.

    Probationary Assistant Principal's Article 78 Appealing U Rating denied.
     A New York City High School teacher resigned in 2008 for personal reasons.  He was brought back as a probationary assistant principal.  While assistant principal he was charged for two incidents of misconduct.  He was…
  • Jul 25

    Article 78 versus ECB granted

    Article 78 versus ECB granted
     After an ECB hearing 50 West Realty Company LP was fined $500 for changing its building to a use inconsistent with its 1992 CO.  The company filed an Article 78 to appeal.   An Article 78 filed for a decision after a hearing…
Rank this Week: 1913

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: 32

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/
  • Jul 28

    Banker Suicides indicate Stress of the Profession.

    Banker Suicides indicate Stress of the Profession.
    If your family works in a high stress profession is a good idea to make sure you and your family keep their estate plans up to date. The unexpected deaths of finance workers in the past few months by suicide around the world have raised…
  • Jul 18

    Probate: Is it a good idea to give your heirs their inheritance while you are still alive?

    Probate: Is it a good idea to give your heirs their inheritance while you are still alive?
    Planning an estate can be a difficult process, but also a rewarding one because it helps to ensure that a person's heirs will be provided for after he or she dies. Many assume they should wait until after death to convey assets to their…
  • Jul 17

    Can a surviving spouse claim loss of consortium after the other spouse dies?

    Can a surviving spouse claim loss of consortium after the other spouse dies?
    A recent ruling by the Fifth Florida Appellate Court on Friday allows surviving spouses to claim loss of consortium separately from others claims after the spouse dies. The surviving spouse Margaret Randall filed the case, Randall v. Walt…
Rank this Week: 771

Employment Class Action Blog

Employment Class Action Blog

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

http://www.employmentclassactionreport.com/
Rank this Week: 2006

Retirement Plan Blog

Retirement Plan Blog

Covers pension plans, 401(k) plans, and the Pension Protection Act of 2006. By National Benefit Services, Inc.

http://www.retirementplanblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    DB(k) Plans: A Good Idea at the Time

    DB(k) Plans: A Good Idea at the Time
    Remember DB(k) plans? If you were in the retirement plan business back in 2006, you probably do. If you’re new in the business, you may not know about them at all. A DB(k) Plan, formally called an “Eligible Combined Plan”,…
  • Jul 28

    DB(k) Plans: A Good Idea at the Time

    DB(k) Plans: A Good Idea at the Time
    Remember DB(k) plans? If you were in the retirement plan business back in 2006, you probably do. If you’re new in the business, you may not know about them at all. A DB(k) Plan, formally called an “Eligible Combined Plan”,…
  • Jul 21

    Fidelity reports average 401(k) balance up 12.9% in last 12 months. But let’s not live in the moment.

    Fidelity reports average 401(k) balance up 12.9% in last 12 months. But let’s not live in the moment.
    It’s a clunker of a headline, but there’s an important point to make. Yes, it’s good news that Fidelity reported last Friday. The average account balance for participants in 401(k) plans they administered rose to $91,000 for…
Rank this Week: 2254

Retirement Plan Blog

Retirement Plan Blog

Covers Employee Benefit Plans, Retirement Programs, Welfare Benefit Plans, Executive Benefits, and Employee Ownership Programs. By National Benefits Services, Inc.

http://www.retirementplanblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    DB(k) Plans: A Good Idea at the Time

    DB(k) Plans: A Good Idea at the Time
    Remember DB(k) plans? If you were in the retirement plan business back in 2006, you probably do. If you’re new in the business, you may not know about them at all. A DB(k) Plan, formally called an “Eligible Combined Plan”,…
  • Jul 21

    Fidelity reports average 401(k) balance up 12.9% in last 12 months. But let’s not live in the moment.

    Fidelity reports average 401(k) balance up 12.9% in last 12 months. But let’s not live in the moment.
    It’s a clunker of a headline, but there’s an important point to make. Yes, it’s good news that Fidelity reported last Friday. The average account balance for participants in 401(k) plans they administered rose to $91,000 for…
  • Jul 15

    Target Date Funds: The Infographic

    Target Date Funds: The Infographic
    Image courtesy of Ron Surz at Target Date Solutions and Paladin Registry… Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 2513

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Jul 28

    44th Annual IBE Summer Celebration, Top Legal Trends for Business Owners Recap

    44th Annual IBE Summer Celebration, Top Legal Trends for Business Owners Recap
    From July 10-20, 2014, several Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP attorneys participated in the Indiana Black Expo, Inc.’s 44th Summer Celebration, the IBE’s annual signature event showcasing African American culture through festivals,…
  • Jul 28

    The EEOC Releases Updated Pregnancy Discrimination Guidance for Employer

    The EEOC Releases Updated Pregnancy Discrimination Guidance for Employer
    Earlier this month, the EEOC issued its Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues, along with a Q&A document about the guidance and a Fact Sheet for Small Businesses. The EEOC last issued guidance on pregnancy…
  • Jul 21

    James Reed Examines Baby Boomer Divorce on ?Pete the Planner? Radio Show

    James Reed Examines Baby Boomer Divorce on ?Pete the Planner? Radio Show
    Are you aware that the age 50 and older divorce rate is the fastest growing segment of divorce filings? Not surprisingly, Baby Boomers are a significant part of that demographic. Peter Dunn, host of “The Pete the Planner Radio…
Rank this Week: 3213

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/
  • Jul 28

    Is it discrimination to favor a workplace shortie (shawtie?) over her male subordinates?

    Is it discrimination to favor a workplace shortie (shawtie?) over her male subordinates?
    Because all the other blogs will say "paramour" or "lover"  in the lede, and I need to remain relevant (or "down," if you will) with my more trendy readers. Over the weekend, I read this case in which a male plaintiff alleged…
  • Jul 25

    EEOC shows no goodwill to Goodwill Industries: $100K for retaliation

    EEOC shows no goodwill to Goodwill Industries: $100K for retaliation
    Just in case you thought that the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission uses a soft touch towards any business that may discriminate -- let alone a charity. Earlier this week, the EEOC announced here that Goodwill Industries…
  • Jul 24

    #TBT The Employer Handbook seeks your feedback

    #TBT The Employer Handbook seeks your feedback
    Back when I was a young aspiring blogger -- as opposed to the blog king I am now -- I asked my audience (here) for some feedback to improve this jawn. Well, you gave it, I improved it, and I've been turning down multi-million dollar offers…
Rank this Week: 876

James M. Hoffmann Blog

James M. Hoffmann Blog

Covers Missouri workers' compensation and personal injury.

http://www.hoffmannworkcomp.com/category/blog/
  • Jul 28

    Workers’ Compensation and Chronic Pain

    Workers’ Compensation and Chronic Pain
    Chronic illness or pain is a condition that does not heal easily and normally lasts for years. In some cases, this condition may persist for a lifetime. A large number of Americans suffer from chronic pain, which makes them eligible…
  • Jul 25

    Receiving Workers’ Compensation Benefit

    Receiving Workers’ Compensation Benefit
    Every year, millions of people suffer injuries from work-related accidents. Employers are required to offer workers’ compensation coverage to their employees. Workers’ compensation pays for the medical and wage loss expenses…
  • Jul 22

    The Federal Workers’ Compensation Act

    The Federal Workers’ Compensation Act
    Federal employees who experience work-related injuries are not eligible for workers’ compensation from the state. Federal employees receive benefits from the Federal Employees Compensation Act, or FECA, with the exception of black…
Rank this Week: 4312

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

http://www.oaklandemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Tracy Morgan Sues Walmart in Automobile Accident Case

    Tracy Morgan Sues Walmart in Automobile Accident Case
    Nationally known comedian Tracy Morgan recently sued Walmart for an accident that left one person dead and several people hospitalized. On June 7, a truck driver for Walmart plowed into a limousine van carrying Tracy Morgan and several…
  • Jul 24

    Jury Awards $18 Million to San Francisco Giants Fan after Beating

    Jury Awards $18 Million to San Francisco Giants Fan after Beating
    A San Francisco man who was brutally beaten outside the Dodgers stadium was awarded almost $18 million in damages. The attack occurred on opening day in 2011. Bryan Stow, who was a Giants fan from Santa Cruz and the father of two young…
  • Jul 21

    San Francisco Cashier Reaches Settlement with Walgreen’s after Improper Termination

    San Francisco Cashier Reaches Settlement with Walgreen’s after Improper Termination
    A diabetic San Francisco woman who worked at Walgreen’s was fired after she ate a bag of chips without paying for them. She claims she ate the chips to stop a low blood sugar attack. The woman sued Walgreen’s for disability…
Rank this Week: 2030

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/
  • Jul 28

    “Unionism” as a protected class?

    “Unionism” as a protected class?
    Way back in 2012, the New York Times published an op-ed titled, A Civil Right to Unionize, which argued that Title VII needs to be amended to include “the right to unionize” as a protected civil right. At the time, I argued that…
  • Jul 25

    WIRTW #329 (the “amicus” edition)

    WIRTW #329 (the “amicus” edition)
    The ABA Journal has opened nominations for its annual list of the best legal blogs, known as the Blawg 100. I’ve been fortunate enough to be selected the past four years. The ABA Journal is soliciting opinions for whom to include this…
  • Jul 24

    Customer preference and race discrimination—when the customer isn’t right

    Customer preference and race discrimination—when the customer isn’t right
    The EEOC has sued a Chicago auto parts retailer for race discrimination after it fired an African-American store manager. The store was located in a heavily Hispanic Chicago neighborhood. THe company decided to eliminate or limit the number…
Rank this Week: 117

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Jul 28

    LGBT Workers Gain Rights Under Presidential Executive Order

    LGBT Workers Gain Rights Under Presidential Executive Order
    Studies show that more than 40 percent of lesbian, gay, and bisexual workers have suffered employment discrimination due to their sexual orientation. Moreover, 90 percent of transgender employees have experienced harassment, mistreatment, or…
  • Jul 25

    Amendments to NY Wage Theft Law Head to Governor’s Desk

    Amendments to NY Wage Theft Law Head to Governor’s Desk
    A bill that would amend New York’s Wage Theft Prevention Act (the “Act”) awaits Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signature. The changes offer both good news and bad news for New York employers. Originally enacted into law in 2011,…
  • Jul 24

    Should You Be Protecting Your Business Emails from Prying Eyes?

    Should You Be Protecting Your Business Emails from Prying Eyes?
    Would you send an important communication on a postcard? For most businesses, the answer is likely no. Yet companies send unsecured business emails every day, which share many of the same characteristics as postcards. These messages can be…
Rank this Week: 842

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/
  • Jul 28

    From Crowd-Sourcing to Crowd-Enforcing: An Empirical analysis of Threadless’s Community IP Norm

    From Crowd-Sourcing to Crowd-Enforcing: An Empirical analysis of Threadless’s Community IP Norm
    Julia Bauer, Nikolaus Franke & Philipp Tuertscher, The Seven IP Commandments of a Crowdsourcing Community: How Self-Organized Norms-Based IP Systems Overcome Imitation Problems (forthcoming 2014).Jason SchultzEmpirical studies…
  • Jul 25

    Recognition Without Consent

    Recognition Without Consent
    Erez Aloni, Deprivative Recognition, 61 UCLA L. Rev. 1276 (2014).Carlos BallRelationship recognition has been at the center of reform efforts in family law for the last two decades. Scholars and advocates alike have focused intently on…
  • Jul 23

    Getting Specific About the Financial Security Aspects of Health Insurance

    Getting Specific About the Financial Security Aspects of Health Insurance
    Allison K. Hoffman, Health Care Spending and Financial Security After the Affordable Care Act, N.C.L. Rev. (forthcoming), available at SSRN.Amy MonahanToo often, discussions about health insurance coverage are one-dimensional, and focus…
Rank this Week: 445

Southwest Florida Employment Law…

Southwest Florida Employment Law Blog

Covers discrimination, employee benefits, terminations, leave policies, unions, and wages & overtime. By Henderson Franklin.

http://www.swflemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    What to Expect When Your Employee is Expecting

    What to Expect When Your Employee is Expecting
    This month, the EEOC issued its controversial Enforcement Guidance: Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues. Of course, we all knew that pregnancy discrimination was unlawful, but did you know that according to the EEOC Guidance: Many…
  • Jul 8

    Employment Law IQ: Nursing Mothers in the Workplace

    Employment Law IQ: Nursing Mothers in the Workplace
    Consider this scenario: Eve is employed as a counter person at Cars-R-Us, an auto parts store with twenty employees. Eve recently returned to work after giving birth. She asked Cars-R-Us for periodic breaks to express her breast milk. She…
  • Jul 1

    Employment Law IQ: Unemployment Benefits and Handbook Headache

    Employment Law IQ: Unemployment Benefits and Handbook Headache
    Time to test your Employment Law IQ again! Consider this scenario: Mike R. Clean hired Tommy as a night-time janitor at Squeak E Clean, Inc. During the first month of his employment, Tommy was a super star, but his performance went downhill…
Rank this Week: 4111

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Jul 27

    Court upholds just-cause termination based on misconduct discovered post-termination

    Court upholds just-cause termination based on misconduct discovered post-termination
    by Hannah Roskey In a recent decision, a Canadian appellate-level court confirmed that employee misconduct discovered after a without-cause termination may be relied upon by an employer in support of a later argument of just cause for…
  • Jul 20

    Putting Canadians first: overhaul of the temporary foreign worker program

    Putting Canadians first: overhaul of the temporary foreign worker program
    By Isabelle Dongier As we have repeatedly reported, there have been many changes to Canada’s immigration program in the past 18 months. Amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations were introduced in December 2013 to…
  • Jul 13

    BC addresses whether privacy rights include right to remain anonymou

    BC addresses whether privacy rights include right to remain anonymou
    By Chuck Harrison In a recent Canadian case, the British Columbia Labour Relations Board addressed whether privacy rights entitle an employee disciplined for serious misconduct to remain anonymous in an arbitration award. An employee of…
Rank this Week: 887