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Restaurant Worker News Blog

Restaurant Worker News Blog

Covers employment law issues in the restaurant industry. By Berke-Weiss & Pechman LLP.

http://waiterpay.com/blog/
  • May 24

    The First Role of Many Actors: Waiter

    The First Role of Many Actors: Waiter
    The New York Times published an article featuring actors whose first job in New York City was as a server in a restaurant. The article pointed out that the skills required for service work can be applied to a career on stage. One actress…
  • May 23

    Popular French Restaurant in Meat Packing District Sued For Wage Theft

    Popular French Restaurant in Meat Packing District Sued For Wage Theft
    Servers who worked at Bagatelle, a French bistro in Manhattan’s Meat Packing District known for its outlandish brunches, have sued for wage violations. The workers’ lawsuit alleges that the restaurant paid its servers at a…
  • May 19

    McDonalds to Pay New York Workers $1.5 Million for Uniform Maintenance Violation

    McDonalds to Pay New York Workers $1.5 Million for Uniform Maintenance Violation
    McDonalds will pay $1.5 million to settle a lawsuit claiming that its restaurants failed to pay workers uniform maintenance pay and did not compensate them for time spent cleaning and pressing their uniforms. The lawsuit, filed in New York…
Rank this Week: 409

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • May 24

    A Texas Court Enforces an 18-month, 50-mile non-compete against a Texas Veterinarian

    A Texas Court Enforces an 18-month, 50-mile non-compete against a Texas Veterinarian
    The Fort Worth Court of Appeals recently upheld an injunction enforcing an 18-month, 50-mile non-compete against a veterinarian, who accepted a job with a competing veterinary clinic within the 50-mile radius of her former employer. In…
  • May 18

    Breaking News: Millions of Employees Will Be Entitled to Overtime Pay Starting This December

    Breaking News: Millions of Employees Will Be Entitled to Overtime Pay Starting This December
    Under a new rule announced by the White House yesterday, anybody making a salary of less than $47,476 ($913 a week) will automatically qualify for overtime pay when they work more than 40 hours a week. The current threshold is $23,660 (or…
  • May 11

    Breaking News: President Obama Signs Trade Secrets Bill Into Law

    Breaking News: President Obama Signs Trade Secrets Bill Into Law
    Today, President Obama signed into law S. 1890, which will allow companies to sue entities in federal court over allegations of trade secrets theft. Previously, the Senate passed the bill 87-0 on April 4, and the House cleared it…
Rank this Week: 809

GT L&E Blog

GT L&E Blog

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

http://www.gtleblog.com/
  • May 24

    The ARB Potentially Broadens Protected Activity Under Sarbanes-Oxley

    The ARB Potentially Broadens Protected Activity Under Sarbanes-Oxley
    Just when employers thought that the anti-retaliation provision of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX), 15 U.S.C. § 1514A, already covered a broad range of protected conduct, the Department of Labor’s Administrative Review Board…
  • May 23

    The DOL Issues Broader Fiduciary Adviser Definition: What Does it Mean for You?

    The DOL Issues Broader Fiduciary Adviser Definition: What Does it Mean for You?
    Since the enactment of ERISA in 1974, there has been a dramatic shift in the retirement savings marketplace from employer-sponsored defined benefit plans to participant-directed 401(k) plans, coupled with the widespread growth of Individual…
  • May 20

    U.S. Department of Labor Issues Final Rule Boosting Minimum Salary for Overtime Exemption

    U.S. Department of Labor Issues Final Rule Boosting Minimum Salary for Overtime Exemption
    On May 18, 2016, President Obama and U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez announced the issuance of the Final Rule updating the salary requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime exemptions.  The increase in…
Rank this Week: 975

James M. Hoffmann Blog

James M. Hoffmann Blog

Covers Missouri workers' compensation and personal injury.

http://www.hoffmannworkcomp.com/category/blog/
  • May 24

    St. Louis Workplace Injuries that Require Arthroscopic Surgery

    St. Louis Workplace Injuries that Require Arthroscopic Surgery
    Arthroscopic surgery has become a treatment of choice for many work-related orthopedic injuries. Workers are prone to a variety of injuries at the workplace. While many work-related injuries are minor and require minimal treatment,…
  • May 19

    Work-Related Motor Vehicle Accident Risk Higher for Young People

    Work-Related Motor Vehicle Accident Risk Higher for Young People
    Youths have an important role in today’s workplace. No workplace is completely safe as far as worker injuries and illnesses are concerned. Even seemingly safe workplaces such as offices or retail stores have a risk of injury.…
  • May 17

    A Lurking Danger in St. Louis Industrial and Construction Workplace

    A Lurking Danger in St. Louis Industrial and Construction Workplace
    Nearly every construction site has at least one excavator and they can be dangerous if not used properly. Work-related excavator accidents can cause severe injuries which are sometimes fatal. While workplace safety is a big concern for…
Rank this Week: 810

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • May 24

    New whitepaper: New Department of Labor Overtime Regulations Limiting Exemption

    New whitepaper: New Department of Labor Overtime Regulations Limiting Exemption
    No, I never get tired of it. This rule really is important; especially in places like here in central Pennsylvania where we have a lot of people who fall in the gap between the old salary limit and the new. Here's my whitepaper on the new DOL…
  • May 23

    Quick take: SCOTUS holds that constructive discharge claim accrues upon notice of resignation

    Quick take: SCOTUS holds that constructive discharge claim accrues upon notice of resignation
    A few minutes ago, the Supreme Court issued its opinion (7-1) in Green v. Brennan.Federal servants who want to sue their employer for discrimination under Title VII must contact the EEOC "“within 45 days of the date of the matter…
  • May 23

    DOL Overtime Final Rule: How do the bonus and commission provisions work?

    DOL Overtime Final Rule: How do the bonus and commission provisions work?
    I did it! I waded through all 508 pages of the new overtime rule! Was it worth it? Meh, probably not. I did come across one helpful section though. It explains in "plain terms" how the new bonus and commission rules work:Not official use.In…
Rank this Week: 1164

Global Workplace Insider

Global Workplace Insider

Covers employment and labour law issues, including industrial relations/labour and human resources, business immigration and international mobility, enterprise and collective labour agreements and occupational health and safety matters, By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.globalworkplaceinsider.com/
  • May 24

    Nepotism creates a conflict of interest

    Nepotism creates a conflict of interest
    This article was written by Shenaaz Munga, a Candidate Attorney at Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa The non-disclosure of a close personal relationship with someone being interviewed for employment results in a conflict of interest…
  • May 24

    OHRC Takes a Stand on Gendered Dress Code

    OHRC Takes a Stand on Gendered Dress Code
    The Human Rights Commission of Ontario (“HRCO”) very recently clarified its stance on gender-specific dress codes by issuing a policy position on the subject.  The policy takes aim at sexualized dress codes found mainly in…
  • May 23

    US DOL finalizes new rule expanding overtime coverage

    US DOL finalizes new rule expanding overtime coverage
    The US Department of Labor (DOL) has finalized a new rule expanding the number of employees entitled to receive overtime pay for work in excess of 40 hours in a regular workweek, by doubling the salary needed for executive, administrative,…
Rank this Week: 3329

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/
  • May 24

    #SCOTUS extends time limits for constructive discharge claim

    #SCOTUS extends time limits for constructive discharge claim
    Yesterday, in Green v. Brennan [pdf] (background here), the Supreme Court considered when the statute of limitations begins to run for a constructive discharge claim—when the employee resigns or at the time of an employer’s last…
  • May 23

    When must employees be paid for off-the-clock overtime?

    When must employees be paid for off-the-clock overtime?
    Just about a year ago, in Moran v. Al Basit LLC, the 6th Circuit seemed to hold that all an employee needs is his or her own testimony to establish an entitlement to unpaid compensation under the FLSA. At the time, I expressed concern that…
  • May 20

    WIRTW #413 (the "rock star" edition)

    WIRTW #413 (the "rock star" edition)
    I gotta say, I love watch the evolution of my daughter as a performer. Case in point: last weekend’s epic Weezer vs. Green Day shows. Further case in point: Green Day’s Basket Case. Not be outdone, check out brother…
Rank this Week: 157

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: 37

The Employer Handbook

The Employer Handbook

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

http://www.theemployerhandbook.com/
Rank this Week: 952

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/
  • May 24

    Tort Law in the Laboratory

    Tort Law in the Laboratory
    Theodore Eisenberg and Christoph Engel, Unpacking Negligence Liability: Experimentally Testing the Governance Effect, 13 J. Empirical Legal Stud. 116 (2016), available at SSRN.Mark GeistfeldEmpirical study of the law is important,…
  • May 23

    Sex Discrimination: The Future of LGBT Rights?

    Sex Discrimination: The Future of LGBT Rights?
    Suzanne Goldberg, Risky Arguments in Social-Justice Litigation: The Case of Sex Discrimination and Marriage Equality, 114 Colum. L. Rev. 2087 (2014).Clifford RoskyFor several decades, scholars, lawyers, and judges have debated whether laws…
  • May 20

    Putting a Face to International Tax Avoidance

    Putting a Face to International Tax Avoidance
    Omri Marian, The State Administration of  International Tax Avoidance, 7 Harv. Bus. L. Rev. (forthcoming, 2016).Andrew HayashiThe world of international tax avoidance is a colorful one. There are the legal structures, with names…
Rank this Week: 370

FMLA Insights

FMLA Insights

Covers the Family Medical Leave Act. By Franczek Radelet.

http://www.fmlainsights.com
Rank this Week: 4636

The Utah Employment Lawyer

The Utah Employment Lawyer

Covers legislative and court cases affecting Utah employers and employees. By D. Scott Crook.

http://theutahemploymentlawyer.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    Cases --- May 15th through 21st

    Cases --- May 15th through 21st
    Contract/Noncompete/Trade Secret/Wrongful Termination*Kuri v. Matrix Center (10th Cir., May 18, 2016) (affirming dismissal of Kuri's wrongful termination claim (for termination as a result of alleged methadone theft) for lack of federal…
  • May 21

    Cases --- May 8th through 14th

    Cases --- May 8th through 14th
    Contract/Noncompete/Trade Secret/Wrongful Termination*Winger v. Meade District Hospital (10th Cir., May 12, 2016) (affirming summary judgment in favor of the hospital on Winger's liberty interest claim, but reversing as to Winger's…
  • May 20

    Cases --- May 1st through 7th

    Cases --- May 1st through 7th
    No Employment-Related Case
Rank this Week: 2676

What's New in Employment Law?

What's New in Employment Law?

Focuses on employment law developments, particularly in California.

http://shawvalenza.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    Shaw Valenza's Employment Law Pot Pourri / Quick Take

    Shaw Valenza's Employment Law Pot Pourri / Quick Take
    Here are some quick takes to catch you up on a bunch of recent developments. Rounding Time to the Quarter HourThe Ninth Circuit upheld a neutral policy under which an employer rounded time to the nearest quarter-hour. The time clock system…
  • May 17

    U.S. DOL Issues New White Collar Exemption Regulations, But

    U.S. DOL Issues New White Collar Exemption Regulations, But
    The U.S. DOL is only (substantially) increasing the salary test for the time being. That's right. No changes to the duties tests for now.Unless Congress acts (and overrides a veto I'm sure would be coming), the base salary for an exempt…
  • Apr 24

    California Supreme Court Takes a Stand on Sitting Down

    California Supreme Court Takes a Stand on Sitting Down
    The California Supreme Court in Kilby v. CVS Pharmacy (opinion here)  issued a unanimous opinion interpreting California Wage Orders' (section 14(A)) requirement that employers provide[a]ll working employees  . . . suitable seats…
Rank this Week: 966

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Insight and commentary on labor and employment law.

http://www.stoelrivesworldofemployment.com/
  • May 23

    2016 Oregon Legislative Update: What You Might Have Missed

    2016 Oregon Legislative Update: What You Might Have Missed
    Oregon’s new minimum wage law, signed by Governor Brown on March 2, 2016, received a lot of press during the 2016 legislative session.  This new law establishes a tiered system for determination of the minimum wage based on the…
  • May 18

    DOL Imposes New Exempt Salary Requirement on Employer

    DOL Imposes New Exempt Salary Requirement on Employer
    We knew it was coming, and – while business groups fought hard against it – the much-anticipated Department of Labor Final Rule regarding “white collar” exemptions from minimum wage and overtime requirements is now a…
  • May 9

    U.S. Supreme Court rejects challenge to Seattle minimum wage law

    U.S. Supreme Court rejects challenge to Seattle minimum wage law
    On May 2, 2016, The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the legal challenge to the Seattle Minimum Wage Ordinance’s impact on Seattle franchisees (IFA v. Seattle–denial of cert).  We have blogged about Seattle’s Minimum…
Rank this Week: 2183

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/insights-news/
  • May 23

    Workplace Investigations: Common Mistakes to Avoid

    Workplace Investigations: Common Mistakes to Avoid
    When an employee lodges an internal complaint of discrimination or harassment, the employer has a legal obligation to investigate. In order to conduct an effective investigation, it is critical that all managers, supervisors and human…
  • Apr 15

    H. Scott Johnson, Jr. Selected as a 2016 Top Rated Lawyer in the American Lawyer

    H. Scott Johnson, Jr. Selected as a 2016 Top Rated Lawyer in the American Lawyer
    PCT Law Group, PLLC is pleased to announce that American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell® have selected Managing Partner, H. Scott Johnson, Jr., as a “Top Rated Business Attorney” for 2016. This recognition…
  • Mar 22

    EEOC Proposed Pay Equality Changes to the EEO-1 Report

    EEOC Proposed Pay Equality Changes to the EEO-1 Report
    Earlier this year, the EEOC announced a proposed revision to the existing Employer Information Report – commonly known as the EEO-1 Report. EEOC’s announcement was made in conjunction with the White House commemoration of the 7th…
Rank this Week: 3613

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

http://www.oaklandemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • May 23

    Unpaid Mileage Expenses for Uber Drivers Total over $700 Million

    Unpaid Mileage Expenses for Uber Drivers Total over $700 Million
    Uber drivers who worked for the ride-sharing company in Massachusetts and California over the past seven years would have been entitled to roughly $730 million in expense reimbursements if they had been classified as employees instead of…
  • May 19

    I slipped and fell in a business’s parking lot. What are my legal options?

    I slipped and fell in a business’s parking lot. What are my legal options?
    When you are walking through a parking lot to your car, you may assume that nothing will happen. Unfortunately, in reality there are a number of types of accidents that can happen in that short walk. When a California property owner fails to…
  • May 16

    SFPD Under Fire for Racism

    SFPD Under Fire for Racism
    The San Francisco Police Department is under fire for racism among its officers. Amid allegations of racism among its police officers, investigators found racist text messages on the personal cell phones of two officers during a criminal…
Rank this Week: 2232

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/
Rank this Week: 1590

Labor & Employment Law…

Labor & Employment Law Perspectives

By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.laboremploymentperspectives.com/
  • May 23

    DOL’s Increased Salary Test: What Employers Need to Know

    DOL’s Increased Salary Test: What Employers Need to Know
    For months, employers have been anxiously awaiting the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) final rule on exemptions from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and wondering whether the DOL would pass the rule as previously…
  • May 23

    NYC Lays Down Law (And The Wave Of The Future?) On Gender Identity Discrimination

    NYC Lays Down Law (And The Wave Of The Future?) On Gender Identity Discrimination
    We have seen a veritable maelstrom of controversy surrounding transgender rights and other gender identity issues in the past year, and especially in the last several weeks, with everyone weighing in on the subject from Donald Trump to…
  • May 23

    New EEOC Rules for Wellness Programs: A 30 Percent Incentive = Voluntary

    New EEOC Rules for Wellness Programs: A 30 Percent Incentive = Voluntary
    For years, employers have been allowed to offer voluntary wellness programs to employees under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Both laws generally prohibit health-related…
Rank this Week: 1721

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

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

    “I Quit” — Supreme Court Decides When Clock Starts on Constructive Discharge Claim

    “I Quit” — Supreme Court Decides When Clock Starts on Constructive Discharge Claim
    Today, the United States Supreme Court decided when the time limit begins to run for filing a federal employment discrimination claim for constructive discharge and resolved a split among the federal circuits. An employee who resigns in the…
  • May 20

    New Guidance on Employer Provided Leave and the ADA

    New Guidance on Employer Provided Leave and the ADA
    The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released a new resource document relating to the rights of employees with disabilities who are seeking leave as a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with…
  • May 18

    New Federal Overtime Rules Effective December 1

    New Federal Overtime Rules Effective December 1
    The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced the highly anticipated federal overtime rule under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). According to the White House, an estimated 4.2 million white collar workers will become entitled to overtime…
Rank this Week: 880

Employment Law Alert

Employment Law Alert

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

http://www.employmentlawalert.com
  • May 23

    Department of Labor Final Overtime Rule

    Department of Labor Final Overtime Rule
    The United States Department of Labor (“the DOL”) has finally issued the long-awaited rules dramatically increasing the minimum salary level for the overtime-exempt classifications under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“the…
  • May 11

    Legal Issues to Consider as Intern Season Approache

    Legal Issues to Consider as Intern Season Approache
    With summer around the corner, it is a good time for a refresher on legal implications when hiring interns. Specifically, when must interns be paid and what other legal protections do interns have?… Continue Reading
  • May 9

    New York State Enacts a New Paid Family Leave Law

    New York State Enacts a New Paid Family Leave Law
    New York State recently passed the Paid Family Leave Benefits Law, which is among the strongest and most comprehensive leave statutes in the country. The new law amends the State’s current disability law, and imposes obligations on…
Rank this Week: 4564

Trade Secrets and Noncompete Blog

Trade Secrets and Noncompete Blog

Covers the law of restrictive covenants, unfair competition and trade secrets. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.tradesecretsnoncompetelaw.com/
  • May 23

    Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 Signed Into Law – Employment Law This Week

    Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 Signed Into Law – Employment Law This Week
    David Clark, contributor to this blog and Senior Counsel at Epstein Becker Green, is featured on Employment Law This Week, discussing the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA). Under the DTSA, employers can now sue in federal…
  • May 17

    What Issues Might the SEC and/or NLRB Have with Employee Confidentiality Agreements?

    What Issues Might the SEC and/or NLRB Have with Employee Confidentiality Agreements?
    It is a common practice for employers to obtain a written agreement from employees to refrain from disclosing company trade secrets and other confidential and proprietary information. Such agreements are structured to be effective after an…
  • May 12

    Defend Trade Secrets Act Signed Into Law

    Defend Trade Secrets Act Signed Into Law
    On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”), which became effective immediately. The DTSA provides the first private federal cause of action for trade secret misappropriation, and it…
Rank this Week: 1119

Texas Employment Law Update

Texas Employment Law Update

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

http://www.texasemploymentlawupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 1292

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: 459

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
  • May 23

    Millions More Workers Are Eligible for Overtime-Does the New Federal Rule Change Apply to You?

    Millions More Workers Are Eligible for Overtime-Does the New Federal Rule Change Apply to You?
    Millions More Workers Are Eligible for Overtime—Does the New Federal Rule Change Apply to You? Department of Labor is changing criteria for overtime If you’ve been unable to get overtime pay because of your status as an…
  • May 16

    Pregnant Woman Fired Because Boss Didn't Want to "Offend" Customer

    Pregnant Woman Fired Because Boss Didn't Want to "Offend" Customer
    Pregnant Woman Fired Because Boss Didn’t Want to “Offend” Customers What employees need to know about pregnancy discrimination You’re pregnant? Well, you can’t work here. The customers wouldn’t like…
  • May 9

    Woman Awarded $806K After Employer Wouldn't Address Complaint

    Woman Awarded $806K After Employer Wouldn't Address Complaint
    Woman Awarded $806K After Employer Wouldn’t Address Complaints Firefighter says she dealt with years of harassing and discriminatory behavior Working in a traditionally male-dominated field can have its challenges if you’re a…
Rank this Week: 1410

New Jersey Public Safety Officers…

New Jersey Public Safety Officers Law Blog

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

http://www.njpublicsafetyofficers.com/
Rank this Week: 1054

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2126

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

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

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
  • May 23

    McNees Labor Seminar Preview: Is This Work-Related?

    McNees Labor Seminar Preview: Is This Work-Related?
    As if it knew we would be discussing this topic at the 26th Annual McNees Labor and Employment Seminar on June 3rd, in Hershey, PA, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania recently issued a decision addressing whether an injury occurring in an…
  • May 19

    DOL Issues Final Rule Amending FLSA Overtime Exemption Test

    DOL Issues Final Rule Amending FLSA Overtime Exemption Test
    McNees recently issued an Employer Alert regarding the U.S. Department of Labor’s new Fair Labor Standards Act regulations, which significantly change the FLSA’s white collar overtime exemptions.  You can review the Employer…
  • May 18

    DOL Releases Updated FMLA Material

    DOL Releases Updated FMLA Material
    The United States Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued a new Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) poster. Employers who are covered by the FMLA are required to display a DOL-prepared poster advising employees and applicants of the major…
Rank this Week: 806

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/
  • May 23

    Lawsuits Based on Family Care are Rising

    Lawsuits Based on Family Care are Rising
    According to a recent study, lawsuits based on family care or pregnancy discrimination are on the rise. The Center for Worklife Law at the University of California produced the study. The Center found that lawsuits based on pregnancy…
  • May 19

    Overtime Rules Are Changed

    Overtime Rules Are Changed
    So, fewer “managers” will be eligible for overtime. The Department of Labor raised the salary rate at which overtime would apply. I previously wrote about this change here. The salary level for certain low level managerial jobs is…
  • May 17

    Church of Scientology Lawsuit to be Dismissed

    Church of Scientology Lawsuit to be Dismissed
    Well, it looks like Monique Rathbun is dropping her lawsuit against the Church of Scientology. See San Antonio Express News report. I first wrote about that strange lawsuit here. Ms. Rathbun filed a motion asking that her suit be dropped. She…
Rank this Week: 902

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/
  • May 22

    Maryland Expands State Equal Pay Act and Broadens Employees’ Right to Discuss Wage

    Maryland Expands State Equal Pay Act and Broadens Employees’ Right to Discuss Wage
    Maryland has now joined New York and several other states that have recently passed legislation expanding state equal pay laws and/or broadening the right of employees to discuss their wages with each other (often called “wage…
  • May 19

    Employers: DOL Final White Collar Exemption Rule Takes Effect on December 1, 2016

    Employers: DOL Final White Collar Exemption Rule Takes Effect on December 1, 2016
    Our colleagues Jeffrey Ruzal and Michael Kun at Epstein Becker Green have a post on the Wage & Hour Defense Blog that will be of interest to many of our readers in the technology industry: “DOL Final White Collar Exemption Rule to…
  • May 17

    OSHA’s Electronic Recordkeeping Rule: New Pitfalls for Employer

    OSHA’s Electronic Recordkeeping Rule: New Pitfalls for Employer
    Our colleague Valerie Butera, a Member of the Firm at Epstein Becker Green, has a post on the OSHA Law Update blog that will be of interest to many of our readers in the technology industry: “OSHA’s New Electronic…
Rank this Week: 1499

Workers' Rights Blog

Workers' Rights Blog

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

http://www.workersrightsblog.com/
  • May 22

    Hunter Pyle to speak about Workers’ Rights at Swiss Conference

    Hunter Pyle to speak about Workers’ Rights at Swiss Conference
    I will be speaking at two conferences in Lausanne, Switzerland on May 27 and 27, 2016, along with a colleague, Todd Jackson, of Feinberg, Jackson, Worthman & Wasow.  We have been invited by a Swiss attorney and law professor, Bettina…
  • May 19

    Article III Standing and the U.S. Supreme Court

    Article III Standing and the U.S. Supreme Court
    One of the big picture struggles playing out in federal courts is how much injury a plaintiff must suffer in order to have standing to sue under Article III of the U.S. Constitution.  This issue is important because many laws provide…
  • May 19

    Representative Evidence May Be Used to Prove Class Action Wage Claim

    Representative Evidence May Be Used to Prove Class Action Wage Claim
    In a case of national importance, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that workers could use representative or statistical evidence to prove their claims for overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). Tyson Foods, Inc. v.…
Rank this Week: 582

Chicago Overtime Lawyer Blog

Chicago Overtime Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagoovertimelawyerblog.com/
  • May 22

    General Dynamics Settles Unpaid Overtime Suit

    General Dynamics Settles Unpaid Overtime Suit
    According to a recent wage and hour lawsuit against General Dynamics, the defense contractor allegedly misclassified its workers as overtime exempt on a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services contract. The wage and hour lawsuit was filed…
  • May 18

    Court Enforces Forever 21 Arbitration Agreement in Employment Contract

    Court Enforces Forever 21 Arbitration Agreement in Employment Contract
    Forever 21 pointed to its arbitration agreement with Baltazar and asked the court to compel arbitration. Baltazar argued the agreement was "unconscionable," and as a result, could not be enforced. In order to prove a contract is…
  • May 15

    Dunkin’ Donuts Managers Pursue Overtime Claim

    Dunkin’ Donuts Managers Pursue Overtime Claim
    The FLSA does allow some employees to be held exempt from the overtime requirement, but it is very strict about the types of employees that can qualify for the exemption. Managers are often classified as exempt under the executive category,…
Rank this Week: 583

Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

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

http://arbitrationmatters.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    CA9: Decision that an award is not "plausible" is insufficient to vacate

    CA9: Decision that an award is not "plausible" is insufficient to vacate
    A dispute arose between Drywall Dynamics, Inc and the Southwestern Regional Council of Carpenters concerning attempts by the Company to withdraw from a multi employer bargaining arrangement. The Company's initial attempt to terminate its…
  • May 15

    Working below classification, seniority and management right

    Working below classification, seniority and management right
    These were the topics in issue in a recent award by Arbitrator Richard Beens. The dispute arose between Boise White Paper and Steelworkers Local 159 and involved interpretation of the parties' cba. The agreement had what the arbitrator…
  • May 1

    MD Court: Arbitrator exceeded his authority when he relied on a cba provision the County was not authorized to negotiate

    MD Court: Arbitrator exceeded his authority when he relied on a cba provision the County was not authorized to negotiate
    Prince George's County, MD and the Prince George's County Police Civilian Employees Association were parties to a cba that included  language providing that covered employees were entitled to a notice of their eligibility to have a Union…
Rank this Week: 98

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Covers the intersection of employment law and emerging technology. By Steven Sheinberg.

http://www.workplacetechlaw.com
  • May 21

    The New Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA): An Employer’s Guide

    The New Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA): An Employer’s Guide
    The new Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA)  is designed to create a federal standard for trade secret protection – and includes remedies that permit federal judicial seizure of stolen trade secrets.  DTSA fills an…
  • May 19

    “Live Blog”: Data Breach War Room / Breach Preparation

    “Live Blog”: Data Breach War Room / Breach Preparation
    As mentioned, I am a panelist at today’s “Data Breach War Room / Breach Preparation” at iTechLaw’s 2016 World Technology Conference in Miami.  I will be “live blogging” the key…
  • May 18

    Data Breach War Room / Breach Preparation

    Data Breach War Room / Breach Preparation
    Excited to be joining a distinguished group of lawyers to present a highly-interactive workshop called “Data Breach War Room / Breach Preparation” at iTechLaw’s 2016 World Technology Conference in Miami. As readers of…
Rank this Week: 2648

Atlanta Employment Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment discrimination, sexual harassment and employer retaliation. By Buckley Beal LLP.

http://www.atlantaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • May 21

    Airbnb Faces Race Discrimination Lawsuit

    Airbnb Faces Race Discrimination Lawsuit
    Airbnb, the popular vacation rental site that allows people to rent out their homes, or stay in other’s homes around the world, is being sued for race discrimination. According to a recent news reports, an African American man has…
  • May 10

    Transgender Bathroom Laws and Discrimination

    Transgender Bathroom Laws and Discrimination
    Recently, transgender bathroom laws have received a lot of media attention, and have caused significant controversy in may states. In order to help employers understand their responsibilities and employees under stand their rights, the Equal…
  • Apr 26

    Georgia To Vote on Anti-Gay Discrimination Bill

    Georgia To Vote on Anti-Gay Discrimination Bill
    On May 3rd, the Georgia legislature is set to vote on the anti-gay “religious liberty” bill, which gives faith based organizations the option to deny certain services to gay people. Proponents argue that the bill protects…
Rank this Week: 2235

Employment Law 101

Employment Law 101

Covers employment law trends. By John A. Gallagher.

http://employmentlaw101.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 797

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/
  • May 20

    Call for Papers: National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Profession

    Call for Papers: National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Profession
    The National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions has a Call for Papers for its 44th Annual Conference, taking place on March 26-28, 2017 in New York. The Center " invites the…
  • May 20

    Uber Liable for Assaults by Drivers?

    Uber Liable for Assaults by Drivers?
    A federal district court judge in San Francisco has rejected a motion to dismiss two lawsuits that were based on different assaults to passengers by Uber drivers. In its decision, the district court acknowledged the possibility that the…
  • May 18

    AALS Call For Paper

    AALS Call For Paper
    Friend-of-Blog Brad Areheart, current Chair of the Employment Discrimination Section of the AALS, writes to let us know about a Call for Papers for the upcoming annual meeting in San Francisco. The announcement is below: The AALS Employment…
Rank this Week: 132

Employment Law Watch

Employment Law Watch

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

http://www.employmentlawwatch.com/
Rank this Week: 2429

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/
  • May 20

    New State Legislation Seeks to Curb “Drive By” Lawsuits and Service Animal Fraud

    New State Legislation Seeks to Curb “Drive By” Lawsuits and Service Animal Fraud
    Despite the noble purpose for Title III of the ADA, businesses have long been frustrated by the ease in which Title III and its state and local equivalents can be exploited by serial plaintiffs/attorneys looking to make money instead of…
  • May 19

    Employers: DOL Final White Collar Exemption Rule Takes Effect on December 1, 2016

    Employers: DOL Final White Collar Exemption Rule Takes Effect on December 1, 2016
    Our colleagues Jeffrey Ruzal and Michael Kun at Epstein Becker Green have a post on the Wage & Hour Defense Blog that will be of interest to many of our readers in the retail industry: “DOL Final White Collar Exemption Rule to Take…
  • May 17

    OSHA’s Electronic Recordkeeping Rule: New Pitfalls for Employer

    OSHA’s Electronic Recordkeeping Rule: New Pitfalls for Employer
    Our colleague Valerie Butera, a Member of the Firm at Epstein Becker Green, has a post on the OSHA Law Update blog that will be of interest to many of our readers in the retail industry: “OSHA’s New Electronic…
Rank this Week: 941

When the Abuser Goes to Work

When the Abuser Goes to Work

Offers legal resources for victims of workplace bullying, mobbing and workplace abuse and for employers who are interested in having a workplace where all employees are treated with dignity and respect.

http://abusergoestowork.com/
  • May 20

    Tipping Point for Age Discrimination in Hiring?

    Tipping Point for Age Discrimination in Hiring?
    There suddenly are several class action lawsuits pending in federal court that could potentially bring an end to decades of epidemic and unaddressed age discrimination in hiring in the United States. We may be at…
  • May 19

    The New Overtime Rule

    The New Overtime Rule
    The U.S. Department of Labor issued a final rule today changing the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.  The final rule, which goes into effect on December 16, will: Raise the  salary threshold indicating…
  • May 16

    EEOC Pitches Lack of Diversity in the Tech Industry as an “Innovation Opportunity”

    EEOC Pitches Lack of Diversity in the Tech Industry as an “Innovation Opportunity”
    After more than a decade of ignoring rampant and blatant age discrimination in the tech industry (and everywhere else), the issue appears finally to have surfaced on the EEOC’s radar screen. But it is not being seen as an…
Rank this Week: 977

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • May 20

    Tipping Point for Age Discrimination in Hiring?

    Tipping Point for Age Discrimination in Hiring?
    There suddenly are several class action lawsuits pending in federal court that could potentially bring an end to decades of epidemic and unaddressed age discrimination in hiring in the United States. We may be at…
  • May 19

    The New Overtime Rule

    The New Overtime Rule
    The U.S. Department of Labor issued a final rule today changing the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.  The final rule, which goes into effect on December 16, will: Raise the  salary threshold indicating…
  • May 16

    EEOC Pitches Lack of Diversity in the Tech Industry as an “Innovation Opportunity”

    EEOC Pitches Lack of Diversity in the Tech Industry as an “Innovation Opportunity”
    After more than a decade of ignoring rampant and blatant age discrimination in the tech industry (and everywhere else), the issue appears finally to have surfaced on the EEOC’s radar screen. But it is not being seen as an…
Rank this Week: 3646

Wage Law

Wage Law

Covers California wage and hour law. By Walsh & Walsh.

http://www.californiawagelaw.com/wage_law/
  • May 20

    Arbitrator's Award Reinstated in MOU Dispute

    Arbitrator's Award Reinstated in MOU Dispute
    The Ninth Circuit has reinstated an arbitration decision that had been vacated by the U.S. District Court. In SW Reg. Council of Carpenters v. Drywall Dynamics, Inc. (9th Cir. 14-55250 5/19/16), the arbitrator ruled that an employer was bound…
  • May 17

    California Supreme Court Grants Review of Alvarado v. Dart Container Corp

    California Supreme Court Grants Review of Alvarado v. Dart Container Corp
    The Supreme Court has agreed to review the Court of Appeal's decision in Alvarado v. Dart Container Corp. of California (2016) 243 Cal.App.4th 1200 (SC S232607/E061645, review granted, 5/11/16), concerning overtime calculations and the…
  • May 3

    Employer Defeats Class Action Regarding Rounding and Overtime Pay

    Employer Defeats Class Action Regarding Rounding and Overtime Pay
    In Corbin v. Time Warner (9th Cir. 13-55622 5/2/16), the 9th Circuit affirmed a district court’s summary judgment in favor of Time Warner Entertainment-Advance/Newhouse Partnership in a putative class action brought by a Time Warner…
Rank this Week: 668

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

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

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
  • May 20

    DOL overtime rule changes: Five action items for employer

    DOL overtime rule changes: Five action items for employer
    The DOL’s Final Rule was issued this week (see my previous article for the details), and we have had a few days to digest the new rules.  Now employers need to start putting together a plan to ensure compliance with the federal…
  • May 19

    Department of Labor issues overtime rule change

    Department of Labor issues overtime rule change
    On May 18, 2016 the Department of Labor issued long awaited changes to the Federal rules setting forth the requirements for employees to qualify as exempt under the while collar exemptions.  Exempt employees are “exempt” from…
  • May 13

    Five interview practices every employer should know

    Five interview practices every employer should know
    Yes, it is that time again: Friday’s Five.  This week I address five interview practices that every California employer should know: 1.      Understand which questions employers cannot ask that may be…
Rank this Week: 4699

New York Employment Attorney Blog

New York Employment Attorney Blog

Covers employment discrimination and sexual harassment cases. By Phillips & Associates.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 577

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • May 20

    Impact of New Federal Overtime Rule on California Employers (Not So Much)

    Impact of New Federal Overtime Rule on California Employers (Not So Much)
    The press is full of reports on the Department of Labor’s new overtime rules just published on May 17, 2016, including this helpful Fox Rothschild summary.  While these rules will have a broad impact in other states, what about…
  • May 17

    The Trend of Unlimited Vacation Policie

    The Trend of Unlimited Vacation Policie
    With the Silicon Valley trend of unlimited vacation policies creeping into non-tech workplaces, I’ve had a few calls this week about how they work.  In theory, an unlimited vacation policy allows employees to take as much time off…
  • May 17

    Should You Ask Job Applicants About Salary History?

    Should You Ask Job Applicants About Salary History?
    Seven months ago, Governor Brown vetoed a bill (AB 1017) that would have prohibited California employers from asking applicants about their salary history. Now a new bill that contains some of the same language, AB 1676, is before the…
Rank this Week: 2502

Atlanta Employment Attorneys Blog

Atlanta Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment law. By Mays & Kerr LLC.

http://www.atlantaemploymentattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3231